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Independent Expert on Minorities Issues

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- UN Guide for minorities

Declaration on the rights of minorities
Commentary on the Declaration

Minorities and National Institutions
Working Group on Minorities- Eleven session (30 May-3 June 2005)

DOCUMENTATION:

Agenda:
Agenda (English / French / Spanish / Russian)
Annotated agenda (English / French / Spanish / Russian)

Documents:

Final Report of the Working Group: E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/27 (English / French / Spanish)

Commentary to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities of the Working Group on Minorities, Note by the Secretariat
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/2 (English / French / Spanish / Russian)

Minorities and National Insitutions, Note by the Secretariat
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/3 (English / French / Spanish / Russian)

Report on the Subregional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in South Asia (Kandy, Sri Lanka, 21 - 24 November 2004) (English / French / Spanish / Russian)

Conclusions and recommendations of the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in Central Asia (Bishkek, 27-30 October 2004)
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/5 (English / French / Spanish / Russian)

Working papers:
Summary of the discussion at the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in Central Asia , (Bishkek, 27 to 30 October 2004)
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/WP.2 (English / Russian)

Report of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Working Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/Communities
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/WP.3 (English / French)

The Millennium Development Goals: Helping or Harming Minorities? Working paper submitted by Minority Rights Group International
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/WP.4 (English)

Towards a General Comment on Self-Determination and Autonomy, Working Paper submitted by Marc Weller, Director, European Centre for Minority Issues E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/WP.5 (English)

Report on the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in South Asia - Narrative of information presented and discussion at the meeting in Kandy, Sri Lanka, 21 to 24 November 2004 E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2005/WP.6 (English)


STATEMENTS:

Item 3 (a) : Reviewing the promotion and practical realization of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

(i) A general debate on particularly important developments concerning minority situations around the world and to review and follow up on the minority situations raised at the previous session;

(ii) A clustering of the issues concerning

a) Roma;

b) Afro-descendants;

c) nomads, pastoralists, hunter-gatherers and shifting cultivators;

d) religious minorities;

e) linguistic minorities;

f) displaced minorities and other situations affecting minorities;

Item 3 (b) : Examining possible solutions to problems involving minorities, including the promotion of mutual understanding between and among minorities and Governments

(i) Statements

(ii) Presentation of paper on self-determination and minorities by Mr Bengoa & Discussion

(iii)

(iv) Presentation of The Millennium Development Goals: helping or Harming Minorities (by MRG) & Discussion

(v)

(vi) Presentation of paper by MRG examining approaches by International Development Agencies to Minority Issues in Development (Inter-agency cooperation) (Corinne Lennox) & Discussion

(vii) General Discussion Item 3b

Item 3 (c) : Recommending further measures, as appropriate, for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities

(i) Presentation of paper Conclusions and recommendations of the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development Central Asia held in Bishkek, 27 to 30 October 2004

(ii) Summary of Discussion at the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in Central Asia , held in Bishkek, 27 to 30 October 2004 & Discussion

(iii) Report on the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in South Asia , held in Kandy , Sri Lanka , from 21 to 24 November 2004

(iv) Summary of presentations to the Sub-Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in South Asia, held in Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 21 to 24 November 2004& Discussion

(v) Report pf the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Working Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/Communities & Discussion

(vi) General Discussion

Item 4 : The future role of the Working Group


Item 5 : Other matters

 
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