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Statement by the United Nations Country Team in Myanmar 2019 International Women’s Day: “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”

We also acknowledge the remarkable strength of the women who have been displaced and the survivors of gender-based violence for their resilience as they continue to contribute to their family,…  


International Women's Day 2019

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to…  


Tackling what cannot be said

“Within one year, we plan to launch support services for survivors of sexual assault by focusing on campaigns for students, with support from Ooredoor and UNDP. In the future, we plan to add…  


Dr. Cynthia Maung: N-Peace Champion of Myanmar 2018

Praised for her work developing a system of providing emergency maternal healthcare in vulnerable and conflict situations in Myanmar, Dr. Cynthia Maung won an N-Peace Award under the category of…  


Statement on International Women’s Day - 8 March 2019. Theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’

Recognizing that innovation has played a key part in advancing gender equality, UNDP Administrator urges the global community - and commits UNDP - to further harness technology to improve the lives…  


Ongoing UN and Japan Cooperation on Rakhine extended in 2019 to also support communities in Kachin and Shan

The Government of Japan and eight United Nations Agencies today signed a US$ 37 million value agreement to implement humanitarian and development projects in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine States.  


Government approves community-based projects in Rakhine State

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu and UNHCR’s Deputy Regional Director Mr. Bernard Doyle completed a five-day visit to Myanmar on 14…  


A lasting commitment to development

Exploring integrated approaches to tackling the complex interrelationships that underscore Myanmar's development context  


UNHCR and UNDP complete first assessments in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.  


First participatory township planning year cycle concludes in Mon with a takeaway: it works

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…  

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