Binalakshmi Nepram Meets Former United Nations Secretary General’s Grandson Dr Thant Myint-U in Yangon
Monday, January 9, 2017
9th January 2017 : Manipur’s noted author and
humanitarian, Ms Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder of Manipur Women Gun
Survivors Network & CAFI met with Former United Nations Secretary
General Grandson Dr Thant Myint-U in Yangon, Myanmar last week.
The meeting that lasted almost two hours was held in historic U-Thant
House that was home to the U-Thant family for 6 years from 1951 to
1957. Matters relating to historic ties between Manipur, Northeast and
erstwhile Burma and also the current peace processes in Myanmar, on
inclusion of women in decision making, efforts for deepening democracy
as well as matters relating to Indo-Myanmar relations that are common to
both the countries were also discussed.
U-Thant is known to the world as the third Secretary-General of United
Nations, serving two terms from 1961-1971. He was widely respected for
his role in mediating several major international conflicts as well as
in ushering in new visionary initiatives designed to promote peace,
development, human rights and environmental protection around the world.
He is the first Asian to head world’s top diplomatic post.
Dr Thant Myint-U, grandson of U-Thant taught history at Trinity
College, Cambridge and served at UN headquarters in New York and also in
United Nations Peace Keeping operations in Cambodia and former
Yugoslavia. He is author of several highly acclaimed books namely a
personal history of Burma, “The River of Lost Footsteps” and “Where
China Meets India”. Thant Myint-U visited Manipur in year 2009
For more details, please contact –
Office of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
Langthabal Mantrikhong, Old Palace Road
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