42 child soldiers released from Myanmar military through UN reintegration plan

42 child soldiers released from Myanmar military through UN reintegration plan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Yangon, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: In a concerted effort to stop the continued use of child soldiers by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, 42 child soldiers were released back to their families, and/or responsible ‘friends of family’ as coordinated efforts with the UN and local authorities is making progress to […]

Ceasefire agreements in Burma/Myanmar may save limbs

Ceasefire agreements in Burma/Myanmar may save limbs

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, BURMA/MYANMAR, ASIA PACIFIC: While the exact extent of landmine pollution throughout Myanmar is unknown, the army and at least 17 non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have used antipersonnel mines in conflicts over the past 14 years, according to the Geneva-based ICBL – International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Myanmar’s central government faces […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

WNN Breaking   (WNN) YANGON/GENEVA: As progress in Burma/Myanmar is beginning in politics and civil society, the region continues to grapple with serious human rights abuse across ethnic, racial and religious lines. United Nations Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana, who visited Myanmar from 30 July to 4 August, returned to the United Nations in Geneva […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: UN calls for investigation as tension hightens for displaced

BURMA/MYANMAR: UN calls for investigation as tension hightens for displaced

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: As the humanitarian crisis increases in the northern Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar due to religious violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the region, Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special Advisor for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, has called for an investigation into the most recent outbreak of violence. Reports have outlined […]