UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA has a history of more than 40 years in Myanmar. Assistance was first given in 1973, and again in 1983, towards Myanmar’s first and second population censuses. UNFPA’s activities grew in Myanmar in the 1990s with support for the collection of data on reproductive health and fertility. With improved availability of demographic data on reproductive health, and an urgent need for continued assistance, UNFPA’s activities expanded. In 2002 UNFPA adopted a programmatic approach, and today it assists Myanmar in areas of:

  • Maternal Health;
  • Census;
  • Youth;
  • HIV & AIDS;
  • Gender Equality; and
  • Gender-Based Violence.

 

Office Address:
No. 6, Natmauk Road, UN Building, P.O Box 650
Tamwe Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

UNFPA Myanmar Office Hours and 2016 Holiday Schedule:

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday (0830 to 1700 hours)
Lunch time (1230 to 1300 hours)
Time Difference From New York: winter +11.30, Summer +10.30

UN Official Holidays for Myanmar (2016)

 

No.

Date & month

Day

Occasion/Festival

Observed by

 

1.

4th January

Mondayday

Independence Day

All UN agencies

 

2.

12th February

Friday

Union Day

All UN agencies

 

3.

13rd April

Wednesday

Water Festival

All UN agencies

 

4.

14th April

Thursday

Water Festival

All UN agencies

 

5.

15th April

Friday

Water Festival

All UN agencies

 

6.

19th July

Tuesday

Full Moon day of Waso/
Martyrs' Day

All UN agencies

 

7.

14th November

Monday

Full Moon day of Tanzaungmone

All UN agencies

 

9.

26th December

Monday

In lieu of Christmas

All UN agencies

 

10.

Eid-al-fitr

Will be notified**

 

All UN agencies except WHO

 

11.

Eid-al-adha

Will be notified**

 

All UN agencies except WHO

 

WHO has eight days fixed official holidays to be observed each year and two days are taken at the discretion of individual staff member.

** Since the observance of these holiday depends on the sighting of the moon, the exact dates will be announced/ notified by the Resident Coordinator Office in consultation with the local Islamic Communities.

The Eid holidays are observed in accordance with the General Assembly Regulation 52/214A dated 22 December 1997 and UN Information Circular ST/IC/1998/30 of March 1998.