Uyghur Leadership Empowerd by Training Seminar

UNPO, 25 April 2008

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized their second leadership training seminar in two years.

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized their second leadership training seminar in two years. This year it was organised in Berlin Germany from the 21st until the 24th of April 2008. The seminar proved to be a great success and was another great opportunity to empower the Uyghur diaspora, it furthermore was a great occasion to  show the world the difficult position the Uyghurs in East Turkestan are facing.

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WUC – UNPO Report: Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2008 (Berlin, Germany)

World Uyghur Congress, 24 April 2008

This report is the result of the “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” held from 21 – 23 April 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The seminar was jointly organised by the WUC and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

In addition to promoting the Uyghur cause during the event itself, the core objective was to enable present and future Uyghur leaders to become themselves more effective international proponents of their rights.

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First Day of WUC Training in Berlin a Great Success

UNPO, 21 April 2008

Uyghur Leadership Training

 

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized their second leadership training seminar in two years, which opened today the 21st of April 2008. Over 50 members of the Uyghur Diaspora from around the world together with prominent academics, government representatives and members of the civil society gathered in Berlin Germany to discuss this year’s topic “Self-Determination under International Law”.

Mr. Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress, opened the occasion, welcoming participants to the training seminar, many of whom traveled some distance to attend the event, including from Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Norway and the United States.

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Providing Uyghur Leaders with the Means to Protect & Promote their Human Rights and Democracy

PRESS RELEASE

10th April 2008

Providing Uyghur Leaders with the Means to Protect & Promote their Human Rights and Democracy

As China’s economic weight increasingly encourages the international community to accept promises of “democratisation” and “human rights protection”, and with China preparing to present itself to the world during the 2008 Olympic Games, minority communities are working to remind the world that the People’s Republic of China remains a state in which the death penalty is applied more frequently than anywhere else, in which freedom of religion, speech, and assembly are substantially curtailed, and in which ethnic and religious minorities, as exemplified by recent crack downs in Tibet and East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), continue to suffer the systematic violation of social, political, and human rights.

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Strengthening the Uyghur Voice

2007-05-11

Leadership Seminar outlines new avenues for Uyghur human rights activists

The Hague/Brussels, 6 – 10 May 2007:  The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) gathered more than 50 present and future leaders of the Uyghur community for a series of workshops and seminars to introduce  participants to the workings of key international bodies and effective nonviolent campaigning.

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WUC – UNPO Report: Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2007 (The Hague, Netherlands)

World Uyghur Congress, 11 May 2007

This report is the result of the “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” held from 6 – 10 May 2007 in The Hague, Netherlands. The seminar was jointly organised by the WUC and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

In addition to promoting the Uyghur cause during the event itself, the core objective was to enable present and future Uyghur leaders to become themselves more effective international proponents of their rights.

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Leadership Seminar outlines new avenues for Uyghur human rights activists

UNPO, 6 May 2007

The Hague/Brussels, 6 – 10 May 2007:  The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) gathered more than 50 present and future leaders of the Uyghur community for a series of workshops and seminars to introduce  participants to the workings of key international bodies and effective nonviolent campaigning.

This week present and future leaders of the Uyghur community gathered in The Hague to take part in an intensive programme of lectures, discussions, workshops, educational visits, meetings at the European Parliament and plenary sessions, to prepare concerted efforts to raise international awareness of the reality of life within China’s borders as an ethnic and religious minority.

As China’s economic weight increasingly encourages the international community to accept promises of “democratisation” and “human rights protection”, and with China preparing to present itself to the world during the 2008 Olympic Games, minority communities are working to remind the world that the People’s Republic of China remains a state in which the death penalty is applied more frequently than anywhere else, in which freedom of religion, speech, and assembly are substantially curtailed, and in which ethnic and religious minorities, exemplified by the Uyghurs, continue to suffer the systematic violation of social, political, and human rights.

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

Providing Uyghur Leaders with the Means to Protect & Promote their Human Rights

7 – 10 May 2007

The Hague, the Netherlands

– Press Release –

Institutional reform is often central to plans to ensure the international community does more to protect and promote human rights across the world. True engagement with those in most need of international assistance requires however also attention to the obstacles that prevent grass-roots activists from accessing these institutions – obstacles as basic as a lack of information about these international bodies and the complex means in which they work and interact.

From 7 – 10 May 2007, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will gather present and future leaders of the Uyghur community for a series of workshops and seminars in The Hague, the Netherlands, where participants will be introduced to the workings of international bodies through the officials and practitioners who know them best. More than 50 Uyghur leaders and political activists from around the world will attend the event.

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