Myanmar

20 October 2018, Yangon, Myanmar

Note to correspondents: Statement attributable to the Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Myanmar

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG), Christine Schraner Burgener, undertook her third visit to Myanmar from 10 to 20 October where she held consultations with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, other government and military leaders, ethnic armed organizations, local and religious leaders, NGOs, UN agencies and the diplomatic community.
 
“Accountability is one of two important pillars for national reconciliation, the other is inclusive dialogue,” she said repeatedly. “Credible fact-finding is the first step towards accountability.”
 

11 December 2017, Yangon, Myanmar

Secretary-General's message to the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, 11-12 December

I send greetings to the Asia-Pacific Water Summit.
 

31 August 2016, Nay Pyi Taw

Remarks at the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Myanmar

I give you my full respect and greetings from the United Nations. It is a great honour for me as Secretary-General of the United Nations to address the great opening of the 21st Century Panglong Conference. Thank you for your invitation.

This is a historic occasion for the further democratization of this country.

The symbolism of this Conference is clear from its title, which recalls the spirit of the original Panglong Conference convened in 1947 by General Aung San, the Father of Modern Burma.

But today, we also look to the future.

31 August 2016, Nay Pyi Taw

Secretary-General’s remarks at the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Myanmar [as delivered]

I give you my full respect and greetings from the United Nations. It is a great honour for me as Secretary-General of the United Nations to address the great opening of the 21st Century Panglong Conference. Thank you for your invitation.

This is a historic occasion for the further democratization of this country.

The symbolism of this Conference is clear from its title, which recalls the spirit of the original Panglong Conference convened in 1947 by General Aung San, the Father of Modern Burma.

But today, we also look to the future.

30 August 2016, Nay Pyi Taw

Opening remarks at joint press stakeout with Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi address the media at a joint press briefing. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

I am pleased to be here with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in her capacity as State Counsellor and new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Before I say a few words, let me express my deepest condolences for the earthquake which struck your country on August 24 with losses of lives, injured people and destruction of infrastructures, particularly the destruction of many valuable historical monuments, including many pagodas.

I hope that under the leadership of President U Htin Kyaw and the State Counsellor, your people will be able to reconstruct as soon as possible from this.

30 August 2016, Nay Pyi Taw

Secretary-General’s joint press stakeout with Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi [scroll down for Q&A]

I am pleased to be here with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in her capacity as State Counsellor and new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Before I say a few words, let me express my deepest condolences for the earthquake which struck your country on August 24 with losses of lives, injured people and destruction of infrastructures, particularly the destruction of many valuable historical monuments, including many pagodas.

I hope that under the leadership of President U Htin Kyaw and the State Counsellor, your people will be able to reconstruct as soon as possible from this.

13 November 2014, Nay Pyi Taw

Remarks at the East Asia Summit

Your Excellency U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Chairman of the 9th East Asia Summit, Excellencies,
Heads of State and Government,
Ministers,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by thanking President Thein Sein and the government and people of Myanmar
for hosting this summit at this vital time.

Our world faces multiple crises.

12 November 2014, Nay Pyi Taw

Opening remarks at press conference

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour for me to be back in Myanmar to co-chair the Sixth ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-UN Summit and to attend the Ninth East Asia Summit. I congratulate the Government of the Union of Myanmar for successfully hosting these meetings. I thank ASEAN’s leaders for their commitment to cooperation with the United Nations.

12 November 2014, Nay Pyi Taw

Remarks to the 6th Annual ASEAN-UN Summit

Your Excellency Mr. Thein Sein, President of the Union of Myanmar,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Ministers,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure and an honour to be in Myanmar again to attend the 6th ASEAN-UN Summit. I congratulate President Thein Sein on Myanmar’s successful first Chairmanship of ASEAN. The United Nations welcomes Myanmar’s emergence to play a more active role in regional and international affairs.