UNHCR and UNDP sign MOU with Myanmar to support the creation of conditions for the return of refugees from Bangladesh

June 6, 2018

Nay Pyi Taw/Geneva/New York -  UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN Development Programme, signed today in Nay Pyi Taw a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

This MoU is a first and necessary step to establish a framework for cooperation between the UN and the Government aimed at creating conducive conditions for the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation of refugees from Bangladesh and for helping to create improved and resilient livelihoods for all communities living in Rakhine State.

Contact Information: 


In Yangon, Stanislav Saling, stanislav.saling@one.un.org, +95 9 42651 9871
In New York, Christina LoNigro, christina.lonigro@undp.org, +1 212 906 5301


In Yangon, Paul Vrieze, vrieze@unhcr.org, +95 944 803 4427
In Bangkok, Keane Shum, shum@unhcr.org, +66 92 275 2585
In Geneva, Andrej Mahecic, mahecic@unhcr.org, +41 79 642 9709