The 57th session of the UN General Assembly, which discussed "human rights situation" in Burma, adopted a resolution by consensus on Thursday 19 November.
The UN General Assembly, among others, voiced its grave concerns over "ongoing systemic violations of human rights" in Burma and "strongly urged" the ruling generals "to restore democracy and implement the results of the 1990 elections".
Washington-based exiled The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) issued a statement welcoming the resolution. UN affairs official of NCGUB Dr. Thaung Tun said the resolution was fair and balanced.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the military government said it has achieved much progress in a national reconciliation process to restore democracy, and urged the world to show patience and understanding in resolving the decades-old political deadlock.
The junta in its separate information sheet issued Wednesday stated it will release "115 individuals serving sentences for breach of law including members of opposition National League for Democracy and security detainees tomorrow (Thursday)."