Refugees in Myanmar and a future of “kindness, understanding, and unity,” according to the UN rights chief

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Refugees in Myanmar and a future of "kindness, understanding, and unity,

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Mr. Türk expressed his sadness at the more than 200 Rohingya who has lost their lives trying to cross the Andaman Sea from Bangladesh this year after fleeing military persecution in Myanmar, saying the boats used to make the crossings are not only “overcrowded and unsafe,” but are also “left to drift for days on end without any help.

  • “Sincerely appealing more than 2,400 Rohingya have attempted the maritime voyage only this year.

  • The UN rights chief encouraged other nations to help ensure their safety as there was no indication of the crisis abating.

  • “The top UN official reflected on “the story we’d like to create for our future” at the end of 2022.”I pray that, both personally and collectively, we conduct our lives with love, understanding, and harmony in the next year.

  • He said women’s rights should be respected at home and in public.

Mr. Türk expressed his sadness at the more than 200 Rohingya who have lost their lives trying to cross the Andaman Sea from Bangladesh this year after fleeing military persecution in Myanmar, saying the boats used to make the crossings are not only “overcrowded and unsafe,” but are also “left to drift for days on end without any help.”

Sincerely appealing

More than 2,400 Rohingya have attempted the maritime voyage only this year.

The head of the UN’s human rights office asked other countries to help keep them safe because there were no signs that the crisis would end soon.

Mr. Türk asked the United States to set up proactive search and rescue operations, let Rohingya refugees land on their land, and ensure they were safe.

Also, he asked countries in the region and worldwide to help Bangladesh help the more than a million Rohingya refugees who have gone there for safety since 2017.

“An urgent solution must be found to help all Rohingya return voluntarily, with full respect for their dignity and human rights as full and equal citizens of Myanmar,” the High Commissioner said.

The top UN official reflected on “the story we’d like to create for our future” at the end of 2022.

“I pray that each of us, all together, will live the next year with love, understanding, and peace. in our interpersonal interactions. In his look ahead speech for 2023, he stated, “in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, [and] online.”

Story of unity and hope

If human rights are not upheld “in the little places,” Mr. Türk recalled, they are meaningless everywhere.

He said women’s rights should be respected at home and in public. He also said that women and girls should have “complete equality and freedom from discrimination.”

To build a better society where “we celebrate the variety and are persuaded that we are stronger together than we are apart,” children’s eyes must also be opened to the errors of the past, said the UN rights chief.

Influenced by humanity

He thought the future of online communication would be one that valued differences, let people argue, and didn’t spread bias or false information.

The High Commissioner asked everyone to “think about the person on the other side of the screen” and stressed that “there is no place for degrading the other by using reductionist labels or identity politics.”

“I hope that our common humanity will be our compass.”

Integrated forces

In Mr. Türk’s opinion, human rights are “the power that comes in and unites us,” returning everyone to their core values of self-worth and interconnectedness.

He said that it is essential to protect the rights of both current and future generations since the suffering of one person affects everyone in the end.

Let’s give our Earth the respect and consideration it deserves. And let’s ensure that measures to protect the environment are based on the idea that everyone’s rights should be respected.

The top UN official claimed that living in a society where everyone can securely enjoy their rights with fairness and dignity takes courage to listen and speak up when others are wronged.

“Let’s work to make the world more honorable as we get closer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ 75th anniversary the following year,” said the High Commissioner. “A society that protects everyone’s rights”

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