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US Calls for Burma Military to Account for Human Trafficking
The US ambassador for human trafficking, Luis CdeBaca, is calling for Burmese military officers to be held accountable for any involvement in human trafficking or the recruitment of child soldiers.  Human rights advocates say an end to impunity by Burma’s military’s involvement with human trafficking is seen as a key test for the new civilian government.

January 12, 2012 · Read More »

Human Trafficking Expert Warns of Risks to Children in Disaster Zones
Natural disasters such as the cyclone in Myanmar can put children at risk for abuse and exploitation, a human trafficking expert.

June 05, 2008 · Read More »

Burma Arrests Two over Human Trafficking
Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar, listed by Washington as among the world's worst human trafficking offenders, arrested a couple trying to smuggle four women to China, state media said.

January 29, 2008 · Read More »

Welcome Remarks at the Second Inter-Ministerial Meeting of the COMMIT Process by Mr. Khalid Malik, United Nations Resident Coordinator
On 14 December 2007, the United Nations Resident Coordinator spoke to the second Inter-Ministerial Meeting of the COMMIT process.

January 07, 2008 · Read More »

Economic Crisis Fueling Child Labor and Trafficking in Burma
The economic crisis and instability in Burma is driving waves of Burmese children into hard labor, begging and the sex trade, claims exiled Burmese rights groups.

November 17, 2007 · Read More »

Advocating through Mekong Youth Forum
For the 30 young people that gathered in Bangkok last week for the Mekong Youth Forum on Human Trafficking (MYF), the issues were both familiar and well worth fighting for.

October 08, 2007 · Read More »

National Workshop to Review Burma's Draft National Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking
From 22 to 23 March 2007, a national workshop to review Burma's draft National Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking was held in Naypyitaw.

August 17, 2007 · Read More »

Burma Accused of Not Caring for Its Migrant Workers in Thailand
Labour activists blame Burma for a failure in the Thai-Burmese joint effort to legalise illegal migrant workers from that country through citizenship verification.

August 09, 2007 · Read More »

Looking for Better Life Puts Burmese Migrants at Risk in Thailand
Saw Wah* sat in the noisy, stifling darkness and hoped the Thai police manning the checkpoints would not discover him.

August 05, 2007 · Read More »

ASEAN Declaration Urges Better Migrant Worker Rights
Thailand is taking steps to reform migrant worker laws and regulations but still falls short and often fails to take into account the situation faced by refugees, especially from Burma.

August 05, 2007 · Read More »

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