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Seventy-five (75) children and young people released by the Myanmar Armed Forces
YANGON, 31 August 2018 – Today, the Government of Myanmar released 75 children and young people who were recruited and used by the Armed Forces (also known as ‘Tatmadaw’).

UNICEF and Telenor join hands to introduce mobile birth and death registration in Myanmar
NAY PYI TAW, 27 August 2018 – UNICEF Myanmar and Telenor Group launched today the Mobile Birth and Death Registration (MBDR) Project in Mon State, endorsed by the Government of Myanmar.

Nutrition Promotion Month in full swing in Myanmar
YANGON 11 AUGUST 2018 - The 2018 Nutrition Promotion Month with the theme of ‘The first 1,000 days for a brighter future’ starts with the aim to draw attention to the importance of good nutrition for a happy and healthy life.

UNICEF and Shenzhen World Health Foundation announce new partnership to improve the lives of children in Myanmar
YANGON, 7 August 2018 - Today, UNICEF Myanmar announces a new partnership with the Shenzhen World Health Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation based in China founded by the Hu Family.

No fees and no questions for being late - second phase of birth registration campaign in Myanmar begins
NAY PYI TAW, 4 June 2018: Today, the Government of Myanmar with support from UNICEF launched the second phase of the nationwide birth registration campaign in Nay Pyi Taw.

Myanmar: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict engages with Myanmar on better protecting children affected by armed conflict
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, visited Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw from 27 to 29 May 2018.

Growing up Urban – Surabaya: Mayors meeting to discuss child friendly cities in East Asia
By 2030, some 30 per cent of children in East Asia – 800 million children - will live in cities. Their lives, and our collective futures, are likely to depend on how well urban environments provide for these children’s development and growth.

Landmines and explosive remnants of war threaten children and communities across Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 4 April 2018- Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) from decades of armed conflicts across Myanmar continue to threaten the lives of children and their families every day in nine out the 14 States known to be contaminated.

Our 2017 Annual Report is out!
2017 was the final year of the 2011-2017 Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Myanmar and UNICEF. During the year, a new Country Programme of Cooperation for 2018-2022 was prepared.

Cyclone season and threat of violence loom over 720,000 Rohingya children in Myanmar and Bangladesh – UNICEF
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 February 2018 – Urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar

New partnership to reach half a million people in Rakhine with humanitarian and development aid
Nay Pyi Taw, 22 February 2018: Representatives of the Governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of

More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day, tapping into great opportunities, but facing grave risks
On Safer Internet Day, UNICEF calls for urgent action to protect children and their digital footprint

UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.

More action needed to improve security and humanitarian access in Myanmar if Rohingya children are to return safely - UNICEF
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 24 January 2018 - Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be sent back from Bangladesh, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said today.

UNICEF expresses sadness over death of a child by explosive device
Yangon, 22 December 2017 - UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep sadness and concern over the tragic death of a 12 year-old boy caused by an explosive device in Muse Township, Northern Shan State, on 19th December.

Data visualization hackathon challenges young IT enthusiasts to help improve children’s lives
Yangon, 20 December 2017 – Young IT enthusiasts will get a unique chance to help improve the lives of children in Myanmar through a Hackathon hosted by UNICEF in collaboration with New Westminster Group, set to kick-off on 12 January 2018.

Japan-UNICEF partnership to benefit over 25,000 school children in Rakhine
Yangon, 28 November 2017 - Earlier today, UNICEF and the Government of Japan handed over to Myanmar’s Ministry of Education one of the 78 schools being constructed, rehabilitated or repaired with funding support from the Government and people of Japan.

Children ‘take over’ politics, government and media in Myanmar on World Children’s Day
Yangon, 20 November 2017 - On World Children’s Day, to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989, children and youth in Myanmar joined their peers in over 130 countries to ‘take over’ highly visible ro

Over 14 million children nationwide to be immunized against Japanese Encephalitis
One of the largest public health interventions ever conducted in Myanmar, the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination campaign, kicking off today, will help stop this rising and potentially fatal disease among children.

Youth representatives help Parliamentarians to connect with their generations’ concerns and hopes for Myanmar
Naypyidaw 25 October 2017 – For the first time, 40 youth will represent the more than 15,000 adolescents and young people from across Myanmar who use UNICEF’s innovative U-Report polling tool, at a forum with Parliamentarians in Naypyidaw today.

Launch of Vital Registration Manual - a critical step towards fulfilling the rights of every child in Myanmar
YANGON, 20 October: One of the major milestones on the road to universal birth registration in Myanmar was achieved today with the launch of a revised Manual aimed at simplifying the registration process for births and deaths.

Violence in Myanmar driving up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF
DHAKA, BANGLADESH/GENEVA, 20 October 2017 – Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myan

Leaving No One Behind: ASEAN 50th birthday symposium to highlight strategies and opportunities to improve lives across region
Bangkok, 27th September 2017 - Senior officials from ASEAN Member States and regional experts will this week look at how to boost progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ASEAN-UNICEF Symposium on “Leaving No One Behind”,

Government and UNICEF take critical step to improve the lives of children living in residential facilities
Nay Pyi Taw, 26 September 2017 –Today the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, with the support of UNICEF, launched a set of guidelines and minimum standards, alongside monitoring and oversight plans, aimed at bettering the lives of childr

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children affected by the violence in Rakhine, Myanmar
NEW YORK, 5 September 2017 – “More than 125,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Bangladesh since 25 August, as many as 80 per cent of them are women and children.

Adoption of a new national Manual on Vital Registration: a major step towards the fulfilment of the rights of every child in Myanmar
YANGON, 28 July 2017: UNICEF hails the endorsement of the revised Manual on Vital Registration by the Ministry of Planning and Finance this week, as a major milestone towards universal birth registration, the realization of the rights of every child in My

849 children and young people released from Tatmadaw since 2012
Yangon, 23 June 2017 – The Tatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. Since the signature of a Joint Action Plan (JAP) between the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children and

Myanmar’s investments in children’s early development are paying dividends
Yangon, 13 June 2017- As momentum is building up towards the global celebration of Father’s Day on 18 June, UNICEF Myanmar draws attention to the critical importance of the first 1,000 days in a child’s life.

As children go back to school, adolescents and young people share their views on education
YANGON, 31 May 2017 – As an estimated 5.1 million primary school children enrol in school this week, adolescents and young people shared their views on the issues that affect school enrolment rates.

UNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar: Fruits of rapid development and reconciliation efforts yet to reach remote, conflict-affected regions
GENEVA/NEW YORK/YANGON, 23 May 2017 – Unresolved conflict, poverty and under-development are preventing children in more remote parts of Myanmar from reaping the benefits of the reform and reconciliation efforts being undertaken by the Government, says th

On International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, UNICEF calls for commitment to greater protection of children and families in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 4 April 2017- On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, UNICEF and members of the Mine Risks Working Group emphasised the sad record of

UNICEF deplores mother and child deaths, family devastation in another landmine explosion
Yangon, 8 March 2017 – UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep sadness over the tragic deaths of a ten year-old boy and his mother, caused by an explosive weapon as they were collecting vegetables in Mansi Township, Kachin State.

A National Education Strategic Plan for a prosperous, peaceful and united Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, 23 February 2017- The first National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) was launched today in Nay Pyi Taw by Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

UNICEF applauds as Myanmar signs the Paris Principles on children associated with armed forces and groups
Yangon, Myanmar, 22 February 2017- UNICEF welcomes Myanmar’s signature of the Paris Principles on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups on the occasion of the Paris 21st Feb 2017 Conference, organized by UNICEF and France.

First rural water, sanitation and hygiene strategy in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 16 February 2017- For the first time ever, Myanmar has a national strategy for rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and a corresponding investment plan.

UN-STATEMENT : UNICEF concerned about serious violations of children’s rights in the northern part of Rakhine state reported in OHCHR report
Yangon, Myanmar, 3 February 2017, UNICEF has just seen the report of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and is very concerned about the reported serious violations of children’s rights in the northern part of Rakhine state. Such viola

The UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar condemns in the strongest terms the killing of U Ko Ni who was shot dead at the Yangon airport on 29 January, 2017 and expresses her sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of U Ko Ni. She also co

Universal Children’s Day and 27th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Established by the UN in 1954, the Universal Children's Day is more than a day to celebrate children everywhere – it is an annual opportunity to recommit ourselves to protecting the rights of every child

A new national vision for children in Myanmar
21 October 2016, Nay Pyi Taw- For the first time since it took power, Myanmar’s new government formulated its comprehensive national vision for children and the key results it commits to.

UNICEF expresses sorrow over the death of one child hit by artillery and calls for peace
Yangon, 3 October, 2016 - UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep concern and sadness over the death of a two-year old child and injuries to two other children after their village was hit by heavy artillery in Pu Wang village.

The first analysis on children with disabilities launched in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 27 September 2016- The first ever situation analysis in Myanmar to provide a systematic understanding of the experiences of children with disabilities and their families was launched today by the Department of Social Welfare

UNICEF deeply disturbed by the abuse of two girls in a tailor shop
UNICEF is deeply disturbed about the recently reported case of two girls who have suffered long term abuse and violence while working in a tailor shops.

Japan and UNICEF team up to strengthen protection of children and women
21 September, 2016- The Government of Japan has contributed with approximately US$ 2.2 million to UNICEF to assist children and women’s protection throughout Myanmar.

800 children and young people released since 2012
Yangon, 9 September 2016 – The Tatmadaw today released 55 children and young people as a result of coordinated efforts with the United Nations to implement the 2012 Joint Action Plan to end and prevent the use and recruitment of children by the army.

UNSG Ban Ki-Moon gets into U-report, taking young people’s voices from Myanmar to heart
Ahead of his attendance at the 21st Century Panglong Conference and high level meetings, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reached out to young people from Myanmar through the recently launched U-Report. More than 1200 U-Reporters, aged 13

Statements by Myanmar Interfaith for Children Platform - ahead of the Panglong Conference
Yangon, 21 August 2016 – today religious leaders from the Interfaith for Children platform gathered together to pray for children's needs and rights to be put at the centre of the 21st Century Panglong discussions.

First ever e-platform for adolescents’ voices launched in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 18 August - UNICEF today launched U-Report, an innovative social messaging tool allowing adolescents and young people from communities across the country, to speak out on issues that matter to them, respond to polls, support child rights, and

World Day Against Child Labour - UNICEF joins the calls for greater protection and education for all children in Myanmar
12 June 2016 - More than 1.5 million children aged 10-17 (21%) are working in Myanmar, according to the 2014 census.

400 young girls and boys gather for first time ever to shape the national youth policy
Nay Pyi Taw, 20 May 2016- More than 400 adolescents from across Myanmar gathered in Nay Pyi Taw on the 18 and 19 May for the first ever Adolescents Conference, organised by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

Myanmar marks 11th annual International Day for Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Yangon, 4 April 2016 - On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Department of Social Welfare, UNICEF and Members of the Mine Risks Working Group including Humanitarian Mine Action Initiative Myanmar

Denmark and UNICEF address emergency needs of thousands of children in Myanmar through new partnership
Yangon, 24 March 2016 – A new contribution of US$ 1.2 million by the Government of Denmark has been made available to support the 2016 UNICEF humanitarian action call for children

Forty-six (46) children released by Myanmar army
Today, the Government of Myanmar released 46 children and young people who were recruited and used by the Armed Forces. This is the first discharge to take place in 2016.

Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings
Mandalay, 8 February 2016- For the first time ever, Myanmar launches an International Conference on Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings, hosted by the University of Mandalay from 8 - 11 February.

WHO and UNICEF support the Ministry of Health for mass polio vaccination campaign
WHO and UNICEF are supporting the Ministry of Health to conduct a polio vaccination campaign in 102 townships across Myanmar, targeting 1.4 million children under 5 years of age.

Fifty-three children released by Myanmar army
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.

UNICEF launches Social Innovation Lab to address challenges affecting children in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, 22 November 2015 - UNICEF today launched the Social Innovation Lab, a creative space which brings youth, academics, business experts and policymakers together to design innovative solutions to the challenges affecting children’s lives acr

UNICEF expresses sorrow over the deaths of two children by explosive device
Yangon, 18 November 2015 – UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep concern and sadness over the deaths of an eight year-old and a 13 year-old girl caused by an explosive device that was found at Mat Lan village in Laihka Township, Shan State.

Historic Myanmar elections presents opportunity for new leaders to commit to children, say UNICEF and Save the Children
Yangon, Myanmar, 4 November 2015 - As Myanmar heads for a historic election on 8th November, UNICEF and Save the Children are calling on potential future leaders to prioritise children and commit to provide them with a fair start in life.

UNICEF applauds joint call from four main religions in Myanmar for religious tolerance for the sake of children
Yangon, 21 October 2015 - UNICEF welcomes the joint statement released by Interfaith for Children, calling for the respect of religious freedom and tolerance as essential conditions for every child

Care, Protection and Harmony for Children during and after the Historic 2015 Election
Religious leaders from Myanmar Interfaith for children, representing the Buddhist, Christian, Islam and Hindu, call on the public and political parties to make new commitments for every child in the country.

Myanmar’s ceasefire agreement, an historic moment for many children
Yangon, 15 October 2015 – The signature of the ceasefire agreement between the Government of Myanmar and representatives of eight ethnic armed groups is an historic step for children in Myanmar

Japan and UNICEF team up in providing Education Emergency Response in Rakhine and Chin, and commit to disaster risk reduction
Yangon, 9 October 2015 – The Government of Japan has pledged US$ 10,000,000 to UNICEF to assist children’s education in areas severely affected by floods in Myanmar.

Tourism sector united to combat children’s exploitation in Myanmar
Myanmar, 30 September: The increasing risk of child sex and orphanage tourism in Myanmar requires a united response from the Tourism sector, warns UNICEF and AccorHotels.

UN applauds as Myanmar signs key protocol on children’s protection in armed conflict
Yangon, Myanmar, 29 September – The United Nations today welcomed Myanmar’s signature of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.

As 60 per cent of children in Myanmar continue to live in poverty, their needs must be prioritised in political campaigns, say UNICEF and Save the Children
Yangon, Myanmar, 23 September 2015 – Over 10 million children in Myanmar still live under the poverty line of US$2 per day, said UNICEF and Save the Children.

Let’s call for one clear winner at the 2015 elections: CHILDREN
Yangon, Myanmar, 28 August 2015 - With 9 days to go before political parties depart on their campaigning trail, children are calling for politicians to adopt a winning strategy: prioritizing children.

Getting to the goal of 100 per cent birth registration
Nay Pyi Taw, 24 August 2015 - At the third National Forum on Birth Registration in Myanmar held in Nay Pyi Taw today, donors, policymakers and service providers from around the country, reconfirmed the critical importance of birth registration

Breastfeeding protects babies from water-borne diseases, says UNICEF
Yangon, 13 August 2015 – UNICEF stresses the importance of breastfeeding as continuing rainfall and surging floodwaters increase the risks to children and their families.

UNICEF calls for $9.2 million USD for children affected by Myanmar floods, as supplies arrive
Yangon, 7 August 2015 – UNICEF has called for US$9.2 million to fund urgent humanitarian assistance for children affected by the Myanmar floods

Children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods hit the most vulnerable, UNICEF says
Yangon, August 3rd 2015 – Vulnerable children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods add to the hardship faced by children living in poverty and those recovering from violence and conflict, UNICEF has warned.

99 Days before Myanmar’s election, UNICEF calls for one clear winner: children
Yangon, August 1st 2015 - With just 99 days to go before Myanmar’s historic 2015 election, UNICEF’s Representative to Myanmar Bertrand Bainvel, has reminded all Myanmar’s political parties that putting children at the centre of their platforms and program

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, concludes her first visit to Myanmar
Yangon, 16 July 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, concluded a five-day visit to Myanmar today.

Fifty-one more children released by Myanmar army
Yangon, 4 June 2015 - 51 children and young people are being discharged from the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, on 4 June 2015

Wa Special Region Authorities and UNICEF Consult on Child Protection
At the invitation of the Wa Special Region Authorities, UNICEF conducted a child protection technical consultation in Pang Hsan from May 20-22nd.

Chin State introduces the first ever child focussed Local Social Plan in Myanmar to International Development Partners
Yangon, 5 May 2015 – For the first time in Myanmar, the Chin State Administration revealed today its Local Social Plan to benefit children and women, supplementing the State’s Comprehensive 5-year Development Plan 2016-21

UNICEF supports birth registration week in Ayeyarwady, Kayin and Kayah
Yangon, 4 May 2015 – Thousands of children in Ayeyarwady region, Kayin and Kayah states will receive birth certificates through the birth registration week campaign launched today by the Government of Myanmar with UNICEF support.

Myanmar peace agreement – UNICEF Statement
NEW YORK, 31 March 2015 – “The successful conclusion of a National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) between the Government of Myanmar and representatives of 16 ethnic armed groups is welcome news for children in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW – Four United Nations agencies and programmes today welcomed a generous and timely contribution of 2.362 billion Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 19.5 million) from the Government of Japan to support humanitarian and development activities

WHO and UNICEF call for the prompt resumption of immunisation in Laukai, Kokaung Self-Administered Zone
Yangon, 02 March 2015 - UNICEF and WHO applaud current results of the national immunisation campaign, aimed at protecting some 17 million children across Myanmar against measles and rubella

UNICEF expresses sorrow over the deaths of two children and injuries to others by unexploded ordnance
UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep concern and sadness over the deaths of two children and injuries to four other children caused by an unexploded ordnance in the surroundings of the Ankalaung State

Over 400 children released by Myanmar Armed Forces in just one year
YANGON, 23rd January 2015 - The Government of Myanmar today released 42 children and young people who have been recruited and used by the Armed forces.

Myanmar launches its largest ever vaccination campaign,reaching 17 million children
19th January 2015, Nay Pyi Taw: The National Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign launched today in Nay Pyi Taw is the country’s largest public health intervention. For more information ...

UNICEF applauds Myanmar’s first-ever social protection strategy
Nay Pyi Taw, 30 December 2014: UNICEF congratulates the Government of Myanmar on the adoption of the country’s first national social protection strategy.

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
YANGON, 31 August 2018 – Today, the Government of Myanmar released 75 children and young people who were recruited and used by the Armed Forces (also known as ‘Tatmadaw’).

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

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

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: 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
YANGON, 31 August 2018 – Today, the Government of Myanmar released 75 children and young people who were recruited and used by the Armed Forces (also known as ‘Tatmadaw’).

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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