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Australia, UN boosts support for Myanmar's democratic reforms

Australia, UN boosts support for Myanmar's democratic reforms

Updated 17 June 2013, 17:13 AEST

The Australian Government has signed an agreement with the United Nations to further strengthen democratic institutions and governance in Myanmar.

Under the deal, Australia will provide the UN Development Program with an initial $US1.9 million to help the Myanmar Government implement its reforms and improve the process of lawmaking.

The funding is part of a wider aid program, which was announced during President Thein Sein's landmark visit to Australia in March.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Toily Kurbanov, United Nations Development Program's country director in Myanmar

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