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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents in response to questions about recent remarks on human rights in Myanmar

New York, 2 April 2013

In response to questions about the views of the Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, on the human rights situation in Myanmar, the Spokesperson has the following to say:

Mr. Nambiar wishes to make clear that the recent comments disseminated in the media by the Human Rights Rapporteur dealing with Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, are Mr. Ojea Quintana's own views as an independent human rights expert. Those views are not necessarily shared by Mr. Nambiar, whose work as Special Adviser on Myanmar is separate from Mr. Ojea Quintana's work.