Launch of the Earth Charter in Seychelles

The Seychellois Creole version of the ‘Earth Charter’ was officially launched on Feb 9th during a ceremony at the Creole Institute, Au Cap, Seychelles.

The event was attended by Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam, the Minister for Social Development and Culture Bernard Shamlaye, as well as the Minister for Investment, Natural Resources and Industry Peter Sinon.  Also present at this activity were high government officials, representatives of local non-governmental organizations, teachers, and others.

Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S) organized the event and were in charge of translating the Earth Charter into Creole. One of its members, Michele Martin, has been using the Earth Charter for several years in teacher training processes.

The local newspaper Nation SC reported this event in detail (find in this link their news article). 

In their report, they highlighted several quotes from Mr. Adam:

“Several individuals and organisations in the world have contributed towards the ‘Earth Charter’ and “we all have to endorse it in order to live more sustainably”.

During the event, Michele Martin invited individuals as well as communities and religious groups to read and endorse the Earth Charter.