Commission to oversee implementation of consultation agreements

22 January 2017

On 11 January, vice-ministers from five government ministries, including representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion and the Ministry of Labour, as well as two regional governors (Cuzco and Ayacucho), participated in an event to inaugurate the formation of the multi-sectoral commission for the implementation of prior consultation.

The commission’s purpose is to take charge of follow-up in all the agreements reached from prior consultation. The event was headed by the vice-minister of inter-cultural affairs, Alfredo Briceño, who presented proposal for how the commission would conduct itself. The Culture Ministry is to draw up a working plan.

Up until the end of 2016, there had been 24 such consultations, eight of which had resulted in the enactment of the outcome of the consultation. However, since the agreements reached have yet to be fully carried out, it not possible to evaluate fully how successful (or not) they were. We can but hope that the creation of this commission will help in the monitoring of each stage of implementation.

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