Podcast: Why National Minority Participation is Important


In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ Senior Researcher Alejandro Fuentes speaks to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier.

They discuss the importance of public participation of national minorities, the impacts of the current political environment in Europe and the need for balance and integration of diverse societies.

The High Commissioner was in Lund for a one-day conference co-hosted by RWI and the OSCE in November 2019. It marked the 20th anniversary of the Lund Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life.

Ambassador Lamberto Zannier works to identify and address causes of ethnic tensions and conflicts over national minority issues. This includes addressing both short-term triggers of tension and long-term structural issues.