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  • Finland Provides 4M Euros to UNDP Mar 11, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received 4 million Euros (approximately USD 4.4 M) from the Government of Finland to support the agency’s work in Myanmar in the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability.

  • May Doe Kabar and UNDP Launch iWomen-Inspiring Women App Mar 8, 2016

    May Doe Kabar, Myanmar Rural Women’s Network today made its entry into the technology world, with the launch of a mobile phone application that connects rural Myanmar women to knowledge, inspiration and resources.

  • MPs Better Prepared for The Job Ahead As Five Day Hluttaw Induction Concludes Feb 19, 2016

    A five day induction programme concluded today has helped Myanmar’s predominantly new MPs prepare to take up their legislative, representative and oversight responsibilities. The Induction programme was the start of longer term capacity building efforts to support the second Hluttaw MP’s.

  • Myanmar Marks UNDP 50th Anniversary Feb 17, 2016

    The United Nations premises in Yangon was a hive of activity this afternoon, with current and former UN Development Programme (UNDP) staff and partners coming together to mark 50 years of the organisation. UNDP’s journey in Myanmar, spanning five decades was portrayed through a photo, publication and story exhibition, and was complemented by testimonials from former and current staff in person and through a video specially produced for the occasion.

  • Learning How to Represent the People: A Five Day Induction for Members of Parliament Kicks Off Feb 15, 2016

    five-day induction programme began today to enable new Members of Parliament (MP) to learn about their legislative, oversight and representative functions, as well as their broader roles and responsibilities

  • The Peace Bridge for a Prosperous Future Feb 9, 2016

    Renata Dessallien, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and H.E. U Hla Han, Minister for Rakhine State Transportation opened the Peace Bridge that connects Ohn Re Paw village with Sittwe Town and neighbouring villages.

  • Yangon Rule of Law Centre Launches with Open House Jan 23, 2016

    Community members, civil society representatives, lawyers and law teachers from diverse organizations participated in an “Open House” event to mark the opening of the Yangon Rule of Law Centre, the latest milestone in the roll-out of the Rule of Law Centres Project across Myanmar.

  • Plan Sets Direction to Strengthen Rule of Law in Myanmar Jan 21, 2016

    Plan Sets Direction to Strengthen Rule of Law in Myanmar

  • Joining Forces to Build A Climate Resilient Myanmar Dec 23, 2015

    The Myanmar delegation which attended the Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21), also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, earlier this month, today shared what the global climate agreement means for the country and what needs to be done to implement it locally.

  • Policies that Promote Work for Human Development Needed to Catalyse Growth in Myanmar Dec 16, 2015

    Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are transforming what work means today, presenting both opportunities and risks for Myanmar and for the world. The 2015 Human Development Report, launched today in Yangon, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Ms Renata Dessallien, urges governments around the world to act now to prevent widening inequalities.

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