Security Council Arria formula meeting on Myanmar

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On 1 February, Myanmar’s military launched a coup that halted abruptly the country’s democratic transition. The military prevented the convening of the democratically elected parliament and arbitrarily detained the country’s civilian leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. The reaction of the people of Myanmar has been resolute – hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters have taken to the streets to demand that the outcome of November’s election is respected and to call for the reversal of the coup.

The Arria meeting provides a platform for Myanmar voices to brief the Security Council on the current situation from their perspectives and those of the people that they represent. It will be an opportunity to understand the objectives of the pro-democracy movement, including the 31 March Federal Democracy Charter and the movement’s ongoing engagement with ethnic groups and religious minorities.

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