Noeleen Heyzer

Noeleen Heyzer is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation and Distinguished Fellow at Singapore Management University and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies. She was the first woman to head (2007-2014) the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, or Escap.
November 10, 2019 
At the 33d summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore last year, the issue of Myanmar’s Rakhine/Rohingya crisis was high on the agenda. The chairman’s closing statement expressed the group’s readiness to support Myanmar in repatriating refugees by conducting a needs-assessment overview in Rakhine State. The Muslim Rohingya had fled ethnic …

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