Citing official’s illness, Myanmar postpones UN envoy’s visit

Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by a United Nations envoy, citing the illness of Deputy Foreign Minister U Khin Maung Win, a UN spokesperson said in New York today.

UN Envoy to visit Myanmar next week to aid confidence-building talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, Razali Ismail, will visit Yangon next week as part of a continuing effort to help facilitate the country’s national reconciliation process, a UN spokesperson said today in New York.

Myanmar: UN rights expert welcomes release of women prisoners

The United Nations human rights expert for Myanmar today welcomed the release over the past three weeks of nearly 200 women prisoners detained for criminal charges, virtually all of whom have young children or are pregnant.