We conducted as Friends of the African Union and CADDO ASSETS SERVICES HELP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (C.A.S.H.) under sponsorship of New Future Foundation, a UN Civil Society Organization, a session on May 20th 2016 in the UN at the The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a high- level advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. This session during UNPFII Fifteenth Session 9-20 May 2016 and was attended by people from all over the world.
Our actions where based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007.
First we introduced to the session to bring about a scientific inquiry in the theory that African not Asians where the first people ancestors of Native Americans. Among the tools we will use is mitochondrial DNA (mDNA), which is passed from mother to child. New research in the journal Science presents a number of firsts for Aboriginal Australians.
The first genome analysis of an Aborigine reveals that these early Australians took part in the first human migration out of Africa. They were the first to arrive in Asia some 70,000 years ago, roaming the area at least 24,000 years before the ancestors of present-day Europeans and Asians. They were also the first to live in Australia, according to DNA results of a 90-year-old hair sample of a young man that link Aborigines to the first inhabitants of this part of the world about 50,000 years ago.
“Aboriginal Australians descend from the first human explorers,” explains lead author and University of Copenhagen professor Eske Willerslev in a news release. “While the ancestors of Europeans and Asians were sitting somewhere in Africa or the Middle East, yet to explore their world further, the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians spread rapidly … traversing unknown territory in Asia and finally crossing the sea into Australia.”
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FAU was sponsored to attend the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women by New Future Foundation which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.
We participated in the Global African Stakeholders Diaspora Convention, Washington DC 2015