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Posts Tagged ‘International Relations’ (17 found)

Human Rights Far From Guaranteed as US Sanctions on Burma Are Removed

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSNSUW

During his meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on September 14 2016, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would end sanctions on Burma. Earlier in the week, White House deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes anticipated the easing of sanctions, stating, “We want to make sure our sanctions are not preventing the type of economic development and investment that would help the people of Myanmar […]”

September 19, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

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 ➤

Gardner Introduces Bill to Assist Democratic Transition and Spur Economic Development in Burma

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced the Empower Burma Act, legislation that aims to assist in Burma’s democratic transition by requiring the United States to lead a worldwide effort to assist in Burma’s economic development […]

September 14, 2016  •  By Senator Cory Gardner  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma […]

September 14, 2016  •  By U.S. Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presidential Proclamation to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate countries as beneficiary developing countries, and to designate any beneficiary developing country as a least-developed beneficiary developing country, for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Section 502(f)(1)(A) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(f)(1)(A)) requires the President to notify the Congress before designating any country as a beneficiary developing country […]

September 14, 2016  •  By The White House  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the United States of America

At the invitation of President Barack Obama, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is on an official visit to Washington, D.C. in September 2016 […]

September 14, 2016  •  By The White House  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Beneficial Ownership: Tackling Hidden Company Ownership Through Myanmar’s EITI Process

gwMyanmar is one of many countries where the oil, gas and mining industries have long been synonymous with secrecy and dirty dealing. Too often resource riches which could be used to lift populations out of poverty instead fall into the hands of corrupt elites […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Global Witness and Natural Resource Governance Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PM meeting with Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The Prime Minister welcomed Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Downing Street today for bilateral discussions, in Aung San Suu Kyi’s first visit outside of Asia since her National League for Democracy party’s historic election victory in November 2015 […]

September 13, 2016  •  By 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

46 Local, National, and International Human Rights Groups Oppose Lifting of U.S. Sanctions on Burma in Lead Up to Aung San Suu Kyi Visit

Washington, DC, September 12, 2016 – As the U.S. prepares for a visit by Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Burma, they must reconsider their decision to lift further sanctions on the country […]

September 13, 2016  •  By U.S. Campaign for Burma and STAND  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤