Myanmar: Ban welcomes agreement in Kachin

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached between the Government of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), calling it a first step towards reconciliation in the country.

Two-child policy violates human rights of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims – UN expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Myanmar to respond unequivocally to the revival of a local order limiting the number of children Rohingya Muslims can have to two, stressing that this is a clear violation of their human rights.

Cyclone Mahasen hits coast of Bangladesh

The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) is concerned about thousands of people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as a tropical storm is expected to make a landfall on Thursday.

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Humanitarian agencies prepare for Cyclone Mahasen

A “red storm” alert from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is in effect for a tropical cyclone expected to make landfall on Thursday.

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Myanmar: UN expert calls on Government to address impunity for crimes in Rakhine

While welcoming the most recent efforts of Myanmar’s Government to look into the sectarian violence that erupted last year in Rakhine state, a United Nations expert today stressed that much more needs to be done to end discrimination and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.