United Nations Commission on Human Rights
April 9, 2005
this page in Macedonian
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement
of Canada (MHRMC) and EFA-Rainbow
were present at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission
on Human Rights (UNCHR) that takes place in Geneva. Among distinguished
guests and international NGO's, MHRMC and EFA-Rainbow had interesting
talks with members of UN Permanent missions, focusing on the
of human rights, especially for the Macedonians in Greece,
Bulgaria and Albania.
Thorough reports about the situation of the Macedonian
minorities in all three countries were also distributed in
Assembly but also to many participants from all over the world
and NGO' s that expressed interest.
Macedonian Minority in Greece
Macedonan Minority in Bulgaria
Macedonian Minority in Albania
For Greece in particular,
the two organizations
once more highlighted the absolute need for the improvement
of today's situation for all ethnic and linguistic groups.
Recognition of diversity,
introduction of minority languages into primary and secondary
education to the regions were these languages are spoken
and respect of the rights
for all minority groups are a "must" but still remain an illusion
for Greece, a member state of the European Union. The UNCHR
can play a vital role in this direction, something that was already
proven during its 61st session.
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