Union Solidarity and Development Association

The Union Solidarity and Development Association (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုကြံ့ခိုင်ရေးနှင့်ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးအသင်း; MLCTS: prany htaung cu kri. re: hnang. hpwam. hprui: ye: a. sang: [pjìdàʊɰ̃zṵ tɕã̰kʰàɪɰ̃ jéi n̥ɪ̰ɰ̃ pʰʊ̰ɰ̃pʰjó jéi əθɪ́ɰ̃]; abbreviated USDA) was a Burmese political party founded with the active aid of Myanmar's ruling military junta, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), on 15 September 1993.[1]

Union Solidarity and Development Association
Merged intoUnion Solidarity and Development Party
Founded15 September 1993 (1993-09-15)
Dissolved15 July 2010 (2010-07-15)
Area served
Union of Myanmar
MethodMedia attention, direct-appeal campaigns
Political lobbying
Key people
General Htay Oo (Secretary General)


The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), formed on 29 March 2010, took part in the 2010 elections. All civil servants and members under the age of 25 were purged from the USDA, the remaining members were enrolled into the USDP. All assets of the USDA were transferred to the USDP leading to the disbanding of the USDA.[2][3]

Htay Oo was the secretary general of the organisation.[4] Its headquarters were in Yangon, Myanmar, and operated nationwide.

On 19 October 2008, a small bomb exploded in the Htan Chauk Pin quarter of the Shwepyitha Township office of the USDA, resulting in property damage and killing one[5][1] According to the New Light of Myanmar, the victim was identified as Thet Oo Win, a former Buddhist monk who participated in the Saffron Revolution, was killed while improvising the bomb at his own residence.[6] The junta blamed the National League for Democracy party of planting that bomb, but experts believed at the time that the opposition was not in a position to carry out such acts amidst the tightly controlled security environment.[6]


The motto of the organisation was "Morale, Discipline, Solidarity, Unity."

  1. Non-disintegration of the Union
  2. Non-disintegration of national solidarity
  3. Perpetuation of sovereignty
  4. Dynamism of Patriotic Spirit with a view to promoting national prestige and integrity
  5. Development of the nation and emergence of a peaceful and modern state

Main membersEdit

Central Panel of Patrons:


  • Secretary-General: U Htay Oo - Minister of Agriculture
  • Joint Secretary-General : U Zaw Min - Minister for Electric Power No. (1)
  • U Thaung - Minister of Science and Technology
  • U Tin Htut - Minister for Cooperatives
  • U Aung Thaung - Minister of Industrial No(1)
  • U Thein Zaw - Minister of Post and Telecommunication
  • U Kyaw Hsan - Minister of Information

Central Executive Committee:


The USDA comprised 1 Headquarters, 17 State and Division Associations, 66 District Associations and 320 Township Associations. As of 30 April 2007, the Association had 24 million members.


  1. ^ a b "One Dead in Burma Blasts". Radio Free Asia. AFP. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Burma junta support group USDA disbands - BBC News". BBC News. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ USDA/USDP Archived 25 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "3rd International Conference of Asian Political Parties". idcpc.org.cn. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Bombers hit pro-government group in Burma". Bangkok Post. DPA. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Increasing bomb blasts worry Rangoon residents – Zarni & Mungpi". No. 1. BurmaNet News. Mizzima News. 21 October 2008. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.

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