New York

19 March 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Myanmar

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the continuing brutal violence by the military in Myanmar.  

The killing of peaceful demonstrators and arbitrary arrests, including of journalists, is utterly unacceptable.  

The military continues to defy calls, including by the Security Council, to end violations of fundamental human rights and return to the path of democracy. A firm, unified international response is urgently needed.  

The Secretary-General will continue to stand with the people and their aspirations to achieve a peaceful, stable and prosperous Myanmar.   

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General