Uyghur Mother Tongue Rights in China – Perspectives, Challenges and Policy

WUC, 19 February 2014

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Brussels — The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), PEN Uyghur Centre and French PEN, will convene a conference entitled ‘Uyghur Mother Tongue Rights in China – Perspectives, Challenges and Policy’ in Paris on 21 February 2014 to mark the 15th Anniversary of UNESCO’s International Mother Tongue Day. Two panels of experts will discuss international standards for minority language protection and raise awareness about assimilationist and discriminatory policies endangering the Uyghur language in East Turkestan. Opening remarks will be delivered by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress, Mr. Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of UNPO and Mr. Sylvestre Clancier, International PEN Board Member.

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Uyghur Mother Tongue Rights in China – Perspectives, Challenges and Policy

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05 February 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
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WUC LogoThe World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is pleased to announce that it will be holding a conference on 21 February 2014 in Paris, France entitled ‘Uyghur Mother Tongue Rights in China – Perspectives, Challenges and Policy.’ This will coincide with the 15th Anniversary of UNESCO’s International Mother Tongue Day, and will be held in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), PEN Uyghur Centre and French PEN.

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International Conference: Is the Chinese Leadership Ready For Dialogue? Perspectives on the Uyghur Issue

UNPO, 6 December 2013

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UNPO — The office of Mr. Niccolò Rinaldi MEP (ALDE) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will be convening a conference in the European Parliament to discuss the current minority human rights situation in East Turkestan and how it relates to the recent incident in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

 

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European Parliament Conference: Is the Chinese Leadership Ready For Dialogue? Perspectives on the Uyghur Issue

UNPO, 28 November 2013

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Brussels – The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with Niccolò Rinaldi MEP and the World Uyghur Congress, convened a conference entitled ‘Is the Chinese Leadership Ready for Dialogue? Perspectives on the Uyghur Issue’ at the European Parliament, Brussels. The aim of the conference was to address important regional minority human rights and security challenges, and to create a platform for dialogue on the opportunities for ways forward. Also present to support the initiative were Csaba Sógor and Cristiana Muscardini MEP.

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Universal Periodic Review: UNPO Calls for Scrutiny of China over Extrajudicial-killings and Enforced Disappearances in East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet

UNPO, 21 October 2013

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Geneva/The Hague/Brussels – As the 17th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council will review the human rights situation in present-day People’s Republic of China (PRC) tomorrow [Tuesday, 22 October], the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) urges the international community to ensure the accountability of China over extrajudicial-killings and enforced disappearances in East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet.

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UNPO Calls for Independent Investigation in East Turkestan

UNPO, 2 May 2013

UNPO, together with the World Uyghur Congress, has called for the European Parliament to urge the UN to set up an independent investigative team to report on the recent violent clashes opposing Uyghurs and Chinese authorities in the Kashgar region (East Turkestan).

Below is the appeal published by UNPO sent to Members of the European Parliament and other EU Institutions

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UNPO Report Highlights Severe Marginalization Faced By Tibetans, Uyghurs And Mongols In China

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 2 April 2013

UNPO — has submitted an Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ahead of the Pre-Sessional Working Group Session on China in May 2013. The report underlines the severe marginalization of three ethnic minority communities – Tibetans in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Mongols in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region – caused mainly by social and political discrimination and exclusion.

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UNPO and WUC Release Joint Statement on the UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests

UNPO, 30 August 2012

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Brussels – As the world marks the 2012 UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests – eighteen months after the Fukushima nuclear accident – the risks of civil and military nuclear power have never been clearer since the Chernobyl accident of 1986.

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