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.
Feb 6, 2014
Mon State – “Civil society organisations play a central role in development and civil society organsiation could be key in strengthening development planning processes” these are some of the main recommendations that were concluded at the first State-level coordination meeting between civil society and Government aiming to improve communication, networking and explore partnerships between government departments, CSOs and media institutions in Mon State.
Jan 24, 2014
Nay Pyi Taw - UNDP conducted dedicated workshop last week to support Myanmar’s effort in preparing its first national Human Development Report. The training was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development for representatives from relevant government ministries and academia.
Jan 22, 2014
Chin State – UNDP organized a two day workshop for township administrations and civil society representatives in Chin state on the roles and responsibilities of newly established committees designed to support Townships. Over 60 participants came from six townships across the state. Participants prepared and drafted operational guidelines to make the committees effective and transparent.
Dec 20, 2013
Mandalay – Framing outlines for the region’s inclusive development was the highlight of a meet-up held yesterday in Mandalay, the cultural city of Myanmar. The gathering is the first of series of roundtable discussions jointly organized by Mandalay Region Planning Department of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, and UNDP in Myanmar.
Dec 11, 2013
Mon State - “We would like to give score of 2 (“BAD”) to the village administration on the issue of participation and information sharing”, a woman participant states firmly. The Village Tract Administrator is surprised, a little defensive. Over the course of the next half an hour, community members and officials argue and debate, with the skilled facilitator nudging them closer. In the end, they agree to work with each other to improve citizen participation.
Dec 10, 2013
Myanmar - Establishment of a volunteers’ forum is proposed at a gathering last weekend to serve as a platform to strengthen volunteerism in Myanmar. The forum will be the first in Myanmar that facilitates individual volunteers and local and international volunteer organizations to connect, exchange experiences and support their volunteering activities in Myanmar.
Dec 4, 2013
Rakhine – UNDP has started livelihood activities in Rakhine, supporting the recovery of people affected by inter-communal violence last year. This work builds on more than 20 years of past experience assisting community-based development in states/regions across Myanmar including in Rakhine.
Myanmar Parliamentarians explore the country’s right to access affordable medicines
Oct 24, 2013
More than 30 parliamentarians in Myanmar explored how to use global mechanisms and strengthen national laws to retain Myanmar’s right to access affordable medicines. They were part of a group that attended a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNAIDS supported information session on the use of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Flexibilities and access to affordable medicines in Myanmar, held earlier this month.