Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
01 January 2010
Minorities and marginalised groups
The Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities sets essential standards to ensure the rights of persons belonging to minorities and as such is a key reference for United Nations work. It offers guidance to States as they seek to manage diversity and ensure non-discrimination, and for minorities themselves, as they strive to achieve equality and participation. This publication is an illustrative and user-friendly booklet version of the Declaration.