Myanmar
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In keeping with a broad definition of "peacebuilding," this set of links compiles government and civil society efforts towards positive peace and development. Peacemakers Trust uses the United Nations' name of the country.

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International Organizations

ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations). See the ASEAN Charter. See also the Working Group Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism which works towards establishment of a regional human rights commission for ASEAN members including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Asia Development Bank (ADB) pages on Myanmar.

European Union pages on its relationship with Myanmar.

Human Rights Watch page on Myanmar.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) information on Myanmar.

International Labour Organization (ILO). Under an Understanding between the government of Myanmar, the ILO works to eliminate elimination of forced labour in the country.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) pages on Myanmar.

United Nations Development Program in Myanmar.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) country operations for Myanmar.

UN Office of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict. Information on Myanmar.

World Bank pages on Myanmar.

Laws including Treaties and Conventions

Bayefsky.com. Information on UN human rights treaties ratified by Myanmar including conventions, Myanmar's State reports, Concluding Observations, etc.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. Information on human rights treaties ratified by Myanmar.

International Labour Organization Normlex: . ILO treaties ratified by Myanmar and other relevant country information.

International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). Enter "Myanmar" in search engine to find several Myanmar law related to civil society and public participation.

Lexadin: World Law Guide. Previous Myanmar Constitutions and a number of laws (not current as of 2012).

Online Burma/Myanmar Library: World Wide Web Virtual LibraryLaws and other legal information including commentaries and news reports (check for currency of information).

Law Library of Congress. Guide to Myanmar legal information online.

News and Information Sources

BBC Burmese is the BBC's Burmese language news service.

Eleven Myanmar has news in English and Burmese language.

International Crisis Group. Reports and commentary.

IRIN, humanitarian news and analysis provided by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Myanmar Times was founded in 2000. Myanmar Times has a Facebook page.

Global New Light of Myanmar is the government of Myanmar's daily news sheet. (Note that this government newsletter requires readers to "prove you are not a robot.")

The Irrawaddy was founded in 1993 by a group of Burmese journalists living in exile in Thailand.

Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) is a Burmese media organization with a few English language news stories. See Wikipedia's English language information description of the history of DVB.

Mizzima, was founded in 1998 by three Burmese exiles in India. Mizzima has Burmese and foreign journalists reporting from five countries: Burma/Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Burmese

Relief Web documents on Myanmar.

Reuters TrustNet. Reuters' humanitarian news service.

South East Asia Extractive Industries Watch (EI Watch).

Tea Circle. Tea Circle is run by volunteer editors and "highlights analysis, research, opinions, book reviews, multi-media presentations and other types of submissions from a global audience of contributors" particularly contributors from Myanmar.

Voice of America (East Asia). Use search engine for Myanmar news in English. Also see Voice of America (VOA) Burmese (Burmese language)

Links to Online Bibliographies on Myanmar

Stoevesandt, Ingo. Traditional Music of Myanmar. This page contains an overview by Ingo Stoevesandt as well as links to several other pages on the arts, dance and music of Myanmar.

University of California, Berkley. Southeast Asia Resources.


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