New York, 11 August 2009 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on MyanmarThe Secretary-General is deeply disappointed by the verdict in respect of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Secretary-General strongly deplores this decision. The Secretary-General urges the Government to immediately and unconditionally release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and to engage with her without delay as an essential partner in the process of national dialogue and reconciliation. Unless she and all other political prisoners in Myanmar are released and allowed to participate in free and fair elections, the credibility of the political process will remain in doubt.
Statements on 11 August 2009
- Incheon, Republic of Korea, 11 August 2009 - Secretary-General's remarks to the Global Environment Forum [as prepared for delivery]
- Incheon, Republic of Korea, 11 August 2009 - Secretary-General's remarks at a conference on Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Incheon, Republic of Korea, 11 August 2009 - Secretary-General's remarks at opening of UNISDR Office in Incheon and the ISDR Training Centre for Urban Risk Reduction [as prepared for delivery]