30th Anniversary UN Declaration on Minority Rights
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the rights of persons belonging to national, ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities on 18 December 1992 by consensus. Thirty years later, it remains the most important UN instrument devoted to minority rights, providing guidance and key standards ranging from non-discrimination to effective participation in decision-making at various levels and in every area of life.
This year-long promotion and celebration of the Declaration will focus on the theme “ALL in 4 Minority Rights”. The anniversary will focus on reinforcing the tenet that “the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities contribute to the political and social stability of States in which they live.”
Key messages for the campaign: