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UNDP Myanmar Supports Strengthening of COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaigns

The loudspeaker sets were handed over to H.E. Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, by Daw Lat Lat Aye on behalf of UNDP on 15 June 2020, in…  


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…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to the…  


UNDP and partner organizations raise awareness, distribute face masks and immediate hygiene materials in Mon State

In collaboration with the Mon State Government, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has been implementing a five-day awareness raising campaign starting from 8th June, providing face masks…  


Equator Prize winner of 2020 from Myanmar- recognizing and promoting the work of the Salween Peace Park

Salween Peace Park Initiative in south eastern Myanmar wins the Equator Prize 2020 from the Equator Initiative for maintaining stability and conservation of a 5,400 square kilometer continuous…  


UNDP Supported Webinar Helps Myanmar MPs Discuss COVID-19 Issues with International Parliamentarians

On 18th May, Myanmar’s Hluttaw (Parliament) reconvened for the first time since Myanmar introduced its nationwide covid-19 social distancing measures. Members of Parliament arrived back in Nay Pyi…  


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…  


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…  


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…  


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…  


On International Women’s Day, more women still needed at top decision maker level in Myanmar

Insights and recommendations for Gender Equality in Public Administration in Myanmar  


International Women’s Day 2020


International Women’s Day 2020

25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out a clear path on how to achieve gender equality, the world has witnessed remarkable progress.  


Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally Are Biased Against Women

The Gender Social Norms Index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the…  

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