YPF-HARVARD DIALOGUE: INTERNATIONAL
INACTION OVER THE ROHINGYA CRISIS
“International Inaction over the Rohingya Crisis” was Youth Policy Forum’s first Rohingya Advocacy panel in partnership with a student society in a reputed institution abroad. The webinar was hosted in collaboration with Harvard-UNICEF, in an effort to shine light on the growing challenges in the Rohingya crisis that had been further complicated with the onset of an unprecedented military coup in Myanmar earlier. The panel thrust forward a critical question – are the fearful, fighting Rohingyas forgotten?
The panel was a first in Youth Policy Forum in directly engaging with a member of the Rohingya in dialogue, and it brought together stakeholders from across the board to discuss the legal implications of the Rohingya Crisis in the aftermath of the coup. The panelists viewed a presentation on the legal aspects of the Rohingya Crisis, after which they engaged in an extensive dialogue regarding the Rohingya Crisis, touching on a variety of topics ranging from how to spur international inaction to the necessity of repatriation.
ADVOCACY PANEL DETAILS
Date: 19 March, 2021
Topic: International Inaction over the Rohingya Crisis
Moderator: Zaheer Abbas, Lead of Rohingya Advocacy (YPF)
Muhammad Noor, Founder and MD of the Rohingya Project
M. Delowar Hossain, Director General (Myanmar) at the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Rumana Ahmed, Former Senior White House Advisor
Farhaan Ahmed, YPF Fellow of Law, Rights and Justice and Senior Lecturer at BRAC University
PRESS COVERAGE, DOCUMENTATION AND OTHER OUTPUTS
This is an outcome document that details the output of the YPF-Harvard Rohingya Dialogue. This was sent to the Myanmar Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This is an opinion article co-written by Syed Tanzil Ahmed (Lead, YPF Policy Advocacy) and Johannes Lang (Harvard-UNICEF) on the need for Rohingya Repatriation. It was published in The Business Standard.
This is a press release on the Rohingya Advocacy panel session that summarizes the event. It was published in The Dhaka Apologue.
This is a video that presents the highlights of the conversation held in the Rohingya Advocacy session.
This is a series of the top quotes and insights received during the Rohingya Advocacy session.