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Health
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Human Rights
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Environment
Since Myanmar was extremely isolated during their military rule, the issues surrounding climate change and its mitigation were largely absent from legislation.1 Presently, Myanmar is far behind with climate change adaptation.2 Starting in 2010, the government began passing legislation that would protect the abundant natural resources in the country, as well as begin alleviating the effects of climate change.3 The UNDP is active within Myanmar to help implement programs for renewable energy and climate change adaptation.4

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1 http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/napa/mmr01.pdf
2-3 Ibid
4http://www.mm.undp.org/content/myanmar/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/overview.html
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Myanmar News

New York Times 
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, U Htin Lynn, objected to the resolution, saying it was “not acceptable and not in harmony with the situation on the ground,” and that Myanmar should be allowed to respond to the accusations. “We ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
U Ko Ni had just stepped off a plane and was standing curbside at the airport in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. The tall, gray-haired lawyer cradled his 3-year-old grandson while passengers around him spoke on their phones or climbed into taxis. See more..
Myanmar Times 
A total of 300 Myanmar migrants working at INDEX, a motorcycle helmet factory in Bangkok, went on strike to demand better working conditions and rights, said Thai-based migrants rights organisation Aid Alliance Committee (AAC) yesterday. Myanmar ... See more..
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Huffington Post 
However, the deal fell short of nationwide agreement with seven of the 15 armed groups invited declined to sign due to disagreements over the issue of inclusivity in the peace process, as well as the distrust of Myanmar's semi-civilian government ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
More flexible physical rehabilitation services allow patients to gain time and save money. For nearly three years, the Myanmar Red Cross is making a difference ... See more..
RTE.ie 
A free lunch for villagers in southern Myanmar turned sour after it landed more than a third of the rural community in hospital with food poisoning, local officials ... See more..
Myanmar Times 
Myanmar has achieved a new status as a medium-ranked member of the human development index (HDI), according to a 2016 report by United Nations ... See more..
The Star Online 
KUALA LUMPUR: A jobless man was jailed for seven years and ordered to be caned twice for robbing a Myanmar national of RM550 and a handphone. See more..
The Straits Times 
BANGKOK • Confusion over a law allowing foreigners to buy condominiums in Myanmar is prolonging a slowdown in its residential property sector, highlighting ... See more..
NEWS.com.au 
The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), which clashed with government forces this month, said Agricultural Bank Of China (AgBank) was no longer accepting funds into an account it used to receive donations from supporters. Reuters was ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand
Area

Total 676,578 sq km
Land 653,508 sq km
Water 23,070 sq km

Climate

tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April) ;
Natural Resources

petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes and cyclones; flooding and landslides common during rainy season (June to September); periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; industrial pollution of air, soil, and water; inadequate sanitation and water treatment contribute to disease ;

Demographics

Nationality
Burmese
Population
55,167,330 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Burma is a resource-rich country but still suffers from pervasive government controls, inefficient economic policies, corruption, and rural poverty. Burma is the poorest country in Southeast Asia; approximately 32% of the population lives in poverty. Corruption is prevalent and significant resources are concentrated in the extractive industries are concentrated in a few hands. The Burmese government has initiated notable economic reforms. In October 2011, 11 private banks were allowed to trade foreign currency. On April 2, 2012, Burma's multiple exchange rates were abolished and the Central Bank of Myanmar established a managed float of the Burmese kyat. In November 2012, ...See More President THEIN SEIN signed a new Foreign Investment Law. Despite these reforms, the Burmese government has not yet embarked on broad-based macro-economic reforms or addressed key impediments to economic development such as Burma's opaque revenue collection system. Key benchmarks of economic progress would include steps to ensure the independence of the Central Bank, provide budget allocation for social services, and enact laws to protect intellectual and real property. In recent years, foreign investors have shied away from nearly every sector except for natural gas, power generation, timber, and mining. The exploitation of natural resources does not benefit the population at large. The most productive sectors will continue to be in extractive industries - especially oil and gas, mining, and timber - with the latter two causing significant environmental degradation. Other areas, such as manufacturing, tourism, and services, struggle in the face of poor infrastructure, unpredictable trade policies, undeveloped human resources (the result of neglected health and education systems), endemic corruption, and inadequate access to capital for investment. The US initially imposed sanctions on Burma in response to the 1988 military crackdown and the regime's refusal to honor the democratic opposition National League for Democracy's 1990 landslide election victory under the leadership of AUNG SAN SUU KYI. In 2003, the US moved from broad-based to more targeted sanctions. In July 2012, as a result of reforms undertaken by President THEIN SEIN and his nominally civilian government, the US broadly eased restrictions on new investment in and the export of financial services to Burma. In November 2012, the US eased the import bank on Burmese products to the US with the exception of jadeite and rubies. Although the Burmese government has good economic relations with its neighbors, significant improvements in economic governance, the business climate, and the political situation are needed to promote serious foreign investment. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$90.93 billion (2012 est.); $85.54 billion (2011 est.); $81.11 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

13.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 16% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, pulses, beans, sesame, groundnuts, sugarcane; fish and fish products; hardwood
Industries

agricultural processing; wood and wood products; copper, tin, tungsten, iron; cement, construction materials; pharmaceuticals; fertilizer; oil and natural gas; garments, jade and gems