Myanmar

Myanmar: Annan vows to fight on for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today vowed to continue working for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whose house arrest the authorities have extended.

As Myanmar Government mulls status of democracy leader, Annan calls for her release

As the Government of Myanmar prepared to review the status of the country’s most prominent democracy advocate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 10 of the past 16 years, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today again called for her release to pave the way for reconciliation and economic development.

After concluding high-level talks in Myanmar, UN official hopes for better ties

After two years of isolation, the Myanmar Government seems willing to engage in a dialogue with the international community, a senior United Nations official just back from three days of talks with the country’s top officials said today.

2,000 refuges pour into Thailand from Myanmar, citing conflict and abuses – UN

Some 2,000 refugees from Myanmar have flooded into Thailand over the last three months, citing renewed conflict and human rights abuses in Kayin state, with 400 crossing the border last week alone and more expected, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

After meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, UN envoy leaves Myanmar

Completing a round of wide-ranging discussions with officials in Myanmar in what marked the first high-level talks between the United Nations and the country in more than two years, a senior envoy from the world body met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar: UN opens first high-level talks in 2 years with Government on democracy

A senior United Nations official today began the first high-level talks in more than two years between the world body and the Government of Myanmar, bearing a clear message about the need to restore democracy and full human rights in the South Asian country.

UN rights experts call on Myanmar to halt counter-insurgency drive targeting civilians

United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of Myanmar to urgently halt counter-insurgency military operations targeting civilians which have led to the forcible eviction and displacement of thousands of ethnic minority villagers.

Myanmar: UN to hold first high-level talks in 2 years with Government on democracy

The United Nations will later this week hold its first high-level talks in more than two years with the Myanmar Government in what a UN spokesman today called a “potentially important opportunity” to see what can be done to help the South Asian country move in the direction of all-inclusive democracy and human rights.