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17 October 2018
Statement
This statement marks the Myanmar launch of UNFPA’s State of World Population report on 17 October 2018.   Can women and couples in Myanmar choose the number of children to have and when to have them... Read more
16 October 2018
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KAYIN, Myanmar — “I have no choice but to pull a trishaw from morning to evening. My wife is sick, and we have to pay for her treatment. I am so tired, but if I stop to rest, she will die.” 66-year-... Read more
23 August 2018
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NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - A web portal that gives access to detailed data from the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census was launched on 23 August, 2018. The portal allows policymakers, local... Read more
16 August 2018
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SHAN, Myanmar - On 12 August, a celebration was held in Ywangan, southern Shan, to mark International Youth Day 2018. Nearly 500 young people and key peace actors attended the event to celebrate... Read more
25 July 2018
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BAGO, Myanmar - “If young people are united, we can have greater participation in the peace-building process”, says 18-year-old Khun Htet Shar from Bago. He is one of over 1000 young people from... Read more
11 July 2018
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NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - To mark World Population Day 2018, a ceremony was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 11 July. The event celebrated the 2018 World Population Day theme Family planning is a human right.... Read more
2 July 2018
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RAKHINE, Myanmar - “Very bad things happen during religious festivals. Most community members go to join in the ceremonies, and those women who remain at home are very vulnerable. Perpetrators find... Read more
20 June 2018
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RAKHINE, Myanmar - From 5 to 7 June 2018, the supporters of UNFPA Myanmar’s Women and Girls First programme visited programme activities in Rakhine State. Donors from Australia, Finland and Italy met... Read more
11 June 2018
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Khin Phyo, 23, and her baby survived thanks to the UNFPA-supported health volunteer’s decision to take her to hospital.
RAKHINE, Myanmar - Khin Phyo, 23, expected to give birth at home with help of a traditional birth assistant. That is how most women in Myanmar’s poor and crisis-ridden Rakhine State give birth. She... Read more
7 June 2018
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UNFPA’s Laura Londén meets clients and staff at a Marie Stopes International sexual and reproductive health and rights clinic in Yangon.
YANGON, Myanmar - Laura Londén, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, visited Myanmar from 16-19 May, 2018. She was accompanied by Björn Andersson, UNFPA... Read more

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