On Thursday 30th December 2019, Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) lauded the United Nations General Assembly Resolution expressing grave concern about continued reports of serious human rights violation against the Rohingya. After years of waiting Rohingyas are finally able to see a ray of hope of accountability against the brutality and torment that Tatmadaw has successfully transpired through years.
The UN General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN) where all member nations have equal representation and deliberation. The recent resolution on Rohingya had a recorded vote of 134 in favour to 9 against (Belarus, Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Philippines, Russian Federation, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe), with 28 abstentions.
ARNO further urged the government of Myanmar to cease perpetration of genocide and crimes against humanity against all minority groups within the Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states. It also called upon Myanmar to eliminate structural violence against women, men and children, specifically eliminating practices of forced labour, systemic rape, torture and enforced disappearances.
ARNO Press ReleaseARNO-PR-UN-to-Myanmar-Stop-the-Violence-30122019