June 12, 2008

Hmong: UNPO General Assembly Member Resolution

IX General Assembly

The resolution calls upon the international community to intervene in Laos to stop the further persecution of the Hmong people, furthermore UNPO’s Hmong member calls on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Lao PDR to allow access to the conflict zone for international humanitarian assistance.

Below is a Member Resolution as presented and adopted before the IX UNPO General Assembly held during 16-17 May 2008 in Brussels, Belgium:


   IX UNPO General Assembly

16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels Belgium

 

Member Resolution

introduced by:

 

Hmong Chaofa

Whereas, the Hmong nation of Laos and Hmong nations in all of Greater Asia and Southeast Asia are recognized as indigenous peoples by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Human Rights Council in 2007, 

Whereas, the Hmong nations of Greater Asia and Southeast Asia - peoples, lands and territories - were imperialized by western powers and regional powers in the 1700s onward, 

Whereas, the Franco-Chinese Treaty of 1885 and the Franco-Siam Treaty of 1907 that determined modern day boundaries of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have much-in-effect divided the Hmong nations and peoples and fractionated its mass lands and territories, 

Whereas, the Hmong nations in Indochina were recruited to fight in the First and Second Indochina War and the Laotian Civil War on behalf of all parties to the conflicts in the 1940s through the 1970s for the battle to control Southeast Asia, 

Whereas, the Hmong nation’s security was not included in the negotiation for the Cease-Fire Agreements in Paris and Vientiane in 1972 and 1973 respectively, 

Whereas, the Hmong nation of Laos was targeted for extermination by the Lao PDR and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1975 to the present, 

Whereas, the Hmong nation of Laos acted in self defense against the Lao PDR/Vietnamese aggression, 

Whereas, the Lao PDR/Vietnamese aggression has killed over 200,000 Hmong people in the Xaisomboun Special Zone which should be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity, 

Recalling that the Hmong nation of Laos through its international Representatives has consistently raised the Hmong persecution in Laos to the international community for intervention since 1979, 

Recalling that Lao PDR and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has consistently denied the persecution and the existence of conflict in Laos, 

Recalling that the Hmong nation of Laos has called for its own independence from Laos on January 15, 2008, 

Recalling that Hmong nation of Laos has called to the United Nations Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Peacebuilding Commission urging for a peace resolution between the Hmong nation of Laos and Lao PDR/Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 

Therefore, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization General Assembly, 

Requests the UNPO General Secretariat to appeal to the international community for intervention to end the persecution and conflict in Laos;

Calls for the Lao PDR and Socialist Republic of Vietnam to allow international access for humanitarian  assistance in all closed conflict zones;

Calls upon the Lao PDR and Socialist Republic of Vietnam to honor their international obligations as members of the United Nations.

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To download the Member Resolution, please click here. (PDF format, 137kb)