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Posts Tagged ‘Canada’ (41 found)

Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization Founded at the 2nd Burma Ethnic Nationalities Conference Canada

The second Burma Ethnic Nationalities Conference Canada was successfully held on 11-12 October 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. The conference was attended by representatives and members of Burma ethnic communities from across Canada […]

October 16, 2014  •  By Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Toronto Declaration

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Burmese Democracy Movement, the most elaborate ’88 Generation Conference’ was held from June 28 to June 30, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Over a hundred 88 Generation activists attended from U.S, Canada, and Asia. A number of prominent 88 Generation activists from Burma also participated via the Skype […]

July 5, 2013  •  By 88 Generation Conference  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Conflicting Realities: Reform, Repression and Human Rights in Burma

This report by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights is intended to recognize the important achievements brought about as part of Burma’s reform process, in particular the election of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other candidates from the NLD as Members of Parliament (MP) this April. At the same time, we wish to warn against hasty or irresponsible optimism and to sound the alarm about the lack of civilian control over the Burmese military, which has very serious human rights and humanitarian consequences. Recent progress has not yet extended to all parts of the country, nor to all of the people of Burma. Going forward, we believe that it is important for the international community to look beyond central Burma in assessing the depth and sincerity of the country’s reforms. Respect by the Burmese government and military for human rights and international law in Burma’s ethnic minority
areas will be the real measure of change in the country and should inform any decision regarding the permanent removal of sanctions by Canada […]

June 24, 2013  •  By Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of Commons, Canada  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CFOB Concerned with Kachin Conflicts in Northern Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) is concerned with escalating conflicts in Kachin State of Burma, especially reports on civilian casualty and the use of heavy artilleries and air forces. We call on the Government of Canada and international community to help stop the conflicts by using its diplomatic channels and to help alleviate the sufferings of 100,00 refugees in the conflict zones by providing emergency humanitarian assistance […]

January 18, 2013  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Unannounced Visit of Burmese Foreign Minister to Canada

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) learned an unannounced but ‘official visit’ of Burmese Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung to Canada from Oct. 2 to 4.

“U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, paid an official visit to Canada,” The state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on Saturday Oct. 6., 2012 […]

October 6, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Release of CFOB Policy Statement: “Navigating the Thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and Beyond”

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) announces the release of its recent country report on Burma-Canada relations, “Navigating the thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and beyond”. This prospectus report on Canada-Burma relations comes at an historical and critical juncture between the two countries […]

September 5, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Navigating the Thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and Beyond

This statement follows on an April 27, 2012 consultation hosted by the Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) with the support of University of Ottawa and Canadian NGO Committee on Burma. The aim of the consultation was to deliberate on CFOB’s platform […]

September 5, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Ivanhoe Received US $103 Million from Burma’s Copper Mines

Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines has announced early today in its press release that it received US$103 million from Burma asset it held through Monywa Trust.

Ivanhoe owned a 50% operating interest in a joint venture with Burma’s state-owned company and transferred its asset to a third party Monywa Trust in 2007 […]

August 3, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canadian Ambassador presented Honorary Doctorate Law degrees to Suu Kyi

Canadian Ambassador to Burma, Ron Hoffmann, presented two honorary doctorate law degrees to the Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on behalf of two universities in Canada – shortly before a meeting with Burma’s new President Thein Sein taking place in Naypyidaw. The two accolades delivered by the ambassador two weeks ago in Rangoon are from Carleton university of Ottawa and Memorial University of Newfoundland […]

July 28, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤