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Myanmar: UN humanitarian chief calls for probe into ‘grievous’ attack on civilian

New York: Authorities in Myanmar must investigate a recent deadly attack against civilians in Kayah state, the UN humanitarian affairs chief Martin Griffiths said in a statement on Sunday.

Myanmar: Timely support and action by Security Council ‘really paramount’, says UN Special Envoy

New York: The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar said on Friday she has called for timely action from the Security Council in response to the ongoing crisis in the Southeast Asian country stemming from the military coup in February.

UN rights chief urges accountability for escalating ‘catastrophe’ in Myanmar

New York: Escalating violence across Myanmar including attacks on civilians must be halted to prevent even greater loss of life and a deepening humanitarian emergency, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday.

Myanmar: Top UN officials condemn military’s ‘shameful, cowardly’ attacks on peaceful protesters

New York: Two senior UN officials denounced on Sunday, “systematic” attacks on peaceful demonstrators in Myanmar and flagged that the international community has a responsibility to protect the people from atrocities. 

Over 90 people killed at Myanmar protests on Saturday - AAPP

Bangkok/Sputnik: The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) in Myanmar says over 90 people died during the Saturday clashes between protesters and security forces.

Myanmar army putting country’s future at risk, UN Special Envoy warns

New York: The military in Myanmar has turned on citizens and is putting the nation’s future at risk, the UN Special Envoy for the country warned on Friday in a statement issued on the eve of the annual celebration of Armed Forces Day.

Myanmar: UN rights office ‘deeply disturbed’ over intensifying violence against protesters

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday it is “deeply disturbed” that the crackdown on peaceful protesters in Myanmar “continues to intensify”, with a soaring death toll on the streets, increasingly aggressive use of lethal force, arbitrary arrests, and reports of torture in custody.

Myanmar crisis: UN chief 'appalled' by escalating violence with dozens reported killed over weekend

New York: The UN chief on Monday issued a statement saying he was "appalled" by the reported killing over the weekend of dozens of protesters calling for the restoration of democracy, at the hands of the country's military.

UN agency raises alarm over ‘targeted’ violence against women in Myanmar protests

New York: The United Nations entity dedicated to protection of women’s rights has voiced deep concerns over “targeted and disproportionate” violence against women being recorded during the crackdown against peaceful protesters in Myanmar.

Myanmar crackdown has led to likely crimes against humanity, Human Rights Council told

New York: The Myanmar junta’s brutal response to peaceful protests likely meets the legal threshold for crimes against humanity, a UN-appointed independent rights expert told the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Myanmar: UN Security Council strongly condemns violence against peaceful protesters

New York: The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the violence against peaceful protesters in Myanmar and voiced “deep concern” at restrictions on medical personnel, civil society, labour unions and journalists, as demonstrations continue across the south-east Asian nation against the military takeover last month.

UN rights expert calls for ‘urgent and decisive’ action to support people of Myanmar

New York: The United Nations independent human rights expert on Myanmar has called on the Security Council for “decisive and unified action” against the military junta, including targeted sanctions and an arms embargo.

Stop murdering and jailing protestors, UN human rights chief tells Myanmar military

New York: The United Nations top human rights official, on Thursday, said that the military in Myanmar must halt their “vicious crackdown” on peaceful protestors, amid reports that at least 54 people have been killed since the 1 February coup, 38 of them on Wednesday alone. 

Myanmar's military Junta recalls 100 diplomats from embassies in 19 nations: Reports

Bangkok/Sputnik: Myanmar's military authorities have recalled at least 100 diplomats from its missions in 19 countries in the wake of a controversial speech by the Asian country's envoy to the United Nations, U Kyaw Moe Tun, during the recent General Assembly session, the Irrawaddy news portal reported on Monday, citing leaked documents.