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COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently not…  


UNDP in Myanmar supports national counterparts and civil society organizations to boost the fight against COVID-19

UNDP Myanmar continues to enhance the capabilities of governmental institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


UNDP, UNHCR and the Government of the Union of Myanmar extend MoU

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), today agreed with the Government of the Union of Myanmar to extend the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for…  


Women leaders rise in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods

Supporting the UN Secretary-General’s call for solidarity and urgent action in response to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, an initial group of prominent women today joined a global advocacy…  


A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

The urgent health crisis that is COVID-19 has created a historic recession with record levels of deprivation and unemployment, creating an unprecedented human crisis that is hitting the poorest…  


Cushioning the Impact of COVID-19 on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Myanmar

UNDP Myanmar in collaboration with the Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI) of the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry are technically supporting MSMEs from Yangon,…  


Launching of Survey on Members of the Second Hluttaw

With the support of the Joint Coordination Committee on Hluttaw Development (JCC) and the three Hluttaws at Union Level, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries, and nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost.  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response plan…  


Seven simple steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more…  

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