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Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation

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The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is a democratic, international organization. Its members are indigenous peoples, occupied nations, minorities and independent states or territories who have joined together to protect their human and cultural rights, preserve their environments, and to find non-violent solutions to conflicts which affect them. UNPO provides a legitimate and established international forum for member aspirations and assists its members in effective participation at an international level.

UNPO members are not represented in major international fora, such as the United Nations. As a result, their ability to participate in the international community and to have their concerns addressed by the global bodies mandated to protect human rights and address conflict, is limited.

UNPO is dedicated to the five principles enshrined in its Charter: Nonviolence, Human rights, Self-determination and democracy, Environmental Protection, and Tolerance.

Note: In spite of the "UN" in its acronym, UNPO is not related to the United Nations.

List of UNPO members
Abkhazia Aboriginals of Australia Aceh
Ahwazi Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia Assyria
Bashkortostan Batwa Bougainville
Buffalo River Dene Nation Buryatia Cabinda
Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Chin Chittagong Hill Tracts
Chuvash Circassia Cordillera
Crimean Tatars East Turkestan Gagauzia
Greeks in Albania Hungarians in Romania Ingushetia
Inkeri (Ingrian Finns) (Also see Ingria) Iraqi Turkoman Ka Lahui Hawai'i
Karenni State (Kayah State) Khalistan in India Khmer Krom
Komi Kosova Kumyk
Kurdistan Lakota Maasai
Maohi Mapuche Mari
Mon Montagnards Nagalim
Nahuals del Alto Balsas Nuxálk Ogoni
Oromo Rusyns Sanjak
Scania Shan Sindh
Somaliland South Moluccas Southern Cameroons
Taiwan (represented by the DPP) Tatarstan Tibet
Tuva Udmurt Vhavenda
West Papua (represented by the OPM Zanzibar

Former members that have since gained UN recognition:

  1. Armenia
  2. East Timor
  3. Estonia
  4. Georgia
  5. Latvia
  6. Palau

See also

External links

it:Organizzazione delle Nazioni e dei Popoli non rappresentati

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