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23 July 2021

Joint Statement from Ambassadors to Myanmar

 

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဆိုင်ရာသံအမတ်ကြီးများ၏ ပူးတွဲကြေညာချက်

ထောင်အတွင်းလက်ရှိဖြစ်ပွားနေသော ကိုဗစ်-၁၉ ရောဂါကူးစက်ပြန့်ပွားမှုကို ကောင်းမွန်စွာကိုင်တွယ်ထိန်းချုပ်နိုင်ခြင်းမရှိသောကြောင့် ရန်ကုန်အင်းစိန်ထောင်အတွင်း ဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းခံနေရသူများက ဆန္ဒပြမှုတစ်ရပ်ဖြစ်ပွားခဲ့ကြောင်းမိမိတို့သိရှိရပါသည်။ ဤအခြေအနေကို ငြိမ်းငြိမ်းချမ်းချမ်းဖြေရှင်းရန်၊ ယင်းထောင်နှင့် အခြားထောင်များအတွင်းရှိ ဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းခံထား

ရသူအားလုံးအတွက် ကောင်းမွန်သော ကျန်းမာရေးစောင့်ရှောက်မှု နည်းလမ်းတကျရရှိရေးအတွက် အခြေခံလူ့အခွင့်အရေးများကို လေးစားလိုက်နာရန် သက်ဆိုင်ရာအာဏာပိုင်များကို မိမိတို့တိုက်တွန်းပါသည်။ ဆက်လက်ဖြစ်ပေါ်ပြောင်းလဲနေသောအခြအနေကို မိမိတို့အနီးကပ်စောင့်ကြည့်နေပါသည်။ 

ဤကြေညာချက်ကို ဩစတေးလျ၊ ကနေဒါ၊ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဆိုင်ရာဥရောပသမဂ္ဂသံရုံးနှင့် ဥရောပသမဂ္ဂအဖွဲ့ဝင်နိုင်ငံများ၏သံရုံးများဖြစ်ကြသော - ချက်သမ္မတနိုင်ငံ၊ ဒိန်းမတ်၊ ဖင်လန်၊ ပြင်သစ်၊ ဂျာမနီ၊ အီတလီ၊ နယ်သာလန်၊ စပိန်နှင့် ဆွီဒင်နိုင်ငံ တို့အပြင် ဆွစ်ဇာလန်၊ နော်ဝေ၊ ယူကေနှင့် အမေရိကန်နိုင်ငံတို့မှ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဆိုင်ရာသံအမတ်ကြီးများ၊ သံရုံးယာယီတာဝန်ခံများ နှင့် သံရုံးအကြီးအကဲများက ပူးပေါင်းလက်မှတ်ရေးထိုးထုတ်ပြန်ပါသည်။

 

We are aware that detainees in Yangon’s Insein Prison staged a protest in part to raise awareness about the inadequate handling of the current COVID-19 outbreak in the facility. We urge the relevant authorities to resolve the situation peacefully and respect the basic right to proper healthcare for all those detained inside this and other prisons. We are following the situation closely as it continues to evolve.

Signed by the Ambassadors, Chargés d'Affaires, and Heads of Mission from Australia, Canada, the Delegation of the EU and European Union Member States with presence in Myanmar: Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden; as well as Switzerland, Norway, the United Kingdom; and the United States.

 

Australia Awards scholarships 2021 intake

Applications for the 2021 intake Australia Awards Scholarships closed on 30 June 2020 (11:59pm Canberra time / 8:29pm Yangon time).

Interviews for the 2021 intake will be held in 2021. The applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application.

Apply online through the OASIS system: http://oasis.dfat.gov.au. Please note that the OASIS system operates best on Internet Explorer.

Australia Awards Myanmar scholarships are for Masters-level study in Australia. In Myanmar, applicants are required to be 25 years or older at 30 April 2020. Applicants are also required to have a minimum of 2 years of work experience.

Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to positively influence Myanmar’s development.

 

For more information:

Country Profile 2020: click here

Sample application form (pdf): click here

Sample application form (doc): click here

Referee report template: click here

Scholarships Policy Handbook: https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/aus-awards-scholarships-policy-handbook.pdf

 

 

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN MYANMAR - 29 JANUARY 2021 

 

Media Release on Myanmar and the Rohingya crisis - 23 October 2018

The recent UN Fact-Finding Mission found that war crimes, crimes against humanity, and likely genocide had occurred in Rakhine State.

In response, the Government of Australia has decided to impose targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against five Myanmar military officers responsible for human rights violations committed by units under their command.

Australia will continue to support the humanitarian needs of those affected, and to work with Myanmar and our partners in the region to encourage efforts towards a long term and durable solution to the crisis.

 Media enquiries should be directed to [email protected].

Media release: Myanmar and the Rohingya crisis, 23 October 2018

 

STATEMENT ON THE DIPLOMATIC VISITS TO RAKHINE STATE IN FEBRUARY 2018

 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP PLATFORM JOINT PRESS RELEASE - 27 November 2017

 

STATEMENT ON THE DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO NOTHERN RAKHINE  2 October 2017

 

Humanitarian assistance for Myanmar and Bangladesh - 9 September 2017

Australia is deeply concerned by the escalating violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar and the resulting humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

We call for restraint by the Myanmar authorities, for the protection of civilians, and for unfettered access to be granted to humanitarian workers.

We recognise the heavy burden placed on Bangladesh as a result of the conflict. The United Nations estimates that over 270,000 people have now crossed the border in order to escape violence in Rakhine State. 

Australia will provide up to $5 million to help respond to the crisis. Our assistance will contribute to life-saving food being provided to up to 300,000 people.

Australian support in Bangladesh will be provided through the World Food Programme and the International Organisation for Migration. In Myanmar, Australia will work with the Red Cross movement to reach those affected by the conflict.

This funding will bring Australia’s assistance for Rohingya and affected communities in Myanmar and Bangladesh to over $50 million since 2012.

 

Australian Government statement on the situation in Rakhine State - 5 September 2017

Australia is deeply concerned by the escalation in violence in Rakhine State, including disturbing reports that civilians have been targeted and villages burned down.

We acknowledge Myanmar is dealing with a serious security challenge in Rakhine State following attacks on government forces on 25 August, which have been claimed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. We condemn all such violent attacks.

We urge all sides to exercise restraint and respect human rights. We reiterate our call for proportionality, the protection of civilians and an end to the use of violence.

We welcome the Government of Myanmar’s commitment to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches all communities in need and without putting people at further risk. Aid needs to flow quickly to vulnerable communities.

The events in Rakhine State underscore the urgency of implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State as fully and quickly as possible. Australia stands ready to support Myanmar’s efforts in this regard.

 

Australian Embassy statement on situation in Rakhine State - 29 August 2017

Australia strongly condemns the attacks against government security forces in northern Rakhine State. We offer our condolences to the victims and their families. Appropriate measures to bring the perpetrators to account should be taken. Violence will only worsen the many development, human rights and security challenges facing Rakhine State.

We urge respect for law and order and an end to the use of violence. It is important that civilian populations of all communities are protected and that all responses are proportional.

Violence is not the solution to Rakhine State’s challenges. Recent developments underline the need for long-term solutions. We have commended the Government of Myanmar for establishing the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State and we welcome its commitment to implement the Commission’s recommendations to the fullest extent and within the shortest timeframe possible. We support these efforts to restore stability, peace and hope to all people in Rakhine State.

 

MEDIA RELEASE - Friday 2 September 2016:

More Australian students to study in Myanmar

85 Australian undergraduate students will study and undertake work placements in Myanmar in 2017 through the Australian Government’s flagship New Colombo Plan education program.

“Students from five Australian universities will study a broad range of subjects including community legal education, architecture and political economy” said Ambassador Nicholas Coppel, Australian Embassy Yangon.

“New Colombo Plan mobility students will return to Australia with new insights and understanding about Myanmar and new friendships that will last a lifetime,” Ambassador Coppel said.

New Colombo Plan 2017 mobility projects in Myanmar will see Australian students visiting Yangon Technological University and University of Yangon. Students will study in the fields of architectural design, legal English, and Myanmar’s Political Economy.

“These are exciting projects that demonstrate the many opportunities for Australian students to deepen their academic and life experiences through study and work placements in Myanmar”, Ambassador Coppel said.

The New Colombo Plan is an initiative of the Australian Government to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the region.

For more information on the New Colombo Plan, visit www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan or follow @NewColomboPlan

 

Official Facebook page of the Australian Embassy in Myanmar

The Australian Embassy in Myanmar now has an official Facebook page. Like, Share and Comment with us at https://www.facebook.com/AusEmbMyr.

 
Humanitarian assistance to Myanmar

The Australian Government will deploy a package of humanitarian relief supplies to those displaced by flooding and landslides in Myanmar following Cyclone Komen.

In partnership with the Myanmar Government, Australian non-government organisations and the United Nations, Australia will provide family kits comprising kitchen sets, bedding, clothing, mosquito nets, hygiene kits and school supplies.

This assistance builds on the $2 million package announced on 5 August and brings Australia’s total contribution to $3 million in response to a request from the Government of Myanmar.

Australia will work with Save the Children, CARE Australia and UN partners to provide 300,000 people with temporary shelter, safe drinking water and health care. We are also supporting emergency reproductive health services for those impacted by the natural disaster.

The Australian Government will continue to work closely with the Myanmar Government and partners to ensure that our humanitarian assistance is meeting the needs of the most affected communities.

Media release: Additional humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, 7 August 2015

Media release: Humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, 5 August 2015 

 
Implementation of Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC)

From 18 May 2015 applications for visas to Australia will need to be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC), Yangon. See Implementation of AVAC.