[Public Dialogue] ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on Myanmar: 100 Days Later – What’s Changed?
2 August 2021 6:44 pm
Date: Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM (GMT+7)
Six months since the Myanmar coup and 100 days since the adoption of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) five-point consensus, the international community has yet act to meaningfully halt the violence and gross human rights violation in the country. Meanwhile, ASEAN continues to demonstrate its compromised position under the blanket approach of ‘constructive engagement’ and ‘consensus-building’.
Given ASEAN’s inability to immediately end the brutality of the Myanmar junta, it is imperative that the public in the region and international community continue to pressure the regional body. It is at also essential to consolidate and find an alternative solution that can alleviate the burden of the people on the ground and those seeking refuge.
Organised by Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ALTSEAN Burma, ASEAN Parliamentarian for Human Rights (APHR), Initiatives for International Dialogue, the Milk Tea Alliance and Progressive Voice, this public dialogue aims to:
- Provide a Civil Society Organisations (CSO) initiated assessment and evaluation of ASEAN’s engagement and response for 100 days since the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting (ALM) released its Five-Point Consensus on the human rights situation in Myanmar;
- Provide recommendation from CSOs on the implementation of the ASEAN five-point consensus, including to immediately providing humanitarian access to those in need; and
- Continue public pressure on ASEAN and its member-states to immediately and meaningful address the situation in Myanmar.
- Khin Ohmar, Founder and Chairperson, Progressive Voice
- Aung Myo Min, National Unity Government of Myanmar
- Me Me Khant, Milk Tea Alliance
- Rachel Arinii Judhistari, Programme Manager, FORUM-ASIA
Moderated by Cornelius Hanung, Programme Officer, FORUM-ASIA
For more information or to set up an interview with any of the speakers, please contact Melissa Ananthraj, Communication and Media Programme Manager, FORUM-ASIA at [email protected]