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Posts Tagged ‘UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (15 found)

Burma and the U.S. Conclude Successful Second Human Rights Dialogue

1. Myanmar and the United States held the second Myanmar-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue in Nay Pyi Taw January 14-15 to discuss and exchange best practices in the field of human rights of both parties, and also on ongoing efforts to further promote and protect human rights in Myanmar […]

January 16, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: UN expert to assess human rights situation in Rakhine and Northern Shan States

GENEVA (5 January 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her second official visit to the country from 7-16 January 2015. Ms. Lee will gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation in the Rakhine and Northern Shan States, among other issues […]

January 5, 2015  •  By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

High Commissioner For Human Rights Urges ASEAN to Set the Bar High with Its Regional Human Rights Declaration

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday offered her encouragement to ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in drafting a regional human rights declaration, but called for a meaningful consultation […]

May 11, 2012  •  By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Human Rights Chief Welcomes Release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Calls for Release of Other Political Prisoners

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay welcomed Saturday the release of Aung San Suu Kyi at the end of her sentence, and urged the Myanmar authorities to also release the remaining 2,200 political prisoners in Myanamar.

“This is a positive signal that the authorities in Myanmar are willing to move forward with the serious challenge of democratic transition, and the need for national reconciliation,” Pillay said […]

November 13, 2010  •  By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 34: 2010 Election Watch (26 October – 1 November)


  • NLD members distributed election boycott leaflets in Rangoon’s Insein and Mingaladon Townships. Riot police in Rangoon’s North Okkalapa Township surrounded “no-vote” campaigners as they attempted to distribute election boycott leaflets.
  • Around 1,200 people from over 150 villages protested the elections in Ye and Thanbyuzayat Townships in Mon State and Kyainnseikyi Township in Karen State […]
November 3, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤