UN Forum on Minority Issues
November 30 - December 1
30 November 2023 – 01 December 2023
ROOM XX, PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA / HYBRID
MINORITIES AND COHESIVE SOCIETIES: EQUALITY, SOCIAL INCLUSION, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Registration: All participants are required to register for the Forum using an online registration system Indico following this link.
Registrations are open from 12 October and will close 20 November 2023. No application will be accepted after this date.
- Participants will need to create a profile and complete the online registration before receiving confirmation of their registration by the Forum Secretariat. Confirmed participants will receive a QR code by email.
- The QR code will be scanned by UN Security upon arrival in order to issue a badge of accreditation to the UN premises.
- Please note that participants will need to plan and fund their travels to Geneva. Participants are also responsible for organizing their own visas, if necessary.
Limited number of pre-recorded interventions by minority delegates will be accommodated bearing in mind time limitations.
Participants from minority groups who wish to intervene via a pre-recorded video statement must register as soon as possible clearly indicating their wish to use this form of intervention. The Secretariat will provide further technical instructions on submitting the pre-recorded statement to delegates shortlisted to the List of Speakers.
Participants, as well as individuals and organizations who will not be able to participate in the Forum or who do not wish to take the floor, can contribute to the discussions by sending a written submission that includes proposal for recommendations at the following email address: email@example.com
The event can be followed via livestream at the UN Web TV. Link to the livestream will be provided at the webpage of the Forum a few days before the event.
Preparatory meeting: A preparatory meeting for all delegates will be held on 29 November at Palais des Nations in Geneva. Information related to the specifics on the Room will be provided at a later stage.
More information on the 16th session of the Forum will be provided soon, keep an eye on the developments.
Background: The UN Forum on Minority Issues meets annually for two working days allocated to thematic discussions pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 6/15 of 28 September 2007 and resolution 19/23 of 23 March 2012. The Forum is open to 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, representatives of minorities and minority and non- governmental organizations. The Special Rapporteur on minority issues guides the work of the Forum, prepares its annual meetings and reports on the thematic recommendations of the Forum to the Human Rights Council. The recommendations of the Sixteenth session will be presented at the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, in March 2024.
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