Myanmar parliamentarians introduced to lawmaking responsibilities

Feb 28, 2014

Parliamentarians participated actively by addressing issues that they were facing and had experienced

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.

The parliamentarians from both Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw received and discussed information about principles in regards to representation, lawmaking and oversight.

The training is part of a three-year long UNDP programme implemented to support strengthening the capacity of the Parliament of Myanmar. Parliamentarians participated actively by addressing issues that they were facing and had experienced. Mr. Chauvel shared his personal experience as a former MP and provided international examples of best parliamentary practices.

“It is always an honor to be granted the opportunity to work constructively with parliamentarians, especially in a new parliament, to exchange knowledge and build capacity.  UNDP and its Country Office team is committed to the development of the Parliament of Myanmar and I was very impressed by the sophisticated approach of those participating in the training.  It is a very positive signal for the future of Myanmar’s democracy and we hope that these types of knowledge exchange will become a regular feature of our programming in Myanmar”, Mr. Chauvel said.

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