A program called U-Report, run by UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare, intends to collect opinions from youth in order to draw up the Myanmar Youth Policy.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon will attend a landmark peace conference in Myanmar this month, an official and armed group confirmed yesterday, bolstering the new government’s drive to end decades of fighting in Myanmar’s borderlands.
An Amyotha Hluttaw lawmaker anticipates a peace dividend for Myanmar’s education and healthcare sectors if decades of civil war can be brought to an end, saying money allocated to the Ministry of Defence could be directed elsewhere once the fighting stops.
MPs have approved a strategy for managing the country’s US$9 billion in foreign debt. The plan, which the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved on August 19 after a brief debate, is based on the Medium-term Debt Management Strategy proposed by the President’s Office.
Two townships in southern Shan State could be set to vote on their vacant parliamentary allocations in 2017, with the Union Election Commission (UEC) announcing a by-election is likely to take place early next year.
With the future of the controversial Myitsone dam project apparently still in doubt following Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China, local residents in Shan State are making their position on similar projects clear.
Labour representatives on a key employment disputes resolution body should be elected by workers themselves, Mandalay union representatives are insisting. They are protesting against a decision to reselect members of the local Arbitration Council who, they say, were not properly elected.