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Profile of registrant

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Identification number in the register: 80014376860-01
Registration date: 03/10/11 17:51:22

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/12/13 13:49:50
The date of the last annual update was 11/09/13 10:03:41


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
Acronym: UNPO
Legal status: Stichting (Foundation)
Website address: http://www.unpo.org/

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Marino Busdachin
Position: General Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Maud Vanwalleghem
Position: Programme Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 70 Laan van Meerdervoort 
The Hague 2517AN
NETHERLANDS
Telephone number: (+31) 70 36 46 504
Fax number: (+31) 70 36 46 608
Other contact information: UNPO Advocacy Office

Avenue Louise 52

Brussels

B-1050

Belgium

Telephone: +32 (0) 251 31459

Fax: +32 (0) 251 31495

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Maud Vanwalleghem 13/09/13 11/09/14
Johanna Green 19/03/14 17/03/15

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 43
Number of member organisations: 43
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia (1 members)
  • National Committee to Defend Black Rights (1 members)
  • Freedom Front Plus (1 members)
  • Democratic Solidarity Party of Ahwaz (1 members)
  • Assyrian Universal Alliance (1 members)
  • Balochistan National Party (1 members)
  • CAURWA (Rwandese Community of Indigenous People Organisation) (1 members)
  • Chin National Front (1 members)
  • Chittagong Hill Tracts (1 members)
  • International Circassian Association (1 members)
  • Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance (1 members)
  • Crimean Tatar “Milli Mejlis” (1 members)
  • Montagnard Foundation Inc. (1 members)
  • World Uyghur Congress (1 members)
  • Gilgit-Baltistan Democratic Alliance (1 members)
  • Initiative pour la Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste (1 members)
  • Hmong People’s Congress (WHPC) (1 members)
  • Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (1 members)
  • Inner Mongolian People’s Party (1 members)
  • Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (1 members)
  • Kurdistan Alliance (1 members)
  • raqi National Turkmen Party (1 members)
  • Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (1 members)
  • Democratic League of Kosova (1 members)
  • Mapuche Inter-Regional Council (1 members)
  • Moro Islamic Liberation Front (1 members)
  • National Socialist Council of Nagalim (1 members)
  • Ogaden National Liberation Front (1 members)
  • Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (1 members)
  • Oromo Liberation Front (1 members)
  • Captains Council (1 members)
  • World Sindhi Institute (1 members)
  • Government of Somaliland (1 members)
  • Republic of South Moluccas (1 members)
  • Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement (1 members)
  • Southern Cameroon National Council (1 members)
  • Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (1 members)
  • Central Tibetan Administration (1 members)
  • Dabalorivhuwa Patriotic Front (1 members)
  • Balochistan People’s Party (1 members)
  • Civic United Front (1 members)
  • National Government of the Republic of West Papua (1 members)
  • Barotseland (1 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • BELGIUM
  • ESTONIA
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • ITALY
  • NETHERLANDS
  • ROMANIA
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • AUSTRALIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BANGLADESH
  • CAMBODIA
  • CAMEROON
  • CHILE
  • GEORGIA
  • INDIA
  • IRAQ
  • MAURITANIA
  • NAMIBIA
  • NIGERIA
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • TAIWAN
  • UKRAINE
  • UNITED STATES
  • ZAMBIA
Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




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

Financial data

Financial year: 12/2010 - 12/2011
Total budget: 171,127
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 171,127
- donations: 7,609
- contributions from members: 56,388
Non-European grants : 107,130
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

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