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Title: Activities of the Secretary-General in Myanmar, 03 - 04 Jul
Date of publication: 06 July 2009
Description/subject: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Yangon from Singapore in the morning of Friday 3 July, for a two-day visit to Myanmar. From Yangon, he travelled by air to Nay Pyi Taw, the administrative capital of Myanmar, for the first of two meetings with Senior General Than Shwe, senior members of the State Peace and Development Council and with other Government officials.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Secretary-General (SG/T/2686)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2009


Title: Ban Ki-moon's Speech in Bangkok [to the media]
Date of publication: 06 July 2009
Description/subject: REMARKS TO THE MEDIA [including Q&A], Bangkok, 4 July 2009: "Good evening. Thank you for coming to meet me at this late hour of the day. As you know, I have just come from a two-day visit to Myanmar. I met twice the Senior General Than Shwe, and I had discussions with other government officials. I also met with leaders of Myanmar’s registered political parties and with those former armed groups that have chosen to observe a cease-fire. This morning I also had time to visit Kyon Da Village in the Irrawaddy Delta to see the results of recovery and reconstruction work. Let me first address my meetings with Senior General Than Shwe. As you know by now, I asked to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. I am deeply disappointed that Senior General Than Shwe refused my request. Allowing a visit to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would have been an important symbol of the government’s willingness to embark on the kind of meaningful engagement that will be essential if the elections in 2010 are to be seen as credible..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 July 2009


Title: Secretary-General, quoting predecessor U Thant, says Myanmar Government has missed 'unique opportunity' to match country's early commitment to human rights
Date of publication: 06 July 2009
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Secretary-General
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2009


Title: UN Secretary-General: Remarks on Myanmar to diplomatic missions, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations
Date of publication: 05 July 2009
Description/subject: This statement was made in Rangoon on 4 July..."...neither peace nor development can thrive without democracy and respect for human rights. Myanmar is no exception...the primary responsibility lies with the Government to move the country towards its stated goals of national reconciliation and democracy. Failure to do so will prevent the people of Myanmar from realizing their full potential...Myanmar's human rights record remains a matter of grave concern...The upcoming election -- the first in twenty years -- must be inclusive, participatory and transparent if it is to be credible. Myanmar's way forward must be rooted in respect for human rights This is why I say that all political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, should be released without delay. When I met General Than Shwe yesterday and today, I asked to visit Ms. Suu Kyi. I am deeply disappointed that he refused. I believe the government of Myanmar has lost a unique opportunity to show its commitment to a new era of political openness..."
Author/creator: UNSG Ban Ki-Moon
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General (OSSG)
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MYAI-7TN67F?OpenDocument&rc=3&emid=TC-2008-000057-MMR
Date of entry/update: 05 July 2009