Regional Forums on Minority Issues

​The Special Rapporteur on minority issues has organized a series of Regional Forums focusing on different themes. The main purpose of the Regional Forums is to strengthen links with regional organisations so as to raise awareness of minority issues and the protection the rights of minorities, and to provide regional insights and expertise which feed into the thematic work of the Special Rapporteur for his report to the UN Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly.

These will also inform the work and recommendations of the UN Forum on Minority Issues. Based on the contributions of the participants, one of the main outputs from the regional forums is a document with practical recommendations reflective of regional contexts and challenges.

Regional Forums on Conflict Prevention and the protection of the Human Rights of Minorities (2021)

Concept Note of the Regional Forums 2021

Regional Forums on Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities (2020)

  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific

Regional Forums on Education, Language and the Human Rights of Minorities (2019)

  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Africa-Middle East