In January 2015, the UNFPA Executive Board approved a two-year extension of the Third Programme of Assistance to Myanmar (2012-2015) until 2017. The focus of the Third Programme extension phase aims to contribute to the following outcomes of UNFPA’s Strategic Plan (2015-2017):
- Increased availability, and use, of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human right’s standards of quality of care and equity of access.
- Increased focus on adolescents, especially young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes. In particular, a greater availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health information and services.
- Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and a recognition of sexual and reproductive health and rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth.
- Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through the integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and its links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and gender equality.
In order to realize the outcomes set out under this Programme and UNFPA’s Strategic Plan (2015-2017), the UNFPA Country Office will implement strategies and activities that seek to achieve the following four outputs under each of UNFPA’s thematic areas:
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Output 1: Strengthened health systems to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services including family planning, maternal health and HIV prevention programmes, across the country and in humanitarian settings.
Output 2: Increased national capacity to review comprehensive sexuality education programmes, and conduct evidence-based advocacy to ensure that the human rights/needs of adolescents and youth are integrated into national laws, policies, and programmes, including in humanitarian settings.
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Output 3: Strengthened national capacity and institutional mechanisms for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, promoting gender equality and addressing gender-based violence, including in humanitarian settings.
Output 4: Strengthened national capacity to increase the availability of high quality disaggregated data on population, sexual and reproductive health and gender issues for policy formulation, planning and monitoring and evaluation.
Past Country Programmes