• An Aussie improving child protection in Myanmar

    Australian Sophie Coles is working as a Child Protection Advisor for the NGO People in Need (PIN) through the Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program.

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  • Myanmar Strong Girls spike

    Recently more than 150 girls aged between about 10 to 18 years from the outskirts of Yangon participated in volleyball mini-matches, as part of the Strong Girls in Myanmar volleyball event.

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  • Myanmar roundtable at ANU

    The new Myanmar Ambassador to Australia, H.E. U Tha Aung Nyun attended a student roundtable hosted by Dr. Nicholas Farrelly, Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre.

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  • Learning from the success of a 'hack challenge'

    In support of Myanmar’s general elections in 2015, Australia helped fund The Asia Foundation to run the MaePaySoh (Let’s Vote) Hack Challenge.

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About Myanmar

Australia has had diplomatic relations with Myanmar since 1952. Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in the region, is undergoing an unprecedented, complex and challenging set of reforms: a transition to democracy; economic reform; and peace negotiations to end decades of conflict with the country’s ethnic armed groups.

Australia is working to broaden and deepen our bilateral partnership with Myanmar through strengthening government-to-government ties, growing trade and investment and expanding people-to-people links. This is underpinned by Australia’s development assistance that aims to support Myanmar’s reform process by improving the quality of education; promoting peace and stability; and promoting inclusive economic growth and government management.

Last Updated: 18 September 2014