The UNHCR applauds a decision by the Philippines and Indonesia to grant citizenship to thousands of stateless people, saying it sets an example for resolving a global issue.
A programme targeting displaced Rohingya communities in Arakan has been launched.
Arakan representatives spoke of their frustrations at the close of the day’s parliamentary proceedings.
The non-binding draft resolution, co-sponsored by the US and other Western states, was adopted by consensus at a UN General Assembly human rights forum.
Despite many being barred from casting a vote, and few Muslim candidates contesting seats in the election, Muslim voters in Rangoon said they were hopeful.
At a meeting with a US delegation in Naypyidaw, govt leaders say they will take back Rohingya boat people – but only if they can prove Burmese citizenship.