Gada system inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

(Oromedia, December 1, 2016)-The Gada system, the indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo people, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Gada system inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

 Its inscription was announced on November 30, 2016 at the 11th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which has been underway in Finfinnee,Oromia since last Monday.

The Gada system is a political, economic and social system with a long history with which the people of Oromo have been governing themselves in a democratic way.

This comprehensive system reflects the ways of living of the people and it has ensured the values and principles such as equality of mankind.

It incorporates the values and principles towards which the whole world has been striving such as: the respecting of the rights of women and children, conservation of environment, peaceful conflict resolution, mutual assistance, and the provision of asylum to seekers.

The values and principles which the people of Oromo have been putting into practice have contributed significantly to the efforts of ensuring unity and solidarity of the people.

Moreover, the system has played great role in enabling the flourishing of the language and culture of the Oromo people for so long to the present.


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The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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