February 1, Myanmar changed. Following the “strong condemnation” of UN Secretary-General Guterres’s “strong condemnation” of Myanmar’s military’s detention of Myanmar senior state official Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials, Secretary-General of the United Nations General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a regular press conference that the United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar and Swiss diplomat Kerry Christine Burgener is trying to contact government personnel in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, but communication has not resumed.
“Birgener is actively interacting with this issue,” Dugarik said at a press conference.
“She has consulted with interlocutors outside Myanmar and is trying to contact Myanmar government departments.
However, communication with the capital is very difficult at present.”
Birgener has been the United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar since 2018.
In addition to her, the Myanmar team of the United Nations in Yangon was also unable to obtain information about the situation, and other United Nations agencies in New York were also unable to communicate with the Myanmar government departments in Naypyidaw.
Dugarik added that personnel sent by the United Nations to Myanmar are closely monitoring the development of the situation to ensure that vulnerable groups in Myanmar will not be disproportionately affected by the epidemic.
He said that the most important thing for Myanmar is that the international community can “speak with one voice”.
“What we know is that the will of the people of Myanmar has been overthrown in a non-democratic way,” Dugarik said.
“This situation must change and the will of the people must be respected.”
In the face of the unclear status quo in Myanmar, the United Kingdom presidency of the United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the current situation in Myanmar on the morning of February 2nd, US Eastern time.
Barbara Woodward, the British ambassador to the United Nations, expressed the hope that the members of the Security Council could have a “constructive discussion” on the form of Myanmar at the meeting.
According to AFP on the 1st, the meeting will be held by video and closed to the public.
Myanmar Special Envoy Birgener will update the Council on the progress of the incident.
On February 1st local time, Myanmar Senior State Senior Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar President Wen Min were detained by the military.
A Burmese woman accidentally recorded a picture of a military vehicle driving to Parliament.
At about 8 a.m. on the same day, the Myanmar military declared a state of emergency in Myanmar.
According to UN News Network, many newly elected parliamentarians are currently under house arrest, the streets of cities are heavily guarded, and wireless network equipment such as mobile phones is almost completely interrupted.
In response to this matter, Tom Andrews, the United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar and Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, called on the international community to take “decisive action”, including “strong and targeted sanctions and arms embargoes”.
In addition, he said that he should immediately “unconditionally release all detained persons, resume communication” and put an end to this “horrifying illegal act”.