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Lives on Hold: Making sure no child is left behind in Myanmar

May 23rd, 2017  •  Author:   The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund  •  1 minute read
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Ending the long-running conflicts and intercommunal violence that have plagued the country for decades – and tackling the issues of self-governance, resource-sharing and ethnic identity that have perpetuated them – is a key stated ambition of the Government of the National League for Democracy that took office just over a year ago.

Political, social and economic reforms initiated in 2010 are starting to impact on the lives of the children who make up approximately 34 per cent of the country’s estimated 53 million population.1 Social sector reforms are beginning to translate into critical investments in the systems that boost children’s health, education and protection.


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