Ninth session of the Forum on Minority Issues on "Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises”

Dates: 24 and 25 November 2016

Venue: Room XX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The ninth session of the Forum on Minority issues reflected on the specific needs of and disproportionate impacts on minorities in times of humanitarian crisis such as conflict, disaster and pandemics. The participants worked on a set of draft recommendations regarding minorities in situations of humanitarian crises and strive to identify additional recommendations for states, intergovernmental and non-governmental humanitarian actors to ensure non-discrimination and respect and promotion of minority rights at all stages of any humanitarian crisis. 

Chairperson's summary of the discussion of the 9th Forum on Minority Issues

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 19/23, the chairperson of the Forum on Minority Issues, serving in his/her personal capacity, is responsible for the preparation of a summary of the discussion of the Forum to be made available to all participants.

Recommendations of the ninth session of the Forum on Minority Issues

Recommendations on "Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises" (A/HRC/34/68)
[A C E F R S]

Key Documents for the Forum:

Background documentation:

The report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues to the General Assembly on "Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises" is available and downloadable in 6 languages.

Webcast of the 9th session

Plenary sessions on 24 and 25 November were streamed live on UN Web TV. The webcast are available in the links below: 

24 November 2016:

25 November 2016:

Side Events

Side EventSide event on “Promoting and protecting minority rights through visual arts"

Side EventSide Event on Excluded: Stateless Minorities in times of crises

Other Side Events

See also
External links

UN Forum on Minority Issues database

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