Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: April 12, 2001

Memorandum on the Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma,
April 12, 2001

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma

Pursuant to the requirements set forth under the heading "Policy Toward Burma" in section 570(d) of the Fiscal Year 1997 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, as contained in the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 104-208), a report is required every 6 months following enactment concerning:

1) progress toward democratization in Burma;

2) progress on improving the quality of life of the Burmese people, including progress on market reforms, living standards, labor standards, use of forced labor in the tourism industry, and environmental quality; and

3) progress made in developing a comprehensive, multilateral strategy to bring democracy to and improve human rights practices and the quality of life in Burma, including the development of a dialogue between the State Peace and Development Council and democratic opposition groups in Burma.

You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit the attached report fulfilling these requirements for the period September 28, 2000, through March 27, 2001, to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.

George W. Bush

Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on April 13, and it was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Memorandum on the Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma, April 12, 2001," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 20, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873 Original Sources, accessed July 1, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HJ66KFZ87YKMUZJ.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Memorandum on the Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma, April 12, 2001." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 20, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873, Original Sources. 1 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HJ66KFZ87YKMUZJ.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Memorandum on the Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma, April 12, 2001' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 20, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873. Original Sources, retrieved 1 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HJ66KFZ87YKMUZJ.