UN Myanmar expert to visit Republic of Korea


The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, will carry out a mission to the Republic of Korea from 16 to 21 November.

“The military junta’s attacks on civilians and suppression of the democratic aspirations of the people of Myanmar demand a concerted and coordinated response from the international community. The Republic of Korea is well-placed to provide regional leadership on the crisis given its strong condemnation of the junta and outspoken support for democracy and human rights in Myanmar,” said Andrews.

“I hope to discuss the role that the Republic of Korea can play in resolving the crisis in Myanmar in light of its status as a leading democracy in the Asia-Pacific region and a member of ASEAN-Plus Three,” said Andrews.

The Special Rapporteur will visit Seoul where he will meet representatives of national and local Governments, UN officials, foreign policy experts, civil society organisations, members of the Myanmar diaspora and representatives of companies that have invested or have ongoing interest in Myanmar. He will also visit Gwangju city, a city that has shown strong solidarity with Myanmar.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference to share his preliminary observations with the media. It will take place at 11h00 local time on 21 November 2022 at the Maehwa Hall 19Fl, Korea Press Center, 124 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, , Seoul. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.

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