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MRG at the UN Forum on Minority Issues
The video contains the statement given by Carl Soderbergh, MRG’s Director of Policy and Communications, at the 3rd UN Forum on Minority Issues. He points out the exclusion of minorities from the Millennium Development Goals and expresses MRG’s particular concern for minority women, many of whom suffer multiple discrimination. To read the full statement click here
"In parts of Europe, Roma face very serious discrimination in employment and the destabilising effects of forced removals. In China, ethnic minorities have seen their average incomes not keep pace with that of the majority Han Chinese. In Colombia, Afro-descendant communities face forced dispossession of their land as the on-going conflict continues to cause displacement and affect individual livelihoods."