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By Peter Batchelor

Myanmar Times Opinion-Oct 24

UNDP Myanmar has a new country program, approved earlier this year. Within its framework, the United Nations Development Program will work during the next five years with government, development partners, civil society groups, the private sector and all communities to help Myanmar achieve sustainable development.

UNDP Myanmar was proud to organize the first meeting of our Country Program Board at the new UN office in Nay Pyi Taw recently. It brought together representatives of the Myanmar government, parliament, state and regional governments, donors and others to discuss how UNDP can better contribute to implementation of the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan, which is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. With more than 200 staff working in nine offices across the country, the UNDP can travel the last mile to reach those furthest behind. Our goal, as expressed in the 2030 Agenda, is ‘to leave no one behind’.

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First published in: Myanmar Times