The United Nations says its top political officer will visit Burma later this month for high level talks to press the country to improve human rights and political freedoms.
This will be the second visit to Burma by Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, Ibrahim Gambari, this year.
Gambari said earlier he hopes to hold talks with all the key figures in Burma, including those he spoke to during his visit last May.
During that trip, Gambari met with a number of senior government officials, including the country's military leader, Senior General Than Shwe, and detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Following his May visit, Gambari said that Burma's government seemed willing to engage in a dialogue with the international community.