Event | Social Good Summit 2017

The Social Good Summit Myanmar 2017 will be held in Mawlamyine, Mon State on September 17. This year the theme is “Future in Focus.”

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Heat Tolerant Animals Provide Lifeline for Vulnerable Communities in Dry Zone

When temperatures soared in the already blazing heat of Myanmar’s Dry Zone, Kyaw Htaing was alarmed for the wellbeing of the piglets he was raising. Without any land to his name, and depending on occasional farm work for making a living, these piglets were the ticket to a better life.

The potential for mitigation of climate change through reducing deforestation and forest degradation is comparatively high.
Blog | What Can  Myanmar Learn from Brazil to Decrease Deforestation?

Think about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, usually from the energy and transport sectors come to mind. But globally around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions are generated through forest loss and forest degradation.

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Statement of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Myanmar Renata Lok-Dessallien on attacks in Rakhine State

The UN condemns in the strongest terms the series of coordinated attacks carried out against the Myanmar security forces in northern areas of Rakhine State in the early hours on 25 August.

 This will be Mr. Steiner’s first official visit to a programme country since he assumed his responsibilities as the top UN development official in June 2017.
Top UN Development Official Chooses Myanmar for His First Official Visit

Achim Steiner, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, will visit Myanmar from August 6 – 8.

Myanmar Learns About Reducing Deforestation from Brazil

A delegation from Myanmar visited Brazil earlier this month to learn about how the country reduced deforestation in the Amazon, the largest contiguous tropical forest area in the world.

Building Justice in Myanmar

About 500 judges, law officers and court staff across Myanmar have deepened their knowledge of rule of law, human rights, fair trial rights and gender, thanks to training by UNDP as part of its support to the justice sector’s capacity development.

Blog | Myanmar’s State and Region MPs Learning on the Job, and Online

When newly elected Members of Parliament took their seats in Myanmar’s State and Region Hluttaws (Parliaments) in April 2016, the majority of MPs were new to their role, with many having limited prior experience in politics and government.

Myanmar Launches Reform Plan to Promote More Ethical and Inclusive Civil Service

State Counsellor, H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi launched Myanmar’s four-year Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan today at an event in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Myanmar MPs Participate in Learning Series on Human Rights

Earlier this month in Nay Pyi Taw, the Parliament of Myanmar (Hluttaw) and the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a series of activities on the role of Parliament to promote and protect human rights.

 The United Nations Development Programme has received funds (Euro 800,000) from the European Union for a new project that aims to build the resilience of Myanmar’s people and institutions to withstand the impact of earthquakes.
EU and UNDP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Earthquake Preparedness in Myanmar

The United Nations Development Programme has received funds (Euro 800,000) from the European Union for a new project that aims to build the resilience of Myanmar’s people and institutions to withstand the impact of earthquakes.

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Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Adapting to Climate Change

Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are benefiting from various activities ranging from climate resistant farming and livestock practices to soil and water conservation to help them better adapt to the impact of climate change.

Aid and Development Summit
Speech| Remarks by Country Director, Peter Batchelor at the Aid and Development Summit

Good Morning. My name is Peter Batchelor and I am the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar. I am also one of the co-facilitators of the Cooperation Partners Group (CPG), the coordination body for international development partners, which aims to promote development...

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Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Naw Ta Bi Thar

Daw Naw Ta Bi Thar has been participating in the peace process since 2012, and is the first female Ward Administrator of Myittar Ward, Kyauk Kyi Township in Bago Region.