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11 July 2021

Empowering women in Myanmar to exercise sexual and reproductive health rights and choices in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Yangon, MYANMAR— “I am the mother of three children. As a housewife, I have to rely on my husband’s income. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are earning less and less, and it barely make ends meet.... Read more

19 June 2021

Statement attributable to UNFPA Office in Myanmar with the Embassies of Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Since 2015, this day has drawn urgent global attention to this insidious form of violence. Today, we use this... Read more

6 May 2021

Midwife, a community guardian of sexual and reproductive health, saves the lives of women and girls in Myanmar.

Yangon, Myanmar – “Midwifery is my life and my passion. My parents used to travel a lot across the country especially to the remote areas of Myanmar when I was young. I saw how difficult the lives of... Read more

16 March 2021

UNFPA Executive Director's Statement on Myanmar

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, strongly reiterates the statements made by the office of the United Nations Secretary-General in condemning the escalating use of... Read more

23 February 2021

UNFPA Statement on the Situation in Myanmar

In light of the unfolding events in Myanmar, UNFPA joins the wider United Nations family in expressing its strongest concern over the adverse impacts on the rights, safety, health and well-being of... Read more

5 January 2021

Myanmar launches the National Youth Policy Strategic Plan (2020-2024)

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – The launching ceremony of Myanmar National Strategic Plan for Youth Policy (2020-2024) was held in Nay Pyi Taw. It was organized virtually by the Ministry of Social Welfare,... Read more

28 December 2020
Press Release

UNFPA delivers 40,000 COVID-19 Ag Test Kits to support the Government of Myanmar’s prevention and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yangon, Myanmar - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) delivers 40,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to the Ministry of Health and Sports to support the Government of Myanmar’s effort to... Read more

10 December 2020
Press Release

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation provides USD 4,350,000 to UNFPA Women and Girls First Programme Phase II

Joint Press Release   UNFPA Myanmar – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Myanmar       Yangon, Myanmar, 10 December 2020 — Mr. Giacomo Solari, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of... Read more

30 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic summit

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions... Read more

25 November 2020

Say “NO” to Violence and Leave No One Behind

Joint Op-ED by the Representatives of UNFPA and UN Women in Myanmar, co-chairs of the United Nations Country Team Gender Theme Group, to mark the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-... Read more