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UNDP, UNCTAD in partnership with Ooredoo Myanmar promotes entrepreneurship and business skills in Yangon

University students, who were the winners and runners-up from the recent Hackathon 2018 organized by UNDP with Ooredoo Myanmar and Impact Hub, entrepreneurs and businesswomen were among the first…  


Government approves community-based projects in Rakhine State

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu and UNHCR’s Deputy Regional Director Mr. Bernard Doyle completed a five-day visit to Myanmar on 14…  


UNDP launches early recovery support to flood-affected communities in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State

UNDP Myanmar launched its early recovery support to flood-affected communities in Kyaikmaraw Township in Mon State.  


3 Winning Teams of The Hackathon 2018 has been announced

The award ceremony for the biggest Hackathon event in Myanmar where young programmers and business entrepreneurs were involved in developing mobile based applications, was held on 9 December at…  


At the 4th Leadership Seminar, Region and State and Union -level Hluttaw Leaders made progress on their coordinated institutional development

The seminar introduced a new Situation Analysis of Region and State Hluttaws as a baseline for future Hluttaw development, took stock of current developments and supported coordinated planning among…  


First Sub-National Workshop organized by Anti-Corruption Commission and UNDP

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in collaboration with UNDP is organizing a series of anti-corruption talks and educational programs across all States and Regions of Myanmar to raise awareness and…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP to Host Hackathon Aimed at Accelerating SDGs Through Digital Innovation

Ooredoo Myanmar and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host its first hackathon on 8-9 December, 2018 at Ooredoo’s Yangon and Mandalay offices.  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP sign MoU on furthering Sustainable Development Goals

Ooredoo Myanmar, CEO Mr. Vikram Sinha and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Mr. Peter Batchelor signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a two-year…  


UNDP and Norway helping to improve conservation and development of Inle Lake

Inle lake is experiencing environmental degradation from the combined effects of unsustainable resource use, increasing population, climate change and rapid tourism development. The native flora and…  


Business and Human Rights in Myanmar: The Road Ahead

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and UNDP introduce UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a roadmap for sustainable development and responsible investment  

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