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22 June 2017
YANGON, Myanmar — Census data shows that women are critical to Myanmar’s development. Today only half of women (50.5 per cent) are in the labour force, compared to 85.6 per cent of men. By realizing... Read more
5 May 2017
Feature Story
Midwife Nan Mya Phyu discusses family planning with Nan Aye Aye Han in Nam Khoke Village, Shan State, Myanmar.
Ma Mar Mar Win listens carefully as the midwife explains about different contraceptive methods. All the time, she thinks about her family. Her husband works in a variety of jobs - farmhand, small... Read more
5 April 2017
Feature Story
Nan Su Su Naing, 19: “Although there is no longer any fighting, we still bear the scars of it.”
The drive to Kat Pa Li Village in Kayin is breath taking. Limestone hills lie bare amid patches of cultivation and green forest. Smoke rising from hamlets under the setting sun completes the picture... Read more
24 March 2017
Feature Story
Population projections allow governments to formulate strategies that harness future opportunities, including youth and gender dividends.
The newly released census report 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census Thematic Report on Population Projections 2014-2050, projects the growth of Myanmar’s population over the next 35 years and... Read more
14 March 2017
Feature Story
Rap duo Y.A.K.: “Use your inner strength.”
On the advent of International Women’s Day, UNFPA celebrated the first year of the Women and Girls First initiative together with a host of local and international partners. At an event in Nay Pyi... Read more
8 March 2017
Feature Story
The “Women and Girls First” initiative drives change for women and girls in Myanmar.
UNFPA marks the 2017 International Women’s Day with a celebration of the Women and Girls First initiative. Women and Girls First captures the spirit of #BeBoldForChange by protecting the rights of... Read more
17 February 2017
Feature Story
Village women and girls listen intently during Dr Aye’s GBV awareness-raising session
In late 2016, UNFPA, in collaboration with partner organizations the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA), Marie Stopes International and Association François-Xavier Bagnoud initiated the project, “... Read more
15 February 2017
Feature Story
Families, including pregnant women, children, and disabled and elderly people, flee shelling and airstrikes in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State.
Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December 2015, almost 7,000 people have fled the area amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run are 260... Read more
30 January 2017
Statement
Yangon, Myanmar - The UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar condemns in the strongest terms the killing of U Ko Ni who was shot dead at the Yangon airport on 29 January, 2017 and expresses her sincerest... Read more
18 January 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar - A new census report reveals that an estimated 4.25 million people who were born in Myanmar now live abroad. This number includes the 2.02 million household members reported to be... Read more

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