("House of Learning" in the Quechua Language of Peru)

RUNA SIMI (Quechua) is the Inka language still spoken by the descendants of this ancient Yachay Wasi Logocivilization. The Inka empire was called TAWANTINSUYU (the Four Quarters) and extended through South America. The Four Quarters were:

International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples (9 August)

Message from UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous peoples

13th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

14 to 18 July 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in NYC - OWG-13

On Monday 14 July 2014, Yachay Wasi presented this Statement on Sustainable Tourism

Tipon A side event of the 13th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

AGUA ES LA VIDA, en el tiempo de los Inkas / WATER IS LIFE, in the Time of the Inkas

20 May 2014 at 1:15 pm - Hosted by UNEP NY Office - DC2 Building, UN Hqrs


Memorial A MEMORIAL for ELIANE LACROIX-HOPSON, co-founder of Yachay Wasi,

was held 18 May 2014 at 2:30 pm - NYC Baha'i Center - 53 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003 -

Short Bio

WORLD TOURISM DAY - 27 September 2013 -

Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity

RECENTLY: Luis Delgado Hurtado, President of Yachay Wasi, traveled from Cusco, Peru to Erzurum, Turkey to attend the Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (17 - 20 September 2013) - Final Program -

Erzurum, Turkey Panel Working Group

Photos Courtesy of IISD Reporting Services- Left: Erzurum, Turkey, view from the meeting venue; Center: Panel: Ibrahim Çifti, Forestry, Turkey; Mahir Küçük, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey; Eduardo Rojas-Briales (FAO) and Thomas Hofer, Mountain Partnership Secretariat. Right: Working Group on Joint Actions - Yachay Wasi President, back row 2nd from right.



Yachay Wasi Newsletter December 2012

Effective November 2012, Yachay Wasi is approved for accreditation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Maya Elders' visit to the United Nations - End of Maya Calendar: 21 December 2012 explained

High Altitude Native Trees Planting in Peru Andes

Yachay Wasi "Million Native Trees Campaign" in Peru Andes was mentioned in the United Nations Secretary-General Report on SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT (Doc. A/66/294 pg 12 dated 11 August 2011) Informe del Secretario General (pg.13)

Rio20e Rio20e

RIO + 20

Earth Summit 1992: Wake-up Call Rio + 20 2012: Distress Call !

LAST YEAR: THE FUTURE WE WANT - Outcome Document: English , Spanish , French

Zero Draft Document. Some Comments by Yachay Wasi.

Yachay Wasi Statement at Indigenous Peoples Major Group Side Event at UN Hqrs in NYC: 20 March 2012


OllantayConf Yachay Wasi Third Local Andean Conference on Sacred Sites: Biodiversity and Andean Spirituality "Focus: Climate Change" in Huilloc, District of Ollantaytambo, Peru - 25 thru 29 April 2011 - Programme (Spanish) Ollantaytambo

REPORT (Spanish & Quechua)

During the Year of the Centennial of Professor Hiram Bingham encounter of Machu Picchu, this Conference honored the Porters of the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu. Traditionally, they are from Ollantaytambo, carrying heavy loads for international tourists with small pay

Trees Sacred

Quote from Mr. Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): "The Billion Tree Campaign is delighted to partner with Yachay Wasi. This initiative will assist in conserving the health of vast fresh water lakes which support communities and wildlife alike. The economic and environmental imperative to restore lost and damaged ecosystems from forests and freshwater to mangroves and wetlands can no longer be ignored if we want growth through job generation and poverty alleviation, all of which are so needed to deliver sustainability in the 21st century." (July 2010)

Luis Delgado Hurtado, President of Yachay Wasi, spoke at a side event on October 25, 2010 entitled Towards a Joint Programme on Biological & Cultural Diversity during the Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-10) in Nagoya, Japan. LuisDH

Luis was invited to participate in this panel because of presentations he has done in the past on the importance of Indigenous Sacred sites, symbolic representations of the harmony of spirituality and biodiversity, and their relevance to today’s society dilemmas such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. This theme has been expounded in local conferences organized by Yachay Wasi in Indigenous communities in Peru Andes, specifically Acopia in April 2009 and Raqchi in August 2010. Also at the International Conference on Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity in Montreal, Canada in June 2010.

Raqchi Report (Spanish)

Report and DVD of Yachay Wasi 2009 Conference "Sacred Sites: Biodiversity and Andean Spirituality" in Acopia, Peru.

Yachay Wasi is a member of the Mountain Partnership.

Group photo in Nagoya


Sandra Corina Ramos Delgado, Alternate Representative to the UN for Yachay Wasi, was invited to participate in CAMP Forum 2010 - a learning and knowledge sharing event titled “Mountain communities of Central Asia and Climate change – Call to action: Global challenges in local perspectives” meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan (4-6 November 2010)

Ms. Ramos Delgado, who is from Cuzco, Peru, delivered a keynote speech and presentation on the topic of Peru’s case of local level adaptation to climate change and to share the Andean mountain communities experiences.

60 Ways the United Nations makes a difference LDHphoto

A photograph by Luis Delgado Hurtado, president of Yachay Wasi, is featured in a brochure published by the UN Department of Public Information for the 60th anniversary of the United Nations.

See page 48: The 60th way "Improving the plight of Indigenous peoples"

UNEP Climate Neutral Mountains Day book Crafts LATEST NEWS ARCHIVES FINAL
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