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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Recognizing Myanmar's junta as the country's government would not stop growing violence, the outgoing United Nations special envoy on Myanmar said on Monday, warning such a move would push the country toward instability and becoming a failed state.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar has spiraled into civil war following a military coup, the outgoing U.N. special envoy on Myanmar said on Thursday, warning that the chance to return to democracy is disappearing and signaling that further targeted sanctions could be helpful.
UNITED NATIONS (AFP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an "urgent" international response to the political crisis created in Myanmar by the Feb 1 military coup, in a new report released by the United Nations on Wednesday (Sept 29).
Myanmar and Afghanistan voiceless as annual UN meet wraps up; submarine spat main limelight at event
The UN General Assembly drew to a close Monday without speeches by Afghanistan or Myanmar after world powers intervened in disputes over who would represent the two countries.
The UN General Assembly in New York ends Monday but without speeches by those in power in Afghanistan and Myanmar, one of many quirks at this year's diplomatic marathon that saw 100 leaders defy coronavirus fears to meet in person.
In his speech last week to open the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations for whose people "peace and stability remain a distant dream.”
The suffering of millions of our neighbors in Myanmar is fading from our radar, as the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan has raised fears of homegrown terrorists and lone wolves.
: No representative from Myanmar is scheduled to address the annual high-level UN General Assembly, a UN. spokesman said on Friday (Sept 24), amid rival claims for the country's UN seat in New York after a military coup ousted the elected government.
Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar said Wednesday they had destroyed four military-owned communications towers over the last week, as demonstrators step up attacks on government infrastructure.
The United Nations is faced with rival claims to Myanmar's seat at the 193-member world body as the ruling junta seeks to cement its coup with international legitimacy by ousting the UN ambassador appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government.