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Child Rights on Air
Nay Pyi Taw, 4 December 2014 – Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV), the Ministries of Health and Information and UNICEF Myanmar have signed an Action Plan for the “Community on Air” Initiative, which will reach out to 22 million TV viewers.

As the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - UNICEF calls on Myanmar policy makers to put children at the heart of the national budget and country reforms
Nay Pyi Taw, 20 November 2014 – On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, a UNICEF and Myanmar Development Resource Institute’s Centre for Economic and Social Development

Myanmar’s first Birth Registration Week launched
Magway, October 2014 – Myanmar’s first Birth Registration Week was launched today at events in Mawlamyine, Magway and Hakha.

Myanmar Military speeds up release of children
YANGON, 25th September – The Myanmar Armed Forces (“Tatmadaw”) today released 109 children from the armed forces, demonstrating its continued commitment to professionalise its security forces, ensuring that they become and remain ‘child free’.

Bollywood Actress and International Recording Artist Priyanka Chopra inspires teenage girls to aim high with UNICEF
Bollywood Actress, International Recording Artist and UNICEF India Ambassador Priyanka Chopra met with young women in Chandrapur, India.

Government and UNICEF to strengthen birth registration system in Myanmar
A National forum on accelerating birth registration in Myanmar was conducted at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on 28th July 2014, a joint event between UNICEF and government ministries

Myanmar Armed Forces release 91 children and commit to get them back to school
YANGON, 1st August 2014 – Today, 91 children and young people* were released from the armed forces, to rejoin their families, friends and communities, demonstrating the commitment of the Myanmar Government and the Myanmar Armed Forces.

UNICEF, government and development partners call for the best start in life for children
Nay Pyi Taw, 8 July 2014 – Myanmar’s first ever multi-sectoral policy on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), was launched today in Nay Pyi Taw.

UNICEF Rakhine: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Every Child
SITTWE, Rakhine State, Myanmar, 04 June 2014 - Today UNICEF Myanmar launched its 2-year multi-sector work plan for Rakhine State under the slogan Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Every Child.

UNICEF calls for action for involvement in education reform
YANGON, MYANMAR, 02 June 2014 - UNICEF congratulates the children of Myanmar, along with their parents and teachers, who are returning to schools this week.

UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement hold National Forum to Prevent Family Separation in Myanmar
YANGON, 27 May 2014 – Recognizing that children thrive in supportive family environments, UNICEF and the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare, under the leadership of the Union Minister, today held a National Forum on the Prevention of Family Separation

Rising costs in Myanmar put strain on UNICEF’s resources in Yangon
The end of foreign sanctions and the opening up of Myanmar have led to countless benefits for the country’s children, however they have also led to rising operational costs for UN agencies and other aid organizations.

Myanmar: Six years after cyclone Nargis
Yangon, 2 May 2014: Six years after the devastating Cyclone Nargis struck the Ayeyawaddy delta in May 2008, UNICEF commemorates the victims, and reflects on the lessons learned from the response.

UNICEF applauds Mandalay's decision to issue a birth certificate to every child
Yangon, 29 April 2014 - Birth certificates will be issued for every child within the jurisdiction of the Mandalay Region starting from May 5th, 2014

Children of Kachin need protection and have a right to peace, says UNICEF
Yangon- 21 April 2014: Recent fighting between the Myanmar National Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the vicinity of Man Win Gyi and Momauk areas. For more information ....

Children of all communities in Rakhine State are the first victims of the inter-communal violence, says UNICEF
Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar 03 April 2014- Humanitarian operations in Rakhine State have been interrupted after attacks on UN and NGO premises in Sittwe

Myanmar Religious Leaders Vow Unity for Child Rights, Call for Tolerance and Respect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Yangon, April 3, 2014: In an unprecedented joint initiative undertaken through the partnership of Ratana Metta Organization (RMO) and UNICEF, venerable leaders of four main religions in Myanmar met in Yangon ....

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Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.

UN agencies welcome dawn of ‘SUN’ Movement in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 6 February 2014 – In partnership with FAO, WHO, WFP and UNICEF, the Myanmar Government today launched the ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ (SUN) Movement in Myanmar. For more information ...

Mass release of children by Myanmar Armed Forces important step towards a new Myanmar
YANGON, 18 January 2014 – In an historic step towards ending the recruitment and use of children by the Myanmar Armed Forces (the “Tatmadaw”)..For more information

Unprecedented Awareness Campaign on the Plan of Action to prevent and end the recruitment of children in the Tatmadaw
Action Plan Child Soldier Myanmar

Myanmar women and children living with HIV doing well but adolescents and young people still at serious HIV and AIDS risk
YANGON, 29 November 2013 – On the occasion of the global release of the new 2013 Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS.

Public Buses, taxicabs and trishaws highlight child survival and development in Myanmar
YANGON - 22 November 2013 – Today UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS launched a life-saving campaign for children using the system in Yangon for the first time ever.

Children across Myanmar join hands calling for peace not violence
YANGON, 20 November 2013 – As the world celebrates Universal Children’s Day and this year’s anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Myanmar’s children today joined hands across the nation

Grass-roots movements key to ending world's toilet problem: UNICEF World Toilet Day observed
NEW YORK, 19 November 2013 - Toilets are still out of reach for more than one-third of the global population, with devastating consequences to the health and development of children, UNICEF said on World Toilet Day.

The time is now for Myanmar to dramatically increase social budgeting for children, says UNICEF
YANGON - 6 November 2013 – While the parliament is discussing the supplementary budget for 2013-14, UNICEF today called upon both the Myanmar executive and legislature to put children first when considering how to allocate Myanmar’s extensive

Asia Pacific Governments adopt New Delhi Declaration on cooperation for children’s rights
Bangkok, 25 October 2013 - A New Delhi Declaration, renewing governments’ commitments to the rights of children and pledging to support each other in the achievement of those rights, was adopted unanimously today by Asian and Pacific States.

Statement by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, Mr Ashok Nigam, on clashes in Mansi, Kachin State
Yangon, 25 October 2013: The UN is deeply concerned by the situation of civilians affected by renewed clashes between Myanmar Army troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Mansi Township, Southern Kachin State.

UNICEF and Unilever to improve school hygiene
Nay Pyi Taw, 4 December 2014 – Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV), the Ministries of Health and Information and UNICEF Myanmar have signed an Action Plan for the “Community on Air” Initiative, which will reach out to 22 million TV viewers.

On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning
NEW YORK, 11 October 2013 – To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children. For more information ....

“Universal immunisation: key to Myanmar childhood disease-free in future” Say Japan Committee for Vaccines and UNICEF
YANGON, October 11, 2013 - On the occasion of a Japan Committee for Vaccines (JCV) visit to Myanmar (7 – 11 October), JCV and UNICEF joined forces to highlight the importance of universal immunisation across Myanmar. For more information ...

UNICEF launches peace-building education initiative preparing Myanmar children to say no to violence
YANGON, 11 October 2013 – UNICEF this week launched ground-breaking peace and reconciliation initiatives for Myanmar’s children with a 5 day workshop on peace-building through education

UNICEF says inter-communal violence in Rakhine State must end for the sake of Myanmar’s children
YANGON – 8 October 2013 – UNICEF today called for an end to inter-communal violence in Rakhine State

On World Teachers' Day UNICEF and the Australian Embassy congratulate Myanmar Teachers for their role in Education Reforms
Yangon, Myanmar, 5 October 2013 – In the run-up to World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, the Ministry of Education outlined its vision for building an inclusive education system

Statement from the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar on World Humanitarian Day
Mr Ashok Nigam called on the people of Myanmar to celebrate the inspirational spirit that is humanitarian work while remembering humanitarian workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty around the world.

Scores of children and young people released in latest Myanmar army discharge
Today’s release follows the recent release of 42 children and young adults exactly one month ago on the anniversary of an historic UN – Myanmar Government accord aimed at ensuring the discharge of all children from the Tatmadaw.

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children
“In every country, in every culture, there is violence against children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.

UNICEF’s story in 2012: unrelenting efforts for world’s most vulnerable children
"As the Millennium Development Goals deadline approaches, we have cause to celebrate declining poverty rates" said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.

Tatmadaw discharges children on anniversary of landmark Myanmar - United Nations accord
“This discharge is the expression of a renewed commitment by the Government of Myanmar to ensuring UNSC 1612 is upheld as part of the current transition towards reform, good governance and inclusion.

“Seven Things This Year” campaign on mother and child health comes to Rakhine
The “Seven Things This Year” campaign is designed to ensure mother and child health is placed at the top of the agenda of all Myanmar families.

UNICEF and Partners call for inclusive policies and practices for children with disabilities amidst joyous participation of children in Yangon’s Aung San Stadium
The report gives a voice to children to encourage their position as architects and agents of change in their towns, villages and cities, and to engage a dialogue leading toward equal treatment of all children, regardless of ability.

Myanmar Progresses Towards Armed Forces Without Children
It comprises of UN agencies and international Non-governmental organizations. The Country Task Force continues to work closely with the Government of Myanmar

UNICEF PREPARES TO SUPPORT MYANMAR AS CYCLONE MAHASEN APPROACHES RAKHINE
As Cyclone Mahasen threatens to hit the communities in Rakhine State, where thousands of people are displaced by conflict, UNICEF is ready to support the government of Myanmar to respond to humanitarian needs.UNICEF fully supports the commitment by Presid

Myanmar Pledges Stronger Combat against Child Malnutrition
Government of Myanmar signs Membership Letter to join the Global Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement

Myanmar and Thailand Sign Landmark Standard Operating Procedures on Assisting Trafficking Victims
Two countries signed the first ever Standard Operating Procedures on Management of Cases and the Repatriation and Re/integration of Victims of Trafficking

Reaching the Last Child First: One Thousand days of action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
1,000 days until the end of 2015 to ensure every child, everywhere can share the world’s development

Improving Learning Environment for Primary School Children in Myanmar
Education is the key to building a peaceful world.’ Since 2000, we have supported this project in Cambodia, Nepal, Laos and Vietnam with great support of our customers in Japan and in collaboration with UNICEF

First Round of Vital Polio Immunization Campaign to Reach 370,000 Children in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
The Department of Health is planning to revitalize the immunization activities for all targeted population. UNICEF and WHO are providing full support in rolling out the campaign.

UNICEF signed Action Plan on “Community on Air” Initiative with MRTV, FM Radio Stations and Ministry of Health
A number of Myanmar’s media, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Information and UNICEF singed a two year Action Plan under “Community on Air’ Initiative on March 21, 2013 in Nay Pyi Taw.

Myanmar Needs to Close Funding Gaps to Scale up HIV Prevention and Treatment
The Global Fund country team is visiting Myanmar,to work with partner agencies to assess further funding for HIV, TB and Malaria. If successful, Myanmar would access amount of US$ 89.5 million funding to be shared for three diseases

Decentralization, a new chance for the children of Chin State
UNICEF team discussed new roles played by the township council and elders in identifying their needs, setting their priorities and informing the 5-year State Plan

UNICEF Welcomes the Release of 24 Children from the Tatmadaw, Calls for Acceleration of discharges
The Tatmadaw officially discharged 24 children in a ceremony in Yangon on 15 February, Friday, attended by senior officials of the Tatmadaw, the Representative of UNICEF as co-chair of a UN Country

Despite progress, urgent concerted actions needed to improve Water and Sanitation in Rakhine State IDP Sites
UNICEF and WASH sector partners have focused on distribution of basic hygiene items, provision of latrines and bathing areas, operation of safe solid waste disposal and drainage systems combined with hygiene promotion ... Find out more

First Joint Education Sector Working Group Meeting Reviews Rapid Assessment Findings to Date
The JESWG meeting marks an important shift toward closer cooperation between the government and development partners to improve Myanmar's education system. Find out more ...

Bertrand Bainvel Joins as UNICEF Representative in Myanmar
Mr. Bainvel has recently responsibility as the UNICEF Representative in Myanmar. He comes with over 20 years of experience in the social development sector, working in leadership positions across a number of regions of the world.For more information ...

UNICEF Scales-up Response, Calls for Stronger Combat against Child Malnutrition in Rakhine State
Myanmar’s Rakhine State is still difficult to obtain, UNICEF is very concerned about the extent and severity of child malnutrition, which has been exacerbated by the ongoing conflict. For more information ...

Myanmar Launches New Vaccine to Combine Attack on Major Childhood Illnesses
By combining Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and Hib vaccines, Penta valent helps prevent five infections more effectively: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza (type b) among children under five years of age.

UNICEF and the Government of Myanmar Sign Renewed Basic Cooperation Agreement
The first BCA between the Government of Myanmar and UNICEF was signed on 22 April 1950 at the outset of UNICEF’s programme of cooperation in Myanmar 62 years ago. A revised BCA was signed in January 1956.

No Change without Behaviour Change:Communication for Development Training conducted for Skilled Behaviour and Social Change programming
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 18 October, 2012: A ‘Communication for Development Training Programming and Monitoring in Behaviour and Social Change’ concluded in the Myanmar capital today.

Situation Analysis of Children in Myanmar 2012 launched
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 17 October, 2012: The Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development and UNICEF launched the Situation Analysis of Children in the Myanmar capital today.

UNICEF and Ministry of Education concludes Creative Production workshop on Language and Literacy Communication for Young Children and Families in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, 6 October, 2012: A six-day Language and Literacy Communication Workshop for producing creative children’s books and media materials for children and families concluded in the city today.

2012 Year of Intensification for Routine Immunization in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 12 September 2012: Myanmar has declared 2012 as the Year of Intensification for Routine Immunization. Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions.

Orientation for Military Focal Points on Identification, Release, Discharge and Reintegration of child recruits as agreed in the Action Plan
YANGON, 20 August 2012 – A three-day orientation for Military Focal Points from the Regional Commands on the agreed procedures, on identification, release, discharge, and reintegration of under-age recruits is being conducted by the Ministry of Defence wi

Myanmar observes 10th Anniversary of Nutrition Promotion Month and 21st Anniversary of World Breast Feeding Week
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 1 August, 2012: Myanmar is observing the 10th anniversary of Nutrition Promotion Month and 21st anniversary of World Breast Feeding Week all over the country throughout the month of August this year.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan meets Young Trafficking Survivors in Myanmar
YANGON, 7 July 2012 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and martial arts icon Jackie Chan concluded a three day visit to Myanmar today.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan in Myanmar: “Children are not for sale”
New York/ Yangon 5 July 2012 – Celebrated actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan arrived in Myanmar this week on a three-day mission to help combat child trafficking.

Myanmar and United Nations sign landmark plan of action to release children from armed forces
YANGON, 27 June 2012 – The Government of Myanmar and the United Nations today signed an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by the Myanmar armed forces – the Tatmadaw – and allow for the release of under-age recruits.

Mass Measles Campaign 2012 to immunize 6.4 million under-five children against measles
Yangon, Myanmar, 22 March 2012: The Mass Measles Campaign rolls out today in Myanmar to immunize 6.4 million children aged between nine months to five years across the country.

Mandalay Region Government and UNICEF Disseminate Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2009-2010
Mandalay, 23 November 2011: A Dissemination Workshops on the Myanmar Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2009-2010 was held in Mandalay, organized by Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development and UNICEF

Media Advisory_Workshop on Review of Myanmar Child Law
MEDIA ADVISORY

The Government of Myanmar and UNICEF hold first ever Consultative Workshop to review the Myanmar Child Law
YANGON, 09 December 2011 – The first ever joint consultative workshop to review Myanmar Child Law concluded in the city today with recommendations on alignment of the Child Law

Myanmar Government and UNICEF launch Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009-2011 (MICS) in Myanmar
Myanmar, 4 November, 2011: Findings from Myanmar Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2009-2010 reveal visible progress on some indicators of women’s and children’s health, education and nutrition and it offers

Media Advisory: Dissemination of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009-2010
Dissemination of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009-2010

Clean Hands Save Life: Hand Washing Day 2011: Over 137,000 Myanmar children join the celebration to halt disease and illness and promote the simple act of hand washing
Yangon, October 28, 2011 – The WASH Thematic Group in Myanmar have organized extensive events spread over October till the first week of November across Myanmar to celebrate the fourth Hand Washing Day

Department of Social Welfare and UNICEF Jointly Launches Report on The Situation of Children in Residential Care Facilities in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 16 August 2010: The Department of Social Welfare and UNICEF Myanmar formally launched a joint report on The Situation of Children in Residential Care Facilities in Myanmar in the capital.

Medai Advisory - Residential Care Report, August 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY

Media Advisory: Nutrition Promotion Month, August 2011
30, July 2011

Myanmar prepares to vaccinate 2.9 million under five children against polio
11 May 2011

World Water Day 2011 highlights the challenge on urban water and sanitation systems
22 March 2011

Polio Immunization Campaign to cover 3.4 million children in Myanmar advised by WHO-UNICEF Mission
28 February 2011

UNICEF Workshop Seeks to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding through Broadcast Media
Nay Pyi Taw, 4 December 2014 – Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV), the Ministries of Health and Information and UNICEF Myanmar have signed an Action Plan for the “Community on Air” Initiative, which will reach out to 22 million TV viewers.

About 14,000 Primary School Children across Myanmar Celebrate Global Hand-washing Day Yangon
15 October 2010

Global Handwashing Day in Myanmar (Media Advisory)
15 October 2010

UNICEF 60th Anniversary in Myanmar Celebrated
Yangon, 12 October 2010

UNICEF Hands over Child Friendly Model Schools and Early Childhood Development Centers to Myanmar’s Ministry of Education
Yangon, 12 October 2010

UNICEF Hands over Newly Built Rural Health Facilities to Myanmar‟s Ministry of Health
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 June 2010

Myanmar achieves Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination
Yangon, 31 May 2010: Myanmar has achieved the milestone of maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE).

Child Rights Award 2010: A call to broadcasters
The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010.

Two years after Cyclone Nargis
UNICEF continues to support long term recovery for affected children and women: 1 May 2010

 

 
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