United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
December 21, 2022
Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the UN Security Council Adoption of a Resolution on the Situation in Burma
The United States applauds the United Nations Security Council for adopting Resolution 2669. With this resolution, the international community demands that Burma’s military regime cease its horrific violence, immediately release those arbitrarily detained, allow unhindered humanitarian access, protect minority groups, and respect the human rights of the people of Burma. The resolution also expresses deep concern regarding attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, which have killed far too many innocent children, women, and men.
Beyond the tremendous suffering in Burma, the brutality of the military regime continues to contribute to regional instability and a growing refugee crisis, having a direct and detrimental impact on regional peace and security.
Resolution 2669 only represents a step toward ending the bloodshed. Much more must be done. The Security Council must seize this opportunity to continue its work to support implementation of ASEAN’s Five Point Consensus and to promote accountability for the Burma military regime’s atrocities and abuses. The United States will continue to promote a return to the path of democracy in Burma, working with members of the Security Council and broader UN system, Member States, and regional partners, including ASEAN. The people of Burma deserve better.