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Dossier November 2016

The situation of the Rohingya

Increasingly and central to the perception of democratic progress in Myanmar by diplomats and international organizations is the issue of the Rohingya population, about one million in the country, today considered the most persecuted minority in the world. They are denied citizenship in Myanmar, where they have resided for a long time, especially in Rakhine…

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Towards a federal state

The National League for Democracy is facing many challenges, and these include the revival of militant Buddhism favored by the Party for the union, the solidarity and the development that supports the military’s role in the life of the country which is why, in the last election, it experienced a resunding defeat. The standard bearer…

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Myanmar. A fragile democracy.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s first visit to Beijing as foreign minister of her country last August, had mainly economic objectives. It was fundamental for the revival of relations between Myanmar and China which are currently in a phase of review, despite that the powerful neighbor remains the most important trading partner of Myanmar and its…

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The opium question

Another issue that has been prevalent in the recent history of the country and now seems more in the background but only because surpassed by others of greater impact or urgency, is opium. The commitment to the ending of both opium production and trade in Myanmar continues to have the support of foreign donors and…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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