Sustainable Development Goals Partnership

Globcal International SDGs Partnership

Globcal International SDGs

Globcal International members were present as delegates in June of 2015 at the United Nations Youth Forum in Geneva, Switzerland to produce the final draft of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Since then all of our members have been firmly committed to promoting sustainable development initiatives; particularly those relative to Indigenous peoples and the natural environment.

Huottuja | De'aruhua (Piaroa) SDGs Partnership

The approved SDGs Partnership Program #SDGAction43348 listed on the United Nations Platform is now called the 33,000 Km² Huottuja-Dearuhua (Piaroa) Cultural, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Provisioning Project having been redeveloped in 2022 under the authority of the Huottuja Foundation where only the authorized delegates of the Piaroa Nation can access funds from the parent organization to purchase equipment in the US for projects in both Colombia and Venezuela. Since the Huottuja Foundation is a membership organization belonging to the the Huottuja people under the management of Globcal International, the Piaroa Nation extends its extralegal jurisdictional authority as a tributary state capable of recognition under a variety of circumstances in the eyes of the law for the purposes of engaging in commerce.

The short of it is that the Piaroa people have managed to bring together their agroforestry production, culture, ecosystem services, intellectual property, and rights to access their territory in a single license notwithstanding the state in a single corporate entity for international users through their partnership with Globcal International. The Huottuja Foundation serves as an international cooperation office (embassy at-large) for a sovereign Indigenous enclave territory (tributary state) authorized under national and international law, their 'good offices' are supported by our organization through the Indigenous Intellectual Property Commission.

Products and Services in Commerce

The Huottuja-De'aruhua People (Piaroa Nation) have a wide-variety of products and services that they can offer to the global economy. Considering the sparse population, naturally biodiverse genetic resources, originary intellectual property rights and immense high-quality tropical forests which they maintain as their demarcated enclave; there is no reason that they should not manage their own free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) agreements with researchers and provide access and benefit sharing agreements (ABSAs) with users of their genetic resources; combining their resources through a single court also allows them to gain access to the global ecosystem services markets to invite ecotourism, recreation opportunities, agroforestry programs and sequestering imported carbon through the sale of certified carbon credits.

Piaroa Autonomous Territory (PAT) and Ecosystem Services Protectorate

Within the lighter shaded PAT there are several national forests, tourist attractions and national monuments, in the yellow shaded area there are no national forestry management programs that are in conflict with the area delineated by the Piaroa Court. The yellow shaded area includes a portion of the Piaroa Traditional Territory (PTT) which extends further south.

Types of Products and Services

The Piaroa have been engaged in trade since the first Spanish explorers arrived 400 years ago, they have also been subjected to hegemony which has affected their pre-occupation and influenced their lifestyles to some degree across 30-40% of their territory. Some villages have no contact with the outside world, have resisted influence through self-isolation which has helped to restore much of the cultural influence in the past 10 years. The Piaroa grow or harvest more than 500 tons of produce per year well-below market value, up to 150 tons per year of their produce is Indigenous Cacao, which has become well-known. What is fair is that they now have a way to demand a higher price through making the products generated by the tribe's ecosystem services better through distinction as "Indigenous" and "Amerindian" products and services. The added-value that can be combined through the distinct elements which only Indigenous peoples can bring together to make original products better and provide license for the use of their intellectual property.