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22 Jun 2017 description

The UN strongly disagrees with false and inaccurate statements in recent media reports about the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien.

The future elevation of the UN Resident Coordinator post in Myanmar to the level of an Assistant Secretary-General has no links to the current Resident Coordinator, Renata Lok-Dessallien. As stated by the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson on June 13, her performance has been constantly appreciated.

12 Oct 2016 description

The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, is deeply concerned at the escalation of tensions and resumed fighting between government forces and ethnic armed organizations in several sectors, including in northern Shan, Kachin and Karen States. Coming in the wake of recent positive moves for dialogue by the government as well as the constructive engagement shown by the ethnic armed organizations at the recently convened “Twenty First Century Panglong Conference” this is both unsettling and disappointing.

04 Jul 2016 description

The Partnership Group of the Secretary-General on Myanmar met at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 1 July 2016. At the meeting, the Group welcomed the transformative change taking place in that country with the accession to power after the November elections of the National League for Democracy under the leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The meeting also acknowledged the contribution made by former President U Thein Sein, whose administration helped achieve this defining change.

02 Jul 2016 description

I have just concluded my fourth official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I would like to thank the Government of Myanmar for its invitation and for granting me an extended visit of twelve days. This has not only allowed to me to travel to Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, but also to devote more time in Nay Pyi Taw to engage with different ministers in the new Government. I would also like to thank the United Nations Country Team for their assistance throughout my visit.

17 May 2016 description

Myanmar is beginning its journey on the road to achieving ‘Zero Hunger’ and there is good reason to be optimistic that the final destination – the eradication of hunger and malnutrition – can be reached in the not too distant future. It will be a challenging journey, but with determination, coordination and cooperation, it’s a route that can be successfully navigated.

While Myanmar has made gains over the years in reducing hunger, there are still an estimated eight million people who are undernourished.

06 Nov 2015 description

As Myanmar approaches historic elections on Sunday, the diplomatic missions of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the United Nations reaffirm their support for the people of Myanmar.

07 Aug 2015 description

I conclude my third official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as the country is coming to grips with the scale of destruction and loss of human life caused by the floods.

31 Mar 2015 description

Today, on the 31st of March 2015, after more than a year of negotiations, the Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC) and Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) have agreed on the text of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) for Myanmar. For the government of Myanmar and 16 Ethnic Armed Groups to reach a ceasefire agreement after more than sixty years of conflict is a historic and significant achievement.

16 Jan 2015 description

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

16 January 2015


25 Aug 2014 description

Visit to Myanmar by Mr. Vijay Nambiar, United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General

The Special Adviser to Secretary-General Mr. Vijay Nambiar visited Myanmar from 18 to 25 August in pursuance of his mandate. Undertaken ahead of the 69th session of the General Assembly, this was Mr. Nambiar's eighth visit to the country during the past year.

11 Apr 2014 description

On April 7th 2014, ILO’s Myanmar Program on the Elimination of Child Labour (My-PEC) held the first multi-stakeholder meeting on child labour at the International Labour Office in Yangon.

This four-year programme funded by the US Department of Labour aims at establishing a comprehensive, inclusive and efficient multi-stakeholder response to reducing child labour in Myanmar. It will provide technical and advisory support in implementing the ILO Convention C182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour that was ratified on December 23rd 2013 by the Government.

24 Nov 2013 description

The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), The Myanmar Health and Development Consortium (MHDC), and The Myanmar Business Coalition on AID (MBCA) to host “Malaria Forum on Private Sector Response to Artemisinin Resistance in Myanmar”

05 Nov 2013 description

Yangon 5 November 2013 - Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar participated as observer in the peace talks between the Myanmar Government and Ethnic Armed Organization in Myitkyina on November 4-5.