Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, UN human rights envoy hold talks on human rights matters
Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Ms Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar held talks related to promotion and protection of human rights in Myanmar, focusing on the new government implementing them in it’s ‘100-day plan.’
During talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, they exchanged views on efforts to address the situation in Rakhine State, the ongoing peace process, human rights laws, freedom of assembly and freedom of association, economic and social rights, providing humanitarian aid, and developments on joining the remaining international core human rights treaties.
During the 12-day visit, at the invitation of the Government, the expert will also meet with various stakeholders, including political and community leaders and civil society representatives.
In line with her mandate from the UN Human Rights Council, Ms. Lee will monitor the situation of human rights and assess progress in implementation of her previous recommendations, including for the Government’s first 100 days in office, and the year ahead.
She will also take into account the Government’s own 100-day plans, according to the announcement of her office.
Finally, she will identify benchmarks for progress and priority areas for technical assistance and capacity building.
This is her fourth visit to the country and the first with the new NLD led government.—GNLM