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2017 press releases


Measuring Progress: Adapting to Climate Change in the Dry Zone of Myanmar

Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are adapting to the impacts of climate change by undertaking various activities ranging from climate-resistant farming and livestock practices to soil and water…  


Launch of Reports on Access to Justice and Informal Justice Systems

A series of reports on “Access to Justice and Informal Justice Systems in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States” were launched by the UNDP in Yangon.  


EU Funded Myanmar Earthquake Preparedness Project Launched

A project that builds the resilience of vulnerable communities and the Government of Myanmar at the national and sub-national levels to withstand the impact of earthquakes through better preparedness…  


Top UN Development Official Chooses Myanmar for His First Official Visit

Achim Steiner, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, will visit Myanmar from August 6 – 8. This will be Mr. Steiner’s first official visit…  


Myanmar launches Reform Plan to promote more ethical and inclusive Civil Service

State Counsellor, H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi launched Myanmar’s four-year Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan today at an event in Nay Pyi Taw.  


EU and UNDP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Earthquake Preparedness in Myanmar

The United Nations Development Programme has received funds (Euro 800,000) from the European Union for a new project that aims to build the resilience of Myanmar’s people and institutions to withstand…  


10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific


Myanmar Reaches Medium Human Development Status

Myanmar has moved up the human development index (HDI), attaining Medium Human Development status and ranking 145 out of 188 countries.  


Myanmar Business Survey Bridges Data Gap on Enterprises

A report which provides an overview of businesses in Myanmar and sheds light on the constraints they face, was launched today by the Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance, H.E U Maung Maung Win and…  


Myanmar Launches the UN-REDD National Programme to Protect Forests and Contribute to Global Efforts to Address Climate Change

A national programme aiming at preparing the country to participate in an international policy initiative to mitigate climate change through avoiding deforestation and forest degradation was launched…  

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