News

  • Invitation to virtual market place
    Friday, November 13, 2020 - 09:00

    Invitation to interested former and present Myanmar nationals: 
    Kindly submit participation forms available inside Embassy Briefing Guide

  • 9th Annual Embassy Showcase (Launch: December 7, 2020 (Monday)
    Friday, November 13, 2020 - 07:30

    Over the past 9 years, the Winternational Embassy Showcase has become an annual tradition, turning Washington, DC, into a global marketplace and a center of cultural exchange, fostering the opportunity for diplomatic corps to share arts, crafts, music, and food among each other and the residents...

    World Trade Center, Washington, DC
  • Myanmar's ruling party declares election victory despite criticisms
    Monday, November 9, 2020 - 21:45

    Myanmar’s ruling party claimed victory on Monday in a general election that marked another democratic milestone in the former military dictatorship but was overshadowed by the sidelining of minorities.

    The National League for Democracy (NLD), which first came to power in 2015 and is led b...

    The Telegraph (Yahoo news)
  • In Myanmar, Facebook struggles with a deluge of disinformation
    Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 22:00

    Weeks before an election, Burmese social media are awash with fake news and vitriol.

    https://www.economist.com/
  • Swiss Challenge tendering process will be held for the development of Industrial Park in Yangon
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 08:45

    The submission form for the Expression of Interest (EOI), which includes the project background and guidelines for submission are available for download from this link: https://www.ycdc.gov.mm/download.php?pdffile=20201015_YGN...

    Yangon City Development Committee
  • Early voting began in U.S.A
    Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 02:00

    10 October 2020
    Early voting began in voting stations across USA this morning.
    Ballot boxes are seen above in the private room, where voters cast their ballots in complete privacy,  inside the Embassy at 2300 S Street in North West Washington, DC. Ambassador U Aung Lynn and the staff...

    Myanmar Embassy, Washington, DC
  • Myanmar’s Economy Severely Impacted by COVID-19: Report
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 20:00

    YANGON, June 25, 2020 – The global COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a severe blow to Myanmar’s economy. Economic growth in a baseline scenario is projected to drop from 6.8 percent in FY18/19 to just 0.5 percent in FY2019/20, according to the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor, released in June 20...

    The World Bank
  • Myanmar reports 1,000 coronavirus cases in one day in record rise
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 19:30

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar reported 1,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, in a record daily rise, as the total number of deaths in the country so far rose to 150.

    The Southeast Asian nation has now recorded 8,344 total cases, more than double the number in neighbouring Thailand, which has...

    Reuters/Yahoo News (Sept 24, 2020)
  • The Carter Center is making preparations to conduct election observation mission in Myanmar
    Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 05:15

    The Carter Center has had a presence in Myanmar since establishing an office in Yangon in October 2013. Through its long-term election observation and projects to strengthen civil society, The Carter Center is supporting Myanmar's transition from military rule to democracy. 

    The Carter Center
  • What does the Panglong conference mean for the peace process?
    Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 01:15

    This week’s 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference will be the National League for Democracy’s last chance to salvage some success from Myanmar’s faltering peace process before the November elections. The conference in Nay Pyi Taw will be the first in more than two years, and negotiators ar...

    https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/