UN credentials committee defers decision, meaning Afghanistan's Taliban and Myanmar's junta will not be allowed to represent their countries for now at the 193-member world body.
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, lamented the "lack of adequate and strong action" over the military junta's deadly crackdown on anti-coup protesters.
The program grants immigrants who cannot return to their countries safely, for reasons such as natural disasters or armed conflict, the ability to stay and work in the United States legally for a defined period that can be renewed.
United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Myanmar crisis as pro-democracy activists hold fresh demonstrations against the military coup.
Myanmar regime says Kyaw Moe Tun has been fired for betraying the country, a day after he urged countries to use "any means necessary" to reverse a February 1 coup that ousted the nation's elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
The decision announced on the state television comes a day after the country's envoy to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun urged the international body to use "any means necessary" to stop the February 1 military coup.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council has voted in favour of a resolution to set up a body to prepare evidence of international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.
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