LaetitiavandenAssum

LaetitiavandenAssum


Independent diplomatic expert. Previously Advisory Comm Rakhine, Myanmar; Dutch ambassador to UK, Mexico, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, SE Asia; UNICEF Tanzania

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#Myanmar : As armed conflicts continue to rage, women’s organisations face gender-based stereotypes in their efforts to deliver aid to isolated communities trapped by the violence. @maghennicole ⁦⁩

#Thailand : A unified national-local opposition on issues in the restive region could have major political implications for ex-coup-maker and now elected Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s coalition government.

#Myanmar : “by picking unnecessary battles with ethnic activists, the government is also laying fertile ground for these resurgent ethnic parties to win over voters who plumped for the NLD four years ago.”

#Myanmar: when plastic replaces clay... By @hkbeech ⁩ and great pictures by Minzayar Oo

#Myanmar #BangladeshInternational  Conclave on Justice and Accountability for the Rohingya to be held in The Hague on 18 October.

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UK intelligence service MI6 under pressure to share files on the mysterious death of UNSG Hammarskjöld who was killed in a 1961 air crash. A new report by UN appointed MCB Othman, suggests that Britain is dragging its heels.

#US #Syria : what to say anymore? “Ensuring the freedom and safety of ethnic and religious minorities remains a top priority for this administration.”

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#ASEAN : insightful and timely b @KobsakC  “We have reached an inflection point. From this point, there can be no business-as-usual. Asean will have to make hard choices. How we and future generations live depend on it.

As Africa attracts greater investment, countries in the Horn are at the intersection of politics&technology. But in Kenya politicians put big data to work earlier & manipulated electoral discourse. #CambridgeAnalytica  On East Africa’s Digital Frontier:

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409,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh over just three weeks. Up 18,000 from yesterday's figure.

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Amazing and unique! Short video account by the President of Finland of his visit to the White House

Kenyan HRD&frmr UNrapporteur @Maina_Kiai  stopped from leaving Kenya at JKIA this am. Reason: 'orders'. Later dir of Imm allowed him to leave

#Myanmar : Bill Richardson, one of 5 international members of the Advisory Board on Rakhine State has resigned. His statement leaves no doubt about his grave concern about the lack of seriousness with which implementation of the recommendations of the Annan report is being pursued

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#Myanmar : UN envoy unable to visit conflict areas i #Rakhine  . Without free and effective access it remains difficult for her, for the UN generally and for INGOs to function and to provide life-saving assistance to all conflict-affected communities.

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