Myanmar

Myanmar: release of Aung San Suu Kyi 'a notable development,' UN envoy says

Myanmar's recent release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi - although just one part of the national reconciliation process - was "a notable development," the senior United Nations envoy for the South-East Asian nation said today in New York.

Myanmar: Annan, UN human rights officials hail release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and UN human rights officials today welcomed the release by the Government of Myanmar of democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from 19 months of de facto house arrest.