Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

EU latest statement on violence in Rakhine State

The Heads of Mission of the European Union Delegation, EU Member States accredited to Myanmar, Canada and Norway released the statement on “the further escalation of violence in Rakhine State” on 14 March 2019. According to the statement, EU mentioned that the armed conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military Rakhine in southern…

Maersk’s new office launched in Yangon, Myanmar

Maersk officially hosted the opening ceremony of its new central city office in Yangon on Thursday, 7 March 2019. The ribbon was cut as a mark of the commencement by John Nielson, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar, Mr. Bo Wegener, Managing Director of Sealand Asia, Mr. Marco Civardi, Area Managing Director of Maersk Vietnam, Cambodia…

Sida supports UNDP Myanmar Region Situation Analysis report

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) assisted United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar to launch its report on Situation Analysis of Region and State Hluttaw. The report was also supported by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). A Hluttaw is an administrative assembly in Myanmar. Apart from…

Swedish Ambassador attended two meetings in Nay Pyi Taw

Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of Sweden to Myanmar, together with colleagues from the Section Office attended two important meetings which took place in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar on Monday, 18 February 2019. In the morning of 18th, the Ambassador and delegation paid a visit to Min Naung, Tatmadaw Inspector-General. They discussed…

Better and Bigger than ever: Nordic Day in Yangon

The Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway together hosted the yearly celebration of Nordic Day in Myanmar on Friday, 15 February 2019. This year, Nordic Day was more successful and bigger than ever before because there were more than 800 guests attending and 13 business companies together with 36 Non-Governmental Organizations presenting their works…

Ambassador of Denmark attends educational meeting in Myanmar

Myanmar National Education Policy Commission invited John Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar to the meeting taking place around 4-8 February 2019. During the meeting, the Ambassador and representatives from Education Policy Commission were discussing the issues and challenges toward an educational sector in Myanmar. The Ambassador also highlighted the way Denmark can do to enhance…

Swedish Embassy supports Myanmar’s environmental assessment

Swedish Embassy joined in the alumni seminar “The Swedish-funded International Training Program: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)” on Thursday, 7 February 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Among the attendees were Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Embassy’s Counselor, Ghin Shoute, Swedish Embassy’s Policy Advisor and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist, environmental sustainability expert from Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. According to the presentation…

Lars Wittig, IWG lead the workspace revolution

 Everyone has heard about co-working places by now. But what is it really about? A ‘workplace revolution’ is under way where IWG (International Workplace Group) is leading the way in adapting to this new reality where companies’ team members get to work where, when and how they choose! IWG’s brand portfolio includes the serviced office…

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

H&M together with Swedish Embassy support ILO in Myanmar

The Embassy of Sweden to Myanmar cooperates with H&M, a well-known Swedish clothing-retail company, to join in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s event, which took place on 31 January 2019 at Yangon. ILO’s event, “Weaving Gender”, focused on gender equality for both women and men in selected garment factories. The topics discussed during the event were opened…