Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture Committee takes pioneering step by launching a parliamentary inquiry into agricultural chemicals, the first time in the history of Myanmar in which a parliamentary Committee will develop in-depth policy recommendations to tackle a pressing problem that affects the health and quality of life of farmers, workers and consumers across the country.
"Reducing the economic losses from disasters has the power to transform lives and contribute greatly to the eradication of poverty." -- UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday's International Day for Disaster Reduction.
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN development agency, carried out in September initial assessments in 23 villages and three village tracts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
For the last year, by systematically involving and giving voice to people and elected representatives, access to water, sanitation, education and roads have improved in Bilin, bringing new prospects for sustainable development, peace and democracy.
Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and UNDP introduce UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a roadmap for sustainable development and responsible investment
Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine
State Government and UNDP sign Letter of Agreement for a participatory township planning project to fund building bridges, roads, schools, and health centers and water supply systems that respond to communities’ demands for greater participation in development planning.

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