Published: 15/09/2022

The IUF, along with sister Global Union Federations, is calling on the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) currently underway in New York, to reject Myanmar’s military junta and to ensure recognition of the credentials of the National Unity Government as the representatives of Myanmar.

  • A joint letter to the President of the UNGA sent to coincide with the opening of the Assembly, stresses the appalling record of the junta since the coup in February 2020: the killing of more than 2,000 civilians including children, the arrest of more than 14,000 people and the displacement of over 1 million
  • On September 13, the opening day of the 77th UNGA, the junta arrested 5 trade unionists from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar; according to reports, the unionists were badly beaten with one suffering a gunshot wound
  • Global unions have launched an Urgent Action together with LabourStart which, in addition to the credentials call, demands the UNGA holds the junta accountable for its crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court; it also calls on the UN Security Council to adopt an arms embargo on Myanmar and economic sanctions on the military junta

 

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This year, in a new wave of violence and impunity, the military junta has publicly executed democracy activists, and is planning to execute 41 more political prisoners.
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