Myanmar: New Reality, New Challenges
A new Myanmar is emerging in the wake of swift political and institutional reforms. Decades of military rule, civil war and international isolation have been replaced by democratic reform, an on-going peace process and an international community eager to engage and invest. But the fundamental changes in Myanmar’s reality have yet to translate into economic development and better lives for most people.
Poverty, inequality and land issues, as well as religious conflicts are among the major challenges that urgently need to be addressed.
Sida and UNDP invite you to a breakfast meeting, based on the recent Millennium Development Goals Report for Myanmar, which highlights some of the key challenges the country now faces. At the event you will hear more about UNDP’s new Country Programme Action plan – signed by the Myanmar Government – aimed at supporting the democratic reform and encouraging wider political and economic participation and engagement. The results of the country-wide Household Living Condition Assessments, partly funded by Sida, will also be shared.
Please register here before November 22nd, 2013.
Date: Wednesday, 27th November, 2013
Time: 09:00-10:30 (coffee and sandwiches will be served from 08:30)
Place: Hörsalen, Sida, Vallhallavägen 199, Stockholm
- Welcome and introduction – Torbjörn Pettersson, Director at Sida’s Department for Conflict and Post-conflict Cooperation
- Presentation by Toily Kurbanov – UNDP Country Director