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Letter of Felicitation Sent on World Peace Day

Today, September 21, was designated by the United Nations as World Peace Day in 1981, and the Day has been started to be honored and celebrated at the UN head office since 1982. The aim is for every country and every person to assemble on the World Peace Day and hold discussions for World Peace […]

September 21, 2016  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“From Genuine Peace Negotiation, Toward Federal Union”

We, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on September 21st, send our wishes to the ethnic people of Burma to be healthy and happy […]

September 21, 2016  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Continue UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma

We are concerned by information we have received that the European Union has decided not to go ahead with a resolution on human rights in Burma at the current session of the UN General Assembly[…]

September 19, 2016  •  By Members and Observers of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Legal Analysis Statement on current armed conflict in Karen State from the perspective of human rights and the rule of law vis-a-vis the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Since the second week of September 2016, fighting has resumed between the DKBA and Burmese Army and its subsidiary Karen Border Guard Force. This can erode the trust of ethnic nationalities in the government and Burmese military leaders who are taking the leading role in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) process […]

September 19, 2016  •  By Legal Aid Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Urgently Needs plan to Support Reform of Myanmar’s vast, Dirty Jade Trade after Obama Announces Sanctions Lift

Efforts must focus on clearing army companies and families out of sector worth up to $31bn in 2014, and supporting local calls for reform and peace […]

September 16, 2016  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must be issued for sanctions to be lifted, which President Obama said will happen “soon […]”

September 15, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma’s Statement

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America […]

September 15, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Corker Statement on Meeting with Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after a breakfast meeting with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and congressional leaders at Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in Washington, D.C […]

September 14, 2016  •  By U.S. Senator Bob Corker  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤