Navigation path

Additional tools

    Profile of registrant

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Identification number in the register: 80014376860-01
Registration date: 03/10/2011 17:51:22

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/09/2014 16:44:15
The date of the last annual update was: 22/09/2014 16:44:15

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization


Stichting (Foundation)

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Laan van Meerdervoort, 70
The Hague 2517AN

(+31) 70 36 46 504

(+31) 70 36 46 608

UNPO Advocacy Office

Avenue Louise 52




Telephone: +32 (0) 251 31459

Fax: +32 (0) 251 31495

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Marino Busdachin

General Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Johanna Green

Programme Manager

    Goals / remit

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organisation. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.

Although the aspirations of UNPO Members differ greatly, they are all united by one shared condition – they are not adequately represented at major international fora, such as the United Nations. As a consequence, their opportunity to participate on the international stage is significantly limited, as is their ability to access and draw upon the support of the global bodies mandated to defend their rights, protect their environments, and mitigate the effects of conflict.

In today’s world where over 90 percent of conflicts are intra-state, UNPO has been established to fill this gap, providing an international forum through which its Members can become effective participants and contributors to the international community. In an increasingly interdependent world it is ever more important that those who continue to be denied their rights or remain excluded be given an opportunity to present their case. UNPO works therefore to address the consequences of marginalisation, working with its Members to promote their democratic causes, to provide information, and to articulate creative and nonviolent strategies for progress, above all however, UNPO works to ensure their voices are heard.

Founded in 1991 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, UNPO is unique as an international organisation in that it is built entirely by its Members. Through this strong connection to those suffering the consequences of the exclusion the organisation seeks to address, UNPO has since grown into a prominent and respected international forum.

UNPO’s membership has also grown steadily from its original fifteen founders, representing now almost 50 Members worldwide. Although the work of UNPO adapts continually to meet the challenges of its Members and the nature of the international political climate, each Member remains committed to respecting the five principles enshrined in the UNPO Covenant: nonviolence, human rights, democracy and self-determination, environmental protection, and tolerance.

UNPO remains committed to offering an increasing number of nations and peoples an entry point into the international community, enabling its Members also to learn from one another; lending their support where there are setbacks and sharing their experiences in success.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local


The UNPO has worked closely with elected representatives and international nongovernmental organisations to raise awareness of minority and marginalised nations and peoples around the world.

This has included participating in and facilitating briefings, hearings, conferences, and the distribution of information materials within the European institutions.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Johanna Green 19/02/2015 17/02/2016
Iva Petkovic 19/02/2015 17/02/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights

    Membership and affiliation


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia(1),
National Committee to Defend Black Rights(1),
Freedom Front Plus(1),
Democratic Solidarity Party of Ahwaz(1),
Assyrian Universal Alliance(1),
Balochistan National Party(1),
CAURWA (Rwandese Community of Indigenous People Organisation)(1),
Chin National Front(1),
Chittagong Hill Tracts(1),
International Circassian Association(1),
Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance(1),
Crimean Tatar “Milli Mejlis”(1),
Montagnard Foundation Inc.(1),
World Uyghur Congress(1),
Gilgit-Baltistan Democratic Alliance(1),
Initiative pour la Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste(1),
Hmong People’s Congress (WHPC)(1),
Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania(1),
Inner Mongolian People’s Party(1),
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan(1),
Kurdistan Alliance(1),
raqi National Turkmen Party(1),
Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation(1),
Democratic League of Kosova(1),
Mapuche Inter-Regional Council(1),
Moro Islamic Liberation Front(1),
National Socialist Council of Nagalim(1),
Ogaden National Liberation Front(1),
Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People(1),
Oromo Liberation Front(1),
Captains Council(1),
World Sindhi Institute(1),
Government of Somaliland(1),
Republic of South Moluccas(1),
Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement(1),
Southern Cameroon National Council(1),
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy(1),
Central Tibetan Administration(1),
Dabalorivhuwa Patriotic Front(1),
Balochistan People’s Party(1),
Civic United Front(1),
National Government of the Republic of West Papua(1),
National Talysh Movement(1),
The Government of the State of Savoy(1),
Acheh-Sumatra National Liberation Front(1)

  • IRAQ

Informal Networks:
Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) - The Netherlands

    Financial data

12/2011  -  12/2012

171,127 €

0 €

0 €

0 €

0 €

0 €

171,127 €

7,609 €

56,388 €

107,130 €

< 50,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.