Almost 700,000 Rohingya have escaped the Myanmar force since a bombing raid began last August, and an estimated 200,000 have taken refuge in Bangladesh in recent years. High-ranking diplomats from each of the 15 member states of the UNSC will take a rather extraordinary step to Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday.
Embassadors will be visiting Bangladesh before they meet Aung San Suu Kyi and fly by chopper to Rakhine State, the center of what the UN has called racial cleanup. The Aung San Suu Kyi coalition hopes to persuade embassies that an accord on the establishment of UN agencies in Rakhine can help to accelerate the secure and volunteer returns of tens of thousands of IDPs and migrants to the Bangladesh shelters.
UN agencies could also supervise the situa-tion and avoid a repetition of the force that triggered the outbreak. Aung San Suu Kyi's confederates that returning is becoming an urgent issue due to the upcoming rainstorm. However, the UN High Commission for the Refugee Programme recently said that Myanmar is not yet "conducive to the volunteer, secure, dignified and sustained returns of refugees" and said that the blame lies with the authorities to do so.
They say they need Myanmar to give promises of tangible advances on their judicial statute, nationality and safety in Rakhine. As a first measure, the travel constraints on IDPs in the key Rakhine cities would be relaxed, which would also help to boost refugee trust in Bangladesh.
A further pressing move is the repatriation of some 6,000 people trapped in the no-man's-land of the "zero line", a puffer area between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Guest emissaries are likely to urge Aung San Suu Kyi to make the necessary headway in the implementation of the reform proposals made by her Rakhine State Consultative Commission, under the chairmanship of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
In order to avoid further acts of cruelty, the Commission's 1982 Act on Nationality, which is preventing Rohingya from becoming a citizen, and an end to limitations on the minorities, was requested in the Commission's own Parliament. Embassadors, among them the British UN envoys Karen Pierce, will be visiting Rakhine. You will probably press for headway with the approximately 8,000 people who have said they want to go back to North Rakhine but have so far been hindered by the state.
It was" unbelievably important" for the government to see the local context, Pierce said, considering "what needs to be done next to make Myanmar a vibrant country, a vibrant country both politically and economically". Last month's appointment of Win Myint, a strong associate of Aung San Suu Kyi, as US presidency, is seen as a strengthening of her stance.
Myanmar's condition is preventing Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming Aung San Suu Kyi's current chairperson because her kids are foreigners, but she has been named state adviser, a higher ranking than the chair. Commenting on the decision, Peter Maurer, Chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross to help those affected by the Rakhine conflict, said the Myanmar administration is reconstructing Myanmar's settlements and taking action to facilitate the Rohingya's comeback.
Mr Aung San Suu Kyi has warmly applauded the UN Secretary-General António Guterres' private appointment of the Swiss Embassador to Germany, Christine Schraner Burgener, as Myanmar's Deputy High Representative.