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5 May 2020

UNFPA supports Myanmar midwives in continuing maternal health services and in combating COVID-19 pandemic

Yangon, Myanmar – “When the people see a midwife on duty (wearing white and red uniform) in our village, they see her as a angel coming to protect us. She is here with us to improve our health to... Read more

29 April 2020

UNFPA scales up its support to Myanmar’s State and Regional Health Departments in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Myitkyina, Myanmar – UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, delivers 330 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Kachin State Health Department in Myitkyina to... Read more

24 April 2020

In the shadow of COVID-19 outbreak, UNFPA reaches displaced women and girls in Northern Rakhine for Dignity Kits distribution.

Buthidaung, Myanmar – Escalation of armed clashes in Rakhine continues to displace many people away from their home. People and families are on the run and their lives and rights are challenged.... Read more

15 April 2020

Protecting the Rights and Opportunities of Women and Girls

The United Nations is committed to working with the Government of Myanmar to ensure that rights and opportunities of women and girls are protected amidst the evolving outbreak of COVID-19 in Myanmar... Read more

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