Independent observers have called the enumeration of Rohingya Muslims a "complete failure".
The Ministry of Planning signed a four-year agreement with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on August 18 to "strengthen the rule law and address significant crime and drug issues," according to a statement from the organisation.
The government and the ethnic armed groups told a news conference last week that the final draft of the national ceasefire agreement could be finalised in September.
This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day on August 19. This is the day the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and other humanitarian organisations celebrate the many humanitarian acts that take place in the disasters and armed conflicts that cause so much suffering in our world.
The government and armed ethnic groups have agreed on the basic principles necessary to institute a federal system aimed at guaranteeing democracy, equality and self-determination for ethnic minorities, representatives from both sides said last week.
The government denied reports from some rights organization’s last week that 29 political prisoners remain behind bars despite the government’s promise of an amnesty for all political prisoners by the end of 2013.
Chief government peace negotiator U Aung Min says he wants political dialogue to begin in early 2015, after a nationwide ceasefire agreement is signed later this year.