Letter Dated 10 December 2001 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council
Statement by the President of the Security Council
At the 5885th meeting of the Security Council, held on 2 May 2008, in
connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “The situation in Myanmar”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council:
“The Security Council reaffirms its statements of 11 October
(S/PRST/2007/37) and 15 November 2007 and all the expectations expressed
in those statements.
“The Security Council takes note of the announcement by the
Government of Myanmar of a referendum on a draft constitution in May 2008
and elections in 2010. It further notes the commitment by the Government of
Myanmar to ensure that the referendum process will be free and fair. The
Security Council underlines the need for the Government of Myanmar to
establish the conditions and create an atmosphere conducive to an inclusive
and credible process, including the full participation of all political actors and
respect for fundamental political freedoms.
“The Security Council reaffirms its unwavering support for the
Secretary-General’s good offices mission and expresses its appreciation for the
work of his Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari. The Security Council
encourages the Government of Myanmar and all parties concerned to
cooperate fully with the United Nations.
“The Security Council welcomes the important role that the ASEAN
countries continue to play in supporting the United Nations good offices
“The Security Council affirms its commitment to the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of Myanmar and, in that context, reiterates that the future
of Myanmar lies in the hands of all of its people.
“The Security Council remains seized of the matter.”