Archives Burma Action Group (London) (বর্মা অ্যাকশন গ্রুপের আর্কাইভ (লন্ডন))
|Biographical / Historical Note|
The Burma Action Group (BAG) (বর্মা অ্যাকশন গ্রুপ) founded January 1991 by a group of Burma scholars and individuals; many of the founder-members worked with students and other refugees on the Thai-Burma border; they wanted to continue and extend the Amnesty International (অ্যামনেস্টি ইন্টারন্যাশনাল) campaign on Burma which ended in April 1991; the group campaigns for human rights and democracy in Burma, for a peaceful solution in the civil war and for the promotion of humanitarian aid to the people of Burma; in 1999 the Burma Action Group was renamed Burma Campaign UK (BCUK) (বর্মা ক্যাম্পেন ইউ কে).
The greater part of the archive contains documentation concerning Burma. This preliminary list is based on the classification used by the Burma Action Group. This arranged part of the archive sizes 6.88 m. Photographs and maps have been transferred to the audiovisual department of the IISH. Periodicals have been transferred to the library of the institute.
Correspondence with governments, Burma groups in various countries; meetings; documents concerning actions and events; documentation on politics, economics, ecology, foreign relations, minorities, refugees, humanitarian issues, travel and tourism in Burma and Burma groups and organizations (1978-) 1989-2000.
Preliminary list made by Marja Musson in 2003