Myanmar must continue making gains in democratic transition – UN chief

Commending Myanmar for its remarkable progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that the South-east Asian country must continue its democratic transition and overcome the inter-communal violence that is threatening it.

Myanmar: first UN aid convoy in 20 months reaches displaced in eastern Kachin state

The first aid convoy in nearly two years has delivered food, medicine and other supplies to thousands of displaced people in Laiza town in the eat of Myanmar’s Kachin state, the United Nations relief arm today reported.