Universal Children’s Day 2013 – children call for peace across Myanmar
Universal Children’s Day (20 November) this year, was the first time in Myanmar’s history that Myanmar children across the entire nation were invited to participate in telling us adults what they could do to bring about peace ...for more information
‘Seven things this year’ encourages mothers of young children to practice key health interventions
Hpa-an, Kayin State, 24 July 2013, – “I now wash my hands with soap before eating” says Nan Klé Klé, 27 years old, a leader of ‘Seven Things This Year’ Initiative of Taung Tan Su Ward in Hpa-an Township
UNICEF delivers aid to thousands of children and families in Kachin State
Yangon, Myanmar, 11 September 2013: From 7 to 10 September, UNICEF joined the UN Led Cross Line Mission to provide humanitarian assistance in the non-government controlled conflict-affected areas in Kachin State
UNICEF extends ECD programme to children in remote areas of Kayin State
Kawkareik, Kayin State, 17 July, 2013:Saw Nwe, mother of four year old Su Yadana from Kawtbaw village is proud of her daughter who attends the UNICEF supported Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre with her friends.
UNICEF supported Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) offers second chance education for out-of-school children in Mon State
Mawlamyaing, Mon State, Myanmar, 29 July 2013: Thar Thar Aung 13, is happy to have his dream come true. As a school drop-out he had little hope for a second chance until he got back on track with his primary education through Non Formal Primary Educatio
Hong Kong’s celebrity singer and actor UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Miriam Yeung visits Myanmar and meets with children and women affected by HIV
MONYWA, Myanmar, 8 July 2013: UNICEF Regional Ambassador for East Asia and Pacific Region and popular Hong Kong actor-singer Miriam Yeung visited Myanmar in the first week of July
Sanitation facilities at school encourage children to expand demand for healthier environment to home and community
PANTANAW, 14 June 2013 – Villagers in Kadauksa accepted diarrhoea as a common illness not linking it to poor sanitation and hygiene conditions.
UNICEF-supported community volunteer training and prevention activities help control malaria in high risk areas
Kyaikhto Township, Mon State, Myanmar, 19 June 2013: Lwe Zar Thin, 45, is one of the health volunteers who received five-day intensive training on prevention and treatment of malaria in Thit Seint Kone village.
The State of the World’s Children 2013 report launched in Yangon’s Aung San Stadium with sports and joyous participation of a hundred children
YANGON, Myanmar 14 JUNE 2013 – UNICEF’s global flagship report State of the World’s Children 2013 on children with disabilities was launched in Aung San Stadium.
Upcoming Myanmar National Launch of the State of the World’s Children Report
UNICEF Myanmar is pleased to announce the national launch of UNICEF’s global annual flagship publication the State of the World’s Children 2013 Report this week in the Aung San Stadium.
UNICEF congratulates millions of children of Myanmar and their families on their back-to-school day
Yangon, Myanmar, 3 June 2013: UNICEF congratulates the 5.25 million children in Myanmar, along with their parents and teachers, who have returned to primary schools today, 1.25 million of whom are entering the first grade for the first time.
Working Together in Strengthening Immunization and Health Systems in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, 4 April 2013: The first round of polio immunization campaign aiming to cover 370,000 under five children was carried out from 26 to 30 April 2013 in 12 conflicts affected Townships in Rakhine State.
Joint UN Executive Board’s Visit to Myanmar Aim Stronger Engagement between the UN and Myanmar
Taungyi, Southern Shan State, Myanmar 16 March 2013: Myanmar’s rapid and exciting transition has not escaped the attention of the Executive Board of the six United Nations Agencies working in Myanmar.
UNICEF Prioritizes Children’s Needs in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
The ethnic conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State that erupted in June and resurged in October 2012 displaced 115,000 people, and caused loss of lives and livelihoods.
Young group in Myanmar tell their stories
The writing workshop was designed to help young people with basic writing skills and encouraged them to use it to express their hopes and aspirations, wishes, dreams, fears and observation. Find out more
UNICEF scales-up response, calls for stronger combat against child malnutrition in Rakhine State
Rakhine State, MYANMAR, 23 November 2012 - While precise information about nutrition levels in 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 b
UNICEF and the Government of Myanmar Sign Renewed Basic Cooperation Agreement
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar,7 November 2012: The Government of Myanmar and UNICEF today signed the Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) that forms the basis and foundation of UNICEF’s development cooperation and country programmes in Myanmar.
UNICEF Supports the First Ever Mine Risk Education Workshop in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 7 November 2012: UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare, the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement, together with Danish Church Aid inaugurated a workshop
Myanmar Launches New Vaccine to Strengthen Combat Against Major Childhood Illnesses
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 6 November 2012: In a landmark move to improve child health, Myanmar’s Ministry of Health today officially introduced a new vaccine to protect children against five potentially life-threatening diseases.
Comprehensive Education Sector Review in Myanmar Sets the Path for Improving Quality of Education
Myanmar, 8 November 2012: The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar together with development partners officially launched a Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) in the Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw on 23 October 2012.
Nearly 3,000 children below three years of age receive UNICEF-supported Micronutrient Sprinkles in Myanmar’s Thabaung Township
Zee Phyu Kwin village tract, Thabaung township, Ayeyarwaddy Region, September 15, 2012: Than Than Myint, mother of 18-month old boy Lin Lin Tun became convinced of the benefits of micronutrient sprinkles as she saw its effects on her child’s health
UNICEF helps tackle child malnutrition in Myanmar
Child Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar, August 17, 2012: Tin Hla, a grandmother at 49, is pleased to see her nine month old grandson Phoe La Pyae recover from malnutrition after receiving treatment at the Nutrition Unit in the Yangon Children’s Hospital.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits children of Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar, 11 July 2012 – 12-year-old Zaw* is a boy trying to build a future. Life has not always been kind to Zaw, who was trafficked as a young child to Malaysia and then forced to beg in the streets.
‘Our children are not for sale’ Jackie Chan makes his voice heard against trafficking
Yangon, Myanmar, July 2012 – the World famous film star, action hero and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan made a three-day visit to Myanmar early this month, rallying support to combat child trafficking.
Government of Myanmar and the United Nations sign landmark Plan of Action to release children from armed forces
Nay Pyi Taw, 27 June 2012 – The United Nations and the Government of Myanmar have signed a historic Plan of Action to end recruitment of children in the armed forces
Recommendations for Strengthening Myanmar’s Social Protection Systems
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 26 June 2012: The first ever International Social Protection Conference concluded its two day proceedings on 26 June with a set of recommendations for strengthening the social protection systems in Myanmar.