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09 Jan 2019 description

As delivered by the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General at noon briefing in New York

The Acting Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Myanmar, Knut Ostby, is deeply concerned about the situation in northern and central Rakhine State, where an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced so far due to fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s security forces.

19 Nov 2018 description

Note to Correspondents

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Knut Ostby is deeply concerned about the reports of shooting in Ah Nauk Ye camp in central Rakhine which holds IDPs who fled violence in 2012. He calls for calm, non-violence and restraint. Mr. Ostby appreciates the work of the organizations which provided first aid on site to the injured. The UN will continue to monitor the situation and is committed to supporting sustainable solutions to the situation in Rakhine State.

Yangon, 18 November 2018

12 Jul 2018 description

11 July 2018, Nay Pyi Taw – The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Mr. Haoliang Xu officially inaugurated the new UN office in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw today in the presence of the Union Minister for Planning and Finance, H.E. U Soe Win, the Union Minister for International Cooperation, H.E. U Kyaw Tin, senior government officials, development partners and UN agencies.

14 Mar 2018 description

The United Nations in Myanmar wishes to clarify inaccurate references to international guidelines on urban and territorial planning for prospective returnees in an article published by 7 Days news on 13 March 2018 and an article published by RFA on 23 February 2018.

25 Jan 2018 description

Several UN agencies were invited to join internal meetings between the Union and State governments in Sittwe on Sunday, 21 January. The discussions covered the extension of Sittwe hospital; the provision of health services on the outskirts of Thet Kel Pyin IDP camp which is designated for closure as part of the implementation of the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations; and the provision of health care for returnees, especially pregnant women, mothers and children.

18 Jan 2018 description
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The United Nations in Myanmar is following with concern the reports of violent clashes between the police and protesters in Mrauk U in Rakhine State. We deplore the loss of life and injuries that have been reported. We urge respect for the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and call for the security forces and demonstrators to act with restraint and to avoid further violence. We urge authorities to investigate any disproportionate use of force or other illegal actions that may have occurred in relation to this incident.

27 Jun 2016 description

Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar) 27 June 2016 – In an effort to raise awareness and strengthen Myanmar’s response to the production, trafficking and use of illicit drugs, UNODC and the Government of Myanmar held a number of high-level policy discussions today.

04 Mar 2016 description

National Natural Disaster Management Committee
Republic of the Union of Myanmar

This bulletin was prepared jointly by the Government of Myanmar and the UN System. The period covered by this report is 1 October 2015 - 25 January 2016.

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01 Dec 2015 description

1 December 2015, join us on the Fast-Track to end AIDS.

Update - Press Release

YANGON, 1 December 2015 — Progress in responding to HIV over the past 15 years has been extraordinary. By June 2015, UNAIDS estimates that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy, compared to 7.5 million people in 2010 and 2.2 million people in 2005. At the end of 2014, UNAIDS estimates that new HIV infections had fallen by 35% since the peak in 2000 and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since the 2004 peak.

30 Nov 2015 description
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Yangon, 30 November 2015 –The Government of Myanmar today released 53 children and young people who have been recruited and used by the Armed Forces. With this latest release, the total number of children discharged in 2015 reached 146.

10 Jul 2015 description
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First-ever Myanmar Health Forum to take place in Nay Pyi Taw on 28-29 July 2015

NAY PYI TAW, 9 July 2015 - The Myanmar Health Forum (MHF), the first of its kind, will be held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre II in Nay Pyi Taw on 28-29July 2015.

28 Apr 2015 description


2014 has seen an increase in overall humanitarian needs in Rakhine,
Kachin and northern Shan states. Many of the IDPs living in camps or camp-like situations are almost entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. The protracted displacement also has an adverse effect on the host communities, straining already scarce resources.

06 Feb 2015 description
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(Yangon, 5 February 2015): “I am deeply concerned about the plight of civilians affected by the fighting in Hpakan Township in Kachin State that started on 14 January 2015. This includes more than 1,000 people who were displaced from Aung Bar Lay village and surrounding areas to Kan See village and more than 1,000 other civilians also affected by the fighting.

17 Aug 2014 description

An independent Census Observation Mission that observed the country’s first census in 30 years, has reported that the census was a success and says it was in line with international standards.

14 May 2014 description

The Special Adviser welcomes the constructive dialogue held between the Government of Myanmar’s Union Peace-making Work Committee and the Kachin Independence Organization in Myitkyiana on 13 May. The meeting was held against the backdrop of concerns about recent clashes between the Armed forces of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Army.

25 Nov 2013 description

25 November – Yangon, Myanmar – The first-ever Myanmar Malaria Forum to engage the corporate sector was held today at the UMFCCI Conference Hall in Yangon. Two-thirds of the more than 130 participants represented the private sector to discuss actionable steps to assist in reducing and treating malaria infections, with a focus on addressing emerging cases of malaria infections resistant to treatment.

20 Nov 2013 description

18 November 2013 -- President H.E. U Thein Sein highlighted rural development as a key focus area for Myanmar’s economic development at the opening of the National Workshop on Rural Development Strategic Framework convened by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) in Nay Pyi Taw.

02 Sep 2013 description

Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar visited the country from 25 August to 2 September. During his visit, he met with national leaders including Vice President Sai Mauk Kham, Speaker of the Union Parliament Thura U Shwe Mann and Opposition Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. He also met with various other government officials at the national, state and regional levels as well as with leaders of ethnic groups, religious leaders, civil society and the diplomatic corps.

30 May 2013 description

Yangon, 30 May 2013 - As a key civil society partner of the United Nations in Myanmar, the Myanmar Red Cross Society works in close collaboration with the UN in dealing with the many humanitarian crises that have occurred in Myanmar recently.