10. January 2014|News
Programme for visit in Myanmar
HRH The Crown Princess travels with Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen to Myanmar on 10-12 January 2014. The visit focuses on the difficult conditions for women in the poor Southeast Asian country, which after 50 years of a military junta has become opened up for democratic reforms, international development cooperation and foreign investments.
The Crown Princess is the patron for the UNFPA and the Danish Refugee Council and will visit one of UNFPA’s centres as well as camps for internally displaced persons, supported by the Danish Refugee Council. The visit also focuses on a project that will be supported by Danmarks Indsamling 2014, which takes place 1 February 2014.
UNFPA's Youth Development Centre
HRH The Crown Princess visits UNFPA's Youth Development Centre in Yangon, where young people there will perform a dance and music series used in the centre’s outreach and instructional work. The young teachers from the centre will provide a briefing on the challenges that young Burmese people face. The Crown Princess will tour the centre and greet youths.
UNFPA is the UN’s Population Fund, which works to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, that every birth is safe, and that young people do not get HIV/AIDS.
Read more about UNFPA in Myanmar.
Marie Stopes International Clinic
The Crown Princess visits Marie Stopes International Clinic in Thingangyun, Yangon. The clinic will be presented and The Crown Princess will greet its patients.
Marie Stopes International Clinic is a global organization that works with family planning, infant care, HIV testing and treatment. The organization has carried out work in Myanmar since 1998.
Read more about Marie Stopes International Clinic in Myanmar.
The Crown Princess participates with Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen in a reception for the Danes and employees of Danish companies in Myanmar as well as NGOs and other partners in Yangon.
The Crown Princess visits the 2,500 year old Buddhist temple Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
Read more about Shwedagon Pagoda.
Meeting with head of government for Rakhine, Rittwe
The Crown Princess participates in a meeting with the head of government for the state of Rakhine in the state’s capital, Rittwe.
Briefing session by the Danish Refugee Council
The Crown Princess participates in a briefing session held by the Danish Refugee Council dealing with the refugee situation and visits to camps for internally displaced persons.
Sunday, 12 January
Say Tha Mar Gyi
The Crown Princess visits the camp Say Tha Mar Gyi in Sittwe, where internally displaced Muslims stay, and greets the recipients of help from the Danish Refugee Council. The camp will also be financially supported by Danmarks Indsamling 2014.
In the state of Rakhine, more than 115,000 people are displaced and residing in temporary camps.
Read more about Danish Refugee Council work in Myanmar.
Sat Roe Kya
The Crown Princess visits the camp Sat Roe Kya for internally displaced Buddhists and greets the recipients of help from the Danish Refugee Council.