use your liberty to promote ours." -
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
September 2005, the global law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary published
"Threat to the Peace: A Call for the
UN Security Council to Act in Burma", a report commissioned
by Vacláv Havel, former
President of the Czech Republic, and Desmond
Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
report provides a detailed overview of the reasons
why the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) needs to intervene in Burma
to insure that Burma’s people can live in an environment free from
UN Security Council is the political
arm of the United Nations and is tasked with maintaining international
peace and security. In order to do so, the UNSC must determine when a
threat to the peace exists and recommend what action should be taken to
bring resolution to the situation.
to the Peace" does not call for UN-led military intervention or the
deployment of a peacekeeping force in Burma. Rather, it makes recommendations
on how to peacefully achieve democratic change.
can make a significant contribution to the international campaign to convince
the UNSC to take appropriate action on Burma. This website provides information
and suggested actions for citizens,
media, and legislators
interested in advocacy activities on behalf of Burma’s people.