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Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic…  


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…  


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, 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…  


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.  


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…  


Ooredoo and UNDP launch Innovation Hub in Yangon to Promote Digital Entrepreneurship

Ooredoo Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme Myanmar today launched the “Innovation Hub – Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals” (the Innovation Hub). Strategically located at the…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP collaborate to promote climate resilient farming practices while enhancing and diversifying income by leveraging innovation technology

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar today signed a Partnership Agreement to support the implementation of the Sustainable Enterprises and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Project.  


UNDP & UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day

UNDP together with UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2019. In parallel to the main event in Nay Pyi Taw, corresponding…  


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,…  


Ooredoo and UNDP Announce the winners of the 2019 Hackathon

On Sunday, the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 announced six winning teams. Around 200 participants competed in this year’s competition, striving to develop new prototypes and business models over…  


Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 brings Myanmar’s youth together to innovate for social good

Bright young business minds and creative university students from across the country came together in Yangon and Mandalay to celebrate the opening of the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 at the…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar to host The Hackathon 2019

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar will co-host the second edition of its collaboration - The Hackathon from 18-20 October in Yangon and Mandalay, in partnership with Impact Hub. The Hackathon 2019…  


Chief Minister and Swiss Ambassador inaugurate a new school building as part of UNDP Project in Mon State

A newly constructed Basic Education High School (BEHS) building was inaugurated in Shwe Hlay village, Bilin township, Mon state.  


Yangon Region Government launches Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

Today, the Yangon Region Disaster Management Committee launched the Yangon Region Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan. The Plan was developed with funding support from the European Union and…  


Winners of the 2018 Hackathon present their impactful innovations

In December 2018, Ooredoo Myanmar and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar organized a Hackathon with the objective of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship on the theme…  


President announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

The Government of Myanmar today announced its vision for the country’s environmental protection and climate action, launching two new policies that will guide Myanmar’s environmental management and…  

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