Myanmar

After visit to Myanmar, UN envoy confirms parties' commitment to reconcile

A United Nations envoy today confirmed that all parties to the conflict in Myanmar remained committed to the process of national reconciliation, and expressed hope about the possibility of further progress in the ongoing talks between the Government and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Annan's special envoy to visit Myanmar for talks between government, democracy leader

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Myanmar will visit Yangon next week to help facilitate the talks between the Government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for democratisation and national reconciliation in that country, a United Nations spokesman said today.

ILO team to visit Myanmar to assess efforts against forced labour

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced the composition of a high-level team that will visit Myanmar next month to assess the Government's actions on forced labour.

Annan welcomes release of 5 parliamentarians in Myanmar

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the release in Myanmar of five more Parliament Members from the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Secretary-General welcomes release of political detainees in Myanmar

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the recent release of a number of political detainees in Myanmar and stressed the need to pursue national reconciliation talks between the Government and the opposition.

In Myanmar, UN envoy holds meetings to help national reconciliation talks

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's envoy for Myanmar completed today his visit to the country after holding high-level meetings aimed at facilitating progress in democratization and national reconciliation talks between the Government and the National League for Democracy.

Annan to send envoy to Myanmar to help facilitate reconciliation process

An envoy of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit Myanmar next week to help facilitate the process of democratization and national reconciliation there, a UN spokesman said today in New York.

Myanmar: UN human rights expert reports cautious optimism among parties

A United Nations human rights expert who has just returned from Myanmar after three days of talks with government and opposition party leaders said today that there appeared to be cautious optimism about the latest developments in the country.