Country Information Links

In keeping with a broad definition of "peacebuilding," this set of links compiles government and civil society efforts towards positive peace and development. Peacemakers Trust uses the United Nations' name of the country.

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International Organizations

ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations). See the ASEAN Charter. See also the Working Group Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism which works towards establishment of a regional human rights commission for ASEAN members including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Asia Development Bank (ADB) pages on Myanmar.

European Union pages on its relationship with Myanmar.

Human Rights Watch page on Myanmar.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) information on Myanmar.

International Labour Organization (ILO). Under an Understanding between the government of Myanmar, the ILO works to eliminate elimination of forced labour in the country.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) pages on Myanmar.

United Nations Development Program in Myanmar.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) country operations for Myanmar.

UN Office of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict. Information on Myanmar.

World Bank pages on Myanmar.

UN Human Rights: Myanmar Overview

Laws including Treaties and Conventions

UN Human Rights: Ratifications and reports of UN human rights bodies

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. Information on human rights treaties ratified by Myanmar.

International Labour Organization Normlex: . ILO treaties ratified by Myanmar and other relevant country information.

International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). Enter "Myanmar" in search engine to find several Myanmar law related to civil society and public participation.

Lexadin: World Law Guide. Previous Myanmar Constitutions and a number of laws (not current as of 2012).

Online Burma/Myanmar Library: World Wide Web Virtual Library Laws and other legal information including commentaries and news reports (check for currency of information).

Law Library of Congress. Guide to Myanmar legal information online.

News and Information Sources

BBC Burmese is the BBC's Burmese language news service.

Eleven Myanmar has news in English and Burmese language.

Frontier Myanmar, independent news of Myanmar since 2015.

International Crisis Group. Reports and commentary.

The New Humanitarian, independent non-profit humanitarian news and analysis (formerly IRIN news).

Global New Light of Myanmar is the defacto authorities' daily information.

Myanmar NOW, independent news in English and Burmese.

The Irrawaddy was founded in 1993 by a group of Burmese journalists living in exile in Thailand.

Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) is a Burmese media organization with a few English language news stories. See Wikipedia's English language information description of the history of DVB.

Mizzima, was founded in 1998 by three Burmese exiles in India. Mizzima has Burmese and foreign journalists reporting from five countries: Burma/Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Burmese

Relief Web documents on Myanmar.

Tea Circle. Tea Circle is run by volunteer editors and "highlights analysis, research, opinions, book reviews, multi-media presentations and other types of submissions from a global audience of contributors" particularly contributors from Myanmar.

Voice of America (Burma). Also see Voice of America (VOA) Burmese (Burmese language)

Stoevesandt, Ingo. Traditional Music of Myanmar. This page contains an overview by Ingo Stoevesandt as well as links to several other pages on the arts, dance and music of Myanmar.

University of California, Berkley. Southeast Asia Resources.

Inle Lake, Evening photo: Ralf-André Lettau
Ralf-André Lettau

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