The 26th CONGRESS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA MAY 20-24TH 2009

On Iraq

1. CALLS UPON AND DEMANDS that the Federal Republic of Iraq amend the Iraqi Constitution and add the statement in its preamble “The Assyrians are the Indigenous people of Iraq”.

2. COMMENDS the Federal Republic of Iraq for its efforts in improving country security.

3. DEMANDS that the Federal Republic of Iraq implements and executes further measures to prevent attacks against Assyrian people.

4. DEMANDS that the Federal Republic of Iraq publicly release the results of its investigation into the Mosul Massacre of October 2008.

5. DEMANDS the Federal Republic of Iraq acknowledge and declare that the Assyrians are the indigenous and original people of Iraq, and as promulgated under article 110 of the Iraqi constitution, the Assyrian people of Iraq are therefore entitled to an Assyrian autonomous region encompassing the Assyrian ancestral lands, located between the Greater Zab and Tigris rivers with international borders to the north and west, as part of the Federal Republic of Iraq.


6. COMMENDS the Federal Republic of Iraq for the assistance provided for the displaced Assyrian Refugees and further demands that such programs are adequately implemented.

7. DEMANDS that the constitution of Iraq contain a minimum guaranteed quota for Assyrian representation, consisting of Assyrian ethnicity, at all levels of government, based on the Iraqi census of 1957, which on current official population count, amount to 2,500,000 or approximately 10 percent of the total population.

8. Pending the fulfilment of the amendment to the Iraqi constitution as demanded in Resolution 7 herein, IN THE INTERIM DEMANDS that the Federal Republic of Iraq reinstates article 50 of the provisional election law as it was without reducing the number of originally allocated seats.

9. DEMANDS that the Federal Republic of Iraq support, establish, train and arm an Assyrian security force as part of Iraq’s national security and police force to adequately and sufficiently maintain the security of all Assyrian towns and villages, thereby protecting them from all attacks and harassment.

10. DEMANDS that the Federal Republic of Iraq ensures the equitable and/or proportionate distribution of all aid including any reconstruction aid to Assyrians via the then current appointed Assyrian representative in the local government.

11. DEMANDS that the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq returns and/or implements the return of all Assyrian lands and villages to date occupied by non Assyrians to the Assyrians.

12. IS HOPEFUL and prays that Iraq will ultimately secure its full independence as a democratic state without any foreign forces.

On Iran

13. COMMENDS the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its efforts in strengthening ties between the Assyrians and the wider Iranian community.

14. CALLS UPON the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to formally recognize that the Assyrians are the indigenous people of Iraq.

15. CALLS UPON the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to support the demands set out in this Resolution in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

On Turkey

16. COMMENDS the government of Turkey in assisting in the resolution of the dispute in respect of the Mor Gabriel Monastery in Turkey.

17. CALLS UPON and DEMANDS that the government of Turkey provides security to the Assyrians living in Turkey.

18. CALLS UPON the government of Turkey to adequately protect Assyrians in Turkey from all persecution arising as a result of the Assyrian practice of their religious and human rights.

19. DEMANDS that the Turkish government formally and officially recognize the genocide of the Assyrian, Armenian and Greek People during World War I.

20. CALLS UPON the government of Turkey to support the demands set out in this Resolution in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

On Syria

21. COMMENDS the Syrian Arab Republic in its treatment of Assyrian refugees of Iraq in Syria.

22. REQUESTS that the Syrian Arab Republic encourages and support all cultural rights of the Assyrian People and Assyrian institutions and organizations in Syria.

23. CALLS UPON the Arab Republic of Syria to support the demands set out in this Resolution of in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

On Jordan

24. COMMENDS the government of Jordan in its treatment of Assyrian refugees of Iraq in Jordan.

25. CALLS UPON the government of Jordan to support the demands set out in this Resolution in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

On Lebanon

26. COMMENDS the government of Lebanon in its treatment of Assyrian refugees of Iraq in Lebanon.

27. CALLS UPON the government of Lebanon to support the demands set out in this Resolution in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

On Australia

28. EXTENDS its deep appreciation and gratitude to the Australian government for supporting and assisting the Assyrian Universal Alliance- Australia Chapter to successfully host the 26th World congress of the Assyrian Universal Alliance.

29. CALLS UPON Australia, to support and support implement the terms of this resolution to the extent that it pertains to the Assyrian situation of Iraq.

30. As an interim measure, REQUESTS that the government of Australia provide economic, educational and medical assistance to the Assyrian refugees of Iraq currently living in impoverished and disadvantaged circumstances in various countries outside Iraq.

31. CALLS UPON the government of Australia to support the demands set out in this Resolution in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

ON USA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

32. CALLS UPON the governments of the United States of America and the European Union to support and support implement the terms of this resolution to the extent that it pertains to the Assyrian situation of Iraq.

33. As an interim measure, REQUESTS that the governments of  the United States of America and the European Union provide economic, educational and medical assistance to the Assyrian refugees of Iraq currently living in impoverished and disadvantaged circumstances in various countries outside Iraq.

34. CALLS UPON the governments of the United States of America and the European Union to support the demands set out in this Resolution in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.

United Nations and International Communities

35. APPEALS AND CALLS UPON the United Nations and the international communities to recognize that the Assyrian are the indigenous people of Iraq.

36. APPEALS AND CALLS UPON the United Nations and the international communities to treat the displaced Assyrians of Iraq within Iraq in a fair and equitable manner and comparable to other displaced people of Iraq.

37. APPEALS AND CALLS UPON the United Nations and the international communities to treat the Assyrian refugees of Iraq outside of Iraq in a fair and equitable manner comparable to other refugees from Iraq.

38. CALLS UPON the United Nations and the international communities to support the demands set out in this Resolution of the Assyrian Universal Alliance in respect of the Assyrian political rights of Iraq.