SDG 16
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Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law - we cannot hope for sustainable development. We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed.

High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long standing grievances that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.

The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance. 

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UNDP in Myanmar

UNDP Myanmar - 2017 Annual Report and 2013-2017 Result Report

The UNDP Myanmar Annual Report 2017 and 2013-2017 Results Report provide details of the impact and results of UNDP’s work in these three outcome areas, as well as on funding and partners.

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UNDP in Myanmar

Report | iWomen Inspiring Women App was launched in March 2016. This mobile application connects women from the May Doe Kabar (MDK), Myanmar Rural Women’s Network.

iWomen Inspiring Women App was launched in March 2016. This mobile application connects women from the May Doe Kabar (MDK), Myanmar Rural Women’s Network.

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UNDP in Myanmar

Blog | Experimenting with Inspiration to Achieve the 2030 Agenda: The iWomen Inspiring Women Project

The more individuals are inspired, the more likely individuals are, to set and successfully achieve goals. In a relatively new body of empiric scientific evidence, inspiration was found to correlate positively with intrinsic motivation, work mastery and creativity. Read More >>

UNDP in Myanmar

Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

The 2017 Myanmar Living Conditions Survey (MLCS) is a large scale multi-topic living conditions survey implemented by the Central Statistical Organization of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and supported by the World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Read More >>

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