Special Announcement: Assyrian Aid Society Representation in United Nation as Non-Government Organisation (NGO)

Mr. Ashur Sargon Eskrya, President of Assyrian Aid Society – Iraq and Mr. Narasi David, Chairman of Assyrian Aid Society – America will both travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to participate in the 11th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, commencing on 7 May and concluding on 18 May 2012. In this forum, AAS representatives will have exposure and first-hand experience with other NGO’s and indigenous communities worldwide. Various discussions will be held during this forum, focussing on the special theme for the year, “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests (articles 28 and 37 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)” . We are very excited about our involvement in our first ever United Nations Economic and Social Council forum, we hope that this will be one of many and will lead the way to positive changes for our Assyrian people, the true indigenous people of Iraq.