Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be honored later Monday for her efforts to promote democracy in her homeland.

Aung San Suu Kyi and 19 other women will receive the Buddhism Prize for Women from the United Nations.

The awards will be presented in Bangkok by Swiss Ambassador to Thailand Hans-Peter Erismann.

The awards are being given in observance of International Women's Day Tuesday.

Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in Rangoon.