Before the opening ceremony this morning, the UN secretary-general met with representatives of civil society organisations over breakfast to hear their views.
Amnesty International calls on the incoming NLD-led government to break the “vicious cycle of political arrests” with new laws.
US delegation at official talks in Naypyidaw after meeting civil society groups, in the same week Samantha Power also comments on human rights in Burma.
People from self-administrated zones in Shan State take to the streets in a call to end regional conflicts and greater acceptance of ethnic groups.
UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee has expressed concern about “possible signs of backtracking” that could undermine Burma’s reform process, according to a UN press statement released yesterday.
Burma’s Ministry of Education has retracted an invitation to the National Network for Education Reform to attend a national education reform seminar in Naypyidaw