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November 6, 2017

Myanmar National Youth Policy Consultation Workshops

The process of making the National Youth Policy in Myanmar was initiated during the previous government. After the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the landslide in 2015 and formed their Government, the process of its development accelerated, as it was included in the so called “100-day action plan” presented by the new government. The […]
October 24, 2017

A Social Democratic Asia: Strengthening Inclusive Policy Formulation

Written by Jens Georg Bagge, National Executive Member and Member of the Advisory Board, Danish Social Democratic Party. As part of the Social Democratic Party’s partnership with the regional network SocDem Asia, I attended a regional conference ultimo September in Yangon, Myanmar, on inclusive policy formulation, togeter with the SDP International Consultant, Iben Merrild, and […]
September 29, 2017

Myanmar Democratic Actors Celebrate International Day of Democracy 2017 

To promote peace and stability in democratic institutions, the official theme of this year’s Democracy Day was “Democracy and Conflict Prevention.” On September 14 DIPD and the STEP-Democracy Consortium celebrated the 2017 Democracy Day with its partners, members from the Government, Parliament, Political Parties and Civil Society Originations in Yangon. The STEP-Democracy consortium opened the […]
September 15, 2017

International Democracy Day 2017

“Democracy and Conflict” is the theme of this year’s International Democracy Day, and as the UN Secretary General has stated in his message ahead of the day: “The International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to recommit to a world defined by values enshrined in the United Nations Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance […]
September 13, 2017

Myanmar: DIPD supports parties’ social policy development efforts

How can parties develop policies to address drug abuse in Myanmar? What kinds of approaches can parties take to multicultural and appropriate education policies? These questions were some of those addressed last week, when DIPD supported the political parties of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) to discuss different policy principles for consideration in […]