“Youth and Global Challenges” with Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General.

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited the one-time Yangon home of his predecessor U Thant. At U Thant House, he met with Dr. Thant Myint-U as well as 20 young Myanmar leaders from many different backgrounds including civil society leaders, businesspeople, professionals, and activists, all under 30 years old. The discussion with young Myanmar leaders was on the topic of "Youth and Global Challenges". Dr. Thant Myint-U said: "Kofi Annan is in Myanmar for the Rakhine Commission. He had wanted to visit U Thant House and we thought it would a be good opportunity for him to discuss global issues with young people". "U Thant and Kofi Annan were both outstanding Secretaries-Gene

“Myanmar: An Unfinished Nation” with Dr. Thant Myint-U.

U Thant House hosted a discussion between Dr. Thant Myint-U and US Ambassador Scot Marciel and members of the Ambassador's Youth Council. The topic of the discussion was Dr. Thant Myint-U’s recent article "Myanmar: An Unfinished Nation" (published by Nikkei Magazine on June 17, 2017) and related issues of history and identity in Myanmar.

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