Myanmar

SIXTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN OPENS IN GENEVA

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning opened its sixty-ninth session, hearing a statement by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division at th...Read More

Security Council: Myanmar

Note:  A complete summary of today’s Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion.

MYANMAR: UN EXPERTS URGE GREATER PRESS FREEDOM AFTER DETENTION OF REUTERS JOURNALISTS

21 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – Myanmar must ensure that journalists can operate freely and safely, UN human rights specialists* have urged, after two Reuters journalists were detained in what has been described as a widening...Read More

MYANMAR REFUSES ACCESS TO UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

20 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – The Government of Myanmar has informed UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee that all access to the country has been denied and cooperation withdrawn for the duration of her tenure. Ms. Lee had bee...Read More

Amid Major Challenges In Haiti, New Support Mission Must Be Spared Arbitrary Cuts, Speakers Warn As Fifth Committee Considers Proposed Funding

Arbitrary reductions in the resources allocated to the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) should be avoided, particularly as the country faced continued humanitarian, health and social challenges, delegates told...Read More

INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL FACT FINDING MISSION ON MYANMAR CONCLUDES VISIT TO MALAYSIA

11 December 2017 KUALA LUMPUR (Issued as received) – UN human rights experts wrapped up this weekend a five-day visit to Malaysia, during which they focused their inquiries on recent human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in...Read More

Diphtheria Is Spreading Fast In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

6 December 2017 | Geneva –Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned today. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including ...Read More

Myanmar Opium Cultivation Declines Sharply, Except In Some Conflict Areas: UN Report

PRESS RELEASE Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 6 December 2017 – The total area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar has decreased significantly in 2017 to 41,000 hectares, down 25% from the 55,500 recorded in 2015, according to the Myanmar Opium Sur...Read More

MYANMAR: UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYA

5 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) –The UN human rights chief on Tuesday condemned “widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal” attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hus...Read More

MYANMAR: UN EXPERTS REQUEST EXCEPTIONAL REPORT ON SITUATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS FROM NORTHERN RAKHINE STATE

28 November 2017 GENEVA, 28 November 2017 (Issued as received) – A group of UN experts tasked with monitoring a global treaty on discrimination against women has requested an exceptional report from the Government of Myanmar on the situatio...Read More

Third Committee Approves 16 Drafts With Friction Exposed In Contentious Votes on Glorification Of Nazism, Cultural Diversity, Right To Development

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved 16 draft resolutions today, tackling a wide range of issues including human rights in Myanmar, elimination of racism, the Human Rights Council and unilateral coercive measures...Read More

Security Council Presidential Statement Calls On Myanmar To End Excessive Military Force, Intercommunal Violence In Rakhine State

Calling on the Myanmar Government to end the excessive military force and intercommunal violence that had devastated the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, the Security Council this afternoon urged the implementation of agreed‑upon mechan...Read More