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  • President Opens Brain Storming Session on Administrative Reforms Facilitated by UNDP May 23, 2015

    “To achieve good governance we need transparency and accountability in our administrative mechanisms serving the public. Additionally, we need to build up the capacities of our civil servants who are the main source of running the administrative mechanism,” said H. E. U Thein Sein, the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

  • Building on the Success of the Pilot Rule of Law Centres Project May 19, 2015

    After the successful completion of a six month pilot training series in Lashio and Mandalay, today the Pyithu Hluttaw Coordinating Body met to discuss the next steps in establishing rule of law centres.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Discuss Development and Humanitarian Needs in Myanmar Mar 13, 2015

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.

  • Myanmar Parliament Opens World Class Learning Centre Mar 12, 2015

    The Myanmar Parliament’s very own in-house training and learning institution was opened in the capital Nay Pyi Taw today by the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark; the Deputy Speaker, H.E. U Nanda Kyaw Swa, and the Chairman of the International Relations Committee, H.E. U Hla Myint Oo.

  • Comprehensive Nation Wide Data Collection Provides Evidence for Future Development Direction Feb 27, 2015

    A ground breaking, nation-wide series of reports mapping the present local governance structures and analysing peoples’ access to basic services and information and their perception of Myanmar’s reform process was launched the capital Nay Pyi Taw this week.

  • Climate Change Adaptation Project Kicks Off in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Feb 17, 2015

    More than a quarter of a million people in Myanmar will benefit from a project that will equip farmers with timely resources, knowledge and tools and enable them to have good harvests despite changing weather patterns, says the UN Development Programme’s Nicholas Rosellini.

  • Graduates from the Rule of Law Centre Pilot Project: A Step Towards Building Public Trust in the Justice System in Myanmar Feb 14, 2015

    A group of eighty people, made up of civil society representatives, lawyers and law teachers today received certificates upon the completion an intense training on rule of law, provided as part of a UNDP project being piloted in Lashio and Mandalay. The certificates were handed over to the graduates by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson, Pyithu Hluttaw, Chair of the Coordinating Body for the Rule of Law Centres in the presence of Members of Parliament, representatives of the Hluttaw Speaker’s Commission and the Hluttaw Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Toily Kurbanov, and the trainers involved in the project.

  • Finding a just and equitable solution to Rakhine’s citizenship crisis essential for long-term peace and prosperity in Myanmar Oct 3, 2014

    Senior United Nations Humanitarian and Development officials said today they had seen appalling human suffering but also signs of hope during a recent visit to Rakhine State in Myanmar, where more than 1 million people have been rendered effectively stateless. UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development Programme Regional Director for Asia Haoliang Xu and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Director of Operations John Ging met displaced people and government officials during their visit.

  • UNDP and Union Civil Service Board host ASEAN dialogue on civil service transformation Sep 25, 2014

    The Union Civil Service Board and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the ASEAN Good Governance Forum in Yangon today. This was part of the ASEAN Civil Service Matters Conference, which aims to enhance regional cooperation for effective and efficient civil services and good governance.

  • Report calls for legal reforms to drive forward HIV response in Myanmar Sep 24, 2014

    A national HIV legal review report, launched in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw , calls for immediate and long-term legal reform and capacity building to ensure access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key affected populations. The report, a collaboration between UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Pyoe Pin (DFID supported community programme), provides evidence of widespread stigma and discrimination of PLHIV and key affected populations in employment, education and the provision of health care and other services and offers strong recommendations to improve the legal framework and create a more enabling environment for HIV responses.

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