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The United Nations General Assembly called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect the November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
In a rare move, the UN General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s democratic transition.
UN official warns Myanmar at risk of 'large-scale' civil war as blast near junta-Army office kills two
UN special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener told the 193-member UN General Assembly here in the city that "the risk of a large-scale civil war is real" following a Feb 1 military coup in the country.
The United Nations General Assembly late on Friday (June 19) called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The UN General Assembly will vote later on Friday in New York, United States on a non-binding resolution condemning the military junta in Myanmar and calling on member states to curb the "flow of arms" into the violence-wracked country, diplomats said.
UNITED NATIONS (AFP): Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations, who has refused to leave his post despite being fired after the February coup, has called for "effective collective measures" against the junta, ahead of expected Security Council talks on the situation.
Envoys from Asean arrived in Myanmar for talks with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, as the coup-stricken nation enters its fifth month of crippling unrest.
Envoys from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) arrived in Myanmar for talks with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, as the coup-stricken nation enters its fifth month of crippling unrest.
The UN special envoy for Myanmar warned of possible civil war in the country, saying people were arming themselves against the military junta and protesters had started shifting from defensive to offensive actions, using homemade weapons and training from some ethnic armed groups.
UNITED NATIONS (AFP): The UN special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said Monday (May 24) she still hopes to visit the country after seven weeks spent in the region waiting for the junta that staged a coup in February to allow her in.