World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples 2004
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Wed Nov 5 11:07:01 UTC 2003
forwarded, with usual apologies, some information about the following World
Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place in Tallinn 2004 (i.e. the
"cultural-political congress", not to be confused with the more strictly
"scientific" (?) Congressus Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum, due to take
place in Yoshkar-Ola 2005, http://www.fu10.mari-el.ru/).
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Institut für Finno-Ugristik der Universität Wien
Universitätscampus, Spitalg. 2-4 Hof 7, A-1090 Wien
Tel. +43 1 4277 43009 | Fax +43 1 4277 9430
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at | http://mailbox.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/
"Äiti on ammatiltaan töissä yliopistossa ja lukee sähköpostia." -- Helka 6
Von: Pertti Pyhtilä <pertti.pyhtila at finst.ee>
Organisation: Finnish Institute in ESTONIA
Datum: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 09:52:16 +0200
An: "Ural Lista" <ural-lista at helsinki.fi>
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World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples
A Brief Introduction
In the year 2004, the 4th World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples is to be
convened in Tallinn (at hotel Viru and Estonia Concert Hall).
According to Declaration of Fundamental Principles, Aims and Objectives of
Cooperation of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the World, "the World Congress of
Finno-Ugric Peoples is a forum of Finno-Ugric and Samoyed Peoples. It is
independent of governments and political parties, and aims for the status of
a non-governmental organization of the UN Organization" (Syktyvkar, 1992).
The Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples as the executive body of
the Congress represents the Congress at the Working Groups On Indigenous
Populations of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
The World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples is convened every fourth year.
Hitherto, the Congress was held in 1992 in Syktyvkar (Komi Republic,
Russia), in 1996 in Budapest (Hungary), and in 2000 in Helsinki (Finland).
This time, Estonia has the honour and responsibility of hosting the next
Congress. It will be held in 2004 in the Estonia's capital city of Tallinn.
This Congress will be focused on the subject The Youth As the Key To the
Future of Finno-Ugric Peoples.
The aims of the Congress are: to develop and protect the ethnic identities,
cultures and languages of Finno-Ugric peoples; to promote the co?operation
between Finno-Ugric peoples; to discuss and find solutions to their most
urgent problems; and to promote the implementation of their right to
self-determination in accordance with the norms and principles of the
In addition to Plenary Sessions, there will be five Working Groups at the
(1) Section on Law and Politics,
(2) Section on Language and Education,
(3) Section on Culture,
(4) Section on Public Health, Demography, Ecology,
(5) Section on the Media and Information Systems.
At its Plenary Sessions, the Congress will adopt the Resolution, while the
Sections will adopt their recommendations to the Consultative Committee of
Finno-Ugric Peoples. The working languages of the Congress will be Russian,
English, and all Uralic languages.
Every people at the Congress is represented by a delegation of its
representative body or the national central organisation. Among the
participants in the Congress there will be 300 delegates from Russia,
Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia, as well as the Hungarians from
Hungary, Romania and neighbouring countries. There will be around 300
observers at the Congress (representing Hungary, Estonia, Finland, and
Finno-Ugric administrative units of Russia). Together with guests (from
UNESCO, ECOSOC, the European Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers,
etc.), heads of states and their escorts, and accredited journalists, the
total number of people at the Congress will reach approximately eight
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