Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to address the United Nations at the start of her European visit. She will address the United Nation’s International Labor Organization, which has led a long campaign against child and slave labor in Myanmar. She will also give her long-awaited Nobel lecture in Oslo, Norway on Saturday, June 16. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct 14, 1991 for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.” While she was not prevented from travelling abroad to accept her prize, Suu Kyi, who was then under house arrest, feared she would not be allowed to return to Myanmar. Having spent much of the past 24 years under house arrest in Burma, Suu Kyi makes her first visit to Europe since 1988.
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