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  • 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.

  • 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.

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