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UN adviser calls for taking ‘leap of faith’ to ensure peaceful, unified Myanmar

25 August 2014 – The United Nations Special Adviser for Myanmar today wrapped up a visit to the country during which he visited Rakhine state to see first-hand the progress made to provide aid to local communities, as well as actions being taken to address underlying causes of recent violence.


Over 20,000 people risked their lives in Indian Ocean sea crossings this year – UN report

22 August 2014 – Over 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, many of them Rohingya who fled Myanmar, according to a new report released today by the United Nations refugee agency.


Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum spotlights 'regional connectivity for shared prosperity'

04 August 2014 – Asia-Pacific countries will gather in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), focusing on the role of regional connectivity in supporting economic growth and development.


Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them educated

01 August 2014 – Myanmar released dozens of children and young adults from its armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, the United Nations today confirmed, welcoming also efforts to get the people away from guns and into classrooms.


Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking on free expression, association

28 July 2014 – On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years.


Development and alternative crops provide hope in war on illicit drugs – UN

15 July 2014 – Senior United Nations officials today called for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords has disrupted peace, security and development, such as in Afghanistan and Myanmar.