UNPO News

Oct 05, 2018

Choice of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Acknowledges Sexual Violence in Conflict

On Friday 5 October 2018, the Nobel Prize Committee announced its Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. This year, the winners were Dr Denis Mukwege and Ms Nadia Murad for their work for and with survivors of sexual violence in war. Many of the women belonging to UNPO Member communities suffer the double burden of discrimination as indigenous people or ethnic minority and as women; for this, they are regularly...

Oct 05, 2018

Choice of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Acknowledges...

On Friday 5 October 2018, the Nobel Prize Committee announced its Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. This year, the winners were Dr Denis Mukwege and Ms Nadia Murad for their work for and with survivors of sexual...

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Oct 05, 2018

UNPO Submits Alternative Report for CEDAW Review...

On Thursday 4 October 2018, UNPO submitted a report for the 71st session of the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), during which the Lao People’s...

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Oct 01, 2018

Op-Ed: A Fox Guarding the Henhouse: The Case of...

(by Shima Silavi) Iran is witnessing yet a new wave of public protests. This time, the reason behind the collective anger scan be boiled down to one main issue: corruption.

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Sep 27, 2018

AGC Condemns Violence Against Civilians in Am...

On 22 September 2018, UNPO Member the Ambazonia Governing Council (AGC) released a statement condemning violence against civilians in Ambazonia. Numerous human rights organisations and media have recently...

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Sep 26, 2018

Iran: Minorities Campaign for Right to Education...

23 September 2018 was the first day for school in Iran. Unfortunately, the first day for children from national minorities is not an enjoyable experience. It is a day when minority students experience...

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Sep 25, 2018

UNPO Extraordinary XIV General Assembly is held...

On 14-15 September 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) held an Extraordinary General Assembly in Saint Gervais-les-Bains, Savoy. During two days, Members’ delegations...

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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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