UN Envoy to visit Myanmar next week to aid confidence-building talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, Razali Ismail, will visit Yangon next week as part of a continuing effort to help facilitate the country’s national reconciliation process, a UN spokesperson said today in New York.

Myanmar: UN rights expert welcomes release of women prisoners

The United Nations human rights expert for Myanmar today welcomed the release over the past three weeks of nearly 200 women prisoners detained for criminal charges, virtually all of whom have young children or are pregnant.

UN food agency seeks $2.1 million to help Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a $2.1 million appeal to help refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh, where they depend on outside assistance to survive.

Myanmar: UN envoy encourages parties to move to 'substantive' talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s envoy for Myanmar has concluded his mission to the country after encouraging both the Government and opposition leaders to develop their talks “as soon as possible” into a substantive dialogue, a UN spokesman in New York said today.

Annan's envoy set to visit Myanmar to help democratization, national reconciliation talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Myanmar is scheduled to visit the country at the end of this month to help facilitate the talks between the Government and opposition leaders, a UN spokesman announced today.

UN agency calls for greater efforts to end forced labour in Myanmar

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today reported that despite new legislation in Myanmar, forced labour still existed in the country.

UN human rights expert meets with government, opposition officials in Myanmar

A United Nations human rights expert monitoring the situation in Myanmar has just concluded a visit to the country, where he met with opposition and government officials.

UN special envoy for human rights in Myanmar arrives for 10-day visit

A United Nations special envoy arrived today in Myanmar for a 10-day visit to look at the human rights situation in that country.

'Positive signals' from Myanmar Government show progress in human rights, UN reports

A new United Nations report says there have been some "positive signals" in Myanmar indicating the Government's efforts to make progress in its human rights record.

Myanmar: UN agency set to assess country's actions on forced labour

A high-level team from the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) left for Myanmar today for a three-week assessment of the Government's actions concerning forced labour.