UNESCO’s presence in Myanmar dates back to Cyclone Nargis in 2008 when UNESCO Bangkok’s Post-conflict post-disaster platform launched its Myanmar Education Recovery Programme to complement and support the Government’s education recovery efforts.
In 2013, UNESCO and the Ministry of Education signed the official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which reaffirmed Article 5 of the Agreement signed on 20 April 1954 between the UN, including UNESCO, and Myanmar.
In this context, UNESCO Bangkok established a Project Office in Yangon, Myanmar. Through this, and in collaboration with the National Commission for Myanmar, UNESCO Bangkok is able to develop programmes and take action in Myanmar.
For more information about UNESCO’s actions in Myanmar, please refer to the UNESCO Country Planning Document Myanmar 2013-2015 and the UN Strategic Framework for Myanmar 2012-2015
Min Jeong Kim
Head of Office
No.(8) Bogyoke Museum Road (former name: Tower Lane)
Bahan Township, Yangon
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar