Finland supports the schooling of the most vulnerable children in Myanmar
Finland supports the follow-on financing of the World Bank’s Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project in Myanmar. The project improves the quality of basic education in different parts of Myanmar, especially aiming to support the schooling of the most vulnerable children.
Finland promotes women’s rights in Myanmar
Finland supports the Women and Girls First Initiative run by UNFPA (The United Nations Population Fund) in the conflict zones of Myanmar. The initiative brings together sexual and reproductive health and the related women’s rights, including the prevention of and response to gender-based violence.
Foreign Minister Soini to Myanmar
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will visit Myanmar from 19 to 22 November. The Minister will attend the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM13) in Naypyidaw and meet State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. He will also open the Embassy of Finland in Yangon.
New Country Strategies provide guidance for development cooperation in 2016–2019
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has prepared Country Strategies for bilateral cooperation for 2016–2019. The new Strategies lay greater emphasis than before on, for example, the improvement of the position and rights of women and girls and on strengthening the partner countries’ business life.
Minister Mykkänen and Aung San Suu Kyi discuss the peace process in Myanmar
Minister Mykkänen reaffirmed Finland’s strong support for Myanmar’s peace process and the civilian government’s democratic reforms. He also appealed to the Government of Myanmar urging it to do its utmost to prevent further human rights violations in the region of Rakhine.
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