FAAVM is the leading Canadian international minority rights organization, working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Inspired by the provisions of article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, we strengthen civil society movements working to combat discrimination and promote equality. To do this, we support equality movement coalitions and help to develop and implement advocacy strategies
The FAAVM strives for coordinated, effective and sustained national and international support for Canada’s transformative efforts for inclusive sustainable peace, security, socioeconomic development, to combat discrimination and promote equality as a fundamental human right and a principle of social justice
Adopted by consensus in 1992, the United Nations Minorities Declaration in its article 1 refers to minorities as based on national or ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic identity, and provides that States should protect their existence
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