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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’ (637 found)

In Flood-Affected Rural Areas, Poorest People Face Highest Food Insecurity Risk And Livestock And Fisheries Sectors Yet To Recover From Severe Damage

Yangon – More than seven months after Cyclone Komen caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, poor rural communities are still enduring increased levels of food insecurity, according to a UN report released today […]

March 17, 2016  •  By World Food Program  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Atrocities Prevention Report: Targeting of and Attacks on Members of Religious Groups in Burma

The situation in Rakhine State is grim, in part due to a mix of long-term historical tensions between the Rakhine and Rohingya communities, socio-political conflict, socio-economic underdevelopment, and a long-standing marginalization of both Rakhine and Rohingya by the Government of Burma […]

March 17, 2016  •  By U.S. Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmses Government Urged to Promote Freedom of Religion for Belief for All

In a joint statement with Jubilee Campaign at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) urged the government of Burma to repeal or amend the 1982 Citizenship Law which discriminates against the Muslim Rohingya and to promote the right to freedom of religion or belief for all […]

March 17, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Government’s Response to UN review “Extremely Disappointing”

Paris, Bangkok, 17 March 2016: Burma’s extremely disappointing response to its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN confirmed the outgoing government’s unwillingness to address the country’s key human rights challenges, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

March 17, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma and FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Book Brings Stories of Burma’s Ethnic Nationalities from the Thailand-Burma Border to Local and International Audiences

(March 16, 2016) Today, Burma Link launches a book, Lives on the Line: Voices for Change from the Thailand-Burma Border, in English and Burmese. The book brings stories of Burma’s ethnic nationalities from diverse backgrounds to international audiences as well as into book shops inside the country […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Burma Link  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Special Report: FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Myanmar

WFPAn FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited Myanmar from 24 November to 10 December 2015 at the invitation of the Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI) to forecast the 2015 cereal production (2015 main monsoon and ongoing 2015 secondary summer season) and to evaluate the prospective food security and nutrition situation […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

RSF calls for thorough Investigation of Bombing at Journalist’s Home

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burmese authorities to do everything possible to arrest and prosecute all those who had anything to do with last week’s bomb explosion at the home of Min Min, the chief editor of the Root Investigative Agency (RIA), in the troubled western state of Arakan […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Union Parliament Elects New President

The United States congratulates Htin Kyaw on his election as Burma’s next president. The presidential election is another important step forward in Burma’s democratic transition, and we commend the people and institutions of Burma who continue to work together to ensure a peaceful transfer of power after the November 2015 elections […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Department of State, John Kerry, Secretary of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Forced Labor of Rakhine Buddhists in Western Myanmar

(Yangon, March 15, 2016)— Myanmar Army soldiers forced ethnic-Rakhine civilians to dig graves and carry supplies under the threat of death during recent fighting with the Arakan Army in Rakhine State, Fortify Rights said today […]

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

Australia Undermining UN Efforts to Defend Human Rights in Burma and Weakening its Own Leadership in the Process

As Australia undermines international efforts to address Burma’s significant human rights challenges, it also misses an opportunity to establish its credentials as a global human rights leader, the Human Rights Law Centre has warned today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Human Rights Law Centre  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤