Myanmar

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.

Director of UN agency urges freedom for prize-winning Myanmar journalist

The chief of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has renewed his call to the Government of Myanmar for the liberation of a prize-winning journalist who has been imprisoned since 1989.

Myanmar: UN rights expert calls for release of all political prisoners

Deploring the continued detention of Myanmar’s longest serving prisoner, the poet and editor U Win Tin, who has now been behind bars for almost 17 years, a United Nations human rights expert has called for his unconditional release as well as that of more than 1,000 other political prisoners.

Annan pays tribute to UN envoy in Myanmar upon his resignation

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to his Special Envoy for Myanmar, Razali Ismail, who resigned the post he held since April 2000.