UNPO invites you to join us on the 19th of October 2017 as the newly-formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEP’s Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Csaba Sógor, presents a cultural event highlighting the Uyghur heritage.
The European Parliament has had a long history in its involvement and support for the respect of the human rights of the Uyghur people. Now, this new Uyghurs Friendship Group will serve as an informal network of MEPs who will gather regularly to address the Uyghur community’s harsh human rights situation, as well as its rich culture. The aim of this friendship group is to direct focus towards the European political agenda, in accordance with the European Parliament’s strategy in respect of minorities’ rights.
This will start with a conference, immediately followed by an opening ceremony and a cultural event with the aim to internationally raise the profile of the Uyghur heritage. The conference brings together renowned scholars and experts who will speak out on behalf of the Uyghur community against the marginalisation they suffer and advocate for a better harmonization of the international law and their living conditions. This will touch upon the Uyghur language ban and problems concerning freedom of religion. The conference will also raise awareness of the lack of news on the conditions of the 2016 Sakharov Prize nominee, Professor Ilham Tohti. In this manner, the event will stimulate the sharing of ideas between MEPs, representatives of NGOs, scholars and members of the Uyghur community to help influence action.
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