Tag: United Nations

Denmark to promote U Thant House as education centre in Yangon

The Danish Ambassador, H.E. John Nielsen met on 23 July 2020 with the U Thant House Chairman, U Thant Myint-U to discussed on promoting the venue as a learning centre. U Thant House is Myanmar’s leading discussion centre and a museum dedicated to the life and work of the UN’s Third Secretary General. Chairman U…

The UN support Myanmar government in sourcing medical aids for Covid-19

The United Nations in Myanmar is taking energetic steps to support the Government of Myanmar in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which is now rapidly across the globe unfolding in over 170 countries, and has reached Myanmar. The Swedish UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar Mr. Ola Almgren said. “The UN remains…

Danish ambassador and UN representative participated in Vietnam corruption barometer 2019 forum

The Launching of the Vietnam Corruption Barometer (VCB 2019) had more than 120 delegates attended two events, on 7 January in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on 9 January 2020. Honorary guests were Ambassadors of Denmark and Belgium to Vietnam, representatives of Embassies and United Nations organizations, government Inspectorate, Central Committee for Internal Affairs,…

Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for transparency

A Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for governance transparency. His vision in keeping records of  government officials’ spending will help improve in many areas. Dr. Le Dang Doahn, a former member of the United Nations Development Policy Committee and a respected Vietnamese economist opined in Vnexpress on 2nd January 2019 that said: In many international organizations,…

Danish Crown Princess to visit Indonesia

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be going to Indonesia for the sake of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Along with Rasmus Prehn, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, and Natalia Kanem, Executice Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), she is visiting from 2 to 4 December. The aim is to get…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Astri is in love with Myanmar: Hoping the tourists will return

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Entering the Sule Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, is overwhelming. The high-ceilinged lobby is adorned with intimidating columns and large armchairs. An excessive chandelier lights up the huge room. It bears a resemblance of colonial times. This is the place Norwegian Astri Hole Fredriksen has chosen for the interview. When she first visited Myanmar…

The Philippines reject aid from Denmark and Iceland following drug-war investigation

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According to the Danish news agency Ritzau, President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has announced that the country will reject loans and aid from 18 named countries. The announcement follows a number of countries’ support in favour of a UN resolution to investigate the deaths of thousands of people in relation to the war on…

Norway’s Ambassador to China to be UN Syria Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 31 October 2018 the appointment of Ambassador Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen of Norway as his Special Envoy for Syria. ‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and credible political…

Danish Development Minister visited Rohingyas in Coxs Bazar

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tornaes, has been in Cox’s Bazar during 29 – 30 October. She visited the Danish-supported humanitarian projects that helps with immediate protection, food aid and shelter for hundreds of thousands Rohingyas. The Minister met with government representatives and several organisations during the visit to Cox’s Bazar. During the…