UPR Workshop in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Participants of the UPR workshop in Myanmar.

Participants of the UPR workshop in Myanmar.

The OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia together with the assistance of the OHCHR Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, organised an UPR Workshop, which took place from 10 to 11 May in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The Workshop was attended by 43 participants, including 18 government officials from various Ministries and governmental institutions (Ministry of Home Affairs: 4; Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 1; Office of the Attorney General: 2; Supreme Court: 2; Ministry of Defence: 1; Ministry of Health: 1; Ministry of Culture: 1; Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement: 1; Ministry of Religious Affairs: 1; Ministry of Education: 1; Ministry of Immigration and Population: 1; Ministry of Labour: 1; and Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development: 1.), 6 representatives from civil society (Border Area Development Association, Myanmar Integrated Development Association, and Social Vision Services) and non-governmental institutions (3 local non-governmental organisations working on women, maternal and humanitarian issues), 10 representatives of UN agencies (UNICEF:1, OCHA: 2, IOM: 2, ILO: 1, UNHCR: 1, UNDP/Resident Coordinator’s Office: 1, and OHCHR: 2) as well as 9 resource persons from Indonesia (2), Lao PDR (3), Thailand (3) and Viet Nam (1).

The UPR workshop, which was opened by the Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Tun Shin and UNHCR representative, Mr. Rajay Panday, was well-received in general by the Government, NGOs and the UNCT Myanmar.