Press releases
  • Strengthening Ethnics Unity Mar 11, 2014

    Shan State – “We women can lead all community activities like men do,” a young Shan woman boldly said. Her statement stirred the male audience but received cheers from females who were participating in a debate organised in a traditional way in Shan State of Myanmar.

  • Rule of Law Centres Feb 27, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - A feasibility study on the establishment of Rule of Law centres in Myanmar will be finalized next month. The feasibility study will allow all parties involved to consider the advantages and disadvantages of a range of options for the Rule of Law Centres in ensuring that local judges and other law enforcement officials are better equipped to perform their functions.

  • DenmarkFundsUNDP Jan 23, 2014

    Yangon – The Government of Denmark and United Nations Development Programme signed a cost-sharing agreement whereby Denmark will contribute 23 million Danish Krone (approximately 4.2 million US Dollars) towards implementation of UNDP's country programme for Myanmar. The agreement was signed by Danish Ambassador H.E. Mikael Hemniti Winther and UNDP Country Director Toily Kurbanov.

  • JapanAmbassadorVisitRakhine Jan 23, 2014

    SITTWE – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and World Food Programme (WFP) had the opportunity to introduce His Excellency Mikio Numata, Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to the activities implemented by the agencies in Rakhine State from 20 to 22 January 2014.

  • NewRC-RR Jan 10, 2014

    Myanmar - The new UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, has arrived in Myanmar to take up her tour of duty. On the 8th of January, she presented her credentials to H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Nay Pyi Taw.

  • ParliamentariansStudyVisit Jan 8, 2014

    Myanmar – A delegation from Myanmar’s Parliament concluded its nine-day visit to Norway, Denmark and Sweden in December bringing home experiences of diverse but useful law making practices.

  • CambodiaLGStudyTour Dec 6, 2013

    Phnom Penh/ Yangon –A delegation of 25 Union and State levels government officials and civil society representatives from Myanmar participated in a week-long study tour in Cambodia to exchange experiences on implementation of reforms that are aiming to make local development participatory, accountable and responsive to the needs of citizens.

  • Myanmar aspires for green policies to safeguard rich natural resources Nov 22, 2013

    Yangon - UNDP has partnered with the government of Myanmar to help achieve its aspirations for green policies to safeguard and sustainably manage its rich natural resources. In collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, UNDP jointly organized the parallel session in the Yangon Segment of the Third Green Economy Green Growth (GEGG) forum on 22 November.

  • UNDP partners with IDLO to support Myanmar’s Union Attorney General’s Office in designing a long term training framework Nov 13, 2013

    As part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s Rule of Law and Access to Justice programme, UNDP partners with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to lead a three week training for the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO). The purpose is to support UAGO in designing a long-term training framework for its staff.

  • Myanmar leads regional cooperation on development of ASEAN recovery planning toolkit Nov 6, 2013

    The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, with support from the ASEAN Secretariat and UNDP, hosts a two-day Workshop on ASEAN Recovery Planning that involves the participation of delegates from ASEAN Member States, i.e.: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, as well as delegates from other relevant ministries and departments in Myanmar and other international participants.

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