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1   Link   Revealed at Last – Burma’s HLP Legal Code
This link takes you to a document entitled "Housing, Land and Property Rights in Burma: The Current Legal Framework", prepared by Scott Leckie and Ezekiel Simperingham and available from the Displacement Solution's website.
2   Link   Another development for Burma
"The project Another Development for Burma provides a platform for groups and individuals within the Burmese democracy movement to consider long-term, holistic and visionary thinking on the future of Burma. Activists, practitioners and politicians meet in seminars and workshops to discuss policy alternatives and draft policy recommendations for various thematic sectors." -
3   Link   National Commission for Environmental Affairs - Myanmar
"The main objective of this project is to enable Myanmar to fulfill its commitments and obligations as required by Articles 4.1 and 12.1 of the Convention by preparing, and reporting its Initial National Communication (INC) based on the recommended guidelines adopted at COP 8 (decision 17/CP.8) in 2002 and the format recommended by the Operational Procedures for the Expedited Financing of National Communication from non-Annex 1 Parties provided by the GEF in 2003. Through the process, Myanmar as a least-developed country, will build its institutional, scientific, technical, informational and human capacity at all levels as highlighted in Decision 2/CP.7 of the COP 7, so as to facilitate the country’s effective implementation of the Convention in a sustainable manner." -
4   Link   Refworld - Myanmar
Documents submitted by Burma to the UNHCR.
5   Link   UNFCCC CDM Myanmar Designated National Authorities (DNA)
"A designated national authority (DNA) is the body granted responsibility by a Party to authorise and approve participation in CDM projects. Establishment of a DNA is one of the requirements for participation by a Party in the CDM. The main task of the DNA is to assess potential CDM projects to determine whether they will assist the host country in achieving its sustainable development goals and to provide a letter of approval to project participants in CDM projects. This letter of approval must confirm that the project activity contributes to sustainable development in the country. It is then submitted to CDM Executive Board to support the registration of the project." -
6   Link   Arakan Oil Watch
"Arakan Oil Watch (AOW), founded in 2006, is an independent non-governmental organization that aims to protect human rights and the environment from extractive industries in Arakan and Burma. AOW educates affected peoples on these issues, develops and promotes oil and gas revenue transparency standards, and conducts international advocacy. AOW is an active core member of the Shwe Gas Movement and a member of South East Asia Oil Watch. Each month AOW publishes The Shwe Gas Bulletin in English and Burmese languages, a newsletter covering the latest developments in Burma's oil and natural gas industry." -
7   Link   Network for Environmental and Economic Development - Burma
"The Network for Environment and Economic Development (NEED) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that operates out of its head office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. NEED has been in operation since March of 2006. We are an inclusive network that is non-ethnic specific, with the mission: to work towards strengthening Burmese civil society so that all the people of Burma may benefit from the practice of endogenous and holistic development strategies, based on economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable ideas." -
8   Link   Karen Environmental and Social Action Network
"KESAN is a community based organisation with a central office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We implement project activities on the Thai Burma border and in Karen and Kachin states in Burma. For the past eight years we have been working towards improving rural livelihood security using an approach that empowers and educates communities and institutions to sustain existing indigenous knowledge and practices to use and manage forest resources for the long term benefit of the community. KESAN also plays a leading role in addressing environmental and development concerns in environmental law and policy formulation in preparation for the post transition period in Burma. KESAN networks with local, regional and international organisations towards increased recognition of local and indigenous peoples rights to use and manage their natural resources for sustainable development." -
9   Link   EarthRights International
"EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, ERI seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work." -
10   Link   Kachin Development Networking Group
Founded in 2004, KDNG is a network of civil society groups and development organizations in Kachin State. KDNG’s purpose is to effectively work for sustainable development based on indigenous knowledge and culturally-appropriate environmental management and conservation methods. KDNG works to maintain the integrity of land and forest, and empower indigenous people by providing awareness on environment issues, especially relating to human rights, environmental rights and indigenous rights. It achieves these goals through trainings, workshops, research, documentation, and advocacy.
11   Link   Shan Sapawa Environmental Organization
Sapawa works along the Thai-Burmese border and inside Burma to promote environmental protection and human rights in Shan State, Burma. Sapawa was established in 2003 by Shan alumni of EarthRights School and the Shan State School for Nationalities Youth who had become increasingly concerned at the environmental situation in Shan State. Sapawa’s vision is a just and peaceful Shan State free of environmental destruction and exploitation. The mission of Sapawa is to empower Shan communities to protect their rights and livelihoods, and preserve their natural resources, and to expose the destruction of the environment and human rights violations occurring in Shan State to local peoples as well as the international community, in order to find ways to prevent such violations.
12   Link   Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008)
Government of Burma. "Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008)." Ministry of Information
13   Link   Full of Wanting: Elections in Burma Are Rare. But Dire Poverty Is Not, It Is an Everyday Reality for Most of the Population - Thornton
Thornton, Phil. "Full of Wanting: Elections in Burma Are Rare. But Dire Poverty Is Not, It Is an Everyday Reality for Most of the Population." Bangkok Post, 31 October 2010.
14   Link   Diagnosis: Critical Health and Human Rights in Eastern Burma
The Burma Medical Association, National Health and Education Committee, and Back Pack Health Worker Team. "Diagnosis: Critical Health and Human Rights in Eastern Burma." Global Health Access Program, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010.
15   Link   Burma’s Economy 2010: A Fresh Look at Some Elemental Issues - Turnell
Turnell, S. “Burma’s Economy 2010: A Fresh Look at Some Elemental Issues”, Burma Economic Watch, Macquarie University, 2010.
16   Link   Total Impact 2.0: A Response to the French Oil Company Total Regarding Its Yadana Natural Gas Pipeline in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar)
EarthRights International. "Total Impact 2.0: A Response to the French Oil Company Total Regarding Its Yadana Natural Gas Pipeline in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar)." response-french-oil-company-total-regarding-its-yadana-natural-gas-pipel, 2009.
17   Link   In the Balance: Salween Dam Threaten Downstream Communities in Burma
Mon Youth Progressive Organization (MYPO). “In the Balance: Salween Dam Threaten Downstream Communities in Burma.”, 2007.
18   Link   Tasang Dam
Burma Rivers Network. "Tasang Dam."
19   Link   Burma Rivers Network Welcomes Nld’s Concerns About Nationwide Impacts of Myitsone Dam
Burma Rivers Network. "Burma Rivers Network Welcomes Nld’s Concerns About Nationwide Impacts of Myitsone Dam." welcomes-nlds-concerns-about-nationwide-impacts-of-myitsone-dam.html.
20   Link   Irrawaddy/N'mai/Mali Dams
Burma Rivers Network. "Irrawaddy/N'mai/Mali Dams." projects/irrawaddynmaimali.html.
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