Myanmar

Myanmar can count on UN support to face challenges ahead, says envoy

The United Nations will continue to assist the people of Myanmar to address the various challenges facing the country, a senior official said today.

Ban hails Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in Myanmar’s reconciliation, reaffirms UN support

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role played by Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s reconciliation efforts, and re-affirmed the commitment of the United Nations to helping the Asian nation in its efforts.

UN expert welcomes release of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

A United Nations independent expert today welcomed the latest presidential amnesty releasing a number of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, and called on authorities to continue this systematic liberation without conditions, stressing that this is key for the country's democratic transition and reconciliation process.

Myanmar: UN refugee agency ‘seriously concerned’ over returns from China

The United Nations refugee agency is “seriously concerned” over reports that China has sent back from its Yunan province groups of Myanmar nationals who sought safety there from violence in neighbouring Myanmar’s Kachin state.