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  • HelenWEF Jun 6, 2013

    Ending poverty is Myanmar's biggest challenge going forward, but the South-East Asian country's progress is inevitable, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today

  • HelenYgn Jun 6, 2013

    During Myanmar's transition, focus must remain on its people, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark at a community learning center on the second day of her four day visit to that country.

  • Helen1stVisit Jun 5, 2013

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark arrives Myanmar on 4 June at the invitation of President Thein Sein as a Co-chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia.

  • CPAPAjay Apr 9, 2013

    Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme signed a 3-year Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) on 8 April that outlines the development agency’s engagement in the country for 2013 to 2015. The action plan follows the UNDP’s Executive Board decision in January 2013 to approve a normal country programme for Myanmar after 20 years.

  • Social cohesion Apr 1, 2013

    With 1,300,000,000 Japanese Yen (USD13.83million) support of the Japanese Government UNDP will begin assistance in strengthening local governance, restoring livelihoods and building confidence among communities in 6 States of Myanmar starting in April. The one-year project ‘Strengthening Local Governance Capacity, Livelihoods and Social Cohesion for Minorities and Vulnerable Groups in Ethnic and Border Areas of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’ will be implemented in Rakhine, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Shan and Chin States.

  • Justice seminar Jan 25, 2013

    Practical discussions and informative knowledge-sharing continued during the second day of ‘Promoting Justice Sector Development in New Democracies – a Seminar on Comparative Experiences from the Region’ in Nay Pyi Taw on 25 January 2013.

  • Justice seminar opens Jan 24, 2013

    Experiences from the region are being discussed during ‘Promoting Justice Sector Development in New Democracies – a Seminar on Comparative Experiences from the Region’, which is co-hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with Union Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, in Nay Pyi Taw on the 24th and 25th of January.

  • Disaster Dec 24, 2012

    A database for losses and damages of disasters will be established in Myanmar to help develop national capacities for monitoring and analyzing risks and vulnerabilities caused by disasters in support of disaster risk reduction, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

  • CEDAW 4 MPs Dec 4, 2012

    Series of orientation seminars on Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) were organized in early November for officials from judiciary, legislation and executive branches in Myanmar in an attempt to enhance knowledge and understanding of the convention and its applications so as to better prepare the report the Government of Myanmar will submit in 2014

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