Sep 30, 2023


September Achievements and General Assembly


We would like to express our gratitude for your active participation in the recent extraordinary General Assembly held online on Saturday, September 30th. Your engagement and presence were truly appreciated.

During the month of September, UNPO was actively involved in various events advocating for the rights and representation of our members. Here are some key highlight

The UNPO supported UNPO members Niger Delta and Ahwazi Arabs during their General Assembly, emphasizing the importance of unity and collaborative efforts for the rights of marginalized communities.

We expressed solidarity with Sindh and Baluch communities at the United Nations, reinforcing the necessity of international solidarity among unrepresented nations, and stood with our Haratin members, IRA Mauritania, during their protest in Brussels, amplifying our voice in solidarity with them.

The UNPO secretariat has also facilitated a meeting between the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Kabylia activists in Algeria, addressing human rights abuses against the Kabyle people and also filed a complaint to the CEDAW regarding the situation affecting Hmong women in Laos, advocating for their rights and wellbeing.

Once again the UNPO secretariat wants to congratulate to our President, Edna Adan Ismail, for receiving the prestigious Templeton Prize and the Global Love of Life award. An honor that reflects her remarkable dedication and contribution.

And also, congratulations to Mr. Dah Abeid, President of IRA-Mauritania, for being shortlisted for the 2024 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. His activism in advocating for the rights of the Haratin minority is truly commendable.

Thank you for your continued commitment and support in advancing the cause of unrepresented peoples and nations.


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