…In this age of globalization, countries have become more interconnected and thus collective efforts for security and development under the leadership of the United Nations is of vital importance…

…To surpass these global challenges ahead of us, all Member States should divert from regional or bilateral squabbles and unitedly contribute and work together under the United Nations coordination.

On this auspicious day commemorating the Sixty-Second Anniversary of the United Nations, Myanmar wishes the United Nations Organization every success in facing challenges, small and large.

– Extracted from a statement by Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, “Resources are already stretched to the limit; This is not about national security only, but about collective security in a fragile and increasingly interdependent world”, The New Light of Myanmar, 24 October 2007.