U Thant and the UNDP

The UNDP is – to some extent – U Than’t creation.  U Thant made the 1960s the “Decade of Development.”  The UNDP was set up in 1966, and U Thant chaired the first meeting of its governing council.  Those who visit U Thant’s house in Yangon can see a picture of this historic moment.  Building on U Thant’s legacy and his decade of development in the 1960s, together we can make this year (2018) the beginning of a decade of sustainable development in Myanmar.

Source: UNDP in Myanmar/Myanmar Times