GCE, CLADE and OMEP Statement pertaining to the letter directed to the Myanmar military junta on the 11th of August 2022
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE), together with its esteemed members, the Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación (CLADE) and the Organization Mondiale por L'Éducation Préscolaire (OMEP), deeply regret, apologise and express great concern over the release of the letter dated 11 August 2022 in which, our organisational names and logos were included, addressed to the leader of the military junta that has taken illegitimate power in Myanmar.
That letter was mistakenly addressed to the military junta without our knowledge or authorization, an error that the Human Rights Watch has acknowledged as its own.
GCE and its abovementioned members expressly reject and disavow any affiliation with that letter and demand that our names and logos be immediately removed from such offensive communication.
We express our unwavering solidarity with the people of Myanmar, with civil society organizations in this country and with the families of the victims of the heinous crimes against humanity.
GCE, CLADE and OMEP reaffirm their condemnation of the illegal takeover of power by the military junta led by Min Aung Hlaing and renew their unconditional commitment to the human rights of the people of Myanmar and to the struggles they wage for democracy and freedom.