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Representatives of all 17 communities of Upper gathered for a traditional Svan Council meeting, Lalkhor, to develop a petition against gold mining and hydropower projects in Svaneti that threaten local livelihoods and ecosystems.

Read the whole text and you will understand why Svans have managed to preserve their livelihood for so many centuries:

D E C L A R A T I O N of the general meeting of all Svan communities (Lalkhor) . On March 4, 2018 in Mestia, Upper Svaneti, WE the representatives of Lalkhor of Svaneti declare following: .

  1. Magnificent land, water and nature of Svaneti are sacred and vital to us. We are the custodians of the unique nature of Svaneti; Protection of the nature is one of our supreme duties. Therefore, we are forbidding forever and for all future generations construction of any infrastructure project that encroaches, damages, cripples, destroys and ruins unique nature of Svaneti! .
  2. We unconditionally and eventually forbid construction of hydro power plants, gold mining and any other activities that harms nature, livelihood, material and non-material cultural heritage in the entire Svaneti! From now on hydro power plants in Svaneti will not be constructed including: Khudoni HPP, Nenskra HPP, Mestiachala HPP and other more than 50 HPPs planned in Svaneti! .
  3. Herewith, we confirm authentic and historic truth about Svans as being ancient Georgian ancestry and one of the main indigenous tribes of the Georgian nation. Svaneti and the Svans are following devotedly and honorably history of Georgia for more than 55 centuries. Svaneti and the Svans were, are and always will be indivisible and constituent part of Georgia and the nation of Georgia. Therefore, we deliberately support social, economic and cultural development of Svaneti, and promotion of specific areas of economy. We declare that we, the Svans, represent ancient, indigenous, aboriginal, autochthonic people with priority advantage and all around legitimate entitlements and authority over the territory of Svaneti! . Considering above mentioned, we require from the Government of Georgia, the United Nations and the international organizations to recognize the Svans as indigenous people. Correspondingly, we require recognition of our customary and community tenure rights legally. Furthermore, as it is defined under international law, we demand that none of the infrastructure projects are approved without our prior consent. . We, the Svans, consider any restoration and/or continuation of any construction works in Svaneti, before meeting our requirements, as the deliberate provocation, and thus local and central authorities should bare all the responsibility over further developments. . We require officially responding on this declaration and informing us in written form. . Glory to God and God bless Svaneti and Georgia!

Addressees: President of Georgia, Mr. https://www.facebook.com/PresidentMargvelashvili/ Premier Minister, Mr. https://www.facebook.com/KvirikashviliOfficial/ Chairman of the Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze Georgian Public Ombudsman, Ms. Nino Lomdjaria Diplomatic missions accredited to Georgia International Financial Institutions: https://www.facebook.com/worldbank/, https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank/, https://www.facebook.com/ebrdhq/, https://www.facebook.com/AsianDevBank/, https://www.facebook.com/IFCwbg/

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Representatives of all 17 communities of Upper gathered for a traditional Svan Council meeting, Lalkhor, to develop a petition against gold mining and hydropower projects in Svaneti that threaten local livelihoods and ecosystems.

Read the whole text and you will understand why Svans have managed to preserve their livelihood for so many centuries:

D E C L A R A T I O N of the general meeting of all Svan communities (Lalkhor) . On March 4, 2018 in Mestia, Upper Svaneti, WE the representatives of Lalkhor of Svaneti declare following: .

  1. Magnificent land, water and nature of Svaneti are sacred and vital to us. We are the custodians of the unique nature of Svaneti; Protection of the nature is one of our supreme duties. Therefore, we are forbidding forever and for all future generations construction of any infrastructure project that encroaches, damages, cripples, destroys and ruins unique nature of Svaneti! .
  2. We unconditionally and eventually forbid construction of hydro power plants, gold mining and any other activities that harms nature, livelihood, material and non-material cultural heritage in the entire Svaneti! From now on hydro power plants in Svaneti will not be constructed including: Khudoni HPP, Nenskra HPP, Mestiachala HPP and other more than 50 HPPs planned in Svaneti! .
  3. Herewith, we confirm authentic and historic truth about Svans as being ancient Georgian ancestry and one of the main indigenous tribes of the Georgian nation. Svaneti and the Svans are following devotedly and honorably history of Georgia for more than 55 centuries. Svaneti and the Svans were, are and always will be indivisible and constituent part of Georgia and the nation of Georgia. Therefore, we deliberately support social, economic and cultural development of Svaneti, and promotion of specific areas of economy. We declare that we, the Svans, represent ancient, indigenous, aboriginal, autochthonic people with priority advantage and all around legitimate entitlements and authority over the territory of Svaneti! . Considering above mentioned, we require from the Government of Georgia, the United Nations and the international organizations to recognize the Svans as indigenous people. Correspondingly, we require recognition of our customary and community tenure rights legally. Furthermore, as it is defined under international law, we demand that none of the infrastructure projects are approved without our prior consent. . We, the Svans, consider any restoration and/or continuation of any construction works in Svaneti, before meeting our requirements, as the deliberate provocation, and thus local and central authorities should bare all the responsibility over further developments. . We require officially responding on this declaration and informing us in written form. . Glory to God and God bless Svaneti and Georgia!

Addressees: President of Georgia, Mr. [https://www.facebook.com/PresidentMargvelashvili/]) Premier Minister, Mr. [https://www.facebook.com/KvirikashviliOfficial/]) Chairman of the Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze Georgian Public Ombudsman, Ms. Nino Lomdjaria Diplomatic missions accredited to Georgia International Financial Institutions: [https://www.facebook.com/worldbank/]), [https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank/]), [https://www.facebook.com/ebrdhq/]), [https://www.facebook.com/AsianDevBank/]), [https://www.facebook.com/IFCwbg/])

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