Myanmar has failed to undertake meaningful reforms to bring its many rights-violating laws into compliance with international standards, Human Rights Watch said July 20 in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights (HRW) Council for Myanmar’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in January 2021.
On this grim day of sadness, we offer this nation to the protection of the Lord and pray that those who continue to sow seeds of hatred and disunity be “collected in bundles and consigned to the fire of history” as the master in the parable did.
Bishop Philip Lasap Za Hawng, prelate of Lashio diocese in Myanmar’s Shan State, handed over to his successor, Coadjutor Bishop Lucas Jeimphaug Dau Ze, the pastoral responsibility over the diocese in simple ceremonies on June 24.
Violence against children during the armed conflict in Myanmar’s central Rakhine State has been on a sharp rise, despite urgent calls from the UN Secretary General for a global ceasefire to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Myanmar confirmed its commitment to address child labor by ratifying the International Labor Organization’s Minimum Age Convention on June 8, days ahead of the observance of World Day Against Child Labor on June 12.
A group of Christian youth volunteers who offered their services to assist medical workers fight the coronavirus pandemic in Myanmar has completed their two-week service in Yangon's South Okklapa Hospital on June 6.