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Posts Tagged ‘National League for Democracy’ (266 found)

New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

A new documentary film launched today reveals the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, currently threatened by plans to build the giant Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State […]

September 28, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter of Felicitation Sent on World Peace Day

Today, September 21, was designated by the United Nations as World Peace Day in 1981, and the Day has been started to be honored and celebrated at the UN head office since 1982. The aim is for every country and every person to assemble on the World Peace Day and hold discussions for World Peace […]

September 21, 2016  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Continue UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma

We are concerned by information we have received that the European Union has decided not to go ahead with a resolution on human rights in Burma at the current session of the UN General Assembly[…]

September 19, 2016  •  By Members and Observers of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma’s Statement

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America […]

September 15, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Cardin, McCain Introduce Legislation to Support Burma During Historic Political, Economic Transition, Remain Focused on Human Rights Issues

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, and John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, introduced legislation today to lend additional U.S. support to Burma’s ongoing political transition and economic growth since that country’s historic November 2015 elections, while also recognizing that human rights issues, national reconciliation and constitutional reform remain works in progress that must be addressed […]

September 13, 2016  •  By United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s New Dawn :Opportunities for Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S.-Myanmar Relations

csisFive months after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power in Myanmar in April following their stunning landslide victory in the November 2015 national elections, the new government is still very much in transition[…]

September 12, 2016  •  By Center for Strategic and International Studies  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Why a UNGA resolution is still needed

ALTSEAN-Burma, Amnesty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Forum-Asia, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are concerned that the European Union (EU) may not introduce a new resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the upcoming 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) […]

September 1, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma, Amensty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders, Forum-Asia and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျပည္ေထာင္စုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးညီလာခံ – (၂၁) ရာစုပင္လံုႏွင့့္ ပတ္သက္၍ အရပ္ဘက္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ သေဘာထားေၾကညာခ်က္

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၃၁ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးညီလာခံ – (၂၁) ရာစုပင္လံု အားစတင္က်င္းပေတာ့မည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ျပည္သူေ႐ြးခ်ယ္တင္ေျမွာက္ေသာ အ႐ပ္သား အစိုးရသစ္လက္ထက္တြင္ ျမန္မာျပည္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ အမ်ဳိးသား ျပန္လည္ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရး ရရွိႏိုင္ရန္ ညီလာခံႀကီးကို အစျပဳႏုိင္ခဲ့ျခင္းအတြက္ မိမိတို႔မွ မ်ားစြာ ဝမ္းေျမာက္ ဂုဏ္ယူမိပါသည္ […]

August 30, 2016  •  By 113 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate death and alleged rape of Rohingya woman

The Myanmar authorities must ensure a prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigation into the death and alleged rape of a Rohingya woman […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤