Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

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2008 National Black Members' Conference
4 September 2007
Carried as Amended

The Black members have always supported UNISON’s International campaign against on going serious human rights abuses and the humanitarian crisis in Burma.

Therefore, Conference once again this year, calls upon the NBMC to work with the National Executive Council’s International Committee in urging the British Government to lobby the Government of Portugal through their EU Presidency and other EU members to:

1.Prioritise Burma in discussions of the European Union;

2.Seek practical ways to strengthen the Common Position on Burma;

3.Set benchmarks and deadlines for change with non compliance leading to political and economic pressure on the Burmese government;

4.Call for the immediate release of all political protestors facing torture.