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  • 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.

  • 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.

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