Hollywood and music stars, including actor Tim Robbins and Kate Pierson of the American singing group the B 52s have called on the United Nations to pass its first-ever resolution on Burma's human rights violations.
The appeal was delivered in a letter sent to the office of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan this past. The human rights group Witness said the letter was sent after a gathering of nearly 500 activists in New York to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Burma.
The letter, urging the resolution to be passed before the end of the year, says "It is past time for the issue of Burma to be addressed by the UN's most powerful body, the Security Council.
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