WUC – UNPO Conference Report: Uyghurs Call for Dialogue with China

World Uyghur Congress, 15 November 2010

WUC — The conference “Uyghurs Call for Dialogue with China – Implementation of the Chinese Constitution to Safeguard and Protect the Rights of the Uyghur people” was held on 29 and 30 April 2010 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference was sponsored by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Group of the European Parliament and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and was organised in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

The conference concluded with a concerted call from Uyghurs for a meaningful dialogue to begin with Beijing over resolving the situation in East Turkestan and ensuring that provisions for the protection of minority rights in the Chinese constitution are observed.

The conference report can be read here.

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Invitation: launch of a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project

The World Uyghur Congress, the Uyghur American Association, and the National Endowment for Democracy

cordially invite you to

the launch of a new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project,


and a roundtable discussion on


Thursday, July 1, 2010

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004

Tel: 202-378-9700

RSVP with name and affiliation by Tuesday, June 29

to rsvp2@ned.org

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UNPO Resolution on East Turkestan

UNPO, 29 May 2010


The UNPO General Assembly,

Recalling the 2008 Berlin Declaration and the 2010 Brussels Declaration adopted by the World Uyghur Congress and the UNPO, reiterating their call for the application of the Chinese Constitution and the Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law by Chinese authorities in East Turkestan and elsewhere;

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‘Returning Refugees: Extradition to Torture’ UNPO Panel in Rome

UNPO, 4 February 2010


UNPO — This Friday 5th February, UNPO will be hosting a conference on the topic of non-refoulement of refugees in the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. The conference has been organised as part of the 8th Session of the UNPO Presidency.

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Rebiya Kadeer Ends European Tour with a Productive Visit to the Netherlands

UNPO news / Tuesday, 15 December 2009

During a one-day visit to The Netherlands, Ms Kadeer discussed the Chinese suppression of the Uyghur people with human rights organizations, Dutch Members of Parliament, the press and academic experts.

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UNPO issues letter with urgency securing support from the European Parliament for a safe release of the currently detained Mr. Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

UNPO, 16 September 2009

Dear MEP,

Re: Detention of Mr. Dolkun Isa (Secretary General, World Uyghur Congress)

It is with urgency that I must inform you of the detention of Mr. Dolkun Isa by the domestic security forces of South Korea upon his arrival in the country to attend the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) in Seoul.

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UNPO – WUC Report: Repression in China- Roots and Repercussions of the Urumqi Unrest

WUC/UNPO, 13 November 2009

On 13 November 2009, the UNPO and the WUC published a report entitled “Repression in China: Roots and Repercussions of the Urumqi Unrest”.

The report outlines the events that took place in Shaoguan and Urumqi this summer in which hundreds of people were killed. It also issues a series of recommendations for future action to assuage the resentment and mistrust that has been allowed to develop in East Turkestan over the past five decades as a result of policies pursued by the Chinese government.

The report can be downloaded here.

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WUC – UNPO Report: Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2009 (Washington DC, US)

World Uyghur Congress, 20 May 2009

WUC — This report is the result of the “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” held from 18 – 19 May 2009 in Washington DC, US. 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).

The report can be downloaded here.

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