Journalists Trained to Support Local Democracy
May 28, 2014
Hakha - The media plays a vital role in society and helps to link citizens and government. It should be given all the support to do its work. This was the key message from H.E. Nang Za Mung, the Chin State Minister of Finance during the Chin Journalists Network training organized in Hakha and attended by 45 Journalists from across Chin.
Myanmar Law Lecturers Strengthen Legal Skills
May 21, 2014
Fifty law lecturers from across Myanmar have returned to their universities with more practical skills and richer knowledge about developing curriculum that helps extend the reach of legal services to communities.
A Village in Motion
May 7, 2014
Shan State - Kun Nar village is found on a dusty track off the main road in Hopong Township in Southern Shan. This ethnically Shan village is located in the Pa-O self-administered region and surrounded by ethnically Pa-O villages. It’s also playing host to a fair number of landless families from Central Myanmar that settled in the outskirts of the village a few years earlier. That’s two reasons why Kun Nar stands out from other villages in the area.
N-Peace Awards 2014
Apr 3, 2014
Yangon - The N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce that Myanmar is joining the N-Peace Awards for the first time! Four new categories in the 2014 N-Peace Awards have also been announced.
Local Governance Mapping in Chin
Mar 26, 2014
Hakha - Long, winding narrow roads take travelers to Hakha, the major urban centre in the Chin State, situated to the North West of Myanmar. Counted amongst one of the most impoverished regions in the country, Chin presents mountainous terrain, where people mainly depend on subsistence agriculture for a living.
Helping Public Administration Reform
Mar 14, 2014
Yangon – An eight-week management training course for senior-level government officials was organized for the second time in Myanmar as part of the country’s efforts to strengthen leadership in public administration reforms. The training organized by the Union Civil Service Board will conclude by the end of March.
Myanmar Learns Peacebuilding Efforts
Mar 12, 2014
Myanmar - A delegation of senior government officials recently visited Indonesia to learn from its experience with social cohesion and social conflict management.
Law Making for Parliamentarians
Feb 28, 2014
Nay Pyi Taw - Forty Parliamentarians took part in a 3-day intensive training on responsibilities in regard to their function and role as parliamentarians. The training was organized by Mr. Charles Chauvel, Head of the UNDP Global Parliamentary Support Programme, and former Member of Parliament (MP) from New Zealand.
Feb 13, 2014
Nay Pyi Taw - On February 10th and 11th 2014, an event was hosted in Nay Pyi Taw by the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on “The Role of Judicial Independence and Integrity in Improving the Effectiveness of the Rule of Law.” The seminar was attended by more than 40 judges and senior court administrators from all states and regions in Myanmar.
Feb 10, 2014
Yangon - UNDP Myanmar has expanded its support to the parliament to include the country’s state and regional parliaments. Preliminary discussions to kick-start support to the local legislatures were held with the Mon State Parliament on 20-21 January and with the Chin State Parliament on 27-28 January 2014. Participants debated issues related to representation and law-making and agreed on further support activities for elected members and parliament staff.