The U.S. Must Recognize the NUG

U.S. President Joe Biden

Call on the US government to recognize the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar (Burma)

On the morning of February 1st people in Myanmar, and millions in the diaspora, woke up to a violent military coup. What the military did not understand was that the Myanmar people would refuse to go back to the dark days of dictatorship. They immediately rose up against the military in an unprecedented Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).

Amid this new movement, elected representatives and civil society leaders joined together to create a new National Unity Government. The NUG deserves the recognition of the international community.

Sign our petition to President Biden urging that the US recognize the National Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate government of the Myanmar people.

The NUG is made up of elected representatives, ethnic minority leaders, and prominent members of civil society. It was created to formalize and continue to fight for the profound changes that are happening in Myanmar. The NUG has vowed to abolish the 1982 citizenship law that has been the basis for excluding the Rohingya. It has also promised to abolish the 2008 constitution which grants the military vast powers.

To succeed, the NUG, however, needs recognition and access to the resources. This is why recognition from the U.S. government is so crucial to its success. For the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar to be successful, the world must recognize the NUG as the legitimate representative of the Myanmar people.

Sign this petition today to tell President Biden to recognize the National Unity Government (NUG).

For More Information:

National Unity Government- official website (English)

"Why the National Unity Government’s Statement on Myanmar’s Rohingya Is Important," by Angshuman Choudhury, The Diplomat, 9 June 2021

"Myanmar Opposition Leader: We Need More Help From Biden to Defeat the Military Junta," by David Corn, Mother Jones, 5 August 2021

To: U.S. President Joe Biden
From: [Your Name]

We the undersigned welcome your swift response to the military coup in but more needs to be done. The U.S. needs to recognize the National Unity Government (NUG) and help it gain access to the government funds frozen when the military took over the country.

When the military took over Myanmar in the brutal coup d'etat on February 1, 2021, they underestimated the spirit and determination of the people. They did not expect the immediate revolt and the courage the people would show. They also did not know that people from all ethnicities would band together. The NUG represents the most diverse coalition to govern Myanmar.

If the United States truly supports democracies around the world and the right for the people of each nation to be free, it will recognize the NUG. Other countries, who have already expressed support for the NUG, will follow.

We need the U.S. to lead. President Joe Biden told American allies that "the U.S. is back." The best way to prove that is to move quickly to help the people of Myanmar and recognize the NUG.