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

UNPO, 28 November 2013


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


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


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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19th UN Human Rights Council: Joint NRPTT, WUC, and UNPO Written Statement on Nuclear Testing in East Turkestan

WUC, 5 March 2012

The Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty (NRPTT), in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), submitted a written statement entitled “Violation of Uyghurs’ right to health: Nuclear testing in Xinjiang” (A/HRC/19/NGO/57) to the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council under item 4 (“Human Rights situations that require the attention of the Council”).

More than three decades of nuclear testing at Lop Nor testing site in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, XUAR), People‟s Republic of China (PRC), are gravely affecting the right to health of predominantly Uyghur communities in the region.

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UNPO General Secretary States That a New Year Needs Fresh Resolve from the International Community to Protect Uyghur Rights

UNPO, 13 January 2012


The Hague – As Chinese New Year approaches, the international community must stand ready to renew its pressure on Beijing, both to uphold the rights of its citizens but also to end the policies that are discriminating and marginalisaing Uyghurs throughout East Turkestan and China.

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UNPO Co-Hosts Panel Discussion At Forum On Minority Issues

UNPO, 7 December 2011


UNPO — The Forum on Minority Issues, an annual event organized by the United Nations under the guidance of the UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues, is one of the few opportunities for minority representatives to speak openly at the UN-level about the challenges they face.

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