PSYDEH among 5000 Mexican indigenous citizens in Chiapas Celebrating a new Government Program
In early spring 2015, PSYDEH became Hidalgo’s only NGO representative to sit on the Mexican Federal Government’s National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples’s (CDI) Consejo Consultivo de la CDI. This national citizen board advises CDI on Indigenous Policy, Programs and Actions.
On January 27, 2016, PSYDEH and other members of the Consejo Consultivo were among 5000 indigenous people hailing from fifteen states meeting in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas to celebrate the signing of a new Convention, “Convenio para Garantizar el Derecho a la Identidad de la Población Indígena.”
This agreement between Mexico’s Interior Ministry (SEGOB) and CDI calls for the establishment of 50 centers strategically located across the country, and staffed with indigenous-speaking employees, to address the fact that up to 4 million Mexican citizens, especially indigenous people, do not have birth certificates.[kkstarratings]