Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Laan van Meerdervoort, 70
The Hague 2517AN
(+31) 70 36 46 504
Avenue Louise 52
Mr Marino Busdachin
Ms Johanna Green
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.
UNPO follows the foreign policy of the EU, especially in regards to human rights and minority rights in the EU's relations with third countries. UNPO also follows the EU development and humanitarian agenda.
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.
75%: 2 50%: 1 25%: 1
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia(1),
Acheh-Sumatra National Liberation Front (1)
Freedom Front Plus (1),
Democratic Solidarity Party of Ahwaz(1),
World Amazigh Congress (1)
Assyrian Universal Alliance(1),
Balochistan National Party(1),
Barotse National Council (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),
Inner Mongolian People’s Party(1),
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan(1),
Iraqi National Turkmen Party(1),
Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation(1),
Democratic League of Kosova(1),
Federal Lezghin National and Cultural Autonomy (1)
Mapuche Inter-Regional Council(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),
The Government of the State of Savoy (1)
World Sindhi Institute(1),
Government of Somaliland(1),
Republic of South Moluccas(1),
Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement(1),
The Sulu Foundation of Nine Ethnic Tribes Inc. (1)
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy(1),
The National Talysh Movement (1)
Central Tibetan Administration(1),
Triest NGO (1),
Dabalorivhuwa Patriotic Front(1),
Balochistan People’s Party(1),
National Government of the Republic of West Papua(1),
Civic United Front(1),
Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) - The Netherlands
01/2014 - 12/2014
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
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