[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific
High cost of Myanmar's isolation
UN's Noeleen Heyzer says agricultural reform is vital for the country's development.
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2010 06:23 GMT

Although its military government has said it will hold elections later this year, decades of isolation have left Myanmar one of the most under-developed nations in the world.

Noeleen Heyzer, the UN undersecretary-general, who has led an unprecedented dialogue with Myanmar's leaders about how to move the country forward, talks to Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
join our mailing list