UN calls on Thailand to take steps towards reconciliation
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT) and called on the South-east Asian country to implement its recommendations to advance accountability and understanding among different segments of its society.
UN Expert Calls for International Compensation for Victims of Terrorism
The Special U.N. Investigator on Terrorism is calling for an international legally binding instrument to provide compensation, reparation, and support to all victims of terrorism. The investigator says terrorists cannot compensate for the massive damage they cause, so it is up to world governments to right a wrong and pay up.
Ban Ki-moon Praises Suu Kyi for compromising
United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon met with Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time in Rangoon Tuesday. Their talks came after members of Burma’s opposition decided to make a key political compromise and join the government. The meeting came at the end of Ban Ki-moon’s three day trip to Burma.When he last visited Burma in 2009, the country’s military government refused to allow Ban to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, who at the time was nearing 15 years under house arrest. “It’s a great honor for me to finally have face-to-face meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” he said.