26 November 2019
Dear Friend of IPBES,
It is a rare pleasure to be able to give such good news twice in as many weeks, so I am very pleased to announce that, on the basis of a request by H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has formally joined IPBES as our 134 th member.
Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw (Director-General, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation) has been officially designated as the National Focal Point for IPBES of Myanmar, and his contact details will be reflected soon on the IPBES website.
I know you will join me in warmly welcoming Myanmar to the growing IPBES family – strengthening science and policy, for people and nature.
Dr Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary
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