­Rohingya Consultative Council to be formed to advocate for Rohingya rights

Published : 29 Mar 2024 10:12 PM

The formation of a convening committee for the establishment Rohingya Consultative Council was announced on 26 March 2024.

According to the announcement, the Rohingya Consultative Council will serve as a unifying platform, bringing together Rohingya politicians, activists, organisations, women leaders, youth advocates, intellectuals, professionals and community- based figures from around the globe.

Its overarching objective will be to cultivate a coherent and impactful Rohingya political entity by harnessing and aligning diverse Rohingya perspectives, expertise and experience.

This initiative directly responds to the Rohingya community’s call for a cohesive and inclusive political entity, to enable inclusion of Rohingya representation in all decision-making fora that affect Rohingya lives, according to the announcement.

It says that the Rohingya Consultative Council aims to strengthen the efficacy of collective efforts in addressing Rohingya concerns by ensuring broad consultation across diverse contexts and sectors.

Such an approach is imperative against the backdrop of the multi-layered and persistent challenges confronting Rohingya people everywhere, the increasingly complex dynamics within Myanmar and the broader geopolitical landscape of the region.

The Rohingya Consultative Council Convening Committee will be made up of eight organisations and 25 individuals who will work to represent the priorities and interests of the Rohingya people and spearhead the evolution of a consolidated Rohingya political platform.