The Security Council mobilized on the situation of Rohingya [fr]

The situation in Myanmar, especially violence and forced displacements affecting population from the State of Rakhine, in particular the Rohingya, is of grave concerns to the international community.

Within a month, more than 520,000 Rohingya were forced into exile to Bangladesh to flee violence and serious human rights violations.

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Within a month, more than 520,000 Rohingya were forced into exile to Bangladesh
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Since the renewed violence on 25 August 2017, the Security Council has met three times within two weeks to discuss the situation in Myanmar. It called for the immediate end of violence against civilians, the restoration of safe and unhindered humanitarian access for all humanitarian actors and a safe, dignified and voluntary return of refugees.

On 28 September, during a public meeting of the Security Council, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, reiterated these three key messages to the authorities of Myanmar.

This Friday 13 October, France is organizing, together with the United Kingdom, an informal meeting of the Security Council, with the participation of Kofi Annan. This meeting will provide the opportunity to the former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State to present to the Security Council members the Commission’s recommendations, published on 23 August. The Commission was created in 2016, at the request of Aung San Suu Kyi, in order to propose concrete measures for improving the situation in Rakhine State.

This informal meeting of the Security Council will be an opportunity to discuss the situation in Rakhine State, the situation of refugees in Blangladesh, and especially how the international community can support the implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

Dernière modification : 13/10/2017

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