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8 April 2020

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

8 April 2020

UNFPA provides psychosocial support online training for Government’s case managers in response to COVID-19 outbreak.

As a part of the UN response to COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar, UNFPA conducted online training for Government staff to strengthen their capacity in providing basic psychosocial support for gender-... Read more

31 March 2020

UNFPA helps restore dignity of women and girls and improve their wellbeing amid armed conflict in Rakhine

Buthidaung, Myanmar – “When I first fled my village due to the armed clashes, my family got no chance to bring the clothes and other belongings. I had to leave my home and ran to the displaced site.... Read more

20 January 2020

Myanmar's Country Commitment delivered by Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population H.E. U Thein Swe at Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25 "Accelerating the Promise”, 12-14 November 2019 Myanmar - Country Commitment    Honorable Chairman, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,  ... Read more

26 December 2019

Myanmar youth driving the role as agents of change to fulfil ICPD Agenda

YANGON, Myanmar – “In peace negotiations or development processes of the country, we young people are the next generation who will benefit whatever good or bad comes out of these. If today’s youth do... Read more

10 December 2019

Forever White Ribbon Event kicked off in Yangon to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

  YANGON, Myanmar – On 8 December 2019, “Forever White Ribbon Event” was held at Kandawgyi Park in Yangon for awareness raising of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. The event was... Read more

25 November 2019

Myanmar celebrates national level event on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

  NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – On 25 November 2019, a national level ceremony on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence was held in Nay Pyi Taw under 2019 Theme “Generation Equality: Stands... Read more

28 October 2019

Myanmar’s communities united to promote awareness on mental health issues and suicide prevention among young people.

YANGON, Myanmar – UNFPA, in collaboration with Metanoia, held World Mental Health Day 2019 Talk Show and Sharing Session in Yangon with the objective to promote awareness on suicide prevention.... Read more

24 September 2019
Press Release

EU joins UNFPA's "Women and Girls First" programme with EUR 5 Million funding

Yangon, Myanmar – The European Union has allocated 5 million Euros to support the Women and Girls First programme managed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The funding allows UNFPA to... Read more

16 August 2019

As we march to Nairobi, Myanmar calls for youth participation and equal access to quality education

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – “The education system must be all-inclusive, enabling participation regardless of sex, being rich or poor, or from rural or urban areas. Only then can all the youth have the... Read more