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SUNS # 9286 Tuesday 16 February 2021

Myanmar : HRC deplores removal of government, calls for release of Suu Kyi (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The UN Human Rights Council on 12 February deplored the "removal of the Government elected by the people of Myanmar in the general election held on 8 November 2020," and the suspension of the mandates of the members of parliament.

UN : Transition to digital economy must ensure access to those in digital gap (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
It is crucial to ensure that any transition to a digital economy has mechanisms in place that are non-digital to avoid "double exclusion", according to Shahrashoub Razavi, director of the social protection department at the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Australia : Why indigenous people are the highest incarcerated globally (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney)
Keenan Mundine grew up in the Aboriginal community social housing called The Block, infamous for poor living conditions, alcohol and drug use, and violence, in Sydney's Redfern suburb.

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