Myanmar: UN must stop military junta

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Since the 2021 coup that toppled Myanmar's democratic government, the military junta has killed more than 2,000 civilians including trade unionists and children, arrested more than 14,000, and displaced more than 1 million people.

This year, in a new wave of violence and impunity, the military junta has publicly executed 4 democracy activists, and is planning to execute 41 more political prisoners. The dictatorship has also sentenced State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in prison with hard labour and dismissed the international community's demand for peace talks, including what it has committed under the ASEAN’s five-point consensus.

And the military junta's brazen atrocities continue. On 13 September 2022, on the opening day itself of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the military junta arrested 5 trade unionists from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM). According to reports, the unionists were badly beaten, with one suffering from a gunshot wound.

This has to stop. In the spirit of solidarity and democracy, Global Unions call on the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to:

1. Recommend the adoption of the credentials of the National Unity Government (NUG).

2. Reaffirm Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun as the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations.

3. Hold the military junta accountable for its crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) based on a UN Fact Finding Mission in 2018.

4. Urge the Security Council to adopt an arms embargo on Myanmar based on the UNGA Resolution 75/287, and economic sanction on the military junta.


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