Report Card for UN in Myanmar: All F

Report Card for UN in Myanmar: All F

                                      

 

BANGKOK, Thailand: Efforts in recent years by the United Nations to achieve democratic reform and end human rights abuses in Myanmar have been punctuated by frustration, false hopes and failure:

 

 

1974: Anti-regime riots erupt when the body of retired U.N. Secretary-General U Thant comes home to Myanmar for burial.

1989: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained and put under house arrest after the military’s brutal suppression of an uprising a year earlier. Continue reading