Somalilandsun- Southern Mongolia sits within the borders of the People’s Republic of China, where it is officially named the “Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region” and stretches horizontally along the northern border with Mongolia proper
As an ethnic, cultural, and linguistic minority within the region, Mongol communities are subject to myriad discriminatory practices by Chinese authorities. The sustained oppression Mongols experience is both geopolitical and ethnic in nature.
The region was designated in 1947, and grew to incorporate other contiguous regions with sizable Mongol populations. Recent census data shows that with 24 million people, the majority of the population is Han Chinese. With a population of 4 million, ethnic Mongols are a minority within their own region. Within the Mongol population, there are numerous subgroups who speak Mongol languages, such as the Oirats and the Buryats.
As an ethnic, cultural, and linguistic minority within the region, Mongol communities are subject to myriad discriminatory practices by Chinese authorities. The sustained oppression Mongols experience is both geopolitical and ethnic in nature. In these communities, the foremost sources of suffering are internal displacements, as a result of environmental degradation and land-grabbing, as well as ethnic discrimination, particularly regarding their religious and political identities. Mongols are denied political and civil rights in addition to land rights, while suffering widespread human rights violations all the while. Their disenfranchisement is the result of long-term and compounded repression, which leaves them with few viable alternative paths to empowerment.
In pursuit appraising Europeans of the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government over the southern mongol nation the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) in collaboration with MEP Csaba Sógor (EPP) and the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center, will host a conference on the rights of minorities in Southern Mongolia.
This conference aims to raise European awareness of the oppression of Mongols within China and provide a comprehensive introduction to the human rights abuses they are subject to.
To this effect you are cordially invited to join the organizers for discussions on the issue at the European Parliament, on 28 November 2017, from 8:30 – 10:30 at the European Parliament, click to register for free
About the UNPO
The Unrepresented Nations and People Organization (UNPO) in which Somaliland is among members is an international, nonviolent and democratic membership organisation. Its Members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to promote their right to self-determination. For more about the UNPO visit http://unpo.org/