Forum on Minority Issues - Fourth session of the Forum on Minority Issues
Guaranteeing the rights of minority women, 29 and 30 November 2011
Main Focus of the Forum
- The thematic focus of this session of the Forum on Minority Issues is “Guaranteeing the rights of minority women”.
- Ms. Graciela J. Dixon C., former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Panama will Chair the Fourth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues
- Recommendations from the 2011 Forum on minority issues on Guaranteeing the rights of minority women and girls
E F S A C R
Statements and List of Participants
Key documents for the Forum
Who may participate?
Each year, the Forum welcomes the participation of representatives of Member States, United Nations mechanisms, bodies and specialized agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental organizations, regional organizations and mechanisms in the field of human rights, national human rights institutions and other relevant national bodies, academics and experts on minority issues and NGOs.
In addition to this wide range of stakeholders, and given the thematic focus of this session of the Forum, we will particularly welcome as participants persons belonging to minorities who are actively engaged in or have experience:
- promoting the education of minority women and girls;
- encouraging greater political participation of minority women at national or local levels;
- developing programmes to enable minority women’s access to income-generating activities;
- working together with minority women in social projects;
- achieving success in the arts, science, culture and sports; and
- as minority women leaders.
Please note that all participants must register for the Forum.
Please note that all speakers are expected to intervene only on issues relating to the relevant agenda item. While we understand that it is important to address human rights situations in their proper context and that your presentations are likely to be based on country examples, the Forum should not be considered as an opportunity simply to attack the practices or policies of a certain State. It would be strongly preferable if your presentation can be balanced and also reflect positive actions by States and possible solutions to challenges as well as general considerations relating to the particular thematic issue.
Please note that abusive or disrespectful language or derogatory and inflammatory remarks by any participant will not to be tolerated in the discussion during the Forum. All participants should ensure that a sense of respect and tolerance permeates the discussion.
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