UNPO News

Sep 21, 2018

UNPO Welcomes the Opening Speech of the new High Commissioner of Human Rights

The speech delivered by the new High Commissioner of Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the Opening Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council focused on some of the key areas of human rights abuses, highlighting repressions faced by some UNPO Members. Although the High Commissioner’s direct approach is welcome, UNPO draws attention to some equally worrying issues which were overlooked...

Sep 21, 2018

UNPO Welcomes the Opening Speech of the new High...

The speech delivered by the new High Commissioner of Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the Opening Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council focused on some of the key areas of human rights...

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Sep 21, 2018

UNPO Concerned About Impacts of EU-Vietnam FTA...

Expected to be ratified late 2018 or early 2019, the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVTFA) aims at increasing bilateral trade and investments between both parties. Despite positive economic...

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Sep 20, 2018

Savoisians’ Enduring Commitment for Minority...

While the UNPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly was recently held in the heart of the mountainous reefs of Savoy, the preservation of the Savoisian culture, politics and language has become of great...

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Sep 18, 2018

The UNPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly Adopts...

On 15 September 2018, a representative of the Initiative for the Resurgence of Abolitionism in Mauritania (IRA-Mauritania) to the UNPO General Assembly, Mr Mohameden Dah, raised awareness of the gross...

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Sep 18, 2018

UNPO Welcomes Return of OLF Leadership to Addis...

Thousands gathered on Saturday 15 September 2018 in the streets of the Ethiopian capital to welcome the return of UNPO Member the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)’s leadership, who had flown from Asmara...

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Sep 18, 2018

Report of the Secretariat to the 2018 Extraordinary...

In September 2018, an Extraordinary UNPO General Assembly took place in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Savoy. During this time, the Report of the Secretariat was presented to the Members’ attending representatives,...

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Sep 17, 2018

Latin America: Indigenous Delegation Meets MEPs...

From 3 to 13 September 2018, indigenous representatives from Central America travelled to Brussels, Geneva and Copenhagen in order to shed light on human rights violations caused by extractive industries...

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Sep 14, 2018

HRC Side-Event Discusses Inclusivity and Intersectionality...

On Thursday, 13 September 2018, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) co-organised a side-event entitled “Unrepresented Women’s...

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