Myanmar

Annan hails encouraging signs from Myanmar Government on national reconciliation

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed recent encouraging signs from the Government of Myanmar on the national reconciliation process and urged that his Special Envoy be allowed to visit the country to help boost the participation of all parties concerned.

Myanmar's human rights situation has regressed - UN expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar said today that when he compared the observations he made in March with those he noted in November, he saw "significant setbacks" in the country's human rights situation.

UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar ends visit

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar wound up a six-day visit to the country today with a call for an amnesty for all political prisoners and the lifting of government-imposed restrictions on political expression, the UN spokesman said today.

Myanmar’s seven-step peace process not inclusive, lacks timeline – Annan

The Government of Myanmar’s proposed seven-step road map to democracy does not include the opinions expressed by several parties in the country and has not shown that the process will be participatory and transparent, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a human rights report.

UN human rights observer to make six-day tour of Myanmar

A United Nations expert will travel to Myanmar next week to assess developments in human rights in the Asian country since his last visit in March.

Myanmar: Annan's envoy urges release of democracy leader

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Myanmar has urged its government to release detained democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials of her party, a UN spokesman said today.

Myanmar: UN envoy meets with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Myanmar met today with that nation's detained democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a United Nations spokesman confirmed.

UN envoy arrives in Myanmar seeking democracy leaders’ release

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s special envoy to Myanmar arrived in the South Asian country again today on a three-day mission in a bid to secure the release of detained democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials of her party.

Calling for release of democracy leader, Annan sends top envoy back to Myanmar

Reiterating his call to Myanmar's government to release detained democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other party officials without delay, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is sending his special envoy back to the South Asian country next week to seek ways to revive the national reconciliation process.

UN warns detention of Myanmar democracy leader puts human rights at risk

If Myanmar wishes to renew its commitment to political reform, it must start by immediately and unconditionally releasing pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners currently being detained in an undisclosed location, the United Nations human rights expert on the country says in a new report out today.