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Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’ (98 found)

UN Secretary General Offers Support to strengthen MNHRC’s Independence

During his visit to Burma United-Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, expressed his strong commitment to work with the people and Government to build a closer partnership between the UN and Burma in support of different programs […]

May 9, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Progress Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

The recent wave of reforms has had a positive impact on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. The upcoming by-elections on 1 April 2012 will be a key test of how far the Government has progressed in its reform process. There is, however, a risk of backtracking on the progress achieved to date. At this crucial moment in the country’s history, remaining human rights concerns and challenges should be addressed, and justice and accountability measures, as well as measures to ensure access to the truth, should be taken […]

March 7, 2012  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release at the Conclusion of the Visit to Myanmar of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Myanmar

The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Myanmar, Mr Vijay Nambiar, concluded today a five-day visit at the invitation of the Government of Myanmar. In Naypyitaw, the Special Adviser was received […]

February 17, 2012  •  By UN Special Envoy on Burma Vijay Nambiar  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

… During the mission, I met with the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Border Affairs, the Attorney-General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Union Election Commission, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

February 5, 2012  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ban Ki-moon Urged to Press for Release of all Political Prisoners in Burma

In the past 24 hours, supporters of Burma Campaign UK have sent more than 1,000 email messages to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of his meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma later this week […]

November 17, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Small Concessions From Naypyidaw Must Not Overshadow Increasing Number of Human Rights Abuses

A year after the flawed election of 2010 in Burma, it is time to take stock of where the country stands. The regime might have taken some positive actions, including suspending the Myitsone Dam in Kachin State, releasing some political prisoners, and most recently making changes to the political party registration laws that would allow the NLD to officially register. But this year was also marked by a dramatic increase in the number of human rights abuses being committed, especially in ethnic areas. Regional civil society and exiled activists from Burma based on the Thai-Burma border gathered today in Jakarta to remind ASEAN and the international community of this outrageous reality. Some small concessions may have been made by Naypyidaw, but these have not affected the majority of Burma’s civilian population, especially ethnic nationalities […]

November 8, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

On 26 September, the President of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) Lanyaw Zawng Hra wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding national reconciliation Burma […]

September 27, 2011  •  By President of the Kachin Independence Organization, Lanyaw Zawng Hra  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Situation Update: The UN Must Establish a Commission of Inquiry in Burma

Despite the expectations of the international community, there has been no genuine progress towards democracy and peace since the November 2010 elections.

This briefer outlines the regime’s manipulative program of window dressing and it’s failure to take concrete steps towards meaningful democratic reforms. It concludes with recommendations to the United Nations, including the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into serious human rights violations in Burma […]

August 26, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Regime’s Threats to Suu Kyi a Sign of Ban’s Failure

Burma Campaign UK today condemned threats made by Burma’s dictatorship against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), and called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to abandon his ‘wait and see’ policy on Burma […]

June 29, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aung San Suu Kyi 66th Birthday – New Briefing – Ban Ki-moon Must Act

As Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s democracy movement, celebrates her 66th birthday today, Burma Campaign UK calls for a revived UN effort to secure dialogue to solve the political problems in Burma.

In an updated briefing paper on Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma Campaign UK argues that the United Nations is failing to learn from previous experience in dealing with the dictatorship in Burma […]

June 19, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤