Vice-Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Oliver Loode said this on the air of Ukrainian Channel 5.
According to him, the project was launched by the Estonian Institute of Human Rights, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and the United Nations and is intended to acquaint the West with the issue of Crimean Tatars.
"The Estonian Institute of Human Rights has initiated the project to strengthen the position of the Crimean Tatars in the European Union and in the western world as a whole. It also includes the system of the United Nations and various international organizations," Ukrayinska Pravda online Ukrainian media outlet quotes him as saying.
He stressed: "It is important for the international organizations and states to know about the Crimean Tatars, their history and identity."