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28 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that poverty and disability in Myanmar are intertwined in a vicious circle where both factors reinforce each other. There are twice as many people with... Read more
24 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report brings to light extensive data that confirms the disadvantages that women in Myanmar face throughout their lives and in all aspects of society. “Efforts must be... Read more
11 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that an estimated 13.5 million people, a quarter of Myanmar’s population, live in housing that is made of materials that can deteriorate rapidly. 3.8... Read more
11 July 2017
News
The logistics system means that women from remote areas can rely on public health centers to provide a steady supply of contraceptives and reproductive health medicines.
It is in the late afternoon when Nan Aye Aye Lwin visits the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre, after walking the three hours from her little hamlet. Nan Aye Aye Lwin comes with anxiety. She already has... Read more
11 July 2017
Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations Speech by Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar   Your Excellency Vice President U Myint Swe, Your... Read more
7 July 2017
Media Advisory
Thanks to voluntary family planning, millions of women in Myanmar are empowered to make a choice in the number of children they want, and to start their families later in life. This gives them an... Read more
30 June 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young people cannot read or write... Read more
28 June 2017
News
UNFPA donors meet with women and girls who are displaced by armed conflict in Kachin.
On 19-21 June, supporters of UNFPA’s Women and Girls First programme joined a UNFPA team on a visit to UNFPA activities in Kachin, Myanmar. During the visit, donors from Australia, Finland, Italy,... Read more
27 June 2017
Media Advisory
YANGON — For the first time, a do-it-yourself contraceptive injection will available in Myanmar. By the press of a finger, a woman can inject it at home and avoid unwanted pregnancy for three months... Read more
22 June 2017
Press Release
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

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