Mitsubishi Corporation


March 17, 2015

Mitsubishi Corporation Partners with United Nations to Help Improve Livelihoods in Rural Myanmar

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) hereby announces its decision to contribute US$ 200,000 to the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund, LIFT, administered by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). LIFT provides support for poor, rural communities in Myanmar.
As the first private sector donor, MC’s support for LIFT will contribute to improving the livelihoods of farmers and the development of agriculture in Myanmar.
MC, through its global network, continues our social contribution activities in response to the conditions and needs in each society.
< About LIFT (Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund) >
LIFT is a multi-donor fund established in 2009 to improve the lives and prospects of poor and vulnerable people in rural Myanmar through the provision of funds to implementing partners such as NGOs working to support poor rural farming communities. Current donors are the European Union and the governments of Australia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
< About the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) >
Founded on January 1, 1995, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, which implements projects on behalf of other agencies in the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners operating in the international development sphere. UNOPS manages, evaluates and monitors the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS therefore manages - including evaluating, improving and monitoring - the various activities conducted by LIFT and its partners towards the reduction of poverty in Myanmar.
At the signing ceremony: (from left) Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS;
Yoshiyuki Nojima, General Manager, CSR & Environmental Affairs Dept., Mitsubishi Corporation

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