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Statement by Concerned Businesses Operating in Myanmar

Since 1 February, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business has engaged with many multinational and Myanmar businesses to help them navigate the business and human rights challenges which they are facing.

Myanmar’s  Legal Framework For Cybersecurity Needs To Be Built To International Standards

This week, a draft ‘Cybersecurity Law’ has been sent by some Ministries to certain types of business in Myanmar (ICT, banks) for urgent comments by 15 February.

Why Data Protection Matters: Know what you share!

Today, 28 January, many countries across the world are celebrating Data Privacy Day. Myanmar is not yet one of them.

Discussing ‘Dignity By Design’ in Myanmar’s Built Environment

MCRB and CIAG held a discussion on 11 January on how the ‘Framework for Dignity in the Built Environment’ could be used for new building projects and renovation in Myanmar.

Business Consultation of National Land Law Reform

On 17 December, MCRB organized two separate online consultations (English and Burmese language) on “Myanmar land laws: currents problems, possible solutions”.

uab Tops the 2020 Pwint Thit Sa / Transparency In Myanmar Enterprises Ranking

The 2020 Report assesses information disclosure on the corporate websites of 260 large Myanmar companies, including listed, and public ones, and for the first time, includes all banks.

How to Foster a Safe and Happy Workplace for Persons with Disabilities?

On 3rd December, Myint Naing Kyaw, MCRB’s Programme Associate (Discrimination, Disability, Gender and Labour), delivered a presentation on Fostering Safe and Happy Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities.

Virtual Roundtable Discussion with CSOs on Extractives and Inclusive Business

On 26 November 2020, MCRB held its first virtual roundtable discussion series with Civil Society Organizations on “Extractives and Inclusive Business”.

Why Should You Hire Persons With Disabilities?

On 24 November, MCRB held its first transcontinental webinar, the first of a two-part webinar series organised together with the Israel embassy in Myanmar, Myanmar Israel Chamber of Commerce, and leading disability rights organization Access Israel.

MCRB Provided Comments on Draft E-commerce Strategy for Myanmar and Draft eCommerce Guidelines 2020

MCRB welcomes the efforts of the Ministry of Commerce and UNCTAD to conduct an open dialogue between the stakeholders. It is a positive move towards reaching a comprehensive and timely, important set of directions.

Recorded discussion panel: "In Privacy and Data Protection We Trust!"

On the 21st of October, under the umbrella of the Myanmar Cybersecurity Month 2020 # #BeCyberSmart campaign, MCRB hosted an online discussion on Privacy and Data Protection and touched base on digital rights and privacy issues in Myanmar.

MCRB Submits Comments on the Draft Work Plan for Drafting the National Land Law

In response to the request for comments, MCRB has submitted comments to the Union Attorney-General’s office on the draft Work Plan for the drafting of the National Land Law.

New Report and Upcoming Webinar on Human Rights in Tourism

Win Min of MCRB contributed to the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) undertaken in Myanmar (and Thailand) in 2019 by the Roundtable - Human Rights in Tourism...

White Paper on Tourism in Myanmar

Myanmar Tourism Marketing (MTM) held a series of online panel dialogues and discussions entitled “The COVID-19 Wave and Myanmar’s Tourism Industry,” in May 2020 in which MCRB’s Senior Programme Associate Win Min participated.

MDRF calls for the end of the 2G digital blackout

The partners of the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum including MCRB have issued a joint statement calling on the Myanmar Government to restore 3G and 4G internet services in seven townships.

Responsible Investment – A Way Forward

MCRB Deputy Director Hnin Wut Yee has had an Op-Ed published in Frontier Magazine which examines how Myanmar can take steps within the existing regulatory framework to make investment all responsible...

Handbook on Business Integrity for Myanmar Businesses

MCRB has published ‘Business Integrity: A Handbook for Myanmar Businesses’, a guide intended to help owners and managers of businesses in Myanmar who want to resist corrupt practices and reduce exposure to the risks that corruption creates.

Celebrating the First Ten Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

As the UN Guiding Principles enter their tenth year MCRB marks the launch of the "Next 10 Years" project with four short introductory videos on the UNGPs, subtitled in Burmese.

Joint Submission on Freedom of Expression for Myanmar’s Second Universal Periodic Review

MCRB has joined 12 other organisations in submitting a report to the UN Human Rights Council covering issues relating to freedom of expression, information and assembly in Myanmar, ahead of Myanmar’s second Universal Periodic Review.

Jade Mining in Kachin State – Environmental Management Plans

This Advisory Paper (in English and Myanmar) advises how to achieve safer and more environmentally friendly practices in the jade mining areas of Lonkhin and Hpakant in Kachin State, with suggestions for inclusion of yemasay/scavengers.

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