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.

The seminar offered Uyghur leaders from around the world a forum to exchange ideas, discuss strategies and explore joint initiatives, as well as provided an opportunity to meet experts and practitioners in fields ranging from international law, human rights and nonviolent action. Lectures were complemented by interactive workshops and discussions, as well as a visit to the German Parliament which included a meeting with the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid and a demonstration outside the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, with the aim of providing background knowledge and concrete advice and recommendations for the present and future work and direction of the Uyghur leadership community.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.