New York

11 June 2018

Note to Correspondents: Travels by the Special Envoy for Myanmar, Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener

Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener, who was appointed by the Secretary-General on 26 April as his Special Envoy on Myanmar, will be undertaking the first visit to Myanmar in her new capacity beginning on 12 June. 
Pursuant to her General Assembly mandate, the Special Envoy’s consultations with a range of interlocutors including Myanmar authorities, ethnic armed organizations, civil society organizations, religious leaders and members of the diplomatic community will cover Rakhine state, peace process, democratization and human right issues.  Following her visit to Myanmar, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General plans to visit countries in the region including Bangladesh.
Right after she took up her new assignment on 16 May, the Special Envoy visited New York and Geneva for introductory consultations with the Secretary-General, other senior officials of the United Nations as well as with interested Member States and INGOs.