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AUA – Ms. Jennifer Babaie’s speech delivered at the UN Forum on Minority Issues – Geneva – Dec 12, 2010

Statement on the Meaningful and Effective Participation in Economic and Development Policy-Making Ms. Jennifer Babaie, AUA Committee on International Relations: On October 31st of this year, the Our Lady of Salvation Cathedral was holding its usual Sunday evening mass. Armed men carrying explosives and weapons forcefully entered the church and killed 2 priests and at least 50 of the worshippers. It took more than four hours and four dead security guards before the remaining hostages were freed. Good morning everyone. My task today is to explain centuries of entrenc...

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UN Refugee Chief in Middle East to strengthen with gulf states and Muslim world – April 2, 2007

UN REFUGEE CHIEF IN MIDDLE EAST TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH GULF STATES AND MUSLIM WORLD New York, Apr 2 2007 2:00PM After wrapping up a weekend trip to Baghdad to find ways to bolster humanitarian support for the millions uprooted by the conflict in Iraq, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR is in Bahrain today, as part of a mission to the Middle East to strengthen the agency’s partnerships with Gulf nations and the Muslim world in general. In Baghdad, Mr. Guterres held talks with top officials, stressing that the Iraqi Government must take control of ...

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UNHRC 4th Session Statement – March 29, 2007

Human Rights Council 4th Session 12-30 March 2007 Item 2: Implementation of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 entitled “Human Rights Council” Other Issues March 29, 2007 Statement by the International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic, Religious, Linguistic and Other Minorities (IFPRERLM) Delivered by Damianos SEREFIDIS (Main Representative, Geneva) Mr. President, The International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic, Religious, Linguistic and Other Minorities (IFPRERLM), is glad to participate in the ...

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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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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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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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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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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 5

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 5: Review of recent developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people: General statements, including land issues, education and health. Mr. Chairman May I firstly congratulate you on your recent appointment as chairman of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations. The Assyrians, Mr. Chairman are the descendants of ...

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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 6

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 6: Standard-setting activities including a review of indigenous peoples' relationship with natural resource, energy and mining companies Mr. Chairman I am attending this working group as a representative of the Assyrian people. Presently an estimated half of our population lives outside our indigenous land of Iraq. This converts into about 2 million people who still live in Iraq. ...

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Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities fifty first session Working Group on Minorities fifth session 25 – 31 May 1999

United Nations Economic and Social Council Commission on Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Fifty-First Session Working Group on Minorities Fifth Session 25 to 31 May 1999 Agenda item 3(a):          Reviewing the promotion and practical realisation of the Declaration of the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities [E/CN4/Sub.2/AC.5/1999/1/Add.1] Mr Chairman, Thank you for the opportunity granted to the Assyrian people to participate in this fifth ...

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