Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua

109th session International Labour Conference: Draft Resolution on Myanmar Plenary

Geneva, 21/06/2021 - 11:01, UNIQUE ID: 210621_5
Statements on behalf of the EU


Thank you, Chair.

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

  1. The European Union and its Member States welcome the adoption of the Resolution for a return to democracy and respect for fundamental rights in Myanmar. We believe it is not only timely, but also critical for tripartite constituents to show our joint commitment to the protection of human rights, including labour rights in Myanmar.
  2. The European Union and its Member States stand with the people of Myanmar. And we stand in solidarity with all those advocating for and working towards an inclusive democracy and respect of Human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  3. The European Union and its Member States reiterate calls to immediately end all acts of violence, to exercise utmost restraint and respect for international law and human rights, including labour rights. We call on the military forces to cease arbitrary detentions and torture, to return peacefully to Myanmar’s democratic path, as well as to release immediately and without conditions all those arbitrarily detained in connection with the coup, including President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
  4. The European Union and its Member States continue to fully support the UN’s efforts to secure a peaceful return of Myanmar to its democratic path. The crucial role of the ILO and its constituents in advancing and complementing these endeavours with respect to the world of work and social protection cannot be overstated. 
  5. The EU and its Member States thank the Workers’ and Employers’ groups, as well as governments for their constructive engagement in the finalisation of the Resolution.

Thank you, Chair.


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