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Int'l Cooperation: SWRR Union Minister In Norway

24 May 2019

Union minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye met Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Pramila Patten in Norway on 23rd May.

They discussed the current status of effort to pass law to protect women from violence, current status of National Committee on Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, working Network of UNFPA,UNWOMEN and other local woman organizations and implementation of agreement between central government and UN.

The Union Minister later met with General Secretary of Norwegian People’s aid Ms. Henriette Killi Westhrin and discussed preparation for signing of Memorandum of Understanding  between Department of Rehabilitation and Norwegian People’s Aid, speeding up the process of educating people on danger of mine, courses and workshops on mine cleaning given by Norwegian people’s aid in collaboration with Thailand and Cambodia and giving scholarship development of human resource.

The Union Minister then met with Special Envoy of UN Secretary General for Myanmar Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener and discussed current status of Fact Sheet on welcoming IDPs, Signing MoU with UNHCR, policy on closing IDP camps, ASEAN collaboration in welcoming IDPs, Drawing up new law to protect child right, and protecting women from sexual harassment in conflict.