UN labour agency calls on Myanmar to act against forced labour

The United Nations labour agency has called on Myanmar to take “tangible and verifiable” measures within the next few months on the issue of forced labour or face the prospect of further action.

Annan welcomes release of Myanmar rights defender, urges lifting of restrictions

While welcoming Myanmar’s decision to release human rights defender Su Su Nway, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the authorities to follow this with further measures to promote national reconciliation, including lifting the remaining restrictions on democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders.