Jan 22, 1993

Self-determination Conference 1993

Self-determination in relation to individual Human Rights, Democracy and the protection of the environment.

The three principal objectives of this Special Session were,
- to clarify the meaning of self-determination in the context of today's problems and issues, particularly in relation to individual human rights, democracy and protection of the environment,
- to seek the views of the peoples most affected by the issue, namely those claiming the right of self-determination, in elaborating the meaning and applicability of the principle,
-to consider strategies for promoting a meaningful and peaceful implementation of the right to self-determination.

To this end, the Special Session brought together representatives of UNPO Members and other nations and peoples claiming self-determination, experts on self-determination, human rights, international law and related fields, and representatives of governments.

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