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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’ (637 found)

U.S.: Ongoing Atrocity Crimes Against Ethnic Minorities Merit U.S. Sanctions Renewal on Myanmar (Burma)

(Washington, D.C., May 9, 2016)—U.S. President Barack Obama should renew sanctions authority on Myanmar (Burma) for at least another year due to ongoing egregious human rights violations against ethnic minorities in the country, said Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide in a new report published today […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Continue Efforts to Release all Remaining Prisoners of Conscience

One month after the Myanmar’s new administration pledged that it would work to free all prisoners of conscience in the country, the authorities should double their efforts to ensure that no one is left behind bars for peacefully exercising their rights […]

May 7, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015

Burma has a quasi-parliamentary system of government in which national parliament selects the president and constitutional provisions grant one-quarter of national, regional, and state parliamentary seats to active-duty military appointees […]

April 13, 2016  •  By The United States Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APHR: Release of Political Prisoners in Myanmar Represents a Positive Step

JAKARTA, 11 April 2016 — Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia welcomed the release of over 100 political prisoners in Myanmar, expressing their hope that the long-awaited move represents a sign of the new government’s commitment to addressing the country’s human rights challenges […]

April 11, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD-led government must act to end Rohingya crisis

Members of the European Burma Network (EBN) call upon the new government of Burma to act swiftly to start to address the Rohingya crisis in Burma/Myanmar […]

April 6, 2016  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Burma Health System Reform Seminar

More than ninety delegates from Burma’s ethnic health organizations, border-based community health organizations, medical professionals, academics, lawyers, women and youth organizations, education, environment, and other community-based organizations have held a Seminar on “Health Reform towards a Devolved Health System in Burma” from March 24 to 25 at a location on the border […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Health Convergence Core Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

One in Five Children in Myanmar Go to Work Instead of Going to School, New Census Report Reveals

UNFPA, Yangon — A new census report on employment in Myanmar shows that one in five children aged 10-17 go to work instead of going to school. This is 1.6 million children, or 21 per cent of children aged 10-17. The report also highlights a profound gender gap in the country’s labour market […]

March 29, 2016  •  By The United Nations Population Fund  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presentation on The Union Report: Occupation and Industry

Occupation and IndustryThe most recent census in Myanmar was undertaken in 2014. The census employed a de facto methodology where, with some exceptions, individuals were enumerated at the place they were residing on the 29th of March 2014 (Census Night). This census was undertaken after more than three decades; the last censuses were conducted in 1983 and 1973 […]

March 28, 2016  •  By The United Nations Population Fund  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FORUM-ASIA Welcomes the Adoption of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma/Myanmar

(Bangkok, Geneva, 25 March 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the adoption of a resolution on Burma/Myanmar at the 31st session of the United Nations Human rights Council yesterday […]

March 25, 2016  •  By FORUM-ASIA  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: New Government must Break Vicious Cycle of Repression and Political Arrests

Myanmar’s new government will take office with a historic opportunity to change course on human rights but must break away from the deeply repressive legal framework that for years has fuelled arbitrary arrests and repression, Amnesty International said in a new report today […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤