Press releases
  • 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.

  • Partnership between UNDP and Finland supports Democratic Governance in Myanmar Sep 12, 2014

    Yangon - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Finland have signed an agreement which would see Finland contribute 2 million euros (approximately USD $ 2.6 million) towards UNDP’s work on strengthening democratic governance in Myanmar.

  • Joint press release – UNDP Assistant Administrator Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging conclude visit to Rakhine State Sep 11, 2014

    Yangon - UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging have concluded a two-day visit to Rakhine State, to review the humanitarian and development needs affecting people in Rakhine, and to assess efforts to increase cohesion and peaceful coexistence between communities.

  • Government Officials Upgrade Media Skills Aug 29, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - Forty three civil servants responsible for media relations in their Ministries and Departments successfully completed a two day media skills training in Nay Pyi Taw today. The training was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Information, and was aimed at providing government media relations officers with the skills and knowledge to enhance their interactions with the media.

  • Successful Launch of the 8th ASEAN-China Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction Aug 7, 2014

    The 8thASEAN-China Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction is underway in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar. Themed “Deepening ASEAN- China Regional Cooperation on Poverty Reduction,” the objective of the forum is to examine how a partnership between China and ASEAN countries can help enhance poverty reduction and inclusive development throughout the region.

  • 2014 Human Development Report Launched in Myanmar Jul 24, 2014

    Yangon - Persistent vulnerability threatens human development. Unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, released globally today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Union Parliament of Myanmar benefits from a Strategic Planning Mission Jun 19, 2014

    The Union Parliament of Myanmar will soon have a strategic plan. This has been agreed by the parliamentary leadership who identified the need for developing a strategic plan for the Union Parliament of Myanmar, following a knowledge sharing mission to the Union Parliament, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) last week.

  • Preserving Inle Lake for Future Generations: What Can Myanmar Learn from its Neighbours? Jun 10, 2014

    How can the Inle Lake and its resources be best managed so that its beauty, culture and biodiversity remain intact? What can national and local level government authorities, civil society, communities living in and around the lake as well as the private sector learn and apply from lake management experiences from around Asia?

  • UNDP Myanmar’s Groundbreaking Microfinance Work Enters New Phase Jun 4, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - In 1997 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began the “Sustainable Microfinance to Improve the Livelihoods of the Poor” – the pioneer microfinance project in Myanmar. After 17 years of successful implementation, today UNDP marked the end of the first chapter of this nationwide grassroots microfinance campaign that improved the lives of some 630,000 households in Myanmar over a 17-year period, and a new beginning in the provision of financial services by an independent microfinance operator. The important milestone in the development of the national microfinance sector was sealed with signing of the memorandum of understanding between UNDP and the Union Ministry of Cooperatives of Myanmar, as well as a transfer agreement for the project funds and assets with Pact, a non-government organization (NGO), which has been the main implementation partner for this project.

  • UN study to help build a financial inclusion road map May 22, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - The UN Capital Development Fund and the UN Development Programme jointly launched the results of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar Diagnostic - a comprehensive study of Myanmar’s financial services sector and an analysis of its potential to enhance financial inclusion as the country’s economic reforms take hold.

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