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International Relations (103 found)

The Need for Peace and Inclusion

The peoples of Myanmar have long desired a platform for inclusive peace and dialogue where the vital issues of politics, economics, welfare and human rights for all can be discussed together, fully and in a spirit of national reconcilitation and cooperation. Thus any initiative towards peace and dialogue is always welcome […]

January 27, 2016  •  By Lahpai Seng Raw  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report and Recommendations of the Session of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA): Report and Recommendations of the Session of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) Geneva, 16-20 November 2015

1.1. In accordance with the Statute (Annex I) of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC), the SCA has the mandate to consider and review applications for accreditation, reaccreditation and special or other reviews received by the National Institutions, […]

January 26, 2016  •  By ICC Sub-Committee on Accrediation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Medical Crisis for Political Prisoners of Letpadan Case

There has been a significant deterioration in the health and well-being of 53 students and supporters who have been detained without bail for nine months at Thayawaddy prison. Their criminal trial has now dragged on for nine months. If convicted, they could face up to ten years in prison […]

January 25, 2016  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions, Letpadan Justice Committee and Justice Trust  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC on NCA and Internal Peace

Burma/Myanmar, after receiving independence on January 4, 1948 from the British colonialists in accordance with the Panlong Agreement, was accompanied by the civil war. Since the rulers of successive eras have tried to end the civil war, in disregard of the Panlong Agreement, they have not met with any success, up to this day, and people of all the nationalities have to continue to suffer the malicious caprices and dreadful consequences of war […]

January 20, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A Brief NCA History, the NCA’s Flaws and Failings

The efforts of the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) to negotiate a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with the Burmese/Myanmar government began in November 2013 at the Ethic Armed Organizations Conference in Laiza, Kachin State, where the 16 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) established their Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) […]

January 14, 2016  •  By Karen National Union (KNU) Vice-President Naw Zipporah Sein  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

No Women, No Peace: Gender Equality, Conflict and Peace in Myanmar

This briefing explores the gender dimensions and gender impact of conflict in Myanmar. Such information is relatively scarce, and there has long been a need for a deeper understanding of the intersections of gender, ethnicity and other identities in peace-building and democratisation […]

January 13, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Commentary: The 2015 General Election: A New Beginning?

The resounding victory of the National League for Democracy in the November general election has raised hopes in Myanmar and around the world that, finally, the country could be on the road towards peace and democracy. Sadly, there have been too many failures in the past for simple optimism now […]

December 4, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ (MNHRC) ၏ ၾသဇာသက္ေရာက္မႈႏွင့္ ထိေရာက္မႈ ေလ့လာေရး အထူးခရီးစဥ္မွ နိဂံုးခ်ဳပ္ ေၾကညာခ်က္

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ (MNHRC) ၏ ၾသဇာရွိန္ဝါႏွင့္ အက်ဳိးသက္ေရာက္မႈကို စံုစမ္း ေလ့လာရန္ (ႏုိင္ငံအဆင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အဖဲြ႔အစည္း) NHRI မ်ားဆိုင္ရာ အာရွ NGO ကြန္ယက္ (ANNI) ၏ အတြင္းေရးမႉးအဖြဲ႔ျဖစ္ေသာ အာရွလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးဖိုရမ္ (ဖိုရမ္-ေအးရွား)ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔တို႔က ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလ ၁၆ ရက္မွ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ပူးတြဲျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ အခ်က္ အလက္ရွာေဖြေရး အစီအစဥ္မွာ ယေန႔ၿပီးဆံုးခဲ့ၿပီ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔တြင္ ကိုးရီးယားသမၼတႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ ဥကၠဌေဟာင္းလည္းျဖစ္ ဆိုးလ္ၿမိဳ႕ အမ်ဳိးသားတကၠသိုလ္ ဥပေဒေက်ာင္း အၿငိမ္းစားပါေမာကၡလည္းျဖစ္သူ ပါေမာကၡ ကၽြန္းဝွန္ဟန္း၊ အင္ဒိုနီးရွားႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ဥကၠဌ မစၥတာ ႏူးရ္ခုိလစၥ၊ ဖုိရမ္-ေအးရွားအဖြဲ႔၏ ႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ လုပ္ငန္းမန္ေနဂ်ာ မစၥဘက္တီ ယိုလန္ဒါႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ စည္း႐ံုးလႈံ႔ေဆာ္ေရးႏွင့္ သုေတသနအရာရွိ မစၥတာ ဂ်ိဳးဆက္စ္ ကြမ္ တို႔ ပါဝင္ခဲ့သည္။ […]

December 2, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership andForum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Malaysia: Rohingya Refugees Hope for Little and Receive Less

RohingyaIt’s been six months since as many as 1,000 Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar died in the Andaman Sea. And still, neighboring nations remain resistant to recognizing the Rohingya people’s rights as refugees. Even after neighboring governments met earlier this year and agreed to protect the Rohingya at sea, no nation has taken a leadership role in permitting them to disembark from boats safely and legally. The absence of a regional plan leaves the Rohingya vulnerable to the challenges of a perilous sea voyage, and further strands those Rohingya who have lived in Malaysia and other regional nations for up to three generations without legal rights or protection. Without a doubt, Myanmar is creating this crisis […]

November 17, 2015  •  By Refugees International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤