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Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis facing the world, but unless humans release their grip on nature, it won’t be the last, according to a new report by the United Nations Development Programme…  


2020 Human Development Report to focus on meeting people’s aspirations in balance with the planet

COVID-19 and its unprecedented effects on human development are a wake-up call to the potential consequences for people’s wellbeing from the relentless pressure we are placing on nature and the…  


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…  


New UNDP report: Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed the steepest rise globally in human development. It leads the world in access to broadband internet and is gaining on more developed regions in life expectancy,…  



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.  


UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-Pacific

Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration  


Roundtable Discussion on "Women & Leadership" to mark Myanmar Women's Day; July 3

Over 50 people today attended a roundtable discussion on the women’s role in leadership to mark Myanmar Women’s day celebration.  


Partnership between UNDP and Finland supports Democratic Governance in Myanmar

Yangon - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Finland have signed an agreement which would see Finland contribute 2 million euros (approximately USD $ 2.6 million)…  


Joint press release – UNDP Assistant Administrator Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging conclude visit to Rakhine State

Yangon - UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging have concluded a two-day visit to Rakhine State, to review the humanitarian and…  

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