Myanmar’s political transition should be broad-based and include parties and individuals who did not take part in the recent elections, such as recently released pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party, the U.N.‘s top envoy to the country said. Vijay Nambiar recently visited Myanmar as part of the U.N.’s efforts to encourage its military government to “build on recent developments” and work out a broad-based political transition. 

“I did sense that the government did receive my message,” Nambiar said as quoted in a U.N. News Centerpress release. “Now what they do is to be seen.”

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.