3rd Meeting, 14th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
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The theme of the Forum is "Conflict Prevention and the Protection of the Human Rights of Minorities".

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10:00-12:00 (local time in Geneva) Item 4: Focusing on the rights of
minorities and effective early prevention of conflicts

Forum participants will reflect on how dedicated and specialized
mechanisms with appropriate mandates can concentrate on the minority
dimension of conflicts by identifying situations where there is systematic
denial of the rights of minorities. They will examine the existence of early
conflict prevention mechanisms at various levels, including at the
international, regional, subregional, national and local levels.
Discussions will also touch upon the need to focus on minorities and
pool the outputs of the early warning systems of United Nations
agencies, funds, programmes and agencies, and of other
intergovernmental organizations. Participants will consider what makes
such mechanisms a compelling tool for effectively preventing costly and
protracted conflicts involving minorities.

Participants will pay special attention to the importance of including a
gender perspective in early effective conflict prevention, and will rely on
the recommendations made by the Forum at its fourth session with
regard to guaranteeing the rights of minority women and girls (see
A/HRC/19/71), who may be particularly vulnerable in conflict and
post-conflict situations.

Ms. Aya Manaa, Palestinian human rights
defender and activist from Israel

Mr. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, Associate
Professor, Faculty of Law,
University of Ghana

Ms. Maria Eugenia Carbone, Director of the Latin
American

Program and Technical
Secretariat of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass
Atrocity Prevention, Auschwitz Institute

● Ms. Aya Manaa, Palestinian human rights defender and activist
from Israel
● Mr. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, Associate Professor, Faculty of
Law, University of Ghana
● Ms. Maria Eugenia Carbone, Director of the Latin American
Program and Technical Secretariat of the Latin American Network
for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Auschwitz Institute

-Interactive Dialogue