Challenges & Opportunities
Myanmar Roadmap to Federal Democracy Forum was co-hosted by Myanmar Campaign Network, International IDEA and the National Unity Government of Myanmar Representative to Australia.
The forum provided essential insights into the constitutional and political developments in Myanmar, and the challenges and opportunities for federal democracy covering:
National Unity Government Representative to Australia
Australian National University, Australian Studies Institute and Director of the National Press Club
Head of Programme Myanmar, International IDEA
Union Minister of the Federal Union Affairs Ministry, National Unity Government
Union Minister of Justice Ministry, National Unity Government
Actions For The International Community
Myanmar Roadmap To Federal Democracy - Key Takeaways
1. Recognition of the NUG
Recognising the National Unity Government as the legitimate interim government will enable better communication and official assistance.
2. Deny the Myanmar military legitimacy
The Myanmar military administration is unconstitutional, illegal and illegitimate.
We must stop engaging with them, and refuse to buy into their narrative of fake elections in 2023
3. Humanitarian Aid
Provide essential cross-border humanitarian aid, and avoid funneling aid through Yangon or Nay Pyi Daw, as this will fall into the military’s hands.
4. Technical Assistance
Invest in the new generation of young people who are driving the pro-democracy movement, in capacity building, knowledge, student visas and scholarships.