Aim of the project
The aim of this project is to provide analysis, advice and process-assistance to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project focusing on minorities.
“In times of great societal change, minorities are threatened. We have seen it time and time again, unfortunately in Europe as well. The ability of governments to protect minorities is the ultimate test of their democratic values.” This quote from a speech by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre describes the background for the recent launch of the Ministry’s “Minority project”.
The project is coordinated by Section for Human Rights and Democracy in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will draw upon the Ministry’s in-house expertise, international network and local stakeholders. The assignment is part of ILPI’s Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.