"Diplomatic solutions to Myanmar crisis"

Christine Schraner Burgener, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Under-Secretary-General

16:00-17:00 Friday, May 28, 2021
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English.

With no end in sight to the crisis in Myanmar, the focus is turning to a possible diplomatic solution. But the efforts of a split ASEAN have achieved little, and sanctions appear not to be weakening the grip of the Tatmadaw, the military junta.

A UN General Assembly vote on a draft resolution calling "for an immediate suspension of the direct and indirect supply, sale or transfer of all weapons and munitions" to Myanmar has been postponed. While such a vote is nonbinding, and only the UN Security Council can impose legally binding sanctions or an arms embargo, Russia and China could use their veto to prevent such action on Myanmar.

Christine Schraner Burgener, the special envoy of the UN secretary-general for Myanmar, will be holding talks with the Japanese foreign minister on May 28. Hours later, she will speak at the FCCJ about her discussions.

Before her current posting, the Swiss diplomat served as her country's ambassador to Thailand and Germany. Since the Feb 1. coup, Burgener has met with leaders of several ASEAN nations.

How to attend: 
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