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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

22 July 2019

UNFPA and EU sign agreement to kick off the second phase of Women and Girls First Programme in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar – The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed an agreement to support the second phase of the Women and Girls First (WGF) Programme in Myanmar.... Read more

14 July 2019

Myanmar fully committed to the ICPD agenda

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – The ICPD is a precursor to attaining most of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This was the key message stressed by the Vice President of the Republic of the Union of... Read more

11 July 2019

World Population Day 2019: 25 years of ICPD

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – On 11 July 2019, a ceremony was held in Nay Pyi Taw to mark the commemoration of World Population Day 2019 under the theme 25 years of ICPD: accelerating the promise. Jointly... Read more

19 June 2019

Myanmar at ICPD25: What’s Changed and what’s Unfinished Business?

Video of “Now I can breathe between my pregnancies” YANGON, Myanmar – 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the 1994 meeting in... Read more

14 June 2019

UNFPA and the Government of Myanmar sign Letter of Agreement

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – On June 12, 2019, UNFPA and the Government of Myanmar signed a Letter of Agreement on the Cooperation for UNFPA’s 4th Country Programme (2018-2022). The agreement was signed by... Read more

24 May 2019

In communities torn apart by armed conflict, youth centres nurture health, values and well-being

BHAMO, Myanmar – “There is a beautiful saying in Myanmar that youth are the brightest stars of the nation. But until young people know their own potential, and know what their rights are, this... Read more

22 April 2019

Ground-breaking guidelines turn the tide on how medical staff respond to gender-based violence

MYITKYINA, Myanmar – “Over the years, so many physically and sexually abused women have come this hospital. I used to just treat their injuries. I didn’t support them emotionally, and I didn’t refer... Read more

10 April 2019

“We must realize rights and choices for all – If not now, then when?”

2019 marks a double anniversary: 50 years for UNFPA, and 25 years since the ground-breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994. UNFPA’s flagship report... Read more

8 March 2019

Women’s Rights: What does it mean to you?

Despite solid evidence that women’s participation and contributions are central to development, and despite many international agreements affirming women’s rights, gender equality remains an... Read more