UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (third from right) and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin (second from right) speak with women at the Thet Kae Pyin settlement for internally displaced people in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Copyright: World Food Programme Myanmar, 11 March 2015

UNDP Administrator Clark And WFP ED Cousin Discuss Development And Humanitarian Needs In Myanmar

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.


Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia with a land area of 676,578 square kilometers. The country's estimated population of 57.5 million is made up diverse ethnic and religious groups. It is rich in natural resources with immense possibilities, including agricultural land, forestry, natural gas, various metals and gems, and water resources.