Iranian Kurdistan: Admitted to UNPO
There are approximately 30 million Kurds living throughout the world, with between 5 and 6 million presently living within
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) was founded in 1945, and is now at the forefront of peaceful efforts to restore democracy, human rights, and self-government to the people of Iranian Kurdistan. The PDKI believes this only to be possible within a secular and federal Iran, where a federal system, based on ethnic and geographical nationalities, would unite all Iran’s minorities, whilst respecting their inherent right to self-rule.
Many of the PDKI’s leaders were imprisoned following the collapse of the
Since the 1970s the PDKI has however enjoyed renewed popular support, embracing technological advances in the areas of communication and media in order to unite a growing number of Iranian Kurds behind its democratic and non-violent principles. Joining UNPO will enable PDKI to continue this campaign, as well as enjoy increased levels of cooperation with other UNPO Members within