Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2009 (Washington DC, US)

WUC, 20 May 2009

An “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” was held from 18 – 19 May 2009 in Washington DC, US. The seminar entitled “East Turkestan: 60 Years under the People’s Republic of China – Past, Present and Future” was  jointly organised by the WUC and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The conference looked to assess the past and present Uyghur condition under Chinese Communist Party rule, and to offer solutions on the future of East Turkestan. Topics to be covered during the two-day event included discussions on autonomy, religious freedom and the “War on Terror”.

Background information:

Programme here

Seminar Report here

UNPO article on the event here.

Video of the seminar Part I

Video of the seminar Part II