Aung San Suu Kyi has seen "no meaningful change" in the Burmese government since the elections last year, she said in a recent interview with the German news media.
Last Friday, Burma applied for the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The chairmanship rotates between member countries, and as a military dictatorship, Burma has been prohibited from holding the position in the past.
A senior UN diplomat has arrived in Burma to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the recently-elected government.
Last week, the government of Bangladesh blocked a $33 million UN project aimed at poverty alleviation in Cox Bazaar district, near the Burma border.?
The World Bank in Zimbabwe is piloting a new project aimed at averting another cholera crisis like the massive outbreak the country experienced in 2008.