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Jul 11, 2020

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing Php126 million ($2.5 million) to help the Philippine government’s implementation of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan to advance education delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 emergency...

Jul 11, 2020

BANGKOK - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the five winners of the first WE4F Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) Agriculture-Energy Prize.

Jul 11, 2020

The 2020 Bangladesh monsoon season has begun, which means severe flooding with devastating humanitarian effects. However, this year, tens of thousands of vulnerable families will be better prepared through the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Forecast-based Financing unconditional cash transfers.

Jul 04, 2020

Phnom Penh, July 2, 2020 — The National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Cambodia, and The Asia Foundation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Collaboration and Capacity Building on Diplomacy and International...

Jun 23, 2020

San Francisco, June 22, 2020 — The ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) and The Asia Foundation have come together, to launch the Go Digital ASEAN initiative. Supported by a USD3.3m grant from Google.org, the initiative is designed to equip micro and small enterprises as...

Jun 17, 2020

World’s largest AIDS organization, AHF, applauds United Nations Human Rights Council decision to #StandAgainstHate by holding urgent debate on racism and police brutality at its 43rd session this week.

LOS ANGELES -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and its #StandAgainstHate campaign applauds the United...

Jun 01, 2020

Pets are no less than a friend with whom you can cuddle all day to relieve your stress. Adding a new pet companion to your family requires one to be highly responsible to shoulder the boulders of adopting a new pet. Adoption can provide them with a new home, but one needs to ensure that the pets get an atmosphere...

May 30, 2020

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has threatened health, livelihoods, and social wellbeing across much of Asia and the Pacific. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been responding to the crisis from its early stages, focusing on a broad set of challenges related to the public health emergency, its...

May 22, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) concluded today with a resounding call for countries to revive international cooperation and multi-stakeholder partnerships in tackling the huge socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which threaten to reverse hard-won...

May 19, 2020

Heads of State, senior government officials and other stakeholders from 62 countries will convene this week to coordinate stronger regional responses in addressing the significant socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hard hit the Asia-Pacific region. They will also review how these impacts may...

May 15, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand ─ Climate change could push 62 million people into extreme poverty in South Asia. Those who are living on the edge and above the poverty line are also likely to be affected by extreme weather, floods, heatwaves, and other climate-induced hazards. A World Bank study has concluded that, without...

May 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials – across the world – it has never been more important to bridge the digital divide for the 3.6 billion people who remain off-line.

That’s according to top experts from the International...

May 13, 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Green Invest Asia project, successfully facilitated an equity investment by international financial institutions into Grandis Timber,(link is external) Cambodia’s first and only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified...

May 13, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region are edging closer to a tipping point due to the unprecedented pace of marine pollution, overfishing and climate change in recent years. However, a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and...

May 11, 2020

May 8, 2020 — The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy in Thailand, has launched Thailandlearning.org, a new online learning portal for 13 million Thai students and educators impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. With school closure...

May 06, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – (ASIA TODAY) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with the Government of Japan, today launched a new project which aims to reduce the environmental impact of cities in South East Asia by addressing plastic waste pollution in...

Apr 30, 2020

ROME/NEW YORK --( ASIA TODAY )-- As the COVID-19 crisis pushes up levels of hunger among the global poor, the World Food Programme and UNICEF are urging national governments to prevent devastating nutrition and health consequences for the 370 million children missing out on school meals amid school closures.

Apr 28, 2020

The UN is working closely with the authorities, civil society and the private sector in Bangladesh, as the south Asian country braces for the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest in our occasional series of blogs from the UN's network of Resident Coordinators who lead the Organization's Country Teams, here's Mia Seppo...

Apr 28, 2020

Food brings hope for tribal communities who’ve fled by war and face the threat of COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- For Khaish Meena, a 65-year-old woman from northwest Pakistan, COVID-19 is yet another obstacle that she needs to confront, like any number of hardships she’s encountered over the...

Apr 16, 2020

The largest global AIDS organization calls on the G20, IMF and World Bank to be generous by allocating increased support and implementing emergency actions to stop COVID-19 and provide vital assistance for developing countries.

Apr 14, 2020

Three people receiving World Food Programme assistance reveal why urgent investment is needed to fend off the pandemic

When Mahfooza heard on the radio about border closures and lockdowns in cities in Afghanistan, her first thought was how she and her family of seven would survive without any stocks of food...

Apr 07, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on March 3 launched the YOUth Innovate! Summit to engage and recognize young innovators in Mindanao, especially those directly affected by the 2017 Marawi Siege.

The summit, organized by USAID and Plan International, highlighted the innovation...