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May 06, 2019

NADI, FIJI (4 May 2019) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and the Republic of Korea Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Nam-ki Hong today signed a Declaration of Intent to support green infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

The Republic of Korea pledged $350 million for cofinancing and $5 million...

May 01, 2019

NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed...

Apr 29, 2019

Phnom Penh (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Cambodia, today launched a new project to support the growth of women entrepreneurs as a strategy for poverty reduction, social well-being and...

Apr 25, 2019

Mandalay (ESCAP news) – Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the...

Apr 10, 2019

Major new UN report calls for overhaul of global financial system

Bangkok (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm in a new...

Apr 04, 2019

Beijing, March 17, 2019 — Today marks the launch of the inaugural class of The Asia Foundation’s “Accelerate Women’s Entrepreneurship: Supporting Migrant Women-Owned Businesses” program in Shanghai, China. This program is part of Moody’s Reshape Tomorrow™ initiative, an innovative global program to help owners of...

Apr 01, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), joined Tagbilaran City and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to celebrate World Water Day. The March 20 event highlighted the city’s successes in improving access to safe water and reaffirmed the partnership...

Mar 28, 2019

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened in Bangkok today with a resounding call for bolder steps to be taken to ensure greater empowerment, inclusiveness and equality, if the region is to realize the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

Mar 13, 2019

Bangkok (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Against the backdrop of uncertain trade relations between the United States and China, senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok this week to re-iterate their commitment to strengthening regional trade and investment.

Convened by...

Mar 07, 2019

Manila, March 06, 2019 – International volunteers from Habitat for Humanity break ground today in Fiji for this year’s Pacific Build, following in the footsteps of other volunteers at the Asia Build in Myanmar last month.

Fifty-two young Japanese volunteers spent 10 days from February 10 to 20 to help build...

Feb 14, 2019

• Habitat for Humanity through Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter’s roundtable and report launch urges housing sector leaders to work together to improve India’s skills development landscape.

• TCIS offers financial and technical support, knowledge of low-income housing issues and access to global...

Feb 08, 2019

Delhi, February 7, 2019 – Through the ShelterTech Accelerator, Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter and the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad are seeking the next generation of affordable housing entrepreneurs in India. This initiative supports...

Jan 14, 2019

New Africa programme to focus on youth and its engagement with heritage

Connect and inspire African youth with the possibilities of their rich heritage. Use digital technologies, including social media, to promote heritage awareness and support creative industries. Engage heritage as an economic asset, to...

Jan 11, 2019

Seoul, January 10, 2019 — On December 28, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presented the ‘Best Partnership’ award to The Asia Foundation for the Women’s Business Center and Incubator Project in Mongolia. KOICA President Mi-kyung Lee delivered the letter of appreciation to Kwang Kim, country...

Dec 19, 2018

JAKARTA, December 19, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Celebrating hope, joy and giving, Asian Tour golfers and staff spent a day to volunteer and build homes with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and future homeowners in Sentul village, Bojong Koneng in Bogor to cap the successful Indonesian Masters.

"It has been a...

Dec 12, 2018

JAKARTA, December 12, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity, the sustainable development partner of the Asian Tour 2018 season, will be raising funds at the Indonesia Masters to support the needs of tsunami and earthquake-affected families in Sulawesi and Lombok.

Dec 01, 2018

Kathmandu --( ASIA TODAY )-- Representatives from 19 countries are all set to meet in Kathmandu on Monday (3 December) at the 14th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC).

The three-day event is being hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), in collaboration with...

Nov 15, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, November 2018 – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia recently hosted the 15th Annual Dialysis Meeting 2018 (ADM) with the theme ‘Exploring the Possibilities’.

Nov 15, 2018

JAKARTA, 14 November 2018 – More than a month after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity’s response focuses on addressing the emergency water, sanitation, hygiene, and shelter needs of disaster-affected families starting in Wisolo and Jono villages in Dolo...

Nov 13, 2018

Asia Foundation, Litara Foundation, Estée Lauder Corporation host Jakarta BookLab

Oct 23, 2018

SINGAPORE (23 October 2018) — Regional cooperation is increasingly necessary to tackle a rising number of cross-border challenges in Asia and the Pacific, including infrastructure gaps, trade connectivity, financial contagion, and climate and disaster-resilience, according to a new report from the Asian Development...

Oct 22, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, October 2018 – In conjunction with Minggu Kesedaran Pendermaan Organ (MKPO) Peringkat Kebangsaan 2018, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia had initiated a unique approach to promote organ donation with mobile cruisers. The NKF team distributed flyers containing organ donation statistics...