2009 UN Forum on Minority Issues: Iranian Group Representation
12-13 November 2009, Geneva
UNPO Participants with Ms McDougall Karim Abdian addresses the Forum
Monireh Sulemani of the BPP UNPO Delegates
On 12 and 13 November 2009, five Iranian groups were represented at the Second Session of the Forum on Minority Issues - the Ahwazi-Arabs, the Kurds, the Baloch, the Azeri-Turks and the Lur. Their attendance was facilitated by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in keeping with their fundamental commitment to offering nations and peoples an entry point into international fora.
This session was based on the theme of “Minorities and Effective Political Participation” and representatives utilized the platform to identify obstacles to their involvement in political processes. They offered recommendations for best practice which would contribute to improving their situation. Delegates from five Iranian groups wore traditional dress to represent the diversity of Iran’s ethnic, cultural and historical composition.
For a copy of UNPO's report please click here.
For the Balochistan Peoples Party's intervention please click here
For the Ahwaz Human Rights Organizaton's intervention please click here
For the Iranian Turks Studies Center's intervention please click here
For the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan's intervention please click here
UNPO submitted comments on the draft recommendations to the Secretariat for the Forum on Minority Issues which contribute to the outcome of this event which is the publication of final thematic recommendations. The UN Forum's draft recommendations are available here.
For a copy of UNPO's comments on the Forum's Draft Recommendations please click here.
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