The 10th session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues will take place in Geneva (Switzerland), on the 30th of November and 1st of December. This year focus is “Minority youth: towards diverse and inclusive societies”.

The Forum will host young people belonging to an ethnic, racial, religious, or linguistic minority, who wish to make their voice heard at the United Nations, and learn how to use international human rights tools to make a difference for their community. 

This year, Mrs Elzbieta Kuzborska, Human Rights Lecturer and legal advisor will represent the Polish Minority of Lithuania at the UN Forum: she will contribute to the panel discussion titled “Inclusive education to empower minority youth”. Media material such as Mrs Kuzborska statement to the UN Forum, pictures and video recordings will be available on demand.

In terms of outcomes, the Forum discussions will focus on finding concrete measures and recommendations for minority youth in four main thematic areas: Education, Public Life, Media and Peace & Stability. Forum participants will identify a number of action-oriented recommendations to empower minority youth to be agents of positive change and these recommendations will be presented by the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2018. 

You can find more details about the event on the 10th session’s webpage. A summary prepared by The Chair of the Forum will be made available on this webpage after the Forum. Please see: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Minority/Pages/Session10.aspx

The Forum discussions will also be live streamed online. Please note that Mrs Kuzborska panel discussion will take place tomorrow 30th of November, from 10AM to 1PM Central European Time. Please see: http://webtv.un.org