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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Myanmar

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UN News - In Focus: Rohingya Refugee Crisis
https://news.un.org/en/focus/rohingya-refugee-crisis

UNHCR: Rohingya emergency
http://www.unhcr.org/rohingya-emergency.html

Rohingya crisis one year on: Holding on to hope (29 August 2018)
https://www.unocha.org/story/rohingya-crisis-one-year-holding-hope

 


UN Entities

 Human Rights Council

Security Council Meetings on Myanmar

Selected UN Documents
  • S/2018/956 (29 October 2018): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2018/956 
    Prepared pursuant Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; covers the period from 1 July 2017-31 Aug. 2018.
  • A/73/449 (22 October 2018): Letter dated 19 October 2018 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/73/449 
    Transmits document entitled "Memorandum on Myanmar’s democratic transition: challenges and way forward".
  • S/2018/880 (1 October 2018): Letter dated 1 October 2018 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/880 
    Transmits press release on a 3-point consensus on resolving the Rakhine situation, reached at an informal meeting among China, Myanmar and Bangladesh, held on 27 Sept. 2018.
  • A/HRC/RES/39/2: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 27 September 2018: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/39/2
  • A/HRC/39/CRP.2 (17 September 2018): Report of the detailed findings of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/CRP.2
  • A/HRC/39/64 (12 September 2018): Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/64
  • S/2018/391 (26 April 2018): Letter dated 26 April 2018 from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/391
    Informs that members of the Security Council have decided to send a mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar from 28 Apr.-2 May2018; includes the terms of reference of the mission.
  • A/HRC/RES/37/32: Situation of human rights in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2018: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/37/32
  • A/RES/72/248: Situation of human rights in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 24 December 2017: http://undocs.org/A/RES/72/248
  • S/2017/1099 (22 December 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1099
    Prepared pursuant Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; covers the period from 1 Feb. 2013-30 June 2017.
  • A/HRC/RES/S-27/1: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 5 December 2017: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/S-27/1
  • A/HRC/DEC/36/115: Extension of the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar: decision / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2017: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/DEC/36/115
  • S/2017/753 (2 September 2017): Letter dated 2 September 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/753
    Expresses concern about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar.
  • A/HRC/34/67 (14 March 2017): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/67
  • A/71/361 (29 August 2016): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/71/361Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/233.
  • A/71/308 (5 August 2016): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/71/308
    Submitted pursuant to para. 20 of General Assembly resolution 70/233; covers the period from 8 Aug. 2015-1 Aug. 2016.
  • A/HRC/32/18 (29 June 2016): Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/32/18
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21.
  • A/HRC/31/71 (18 March 2016): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/31/71
    Submitted by Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/23. Covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur's report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/72) in Mar. 2015 and to the General Assembly (A/70/412) in Oct. 2015. "Annex: Legislation in need of reform in Myanmar" p. 22-28. Annex in English only.
  • A/70/412 (6 October 2015): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/70/412
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/248.
  • A/HRC/30/CRP.3 (29 September 2015): Oral update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session30/Documents/A-HRC-30-CRP-3.doc
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21. English only.
  • A/70/332 (19 August 2015): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/70/332 and http://undocs.org/A/70/332/Corr.1
    Submitted pursuant to para. 13 of General Assembly resolution 69/248; covers the period from 7 Aug. 2014 to 6 Aug. 2015.
  • A/HRC/28/72 (23 March 2015): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/28/72
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 25/26 and General Assembly resolution 69/248. Covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur's report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/25/64) in Mar. 2014 and to the General Assembly (A/69/398) in Oct. 2014.
  • A/69/398 (23 September 2014): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/69/398
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 68/242.
  • A/69/362 (29 August 2014): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/69/362
    Submitted pursuant to para. 16 of General Assembly resolution 68/242; covers the period from 11 Aug. 2013 to 6 Aug. 2014.
  • A/HRC/25/64 (2 April 2014): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/25/64
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 22/14 and General Assembly resolution 68/242.Covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur's report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/58) in Mar. 2013 and to the General Assembly (A/68/397) in Oct. 2013.
  • S/2013/258 (1 May 2013): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2013/258
  • A/HRC/22/58 (17 April 2013): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/22/58 and http://undocs.org/A/HRC/22/58/Add.1
  • A/67/383 (25 September 2012): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/67/383
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 66/230.
  • A/67/333 (24 August 2012): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/67/333
    Submitted pursuant to para. 32 of General Assembly resolution 66/230 and covers the period from Aug. 2011 to July 2012.
  • S/2009/278 (1 June 2009): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2009/278
  • UN Member States on the Record – Myanmar:
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/myanmar.shtml
    key documents related to its membership in the UN; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored; periodic reports submitted on Human Rights conventions, etc.

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials
 
Further Information

Non-UN Sources
 
31 December 2018
not an official document - for information only
http://www.unric.org/en/unric-library/30810