Myanmar

Myanmar: senior UN official set to return for high-level talks on rights and democracy

A top United Nations official is likely to return to Myanmar in early November for high-level talks to try to help the Asian country make serious progress in human rights, political freedoms and humanitarian assistance.

Myanmar: UN rights expert calls for immediate release of detained student leaders

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for the immediate release of three prominent student leaders in Myanmar reportedly arrested yesterday, citing numerous charges of abuse in pre-trial detention as cause for “extreme” concern.

Divided UN Security Council agrees to focus on situation in Myanmar

In a landmark decision today, the United Nations Security Council voted by 10 votes to four against with one abstention to focus on the situation in the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, where democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained for over 10 of the past 16 years.