At the invitation of the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Prof. John Packer contributed to the second UN-ASEAN Regional Dialogue on Political Security Cooperation. The meeting took place in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on February 25th and 26th. Prof. Packer commented on developments of that cooperation, and, drawing on his professional experience, presented on the UN's work on preventive diplomacy and lessons from other parts of the world. He was the only Canadian involved in this high-level official dialogue. In 2014, John Packer contributed to the first such UN-ASEAN Regional Dialogue held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 24 and 25 June 2014.