Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Related Resolutions organized by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and UN Women

Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution, 1325 ( UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security, and related Resolutions was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 27-28 April 2015 in cooperation with The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and UN Women (Myanmar). At the workshop Co-ordinating Minister for the Peace Process in Myanmar, and Union Minister for President’s Office H.E. U Aung Min delivered the keynote address. Union Minister for Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, H.E Dr. Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin and The Chairperson of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission U Win Mra also addressed the meeting. The workshop was attended by the Vice Chair of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, U Sit Myaing and Commissioners, Parliamentarians and senior government officers. During this workshop, the participants discussed the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Related Resolutions. As a result of this workshop, Outcome Statement of senior officials Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Related Resolutions was issued.

Delegation from Myanmar National Human Rights Commissions Participated in the Workshop on Business, Human Rights and the Environment in Bangkok, Thailand

The delegation led by Commissioner Dr.Daw Than Nwe and composed of Commissioner U Soe Phone Myint, deputy directors Dr.Khine Khine Win and U Thura Kyaw from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission participated in the Workshop on Business, Human Rights and the Environment held in Bangkok, Thailand from 8th to 10th April 2015.

The Workshop was organized by Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and 22 representatives including some Commissioners from the Human Rights Commissions of Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines and East Timor participated in the Workshop.

The aim of the Workshop is to focus on exploring the role of NHRIs in promoting and protecting Human Rights relating to business and environment and to provide the participants with a deeper understanding of how different professionals approach the topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in general and human rights and business.

Mr.Radu Mares, Associate Professor (RWI) acted as a resource person of the Workshop. At Workshop, Dr.Nirum Phitakwatchara, Commissioner form Thailand National Human Rights Commission made a presentation on the topic of the inter- linkages in Koh Kong case and the co-operation with CSOs; Deputy Secretary of Malaysia National Human Rights Commission Ms.Nuaral Hasanah Ahamed presented on the topic of the Developing a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (Case Study), and Ms.Jannie Lesimbang, former Commissioner of Malaysia National Human Rights Commission, discussed on the Inter-Linkages and the Effect on Indigenous People.

At the Workshop, participants discussed on the implementation of National Action Plan in countries in respect of the UN Guiding Principle on Business and Human Rights(UNGPs), International Human Rights Instruments, International Labour Conventions, bilateral trade agreements and human rights, investment laws and human rights.