Burma Times: United Nation for Human Rights Council 31st session has begun in Geneva (29 February – 24 March 2016)
The United Nation for Human Rights Council 31st session has begun in Geneva for the last one week where the world human right issues are being raised and discussed among the participants attended the conference from different international communities and organizations of the world.
On the other hand, the United Nation special envoy for Burma human rights Ms Lee will herself discuss and disclose the reports on human rights in Burma on next 17th of March 2016 in the conference that she collected during her visits in Burma.
Earlier, delegates from European Rohingya Council (ERC), Global Rohingya Center (GRC) and Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU) held a conference in Makkah where they jointly signed an agreement to work united for addressing the root causes of the Rohingya and to get the rights of Rohingya community back in future.
In Burma, the decades-long state sponsored persecution of Rohingya is increasingly drawing international attention. Although apparently Burma has been moving towards democratic country, Rohingya’s situation has been deteriorating day by day. Currently Myanmar is in critical juncture, where democratic transition is in preparation under Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership.
In order to shed some light on “Rohingya and Democratic Transition under Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership”, ERC, ARU., GRC and STPI is organizing a side event conference where they are pleased warmly invite the keen personalities from all communities as their guests to participate in the event. The presence of the elites would certainly be a mean to raise an awareness of Rohingya’s hidden suffering.
Now the three Organizations have organized a conference that will be held on 14th of March 2016 from 09:00 am – 10:00 am, regarding human right issues as per the universal declaration of human rights described in article no 17.
In that conference, Dr. Maung Zarni, former LSE visiting fellow, co-author of ‘Slow-burning genocide of Rohingya, Burmese scholar & activist, Prof. Dr. Wakker Uddin, Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union and President of Muslim Aid America, Mr Matthew Smith, Executive Director of Fortify rights, Mr Khairul Islam, Chairman of European Rohingya Council and Mr. Hanno Schedler, Moderator of STPI will moderate the conference on the current issues of the persecuted Rohingya Community.