Annan's envoy set to visit Myanmar to help democratization, national reconciliation talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Myanmar is scheduled to visit the country at the end of this month to help facilitate the talks between the Government and opposition leaders, a UN spokesman announced today.

UN agency calls for greater efforts to end forced labour in Myanmar

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today reported that despite new legislation in Myanmar, forced labour still existed in the country.