Myanmar

UN agency calls for greater efforts to end forced labour in Myanmar

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today reported that despite new legislation in Myanmar, forced labour still existed in the country.

UN human rights expert meets with government, opposition officials in Myanmar

A United Nations human rights expert monitoring the situation in Myanmar has just concluded a visit to the country, where he met with opposition and government officials.

UN special envoy for human rights in Myanmar arrives for 10-day visit

A United Nations special envoy arrived today in Myanmar for a 10-day visit to look at the human rights situation in that country.

'Positive signals' from Myanmar Government show progress in human rights, UN reports

A new United Nations report says there have been some "positive signals" in Myanmar indicating the Government's efforts to make progress in its human rights record.

Myanmar: UN agency set to assess country's actions on forced labour

A high-level team from the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) left for Myanmar today for a three-week assessment of the Government's actions concerning forced labour.

After visit to Myanmar, UN envoy confirms parties' commitment to reconcile

A United Nations envoy today confirmed that all parties to the conflict in Myanmar remained committed to the process of national reconciliation, and expressed hope about the possibility of further progress in the ongoing talks between the Government and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Annan's special envoy to visit Myanmar for talks between government, democracy leader

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Myanmar will visit Yangon next week to help facilitate the talks between the Government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for democratisation and national reconciliation in that country, a United Nations spokesman said today.

ILO team to visit Myanmar to assess efforts against forced labour

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced the composition of a high-level team that will visit Myanmar next month to assess the Government's actions on forced labour.

Annan welcomes release of 5 parliamentarians in Myanmar

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the release in Myanmar of five more Parliament Members from the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Secretary-General welcomes release of political detainees in Myanmar

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the recent release of a number of political detainees in Myanmar and stressed the need to pursue national reconciliation talks between the Government and the opposition.