The UN and Bangladesh have started formally registering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled a military crackdown in Burma.
Burma has declined to grant visas to three UN-appointed experts to look into allegations of abuses against the armed forces.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in Burma is facing a funding shortfall of $51 million to meet all the needs till the end of 2016.
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.
This morning’s 9am announcement of results by Burma’s election commission did not deliver as expected the fatal blow to the military-backed government.
The international community has heralded the historic elections in Burma as a victory for the people.