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Myanmar: Annan welcomes release of over 100 political prisoners

Welcoming the release of more than 100 political prisoners in Myanmar, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he hoped the move would help jumpstart the country's national reconciliation talks.

Myanmar: UN envoy urges government, opposition to hold dialogue on key issues

Aiming to facilitate the national reconciliation process in Myanmar, a United Nations envoy to the country today urged the Government and the opposition to enter into a dialogue on key issues.

UN envoy to return to Myanmar to help national reconciliation process

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Myanmar is scheduled to travel next week to the country in his latest bid to help facilitate the national reconciliation process, a UN spokesman announced today.

No talks yet on Myanmar's future, UN rights expert reports

Sporadic talks between the Government of Myanmar and the leading opposition party have yet to result in the emergence of a structured political negotiation on the future of the country, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

Annan renews appeal for dialogue between Myanmar authorities and opposition

With the reconciliation process in Myanmar at a “pivotal” stage, substantive dialogue between the country’s authorities and opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is essential, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

UN human rights expert urges Myanmar to allow credible probe of alleged abuses

Wrapping up a 10-day fact-finding mission to Myanmar, a United Nations expert today urged the country’s authorities to allow a credible investigation of allegations that the military and armed groups committed widespread human rights violations in ethnic minority areas.

Myanmar: UN human rights expert set to visit later this week

A United Nations expert is set to travel to Myanmar later this week for talks with government officials and civil society representatives about the country’s human rights situation.

UN human rights expert urges fundamental political change in Myanmar

In order to secure the human rights of its citizens, Myanmar must achieve national reconciliation and the political transition to democracy, a United Nations expert says in a report released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

UN reports declining opium production in Myanmar

Opium production is declining in Myanmar - one of the world's biggest sources of the illegal crop - according to the results of the first-ever comprehensive poppy survey for the country, the United Nations announced today.

Myanmar: UN envoy wraps up latest visit to help with national reconciliation process

A top United Nations envoy helping Myanmar with its national reconciliation process wrapped up his latest visit to the country today, voicing hope that the international community would stay engaged and assist when needed.