U Ba Hla Aye talked about the post- Cold War Inter-State and Intra-State situations that prompted the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to propose UN-authorized humanitarian intervention, the 2005 World Summit Outcome that agreed upon the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the UN’s promotion of RtoP. He explained about the idea to establish a permanent criminal court after WWI and the eventual establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He talked about the ICC Prosecutor’s application for ICC jurisdiction over alleged “deportation” of Bengalis after the ARSA terrorist attacks in October 2016 and August 2017 in Rakhine and why Myanmar is not bound by the ICC Statute.
Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar ISIS) is highly honoured and privileged to welcome H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Institute on Wednesday morning, 18 July 2018. She was accompanied by Deputy Minister at the President’s Office H.E. U Min Thu and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs H.E. U Myint Thu. All the members of Myanmar ISIS were present at the meeting. Chairman of Myanmar ISIS U Nyunt Maung Shein submitted a briefing on the Institute’s current activities and vision for the future. He explained that Myanmar ISIS this year serves as the Chair of ASEAN ISIS and Co-Chair of NEAT and the events that were held under its chairmanship of these two groups. Her Excellency commended Myanmar ISIS for the achievements it has made and gave guidance for the future work of Myanmar ISIS.
A Roundtable Conference on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula was held at Lotte Hotel, Yangon on 15-16 July 2018. It was attended by all ten ASEAN-ISIS members, ASEAN Secretariat and officials from Korea MOFA, Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), the Ambassador of Republic of Korea and officials, Myanmar-ISIS members, officers from MOFA (Naypyitaw). The event was organized under the auspices of ASEAN-ISIS of which Myanmar-ISIS is the Chair for 2018. The roundtable came at a very opportune time soon after the US-DPRK Summit. Perspectives and views of the ASEAN think tanks were very rich; how ASEAN could play a constructive role for peace and prosperity on the Peninsula after the fast momentum of positive events between North and South Korea and US and DPRK.
On 6 July 2018 Myanmar ISIS hosted two events: a talk in the morning by the Thai Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jukr Boon-Long, with a topic “A Growing Partnership: The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Thailand-Myanmar Diplomatic Relations in 2018” and in the afternoon a video show titled, “the DPRK-US Summit” by the DPRK Embassy in Yangon. Both events were attended by Chairman and Myanmar ISIS members, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, teachers and students of the IR Depts of the Universities in Yangon.
Talk on "IMF, US Dollar and Global Financial Crisis," by Dr. U Myint, held at the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS), today and it was attended by some Members of MISIS, scholars, teachers and students from IR Departments of the Universities in Yangon.
Talk on "The New Global Order- a view from Europe"" by Dr. Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Center, Brussels, took place at the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar-ISIS), which was attended by some Members of Myanmar-ISIS, Diplomats, Researchers, Teachers and Students from the Universities.
A briefing on ""The Current Situation in Rakhine", took place at the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies by Mr. Rick Heizman, Ethnomusicologist and a friend of Myanmar, which was attended by some Myanmar ISIS members, researchers and teachers and students from Universities in Yangon.
H.E. Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Yangon was invited as a guest at the monthly “Ambassador Talk” hosted by Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies - Myanmar-ISIS collaborated with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Myanmar Office. The talk was focusing on the German Foreign Policy. H.E. Janetzke-Wenzel was highlighting the important relationship between Germany and also discussed on EU and the ASEAN states for sustainable development in Myanmar.
H.E. Paul Seger, Ambassador of Switzerland, was invited for “Ambassador Talk” hosted by the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar-ISIS) collaborated with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Myanmar. After the talk, Ambassador H.E. Paul Seger engaged in a debate on whether and how the federal system of Switzerland can be a comparison or inspiration for Myanmar.
Ba Hla Aye's presentation at the Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula
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