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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…  


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 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.  


UNDP, UNCTAD in partnership with Ooredoo Myanmar promotes entrepreneurship and business skills in Yangon

University students, who were the winners and runners-up from the recent Hackathon 2018 organized by UNDP with Ooredoo Myanmar and Impact Hub, entrepreneurs and businesswomen were among the first…  


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…  


UNDP launches early recovery support to flood-affected communities in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State

UNDP Myanmar launched its early recovery support to flood-affected communities in Kyaikmaraw Township in Mon State.  


3 Winning Teams of The Hackathon 2018 has been announced

The award ceremony for the biggest Hackathon event in Myanmar where young programmers and business entrepreneurs were involved in developing mobile based applications, was held on 9 December at…  


At the 4th Leadership Seminar, Region and State and Union -level Hluttaw Leaders made progress on their coordinated institutional development

The seminar introduced a new Situation Analysis of Region and State Hluttaws as a baseline for future Hluttaw development, took stock of current developments and supported coordinated planning among…  


First Sub-National Workshop organized by Anti-Corruption Commission and UNDP

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in collaboration with UNDP is organizing a series of anti-corruption talks and educational programs across all States and Regions of Myanmar to raise awareness and…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP to Host Hackathon Aimed at Accelerating SDGs Through Digital Innovation

Ooredoo Myanmar and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host its first hackathon on 8-9 December, 2018 at Ooredoo’s Yangon and Mandalay offices.  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP sign MoU on furthering Sustainable Development Goals

Ooredoo Myanmar, CEO Mr. Vikram Sinha and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Mr. Peter Batchelor signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a two-year…  


UNDP and Norway helping to improve conservation and development of Inle Lake

Inle lake is experiencing environmental degradation from the combined effects of unsustainable resource use, increasing population, climate change and rapid tourism development. The native flora and…  


Business and Human Rights in Myanmar: The Road Ahead

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and UNDP introduce UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a roadmap for sustainable development and responsible investment  


UNHCR, UNDP say ready to do initial village assessments in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

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


Media Advisory: Inception Workshop for the Ridge to Reef - Integrated Protected Area Land and Seascape Management in Tanintharyi Project

The inception workshop of the “Ridge to Reef – Integrated Protected Area Land and Seascape Management in Tanintharyi project” will take place from 9 am at Dawei Hotel in Dawei on July 17.  


Media Advisory: United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the UNDP to visit Myanmar

Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of UNDP, will visit Myanmar from 10-12 July 2018.  


UNHCR and UNDP complete joint mission/visit to Rakhine State

A joint UNHCR and UNDP delegation led by the visiting UNHCR Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and accompanied by the UNDP Country Director for Myanmar, travelled to Rakhine State from 2 to 4…  

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