To open the UNPO’s XIII General Assembly, Mr Nasser Boladai, President of UNPO, emphasised that unifying minorities from all over the world makes them stronger, and stressed the necessity of uniting unrepresented peoples.
in January, amendments to the UNPO Covenant were unanimously approved. The Assembly closed its session with the re-confirmation of UNPO's Secretary General Marino Busdachin, Treasurer Jeroen Zandberg, President Nasser Boladai and Vice-President Abdirahman Mahdi.
UNPO President Mr Nasser Boladai, also spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) and of the Balochistan People's Party (BPP), expressed concern on the isolation of the Iranian Kurds, as well as that of his own people, the Baloch.
The facilitators also explained the importance of developing an advocacy strategy, rather than contributing to UN activities through scattered meetings or roundtables.
Mr Nasser Boladai from West Balochistan was then elected the new President of UNPO and Mr Abdirahman Mahdi from Ogaden the new Vice-President, with 2/3 of the voting-eligible Members supporting their nomination.
Exploring a similar situation of occupation of an indigenous land rich in natural resources Mr Nasser Boladai, Spokesperson of the Balochistan Peoples Party, presented the case of Balochistan, a region that is tied to multiple states' geo-political interests.
speakers who will contribute with their expertise in this regard include: Ms. Monireh Sulemani - Representative of the Balochistan Peoples Party, Mr. Hillel Neuer - Executive Director of the UN Watch, Mr. Karim Mr. Abdollah Hejab -;Mr. Taimoor Aliassi G) Ms. Marina Nemat - Iranian activist, author of "After Tehran: The Life Reclaimed", Human Dignity Prize winner.
In a series of meetings organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) the Baloch representatives engaged in constructive dialogues with Members of the European Parliament, European officials, political advisers and human rights organisations.
Nasser Boladai of the Balochistan Peoples Party and Loghman Ahmedi of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan participated in a series of visits, organised by the Unrepresented Peoples and Nations Organization (UNPO),
On 12 and 13 November 2009, UNPO will facilitate the attendance of five Iranian groups to the 2nd Session of the Forum on Minority Issues: Ahwazi-Arabs, Kurds, Baloch, Azeri-Turks and Lur