In 1993, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) was granted an advisory status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This enables the different sections of STP International to submit written and oral statements concerning various human rights issues to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. In these statements, we address the situation of minorities in the countries that will be discussed during the meetings. Thus, for example, we have already provided the Human Rights Council with several reports dealing with slavery in Mauritania.