The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN(IM) has congratulated Dr Edna Adan Ismail (Somaliland) on being elected as the new President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO).
She was elected as the first female Presidentelected as the first female President of the UNPO and succeeded Nasser Bolodai of the Balochistan People’s Party.
The NSCN (IM) also conveyed its congratulation to Vice-Presidents Elisenda Paluzie (Catalonia) and Rubina Greenwood (Sind); and the new Presidency members Tammy Breedt (Afrikaners), Dolkun Isa (East Turkestan), Paul Strauss (District of Columbia), Tina Rose Muna Barnes (Guam), Ali Abdelzadeh (Iranian Kurdistan), Alex Thach (Khmer Krom), Abdi Mahdi (Ogaden) and Rigzin Genkhang (Tibet).
It further informed that the NSCN (IM) also participated in the UNPO’s XVI General Assembly held in Washington DC on March 26 and 27.
According to the Morungexpress the NSCN team was led by Lt Gen (Retd) VS Atem, VC, Member of the Collective Leadership, NSCN as they participated in the General Assembly virtually, it said.
‘Nagalim represented by the NSCN was admitted as a bona fidemember of the UNPO on the January 23 1993,” it added.
The UNPO is an international movement and organization established to empower the voices of the unrepresented and marginalized peoples worldwide and to protect their rights for self-determination and currently comprised of 44 members.
The Government of Somaliland has been a member of UNPO since 2004. Read membership profile HERE
Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast India, bordering Myanmar. It’s home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribes’ culture. Its capital city of Kohima suffered heavy fighting in World War II, commemorated by memorials at the Kohima War Cemetery. The Nagaland State Museum exhibits ancient weaponry, a ceremonial drum and other traditional Naga cultural artifacts. Read more HERE
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international movement and organization established to empower the voices of unrepresented and marginalized peoples worldwide and to protect their rights to self-determination.
The peoples represented within the UNPO membership are all united by one shared condition: they are denied equal representation in the institutions of national or international governance. As a consequence, their opportunity to participate on the national or international stage is limited, and they struggle to fully realize their rights to civil and political participation and to control their economic, social and cultural development. In many cases, they are subject to the worst forms of violence and repression.