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UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state

11 August 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region.

Migrant workers in south-east Asia lack access to fair, responsive legal remedies – UN report

27 July 2017 – Access to justice is often out of reach for migrant workers in South-east Asia, the United Nations labour agency reported today in a study that shows non-governmental organizations assisting more often than Government officials or trade unions.

Back from visit to Myanmar, independent UN rights expert says situation 'worsening'

24 July 2017 – While no one expects an overnight transition to democracy in Myanmar, there has to be real progress on human rights, an independent United Nations expert today said, highlighting reported killings, tortures, and an “ongoing humanitarian crisis” for the Rohingya people and other minorities.

FEATURE: Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of students

17 July 2017 – Prize-winning photographs taken by students from around the world – currently exhibited at United Nations Headquarters in New York – encapsulate their own ideas and feelings about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In Myanmar, UN refugee chief calls for solutions to displacement and exclusion

06 July 2017 – Concluding his first visit to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee chief today appealed for inclusive and sustainable solutions to protracted displacement and statelessness.