Myanmar: Ban welcomes announcement of ceasefire in Kachin state, follows implementation

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Government of Myanmar's recent announcement of a cease-fire in its northern state of Kachin and has been following the various reports from the ground on its implementation, the spokesperson for the world body's chief said today.

Following visit to Myanmar, UN envoy calls on all parties to resume dialogue

The United Nations envoy to Myanmar today called on all parties in the country to work to ease tensions, resume dialogue, and ensure that there is humanitarian access to those who have been affected by the violence in the states of Kachin and Rakhine.

Over 2,000 people flee Myanmar following latest bout of violence in Rakhine state – UN

More than 2,000 people have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state and Bangladesh on boats run by smugglers putting their lives at risk, the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that the situation of those displaced by the violence in Rakhine grows more desperate every day.

Ban urges political reconciliation amid reported air strikes in Myanmar’s Kachin state

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today took “serious note” of the most recent reports indicating air strikes against targets in Myanmar’s Kachin state, where tens of thousands of civilians were forced from their homes last year due to fighting between the Government and rebels.