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LISTENING TO PEOPLE’S VOICES: How well do public services do in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s first-ever perception survey that uses digital survey data is currently being conducted across the union. The Central Statistical…

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UNDP helps MPs build skills and develop tools for effective constituency work

The very first thing that Members of Parliament do, even before there is legislation to consider or committees are formed, is to represent their constituents. From the moment they are elected, MPs…  


UNDP and Rakhine State Government sign 2nd Letter of Agreement confirming support to Township Democratic Local Governance Project

A 2nd Letter of Agreement (LoA) was signed by Peter Batchelor, UNDP Resident Representative and H.E. U Kyaw Aye Thein, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Planning and Economics of Rakhine State Government…  


Sweden and UNDP-working together to build a more equal, inclusive and responsive civil service in Myanmar

Sweden and UNDP’s partnership in Myanmar over the last few years has focused on strengthening key democratic governance institutions (e.g. parliament), and enhancing the quality of public service…  


President announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

The Government of Myanmar today announced its vision for the country’s environmental protection and climate action, launching two new policies that will guide Myanmar’s environmental management and…  


UNHCR, UNDP and Government of the Union of Myanmar extend MoU

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar, UNDP, and UNHCR has been extended today for one year following an agreement by all parties.  


Chief Minister, British Ambassador and UNDP Resident Representative inaugurate new road as part of UNDP project in Bago Region

The inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed rural concrete road in Kawa Township, Bago Region was attended by Bago Region Chief Minister, H.E. U Win Thein, Bago Region Planning and Finance…  


International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Raising our voices against homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and intersexphobia on 17 May is a chance to reaffirm our commitment to respect human dignity and to champion human rights. We must do…  


LISTENING TO PEOPLE’S VOICES: How well do public services do in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s first-ever perception survey that uses digital survey data is currently being conducted across the union. The Central Statistical Organizations (CSO) is co-leading the process with the Union…  


Union Hluttaw launches Parliament Intranet as part of e-Parliament System

As an integral part of the e-Parliament system being implemented in partnership with UNDP and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Union-level Hluttaw has launched the Intranet system on 8th May in…  


Inauguration of Post-Basic Primary School and Sub-Rural Health Center in Thandwe Township, Rakhine State

On 3rd and 4th April 2019 Inauguration and handing over ceremonies were held for Post-Basic Education Primary School in Hmyar Chaung Village and Sub-Health Centre with Staff House in Kha Maung Tone…  


ADB, UNDP Renew Agreement to Accelerate Progress towards Sustainable Development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a 5-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to accelerate progress towards sustainable development in Asia…  


UNDP Resident Representative presents credentials to Myanmar Government

The newly-appointed UNDP Resident Representative for Myanmar, Mr. Peter Batchelor presented his credentials to the Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin at the Ministry of Foreign…  


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…  


#SwedenWeek

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…  


UNDP Launches Report on Situation Analysis of Region and State Hluttaws in Myanmar

Region and State Hluttaws and Governments will have an elevated role in the future of Myanmar’s governance, with more responsibilities and a mandate to represent Myanmar’s political and ethnic…  


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.  

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