UNPO accepts resolutions on farm killings and Afrikaans

UNPO accepts resolutions on farm killings and Afrikaans
UNPO accepts resolutions on farm killings and Afrikaans

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) accepted over the weekend of July 3, 2015, with his twelfth general conference in Brussels, Belgium, resolutions of the FF Plus on farm killings and Afrikaans, and must act now in terms of its mandate to protect the interests of one of its members – in this case, the Afrikaner.

This means that there is now, at the highest international level, pressure on the South African government to provide answers and to act against farm killings and the attack on Afrikaans as language as a teaching medium.

Dr. Pieter Groenewald, chairman of the FF Plus, presented the resolution on farm killings and addressed the conference on violent attacks and killings that target the agricultural community as a strategic minority.

Under the adopted resolution UNPO will now call on the South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) to issue its report on farm attacks, and the United Nations (UN) human rights commissioner will be asked to investigate the matter.

UNPO also agreed to request the South African government to declare farm attacks a priority crime.

The FF Plus’s national youth leader, Wouter Wessels, proposed the resolution on mother-tongue education to the Congress.

In this case UNPO undertakes to call on the South African government to give equal educational opportunities to all in their native language, and to stop the systematic discrimination against Afrikaans.

A great honor was bestowed to the FF Plus during the congress, as Dr. Groenewald was appointed chairman of UNPO’s election commission during the election of the organization’s president, vice president and executive committee. Dr. Pieter Mulder, leader of the Freedom Front Plus, was re-elected as member of the presidency (Executive Committee) of UNPO.

Mr. Nasser Boladai of Western Balochistan (Pakistan) was elected as the new president of UNPO, and Mr. Abdirahman Mahdi of Ogaden (Ethiopia) as vice-president.

Text of the resolutions:

UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION

XII GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Submitted by (Member/Members): AFRIKANER

Organization(s): Freedom Front Plus, South Africa

RESOLUTION

The UNPO General Assembly,

Regretting the notable increase and continuous brutal murders of farmers and farm workers in South Africa since 1994;

and

Noting that the violence and atrocities is targeted against a strategic minority enterprise responsible not only for food security but also job creation, economic growth and prosperity to the entire South African nation;

and

Affirming that, in lieu of:

– a total of 1734 farm murders and 3341 farm attacks committed from 1990 to 2014;

– a total of 277 farm attacks and 67 farm murders committed during 2014;

– the brutal and violent nature of farm attacks and murders;

– the comparative figures to the international average of 7 murders per 100 000 of the population per year, South Africa registers 32.2 per 100 000 per year – but, projected on the specific category it reflects 132,8 per 100 000 per year for farmers;

– these continuous violent atrocities committed against the South African farming fraternity could, in international terminology, be referred to as genocide.

Therefore, we, the UNPO General Assembly:

Calls upon the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to table the report on its National Hearings during September 2014 relating to farm attacks;

and

Urges the South African Government to declare farm attacks a priority crime and take real action to stem such;

and

Requests the United Nations Human Rights Commission to initiate a full investigation to pressurize the South African government to put an end to these atrocities.

UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION

THE XII GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Submitted by (Member/Members): AFRIKANER

Organization(s): Freedom Front Plus, South Africa

RESOLUTION

The UNPO General Assembly,

Expressing concern on the deliberate actions taken by the South African government to dilute and eventually eradicate Afrikaans-language mother tongue education;

and

noting that:

– although English mother tongue speakers only comprise the fourth largest language group in South Africa, 21 of the 25 public universities in South Africa are single-medium English institutions;

– despite the fact that Afrikaans speakers remain the third largest language group in South Africa, there is no single medium Afrikaans university;

– there is current concerted efforts to transform all institutions of higher learning to single medium with English as the medium of instruction;

– the South African government’s continuing establishment of new universities where the only language of instruction will be English, is resultant discrimination against the other South African languages and mother tongue education;

– the South African government is forcing Afrikaans language medium primary and secondary schools to accept non-Afrikaans speaking learners which eventually leads to the transformation of the schools into English language medium schools;

– although the majority of Afrikaans mother tongue speakers in South Africa are non-white, racial transformation is used as guise for the eradication of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at school and tertiary levels.

Therefore, we, the UNPO General Assembly:

Condemns the systematic discrimination committed with impunity not only against the 2 710 461 white Afrikaans-speakers but also the 3 442 164 coloured and 602 166 black Afrikaans-speakers;

and

Calls upon the South African government to afford equal education opportunities for all its peoples in their mother tongues, in terms of the South African constitution.

ENDS

Source – Freedom Front Plus

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