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Special Envoy Myanmar

Established: April 2018

The mandate of the Special Envoy was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 72/248 in 2017, and renewed in its resolutions 73/264, 74/246 and 76/180. The Special Envoy works in close partnership with all stakeholders including local communities and civil society, and regional partners, notably the Government of Bangladesh and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), regional countries, and the broader membership of the United Nations.

Ms. Christine Schraner-Burgener served as the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar from April 2018 through October 2021, followed by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer from December 2021 through June 2023. On 5 April 2024, the Secretary-General appointed Ms. Julie Bishop of Australia as the Special Envoy on Myanmar. 

Speeches and Statements

NEW YORK, 16 March 2023 – Remarks by Special Envoy Noeleen Heyzer at the General Assembly informal meeting on Myanmar

NEW YORK, 13 June 2022 – Remarks by Special Envoy Noeleen Heyzer at the General Assembly informal meeting on Myanmar

Press release

GENEVA, 3 June 2023 – Special Envoy Heyzer focuses on will of the people in meeting with NUG Foreign Minister
NEW DELHI, 11 May 2023 – In first mission to India, Special Envoy Heyzer calls for regional unity for de-escalation of violence, release of political prisoners and return to civilian rule based on the will of the people

BEIJING, 3 May 2023 – Special Envoy Heyzer visits Beijing to strengthen regional unity to respond to crisis in Myanmar

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA 23 February 2023 – OIC ASG for Political Affairs and UN Special Envoy on Myanmar discuss the possibility of holding joint international conference to upscale education for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and the region, reinforcing calls for urgent international support

BANGKOK, 31 January 2023 – As Myanmar crisis enters third year, Special Envoy Heyzer urgently calls for international unity on humanitarian aid, stance on elections and civilian protection

SINGAPORE, 11 June 2022 – UN Special Envoy Heyzer addresses Myanmar’s critical importance to the region at Shangri-La Dialogue



Special Envoy: Julie Bishop


National staff: 1

International staff: 4

Total: 5