|President U Thein Sein of Myanmar|
|Since taking office in March 2011, President U Thein Sein of Myanmar has pioneered a historic transformation of his country with bold and visionary reform initiatives. His leadership has seen decisive action taken towards improving Myanmar’s relations with the political opposition, the ethnic minorities and the international community. He has made vast strides in ending the decades-long conflict affecting Myanmar, securing ceasefires with all but one of the ethnic armed groups. There is now hope that an agreement can be reached with the Kachin in the near future.
He,s trying to his best,but the hardliners are still in power
In Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner 2013
Date: 22 April 2013
Each year, the International Crisis Group’s In Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner recognises individuals for their outstanding contributions to advancing peace and security around the globe. On Monday 22 April 2013 at the Pierre Hotel in New York, the organisation will honour two presidents whose visionary leadership has transformed the lives of millions and brought us closer to a world free of conflict – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former President of Brazil, and President U Thein Sein of Myanmar.
We are pleased to announce our 2013 honorees