Yunus among 11 Nobel laureates seek UN intervention to resolve Rohingya crisis


Dhaka, September 13: Twelve Nobel Laureates including Dr Muhammad Yunus have sent an open letter to the UN Security Council urging its intervention to end the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state of Myanmar.Besides, 15 other international eminent personalities have also join with Nobel Laureates.

In the letter, Yunus and others called on UNSC to take decisive actions to stop the violence against Rohingya Muslims and bring permanent peace in the Rakhine state.

“We call on UNSC to intervene immediately by using all available means. We request you to take immediate action for cessation of indiscriminate military attack on innocent civilians that is forcing them to leave their home and flee their country to turn into stateless people,” the letter said.

“This is one of the decisive moments when bold and decisive actions are needed promptly when it is still possible to get it resolved,” they said in the letter.

The signatories also include Máiread Maguire, Betty Williams, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Oscar Arias Sánchez, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman, Malala Yousafzai, Sir Richard J. Roberts and Elizabeth Blackburn, former Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar, former Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.