Myanmar Government Invites Ethnic Armed Groups to Peace Talks

The Myanmar government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) has invited eight ethnic groups that have not signed a nationwide cease-fire agreement to attend collective peace discussions for the first…

Myanmar Government Invites Ethnic Armed Groups to Peace Talks

The Myanmar government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) has invited eight ethnic groups that have not signed a nationwide cease-fire agreement to attend collective peace discussions for the first…

UNHCR says ethnic Chin refugees may require continued international protection as security situation worsens in Myanmar

In response to the worsening security situation in southern Chin State in Myanmar, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has affirmed that Chin refugees may still have ongoing international protection needs.…

US Warns China’s Detention of Uighurs to Counter Terrorism Will Backfire

A senior U.S. official has rejected China’s claim that the mass internment of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang region is part of a counter-terrorism program and says…

Human Rights Council begins general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Hears the Presentation of the Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaThe Human Rights Council this afternoon held a general debate on…

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Visits Myanmar as the Chair of ASEAN

H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, in his capacity as Foreign Minister and Chair of ASEAN, paid a visit to Myanmar to enhance bilateral relations, follow…

European Union contributes 72 million Baht to support the protection of children affected by migration in Thailand

BANGKOK The European Union, UNICEF and the Government of Thailand today announced their partnership to protect the rights of children affected by migration in Thailand, with the EU contributing EURO…

UN: Methamphetamine Output Booming in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.’s anti-drug agency said Monday.Even as seizures of the drug known as speed, ice…