U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on parties to the conflict in Myanmar's Kachin state to make a serious effort at resolving their differences.
Myanmar should encourage a climate for dialogue to settle ongoing issues stemming from violence in Kachin and Rakhine states, a U.N. adviser said.
The government of Myanmar said its vice president met Tuesday in the capital with a U.N. envoy to discuss the humanitarian situation in Rakhine state.
The United Nations welcomed the visit by a Turkish official and the OIC to Myanmar to examine religious issues in Rakhine state, an envoy said.
The United Nations would assist Myanmar in its reconciliation effort in Rakhine state, where violence has taken at least 12 lives, a top U.N. official said.
Vijay Nambiar, the U.N. envoy for Myanmar called for an investigation into violence that occurred in the country's Rakhine state.
U.N. officials are urging Myanmar President Thein Sein to use caution in handling an outbreak of ethnic violence in northern Rakhine state.
Engagement and the release of political prisoners in Myanmar is the only way the government can ensure it's meeting the needs of its people, a U.N. envoy said.
The military junta in Myanmar needs to consider political transformation that includes elements previously excluded from the government, a U.N. official said.
The Tamil Tigers appeared close to final defeat Friday night as the Sri Lankan Army cornered the last militants on a mile-long beach, officials said.