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OIC Raises Plight of Rohingya at UNHRC in Geneva
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 14 - 07 - 2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) organized a side event entitled 'The Rohingya's plight: A pressing issue for the international community', on 8 July 2019, on the sidelines of the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
In her opening statement, Ambassador Nassima Baghli, OIC Permanent Observer to the United Nations based in Geneva, emphasized OIC's longstanding commitment to the cause of Rohingya and reiterated OIC's call on the Myanmar authorities to take immediate and concrete steps to restore the basic human rights of the Rohingya, including the right to citizenship.
The panel at the side event included presentations by Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, Head of the EU Delegation, Deputy Permanent Representative of Malaysia, and representatives from the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The event stressed the need for Myanmar authorities to ensure the accountability of the perpetrators of heinous crimes committed against the Rohingya. It also urged Myanmar to take the necessary measures to enable and ensure a safe and dignified return of the Rohingya to their homeland.


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