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Two years on from Myanmar military coup, UN chief tensions international unity, as busts, airstrikes continue

In light of these along with other issues, he welcomed the 21 Dec 2022 adoption of Security Council resolution 2669 (2022) as an important step and underlined the particular urgency for strengthened worldwide unity. He said this individual continued to stand within solidarity with the Burmese people and to support to their democratic aspirations for an inclusive, tranquil and just society, alongside the particular protection of all communities, such as the mainly Muslim Rohingya group.

Imprisonment, aerial bombardment

As such, his Special Envoy Noeleen Heyzer may coordinate closely with the new Special Envoy of the Organization of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair to engage intensively with all relevant parties in Myanmar to obtain an end to the violence and also to support a return to democracy . Ahead of 1 February – marking 2 yrs since the military overturned plus arbitrarily detained members of the democratically elected civilian Federal government , including President U Win Myint and Condition Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi – the particular Secretary-General, in a statement issued by his Spokesperson, raised several concerns. On this vein, he said without conditions enabling the people of Myanmar in order to freely exercise their political rights, “the proposed polls risk exacerbating instability. ” Sketching attention to the military’s stated intention to hold elections, he highlighted intensifying aerial bombardment and burning of civilian houses, along with ongoing busts, intimidation and harassment associated with political leaders, civil culture actors and journalists.

Security Council quality

In this regard, he said “the United Nations is committed to staying in Myanmar and addressing the multiple vulnerabilities arising from the particular military’s actions since Feb 2021. ” However , this particular requires full and unhindered access to just about all affected communities as well as prioritizing the security and safety of UN agencies plus humanitarian partners, he additional. He also condemned every forms of violence as the multidimensional crisis in Myanmar is constantly on the deteriorate and fuel severe regional implications. It demands an immediate end to violence, improved restraint on all edges, and the release of those arbitrarily detained.


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