Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations attended the general discussion program of the (67th) Commission on the Status of Women
The meetings of the (67th) Commission of the Status of Women (CSW67) are being held at the United Nations headquarters in New York starting from 6-3-2023. Today (13-3-2023, Monday) in the afternoon of General Discussion, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, also attended and gave a speech.
In the general discussion program of the (67th) Commission on the Status of Women meeting, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar's permanent representative to the United Nations, spoke clearly about the goals of the Burmese people.
People's decisions are also firm; Until the military dictatorship put an end to the people's resistance against the military and until the resurgence of democracy, He said that he will continue to work until a federal democratic state can be established.
The following key points were included in the speech delivered by the Permanent Representative of Myanmar.
(a) For a developing country like Myanmar, access to technology is of particular importance; As the elected civilian government of Myanmar, they have worked to effectively use technology for the development of the country. Information Tech, the inclusion of the Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in national goals and the adoption of the E-government Master Plan (2016-2020) in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are significant developments. In addition, education programs and courses regarding ICT application and cyber security have been started for people from all walks of life. Such measures are government machinery; Human resource development and digital divide barriers between men and women have been largely eased.
(b) However, it is very sad that all the progress achieved after more than a decade has been damaged due to the arbitrary military coup by the military in February of 2021.
(c) The army has brutally killed more than 3,120 people, including more than 440 women, since the military coup attempt. In particular, women protestors were shot and killed on purpose, and more than 145 of those arrested and controlled were killed during interrogation, and more than 840 other detainees were also killed. In the past (2) years, the army has burned down more than (62,000) houses. Many innocent people were also bombed by air forces. In addition, more than 60 massacres have been committed, including the massacre that occurred in Ta Tai Village and Nan Nim Village in the past few days.
(d) The above-mentioned processes of attacking are systematic, widespread and connected; These crimes are no longer just violations of human rights; their nature; extent the form and methods can even be labelled as serious violations of international law. The crimes they are committing are crimes against humanity and war crimes.
(e) As Myanmar women's human rights defenders, in the discussions related to the CSW67 currently being held, and In today's press conference at the United Nations, he clearly stated the deteriorating conditions of the entire population, including women and girls, and the serious violation of their rights due to the arbitrary military coup. The international community has loudly called for strong action against the military and effective aid to vulnerable groups.
(f) The military is waging war against the people it is supposed to protect.
(g) In the current situation, Myanmar is at the crossroads of two different paths. On the one hand, there is a path that the military is laying down, which is completely free from punishment, and that the permanent military dictatorship will survive. The other is the future that the people of Myanmar are trying to achieve. This is the minority, It is a federal system that guarantees autonomy, which can protect human rights, including the protection of the rights of women and girls as well.
(h)People's decisions are also firm; Until the military dictatorship put an end to the people's resistance against the military and until the resurgence of democracy, He also said that he will continue to work until a federal democratic state can be established.
(i) Therefore, the international community needs to listen to the voices of the people of Burma, including women and girls. Also, they need to pay serious attention to their demands. The need to stand together and participate on the right side of history. Only then will we be able to create an environment necessary for women and girls to participate in all aspects of the future of Myanmar, and we will be able to achieve more empowerment and gender equality.