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Jun 03, 2022

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Discarded fishing nets are extremely harmful to marine ecology, but an alliance of fishermen’s associations, fishing net makers and nylon producers in Taiwan are trying to solve the problem by turning waste nets into outdoor clothing. Here’s what they’re up to.

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May 29, 2022

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 78th session in Bangkok today with global and regional leaders calling for strengthened regional cooperation and multilateralism as reverberating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and geopolitical conflicts...

May 29, 2022

Leaders from around Asia and the Pacific – a region at the forefront of the world’s innovation and economic growth – today pledged to leverage its advantages towards protecting people and the planet.

The Bangkok Declaration, adopted at the conclusion of the 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission...