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Burma: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8207, tabled on 4 May 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the new government in Burma about the opening of a UNHCR office in that country.

Answered on

11 May 2016

While the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees already maintain an office in Rangoon, Burma, we have long called for the Burmese government to work with the UN over the opening of a full country office for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This was a prominent recommendation of the Burma Resolution at the UN’s March Human Rights Council, which we co-sponsored. We will continue to encourage the new administration in Burma to follow through on that recommendation.