International Relations


Presentation at European Parliament, Brussels

ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE European Parliament, Brussels “Iraqi Turkmen: The Human Rights Situation and Crisis in Kirkuk” 26-27 March 2007 “The Assyrians of Northern Iraq” Presented by Mary Younan, Executive Secretary Dear Secretary-General, members of Parliaments, delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon, The focus of the international community, since the beginning of the war in Iraq, has been the perplexing insecurity. The primary cause of the prevailing environment of insecurity has been the country’s deeply rooted communal war ...

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UN Hosts wide-ranging international meeting on long-term development for Iraq – March 16, 2007

UN HOSTS WIDE-RANGING INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT FOR IRAQ New York, March 16 2007 4:00PM Nearly 100 delegations from Member States, humanitarian agencies and regional organizations gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a long - term initiative for Iraq that aims to consolidate peace and pursue political, economic and social development over the next five years in the violence-torn country. It was the first time that the International Compact with Iraq (ICI), a joint UN-Iraqi Government plan, has met in New York since it was initia...

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Meeting of AUA Australia in Canberra

Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter Meeting in Canberra The future of Iraq is at risk because of its grim outlook. The human rights situation is worsening and repression of the civil and political rights continue deteriorating by the day.   Indiscriminate bombing of civilian settlements and arbitrary killings is causing grievous concern to the Assyrians and other Christians. The Assyrian nation can no longer continue on the present course of silence.   The threat posed by terrorism is real and cannot be ignored.  Our people have become the ...

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AUA Letter to UN Secretary General – January 12, 2006

January 2006 H. E. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General, United Nations 760 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 United States of America Dear Mr. Secretary General, On behalf of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and all its affiliated organizations worldwide, I would like to extend to you our sincere congratulations on your appointment as the United Nations (UN) Secretary General. Many issues need to be addressed by the UN Security Council, but the crisis in Iraq is alarming and menacing the whole Middle-Eastern region and global stability. Preventing a civil war in ...

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MPs join chorus for end to violence against the forgotten people of iraq


Debate of the Assyrian Petition in the Australian Federal Parliament – May 23, 2005

Monday 23 May 2005, Mr. Chris Bowen, the labor MP moved the AUA motion before Question Time (around 1:30pm) in the Federal Parliament “ House of representatives”.  This move came following a petition that was circulated by the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australia Chapter, calling on the Australian Government to urge the Iraqi Government to create a ‘protected administrative area for the Assyrians‘. About three thousands Assyrians from Sydney and Melbourne signed this petition.  Mr. Chris Bowen MP lodged this petition on Monday 14 March 2005  in the Federal ...

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Debate of the Assyrian Petition in the Australian Federal Parliament

Debate of the Assyrian Petition in the Australian Federal Parliament Monday 23 May 2005, Mr. Chris Bowen, the labor MP moved the AUA motion before Question Time (around 1:30pm) in the Federal Parliament “ House of representatives”.  This move came following a petition that was circulated by the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australia Chapter, calling on the Australian Government to urge the Iraqi Government to create a ‘protected administrative area for the Assyrians‘. About three thousands Assyrians from Sydney and Melbourne signed this petition.  Mr. Chris ...

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Fourth Session of the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues – UN – May 16 – 27, 2005

Fourth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nation, New York, May 16-27, 2005 The Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations, 2 UN Plaza Room DC2 1772 Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and social Affairs (DESA) Submitted by: Indigenous Peoples Organization Assyrian Universal Alliance 7055 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60626 Sen. John J. Nimrod, Secretary General ASSYRIANS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF IRAQ The issue of who are the indigenous peoples of Iraq has become very important ...

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Letter to the member of the Australian Parliament

The Hon. Charlie Lynn MLC Member of Parliament Parliament House Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 Sub: Parliament Support Needed to Prevent Mass Exodus of Christians from Iraq   Dear Hon. Charlie Lynn: On behalf of the Assyrian Australian Community and the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) we thank you for presenting this petition to the State Parliament of New South Wales and both houses of the Federal Parliament on behalf of the over 40,000 Assyrians of Australia who are concerned about the future of the Christian Assyrians and their plight in ...

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Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities working group on Indigenous Populations Eighteenth session 24 – 28 July 2000 – Intervention for Agenda Item 4

Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection Of Minorities Working Group on Indigenous Populations Eighteenth session 24-28 July 2000 Intervention for Agenda Item 4: Review of developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people: Principal theme: "Indigenous children and youth". Madam Chair I am attending this working group as a representative of the Assyrian people. They are the indigenous people of the land presently known as Iraq. They are also indigenous to parts of the ...

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