Working Group on Minorities- Ninth session (12-16 May 2003)


Agenda and other documents
Agenda (French / Spanish)
Annotated agenda (French / Spanish)Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in Southeast Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand (Conclusions and recommendations)

Towards a Set of Regional Guidelines or Codes of Practice on the Implementation of the Declaration

E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.1 - Statement of Principles on Minority and Group Rights in South Asia, submitted by International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.2 - Possible New United Nations Mechanisms for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Minorities, prepared by MRG
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.3 - Minorities in Ghana by E. Gyimah-Boadi & Richard Asante,
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.4 - Minority Rights in Fiji and the Solomon Islands by Jon Fraenkel,
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.5 - Kyrgyzstan by Ainur Bekkulovna Elebaeva
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.6 - Minorities in the South Caucasus by Anna Matveeva,
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.7 - Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Nazila Ghanea-Hercock
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.8 - Minorities and participation in public life: Kazakhstan by Bhavna Dave
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.9 - Ethnic Minority Groups in Nigeria by Abdul Raufu Mustapha
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.10 - Inclusion of Minorities in Public Life in Laos, Thailand and Vietnam by Vatthana Pholsena,
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.11 - Minorities and the State in Malaysia and Singapore by Lily Zubaidah Rahim
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.12 - Minorities in South Asia, by I. A. Rehman
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.13 - Regional Seminar on Minority Rights: Cultural Diversity and Development in Southeast Asia (Narrative report)
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.14 - The Quest of the Indigenous Communities in Mindanao, Philippines: Right to Ancestral Domain, by Linda Burton
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.15 - China's Minorities: The Case of Xinjiang and the Uyghur People, by Dru Gladney
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.16 - The Rom in the Americas, by Jorge Bernal
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.17 - Persons of African Descent in South America
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.18  - Political Participation in Arab Countries by Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid, background paper prepared as input for the Arab Region Development Report
E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2003/WP.19  - Political participation in Arab countries: Paper prepared by Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid

Statements for 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
Statements for Item 3 (b): Examining possible solutions to problems involving minorities, including the promotion of mutual understanding between and among minorities and Governments Statements for 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 Statements for Item 4: The future role of the Working Group Statements for Item 5: Other matters