The role of the international community


Burma Conference

mandag 23. juni 2008, kl. 11:00

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Den norske Burmakomité

Inngang: Gratis

This page is not available in English. Below is the Norwegian page translated by Google.

When the Nargis cyclone hit Southwestern Burma on 2nd May, the Western world seemed surprised by the military's reluctant response. At the same time, the military junta claims to have finalized four out of seven steps in the Roadmap to Democracy. The next step will be an election in 2010 for the legislative body Pyithu Hluttaw. What are the consequences of the new constitution and what kind of support might the international community offer to help facilitate transition to a democratic government? How might we best help the Burmese find spaces for broadening dialogue and constructive engagement?

Opening remarks:
Harald Bøckman , chairperson of the Norwegian Burma Committee

The situation in Burma
Introduction by State secretary Raymond Johansen

Dialogue and reconciliation - is it possible?
Introduction by UN Representative, National Coalition Goverment of the Union of Burma, Dr Thaung Htun

A saffron revolution in Burma? Buddhist backgrounds to a Burmese predicament
Introduction by editor of Anthropology Today, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, Gustaaf Houtman

After the opening remarks and three 20-minute introductions, there will be time for a thorough discussion on the Norwegian (governmental and civil society) strategy ahead.

Please confirm your precence to or 22 47 92 37 before Friday 20th June.

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