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Title: Results of a Youtube search for "Aung San Suu Kyi Oslo" (video)
Date of publication: 16 June 2012
Description/subject: Mainly her Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech of 16 June 2012.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Youtube.com
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2012


Title: Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the ILO - 14 June 2012 - Index page (links to video, photos and text)
Date of publication: 14 June 2012
Description/subject: Video and photos of Daw Suu's arrival and reception by ILO officers at Geneva Airport...Video of the highlights of her address to the Conference...Link to the text of her address...4 Video interviews on ILO's involvement with Myanmar...The ILO and Myanmar: Timeline of key developments from 1948...Links to documents of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


Title: Aung San Suu Kyi
Description/subject: Nobel Prize Internet Archive: 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. With links about ASSK and Burma
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www4.geometry.net/detail/nobel/kyi_aung_san_suu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: Aung San Suu Kyi (1945-) Birmanie /Myanmar
Description/subject: Page Aung San Suu Kyi du site web: "Fille du leader de la libération Aung San (assassiné en 1947), Suu Kyi est née à Rangoon en 1945, juste avant que la Birmanie ne se libère de la tutelle colonisatrice de la Grande-Bretagne. Sa mère est diplomate et Suu Kyi est élevée en Inde et en Grande-Bretagne. Elle fait des études de philosophie, d’économie et de sciences politiques à Oxford. Elle poursuit une carrière académique jusqu'à ce qu'elle rentre en Birmanie, en 1988, pour soigner sa mère malade. En juillet 1988, le général Ne Win, à la tête d’une junte militaire depuis 1962, est obligé de démissionner. Les troubles qui suivent cet événement sont brutalement réprimés par l'armée. Influencée par la philosophie et les idées du Mahatma Gandhi et de Martin Luther King, Suu Kyi et ses amis politiques fondent, en 1988, la Ligue nationale pour la démocratie (LND). Son engagement, non violent, en faveur de la mise en place d'un régime démocratique lui vaut un grand succès auprès de la population. Ce succès va amener, en 1989, la junte militaire au pouvoir à assigner Suu Kyi à domicile afin de diminuer son influence, mais cette mesure ne va pas empêcher la LND de remporter presque 80% des sièges lors des élections de 1990. Les militaires au pouvoir vont refuser le résultat démocratique sorti des urnes et vont au contraire augmenter la répression et les persécutions vis-à-vis de l'opposition et des minorités ethniques. Malgré cela, Suu Kyi, appelée «la Dame», continue de résister.
Author/creator: Verdiana Grossi et Patrick Muttner
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: Les Prix Nobels de la Paix (1901-1999)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Pages
Description/subject: Links, letters, speeches, interviews etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: DASSK.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Letters from Burma
Description/subject: The 52 Mainichi Shimbun letters, 1995-1996. "The Mainichi Shimbun won the Nihon Shimbun Kyokai (Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association) Award on Wednesday, September 4, 1996 for carrying the series "Letter from Burma" by Burmese dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The series has been carried in the Monday morning editions of the Mainichi Shimbun and in the Mainichi Daily News since Nov. 27, 1995..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mainichi Shimbun
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: Letters from Burma (collected in one file)
Description/subject: All the Letters from Burma is one file for easy searching. The 52 Mainichi Shimbun letters, 1995-1996. "The Mainichi Shimbun won the Nihon Shimbun Kyokai (Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association) Award on Wednesday, September 4, 1996 for carrying the series "Letter from Burma" by Burmese dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The series has been carried in the Monday morning editions of the Mainichi Shimbun and in the Mainichi Daily News since Nov. 27, 1995..."
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mainichi Shimbun
Format/size: html (453K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.scribd.com/doc/26459504/Letter-From-Burma-by-DASSK
Date of entry/update: 12 September 2003


Title: NCGUB Aung San Suu Kyi page
Description/subject: Biography, Speeches, Interviews,Awards,Letters from Burma,Videos
Language: English
Source/publisher: NCGUB
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: Results from a Google search for "Aung San Suu Kyi"
Description/subject: 106,000 results (September 2003) up from 48,000 (November 2002, up from 45,000 in July). 1,280,000 hits (May 2008)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Aung San Suu Kyi BBC Interview, Oslo (video)
Date of publication: 16 June 2012
Description/subject: Aung San Suu Kyi interviewed by Fergal Keane, BBC before dellivering her Nobel Pea e Prize Acceptance Speech
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi, Fergal Keane
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (9 minutes 51 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2012


Title: Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize Speech (video)
Date of publication: 16 June 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (29 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2012


Title: Statement (text) by Aung San Suu Kyi at the 101st International Labour Conference (video)
Date of publication: 14 June 2012
Description/subject: Check Against Delivery...
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: pdf (74K-OBL version; html-original; video, Adobe Flash, 12 minutes, 39 seconds)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/statements-and-speeches/WCMS_183369/...
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/videos/events-coverage/WCMS_183388/l... (video)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


Title: Video highlights of Aung San Suu Kyi's statement at the International Labour Conference (video)
Date of publication: 14 June 2012
Description/subject: Daw Suu's arrival at the ILO, greeted by Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General, the highlights of her address... "Myanmar needs democracy-friendly development growth, says Aung San Suu Kyi... Aung San Suu Kyi called for international aid and investment to promote economic progress in Myanmar and in particular focussed attention on the problem of youth unemployment. Highlighting the potential of her country both in terms of its natural and human resources, she noted, 'it is not so much joblessness as hopelessness that threatens our future. The Nobel laureate made her landmark address to a packed Assembly Hall at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland."
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Juan Somavia
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: Adobe Flash (12 minutes 39 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi accepts the Chatham House Prize 2011, (video)
Date of publication: 01 December 2011
Description/subject: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese democracy campaigner, has been voted the winner of the Chatham House Prize 2011. Madeleine Albright will receive the Prize on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi at an award ceremony and dinner... Aung San Suu Kyi recorded a video message for Chatham House, in which she accepts the award (received on her behalf by Madeleine Albright) and discusses reform in Burma.... The alternate link leads to a video and transcripts: Opening Remarks, Dr Robin Niblett (video)... Award Presentation, Aung San Suu Kyi (video message) Award Presentation, Madeleine Albright (video)... Keynote Address, Malcolm Brinded (transcript)... Keynote Address, Lord Howell (transcript)... Keynote Address, Lord Ashdown (transcript)... Closing Remarks, DeAnne Julius (transcript.
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Chatham House Videos via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash, html (alternate link)
Alternate URLs: http://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-prize/2011
Date of entry/update: 10 December 2011


Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Open Letter of 28 July 2011
Date of publication: 28 July 2011
Description/subject: To: 1) U Thein Sein, President, Union of Myanmar 2) Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) 3) Karen National Union (KNU) 4) New Mon State Party (NMSP) 5) Shan State Army (SSA)(Unofficial Translation)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2011


Title: REITH LECTURES 2011: SECURING FREEDOM. LECTURE ONE: LIBERTY (transcript, audio)
Date of publication: 28 June 2011
Description/subject: Transcript of the lecture..."...To be speaking to you now, through the BBC, has a very special meaning for me. It means that, once again, I am officially a free person. When I was officially un-free - that is to say when I was under house arrest - it was the BBC that spoke to me. I listened. But that listening also gave me a kind of freedom: the freedom of reaching out to other minds. Of course it was not the same as a personal exchange, but it was a form of human contact. The freedom to make contact with other human beings with whom you may wish to share your thoughts, your hopes, your laughter, and at times even your anger and indignation is a right that should never be violated. Even though I cannot be with you in person today, I am so grateful for this opportunity to exercise my right to human contact by sharing with you my thoughts on what freedom means to me and to others across the world who are still in the sad state of what I would call un-freedom..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC
Format/size: pdf (140K - transcript); MP3 ( 25MB - audio - 54 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/reith/reith_20110628-0915a.mp3
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith
Date of entry/update: 01 July 2011


Title: Suu Kyi Asks Investors at Davos to Help Burma (audio, slide show)
Date of publication: 29 January 2011
Description/subject: Address to the participants in the World Economic Summit, DAvos, 28 January 2011...DAVOS — Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out Friday to the world's business elite to invest in her isolated, impoverished country — but carefully. "We yearn to be a part of the global community," the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said in an audio message to the World Economic Forum, where leading world executives and government officials are gathered in this Swiss Alpine resort. "We have already missed so many opportunities because of political conflicts in our country over the last 50 years," she said. Defense spending in military-run Burma, one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, overwhelms spending on education and health, to the detriment of its 55 million people, she said
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2011


Title: At the Crossroads: a dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi (video)
Date of publication: 22 December 2010
Description/subject: "Aung San Suu Kyi, the recently released Burmese dissident, has become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression and human rights violations in Myanmar. The 65-year-old has spent most of the last 20 years in some form of detention because of her efforts to bring democracy to military-ruled Burma. In 1991, one year after her party, the National League for Democracy, won an overwhelming victory in an election the junta later nullified, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now she talks to Al Jazeera about the country's future, the need for change, and why she believes that national reconciliation is the road Myanmar has to take to get the country out of the present state of economic stagnation and political unfreedom. She speaks about democracy, development, a strong civil society, and the humanitarian situation in Myanmar - and how change and progress could be achieved. To put the challenges facing Myanmar into global context we are joined by a distinguished panel of experts: Helping us facilitate the dialogue is Maung Zarni, a Burmese dissident and an academic research fellow at the London School of Economis. His first-hand knowledge of Burma allows him to share his insights of armed conflicts, resistance, and the Burmese military. Mary Kaldor is professor and co-director of Gobal Governance. She has written extensively on global civil society, how ordinary people organise to change the way their countries and global institutions are run. Timothy Garton Ash is a historian, political commentator and regular colomnist for the UK newspaper The Guardian. He is professor of European studies at Oxford University. His main interest is civil resistance and the role of Europe and the old West in an increasingly western world. In 2000, Aung San Suu Kyi invited Professor Garton Ash to Burma to speak to members of her party, the National League for Democracy, about transitions to democracies."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Aljazeera
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 29 December 2010


Title: "Deutschland könnte mehr für Birma tun"
Date of publication: 15 December 2010
Description/subject: Seit vier Wochen in Freiheit: Birmas Oppositionsführerin und Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Aung San Suu Kyi im Interview mit DW-WORLD.DE.
Author/creator: Thomas Bärthlein
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: DW-World.de
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010


Title: ‘Hope is the Desire to Try’ (Irrawaddy interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi)
Date of publication: December 2010
Description/subject: The Irrawaddy spoke to Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by telephone in the days after she was released from house arrest. She talked about the military generals she has met over the years and about Gandhi, mobile phones, the new parliament and the changes she has seen in Rangoon since she last walked free
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 12
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2010


Title: QUOTABLE DAW SUU
Date of publication: 15 November 2010
Description/subject: After her release from seven years under house arrest, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken on a wide range of issues concerning the past, present, and future of Burma. What follows is a summary of the statements she made in the 48 hours that followed her 13 November release....On the 2010 elections...On the NLD...On cooperation with other pro-democracy forces...On ethnic issues...On dialogue and national reconciliation...On talks with SPDC Chairman Sr Gen Than Shwe...On the military...On people’s participation...On her detention...On political prisoners...On democracy, rule of law, and human rights...On politics...On economic sanctions...On the management of Burma’s natural resources...On China
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (75K)
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s public address, NLD Headquarters, 14 November 2010
Date of publication: 14 November 2010
Description/subject: "...We shall proceed in consultation with democratic entities and the NLD shall not go it alone but hand in hand with majority. Furthermore, the majority must be encompassed by the people. We cannot do it without the people and we ask for their assistance. I ask for your faith and support (cheering). So keep up your strength. I feel bad to ask you to eat up (to keep up your strength) since I hear that you do not have enough to eat (laughter). I ask you to keep up your physical and mental strength. It is with this strength we shall work together to reach our goal. I would have to say that there are some of us who have lost sight of that goal. But to have to walk the path to reach this proper goal is priceless. Man is mortal. One day it will all be over, but before it is over, how one has led one’s life is the most important..."
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNDP (distr.)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: PRESS BRIEFING ASSK, NLD HQ in Yangon, Myanmar 14-11-2010 - TRANSCRIPT
Date of publication: 14 November 2010
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Article 19
Format/size: pdf (233K)
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: Message to the Asian Social Forum (Hyderabad, India)
Date of publication: 07 January 2003
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi (Tr. Hisao Tanabe)
Language: Japanese
Format/size: html (Japanese), pdf (Japanese and English)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmainfo.org/assk/20030107ASF_jp.pdf (Japanese)
http://www.burmainfo.org/assk/20030107ASF.pdf (English)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BBC Talking Point,:
Date of publication: 12 December 2002
Description/subject: BBC World Service, Talking Point, Thursday, 12 December, 2002: Aung San Suu Kyi. Transcript: "Lyse Doucet: Welcome to Talking Point with me Lyse Doucet. This week as part of our special series of programmes marking the 70th birthday of the BBC World Service, we're speaking with Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's pro-democracy leader, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. Around the world, Aung San Suu Kyi is recognised, not just as a symbol of Burma or Myanmar as her country is known, but as a symbol of the struggle for democracy itself. Since she returned home to Burma, fifteen years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi has spent much of her time under house arrest although she was released, unconditionally it seems, by the military government in May of this year. But political change in Burma has come slowly, if at all. Fighting for it requires patience and indeed sacrifice. Aung San Suu Kyi has made big personal sacrifices, separated for years from her two children and her late husband. Aung San Suu Kyi welcome to Talking Point. There was much talk when you were released that there had been secret talks with the military government. Do you feel that you and your National League for Democracy are now making some progress?..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC World Service,
Format/size: html (76K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Misrule of Law: Burma Government Leaps Over Legal Process
Date of publication: 10 November 2002
Description/subject: "As I understand it, a kangaroo court is so called because it is a burlesque performance where the process of the law takes heart-stopping leaps and bounds. Out of curiosity, I looked up the entry on kangaroos in the Encyclopedia Britannica to see how far these marsupial mammals can clear in a leap. Apparently the record is 13.5 meters.This is far superior to the Olympics long- jump record. It is no surprise then that the erratic course of justice in a kangaroo court is outside the bounds of normal human conduct..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Tribune
Format/size: html (38K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.aappb.net/article1.html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: "Better governance is the answer"
Date of publication: August 2002
Description/subject: Transcript of interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, August 2002 Q: Is increased funding the answer to Burma's humanitarian crisis? ASSK: No, better governance is the answer to Burma's humanitarian crisis.
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: html (18K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Interview with Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: May 2002
Description/subject: Q: You have an incredible grassroots following right now that seems to be nearly 100 percent when you go around the country and talk to people. I realize the majority of these people are not registered members of the NLD or other opposition parties. How can you harness this force? What needs to happen to make these voices heard? A: Well, this is the main reason why we have been working for the rights of political parties to operate freely, because in any country the only way you get the people to have a voice is through political parties, and that is our prime motive in asking that political parties be allowed to operate freely. This is why the NLD has been struggling over these last years to carry on, that we may have the opportunity to give a voice to these people. Mind you, I don't think we are the only political party that can do it. I think especially in the ethnic nationality areas they have their own parties, which should be allowed to operate freely.
Author/creator: Tony Broadmoor, Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma, "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html (21K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Declaraciones de Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - Lanziamento de la Marchia Mundial de las Mujeres
Date of publication: 08 March 2000
Description/subject: Secretaria general de la Liga Nacional por la Democracia 8 de marzo del 2000 "Dejenme empezar diciéndoles que quisiera poder estar marchando con ustedes hoy. Hace 2 semanas, mujeres de algunas naciones asiáticas vinieron a hablarnos sobre esta marcha mundial de mujeres. Fue un momento muy, pero muy feliz para nosotros. Nuestras mujeres de la Liga Nacional por la Democracia aprendieron sobre esta marcha de mujeres y fueron realmente inspiradas por ella..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: Marchia Mundial de las Mujeres
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Interview With ASSK
Date of publication: 15 November 1999
Description/subject: Aung San Suu Kyi: "This government is not capable of running the economy"TIME contributor Sandra Burton met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Oct. 22 to discuss the recent visit of United Nations Special Envoy Alvar De Soto and his efforts to promote national reconciliation and the restoration ofdemocracy. (A few days later, she also met with Foreign Minister Win Aung.) The following is the complete transcript of Burton's meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi
Author/creator: Sandra Burton
Language: English
Source/publisher: Time/Asia Vol. 154 No. 19
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: "Honoring Those Who Fought for Freedom" (Letter from Burma)
Date of publication: 01 December 1998
Description/subject: "The nature of time is incomprehensible. Days that crept and months that crawled telescope into years that seem to fly past. Burma is a land of soothsayers. Campaigning in the Irrawaddy division in 1989, I met a young doctor who told me anxiously that after careful astrological calculation, local Buddhist monks had come to the conclusion that nine years would pass before the movement for democracy was crowned with victory. "Nine years," he said with furrowed brow, "Can we bear it for so long?" "Why not?" I replied absently, wondering about the scientifically calculable probability rate of astrological predictions with one part of my mind while the other tried to work out the implications of a decade of struggle. At that time, a decade stretched out mistily into the unforseeable future; but now that almost the whole of it has been left behind, it has shrunk to negligible proportions..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Subscribe: /bdspring99a.html#obit
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Interview with Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: January 1998
Description/subject: Interview October 1997."It is the psychological pressure that counts" "In October International IDEA Board Member Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese leader of the National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was interviewed by the Institute and gave her views on what can be done to move the process of democratization in Burma forward. Here are some excerpts from the interview..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: International IDEA
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: Heavenly Abodes and Human Development
Date of publication: 03 November 1997
Description/subject: [The following is the edited text of the 11 th Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture, written by Aung San Suu Kyi and delivered by her husband Dr Michael Aris on November 3, 1997 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.] "I sincerely believe that all peoples and creeds can co-exist in peace, that whatever our race or religion, we can all learn to agree on certain basic values essential for the development of human society. 1 am not an authority on either Buddhism or development, but I am strongly concerned with the problems of human existence which fall within the realm of both subjects. In a nutshell, I shall be speaking not as an expert but as a Buddhist and a concerned participant in the process of human development. ... There are peoples in East as in the West who think the worth of a society is measured by its material wealth and by impressive figures of growth, ignoring the injustices and the pain that might lie behind them. Then there are those who believe that development must be measured in terms of human happiness, of peace within the community and of harmony with the environment. And so we come back to loving kindness and Compassion. Paradise on earth is a concept which is outmoded and few people believe in it any more. But we can certainly seek to make our planet a better, happier home for all of us by constructing the heavenly abodes of love and compassion in our hearts. Beginning with this inner development we can go on to the development of the external world with courage and wisdom. "
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Birmania Democratica
Format/size: html (18k)
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: Message sent by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Forum 2000 Conference.
Date of publication: 03 September 1997
Description/subject: Prague, September 3-6, 1997
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Forum 2000
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Transcript of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's video address to the 53rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Geneva.
Date of publication: 08 April 1997
Description/subject: Tuesday 8 April 1997
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Format/size: html (37K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Weekend Forum
Date of publication: February 1997
Description/subject: Aung San Suu Kyi - Q&A
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Debate", Vol. IV, No. 1
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Benefits of Meditation and Sacrifice
Date of publication: September 1996
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bangkok Post
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Beijing Keynote Address
Date of publication: 31 August 1995
Description/subject: Opening Keynote Address read on video to the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China, August 31, 1995 by Aung San Suu Kyi. "It is a wonderful but daunting task that has fallen on me to say a few words by way of opening this Forum, the greatest concourse of women (joined by a few brave men!) that has ever gathered on our planet. I want to try and voice some of the common hopes which firmly unite us in all our splendid diversity..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: NGO Forum on Women, Beijing 1995
Format/size: html (21K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.birmaniademocratica.org/ViewDocument.aspx?catid=5740bdf13053487d875349301bd2ec63&docid=9...
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: Empowerment for a culture of peace and development
Date of publication: 21 November 1994
Description/subject: [Address to a meeting of the World Commission on Culture and Development, Manila, 21 November 1994, to be presented on behalf of the author at her request by Mrs Corazon Aquino.] "Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent. And the close interdependence of the culture of peace and the culture of development also finds ready acceptance. But it remains a matter of uncertainty how far governments are prepared to concede that democracy and human rights are indivisible from the culture of peace and therefore essential to sustained development. There is ample evidence that culture and development can actually be made to serve as pretexts for resisting calls for democracy and human rights. It is widely known that some governments argue that democracy is a western concept alien to indigenous values; it has also been asserted that economic development often conflicts with political (i.e. democratic) rights and that the second should necessarily give way to the first. In the light of such arguments culture and development need to be carefully examined and defined that they may not be used, or rather, misused, to block the aspirations of peoples for democratic institutions and human rights..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Commission on Culture and Development,
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.birmaniademocratica.org/PrintDocument.aspx?docid=b69f4964-52ab-404a-bf03-5fe09a2f2bf5
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010


Title: La démocratie, patrimoine commun de l’humanité
Date of publication: 21 November 1994
Description/subject: Extraits du discours écrit par Mme Aung San Suu Kyi et prononcé le 21 novembre 1994 à Manille, dans le cadre de la réunion de la Commission mondiale sur la culture et le développement de l’UNESCO, au nom de l’auteur et à sa demande, par Mme Corazón Aquino, ancienne présidente de la République des Philippines. "La culture de paix est un idéal qu’aucun gouvernement, aucune nation (même la plus belliqueuse) n’oserait contester. Personne ne remet non plus en cause l’étroite interdépendance qui existe entre la culture de paix et la culture de développement. Par contre, on peut se demander jusqu’à quel point les gouvernements sont disposés à reconnaître que la démocratie et les droits de l’homme sont indissociables de la culture de paix et par conséquent indispensables à un développement viable. De nombreux exemples prouvent que la culture et le développement peuvent servir de prétextes pour résister aux demandes en faveur de la démocratie et des droits de l’homme. Chacun sait que certains gouvernements vont jusqu’à faire valoir que la démocratie est une idée occidentale étrangère à leurs propres systèmes de valeurs; on a souvent prétendu aussi que le développement économique est incompatible avec les droits politiques (c’est-à-dire avec la démocratie) et que, dans ce cas, c’est forcément l’économique qui prime. Devant de tels arguments, il convient d’examiner et de définir soigneusement les notions de culture et de développement pour éviter qu’elles ne soient utilisées, ou plutôt détournées, en vue de contrarier les aspirations des peuples à des institutions démocratiques et aux droits de l’homme..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: Le Courrier de l'UNESCO, mars 1995, pp. 5-8.
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: An interview with Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 15 February 1994
Description/subject: [Transcript of the interview made on February 15th, 1994 (distributed by BurmaNet on May 13, 1994) between Aung San Suu Kyi, Rep. Bill Richardson, UNDP Resident Representive Jehan Raheem and New York Times Correspondent Philip Sheehen. ] "DASSK: (On national reconciliation) I have always asked for dialogue. This is something that we have to work for, but what can we do if the SLORC refuses to talk. I have always said Secretary-1 should talk to me."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi et al
Language: English
Source/publisher: BurmaNet
Format/size: html (52kb)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2003


Title: Towards A True Refuge
Date of publication: 19 May 1993
Description/subject: [Speech delivered at the Joyce Pearce Memorial Lecture in Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford on 19 May, 1993.] "..it occurred to me that the Burmese expression for refugee is dukkha-the, "one who has to bear dukkha, suffering". In that sense, none of us can avoid knowing what it is to be a refugee. The refuge we all seek is protection from forces which wrench us away from the security and comfort, physical and mental, which give dignity and meaning to human existence. // The answer as to how such protection might be provided can be found only when the destructive forces have been identified... The dream of a society ruled by loving kindness, reason and justice is a dream as old as civilized man. ...It is true that even the smallest light cannot he extinguished by all the darkness in the world, because darkness is wholly negative. It is merely an absence of light. But a small light cannot dispel acres of encircling gloom. It needs to grow stronger, to shed its brightness further and further. And people need to accustom their eyes to the light to see it as a benediction rather than a pain, to learn to love it. We are so much in need of a brighter world which will offer adequate refuge to all its inhabitants. "
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford
Format/size: 25 KB (HTML)
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2010


Title: In Quest of Democracy
Date of publication: 1991
Description/subject: This essay and the two which follow were written by the author for a project she was unable to complete before she was placed under house arrest on 20 July 1989. The project was intended to result in a volume of essays on democracy and human rights which she had been hoping to dedicate to her father as Essays in Honour of Bogyoke Aung San... "...In their quest for democracy the people of Burma explore not only the political theories and practices of the world outside their country but also the spiritual and intellectual values that have given shape to their own environment. There is an instinctive understanding that the cultural, social and political development of a nation is a dynamic process which has to be given purpose and direction by drawing on tradition as well as by experiment, innovation and a willingness to evaluate both old and new ideas objectively. This is not to claim that all those who desire democracy in Burma are guided by an awareness of the need to balance a dispassionate, sensitive assessment of the past with an intelligent appreciation of the present. But threading through the movement is a rich vein of the liberal, integrated spirit which meets intellectual challenges with wisdom and courage. There is also a capacity for the sustained mental strife and physical endurance necessary to withstand the forces of negativism, bigotry and hate. Most encouraging of all, the main impetus for struggle is not an appetite for power, revenge and destruction but a genuine respect for freedom, peace and justice. The quest for democracy in Burma is the struggle of a people to live whole, meaningful lives as free and equal members of the world community. It is part of the unceasing human endeavour to prove that the spirit of man can transcend the flaws of his own nature."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Freedom From Fear"
Format/size: pdf (57K)
Date of entry/update: 07 August 2005


Title: The Need for Dialogue
Date of publication: 1991
Description/subject: On 14 February 1994 Aung San Suu Kyi received her first visitors outside her immediate family during all the years of her incarceration. The following are excerpts from the conversation she held with Bill Richardson, Democrat Congressman from New Mexico, Jehan Raheem, Resident Representative of the UNDP in Rangoon, and Philip Shenon of the New York Times..."RICHARDSON: What do you see as the prospects for a national reconciliation? ASSK: This is precisely why I've always asked for dialogue. You have to work out the terms and conditions under which national reconciliation can be brought about. If the SLORC refuses to talk, how can they bring about national reconciliation?..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Freedom From Fear"
Format/size: pdf (51K)
Date of entry/update: 07 August 2005


Title: Freedom from Fear
Date of publication: 1990
Description/subject: This important essay was first released for publication to commemorate the European Parliament's award to Aung San Suu Kyi of the 1990 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award ceremony took place in her absence at Strasbourg on 10 July 1991. In the same week the essay appeared in full or in part in The Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times, the Far East Economic Review, the Bangkok Post, the Times of India and in the German, Norwegian and Icelandic press.
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.uscampaignforburma.org/assk/sakharovessay.html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Speech to a Mass Rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda
Date of publication: 26 August 1988
Description/subject: "The following is the English translation prepared by the author of the speech she delivered in Burmese to a mass rally on the open ground west of the great Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988. Of the approximately one thousand public addresses she calculated she had given throughout the length and breadth of Burma between August 1988 and July 1989, this was the first and the only one for which she had prepared text to hand. Two days earlier she had made a brief appearance in front of the Rangoon General Hospital, the main focus of popular demonstra­tions at the time, in order to announce her intention to address the rally and to call for discipline and unity..."
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Aung San Suu Kyi
Format/size: html (29K), Word (35K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/Shwedagon-ocr.doc
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2005