Minority-Related Activities in the United Nations System in 2013

Minority-Related Activities in the United Nations System in 2013 In reviewing the activities of relevant UN human rights institutions, bodies and mechanisms, this chapter identifies and examines some of the main issues that emerged regarding minority rights in the year 2013. It notably analyses how the UN has focused particular attention on the situation and the rights of religious minorities, as well as on the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The article also reviews activities in other issue areas that are important for minorities, such as language, education, combatting racism, hatred and intolerance, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. It highlights developments with regard to specific groups such as Roma, people living with albinism and Dalits. It also examines some of the urgent situations that have arisen from conflicts which have targeted minorities across the globe. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Minority-Related Activities in the United Nations System in 2013

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Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1570-7865
eISSN
2211-6117
DOI
10.1163/9789004306134_012
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Abstract

In reviewing the activities of relevant UN human rights institutions, bodies and mechanisms, this chapter identifies and examines some of the main issues that emerged regarding minority rights in the year 2013. It notably analyses how the UN has focused particular attention on the situation and the rights of religious minorities, as well as on the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The article also reviews activities in other issue areas that are important for minorities, such as language, education, combatting racism, hatred and intolerance, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. It highlights developments with regard to specific groups such as Roma, people living with albinism and Dalits. It also examines some of the urgent situations that have arisen from conflicts which have targeted minorities across the globe.

Journal

European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Nov 24, 2015

Keywords: religion; Independent Expert on Minority Issues; discrimination; racism and intolerance; conflict; sectarian violence; minority protection

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