Press releases
  • Taunggyi Rule of Law Centre Opens Dec 15, 2015

    The Taunggyi Rule of Law Centre opened last week, attracting senior government officials and civil society actors to an open day event that provided detailed services the centre would provide.

  • Myanmar’s Women Village Tract/Ward Administrators: Evidence that Barriers to Female Local Leadership can be Overcome Dec 9, 2015

    Village Tract or Ward Administrators are the closest point of contact for communities with the official government administrative structure. A report released today by the United Nations Development Programme in Myanmar reveals that out of the 16,785 local level administrators, only 42, or 0.25% are female.

  • UNDP Provided Indelible Ink in Myanmar Elections: A Powerful Integrity Tool Nov 25, 2015

    On 8 November 2015, Myanmar held the first nationwide polls since 1990. Millions of voters dipped their fingers into indelible ink to show that they had voted in the historic elections of November 8. The indelible ink, a critical integrity tool, was procured through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of Japan, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

  • Japan and UNDP hand over solar lamps to Union Electoral Commission Nov 2, 2015

    More than 51,000 solar lamps that will light up 25,649 polling stations with no or unreliable electricity supply, were handed over to the Union Electoral Commission (UEC) in Nay Pyi Taw last week.

  • Rule of Law Centre Welcomes Community to Open House in Myitkyina Oct 23, 2015

    The Myitkyina Rule of Law Centre welcomed over 40 community members, civil society representatives, lawyers and law teachers representing 28 different organizations or institutions to an “Open House” event today. The event offered an opportunity for guests to visit the Centre, learn more about its aims and activities and meet the project staff.

  • Social Good Summit 2015 in Myanmar focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals Sep 28, 2015

    To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme in Myanmar held a Social Good Summit specifically targeting how young people can engage with the global goals.

  • Myanmar to Reinforce Public Sector Accountability through Performance Management and Delivery System Aug 28, 2015

    The Myanmar delegation’s consultations with Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) concluded last week with an agreement that Malaysia’s performance management model should benefit Myanmar.

  • Flood Affected Rice Farmers Get Seeds Aug 25, 2015

    The international development and humanitarian community joined hands to provide urgently needed rice seeds to farmers in Rakhine State and enable them to catch the small window of opportunity in the current planting season. Rakhine State is the worst hit by monsoonal floods that occurred all over Myanmar late in July and early August.

  • UNDP Helps Farmers Get Back On Their Feet After Chin Landslides Aug 21, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with communities in Chin State affected by landslides to help them return to a normal life.

  • Rule of Law Centre Project Commences, Mandalay Centre Opens Aug 17, 2015

    The Mandalay Rule of Law Centre opened its doors today and kicked off with a refresher training for trainers. The Mandalay Centre is the first of four to be opened as part of the Rule of Law Centres Project (Phase 1), following the successful completion of a pilot phase conducted in Mandalay and Lashio earlier this year. The other three centres will be located in Myitkyina, Taunggyi and Yangon.

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