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May 02, 2021

大量難民拖著家當步行穿越委內瑞拉邊界,盼望在另一頭找到生存曙光。前面是未知的挑戰,後面是難以活下去的心碎,人民進退兩難,正在受苦。委內瑞拉因多年來的經濟危機、暴力、藥品及糧食短缺、健康照護與運輸系統瓦解等問題,導致人民生活痛苦不堪,截至2020年底,委內瑞拉共有1,270萬境內外難民,境外難民約550萬人,不久後恐將超過敘利亞的660萬境外難民人數。

世界展望會關顧兒童福祉,尤其是身處脆弱、苦難中的兒童。為回應此難民危機,展望會於2019年底進入委內瑞拉,成立回應團隊,截至2020年底聯合委內瑞拉及周遭六國(哥倫比亞、巴西、祕魯、智利、厄瓜多、玻利維亞)展開回應,透過糧食安全、生計、水資源、教育、...

May 02, 2021

April 26, 2021 — The non-profit organization H&M Foundation (H&MF), with the support of The Asia Foundation, is launching a collaborative pilot project to provide emergency assistance to female garment workers in the wake of the global pandemic. Designed to safeguard female textile workers against the...

Apr 24, 2021

PETALING JAYA: RYTHM Foundation (RF), the social impact initiative of the QI Group, has joined forces with three other Malaysian organisations to champion a Youth Development program called Jaguh RF. In addition to RF, the partnership includes MySkills Foundation, MyPJ, and the PJ City Football Club (PJ City FC)....

Apr 24, 2021

Habitat Young Leaders Build celebrates 10 years and 17 million supporters

MANILA (April 23, 2021) – The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy for Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will deliver the opening remarks during the “Youth from Home for Homes” virtual conference, the peak of the 2021 Habitat for...

Apr 04, 2021

The new USAID-DepEd agreement supports improving the quality of education in the Philippines. RTI International

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd), signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement...

Apr 01, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Asia-Pacific region needs large, yet attainable, investments in resilience to protect development gains amid a fragile and inequitable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Mar 13, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand - The United States government, together with Facebook Thailand and DAI, is working with nearly 400 Thai university students to promote digital literacy, critical thinking, online identity security, and positive online communications.

Feb 21, 2021

Self-employed rural Indian women learn how to carry out basic online transactions. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

Women...

Feb 08, 2021

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement valued at more than Php7.25 billion ($150 million) to protect the Philippine environment.

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Jan 28, 2021

• UNEP’s Adaptation Gap 2020 report released last week found that with annual adaptation costs in developing countries alone estimated to reach $130-300 billion per year by 2030, public and private finance for climate change adaptation must be stepped up urgently.

• Financial institutions have the power to...

Jan 23, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today launched the latest update of its Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Adviser (TINA), an online tool designed to assist trade policymakers and researchers in carrying out analytical tasks commonly...

Jan 16, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through gender lens impact investing in Asia.

Jan 15, 2021

Final Target Setting Protocol raises curtain on release of individual member targets

Geneva, 14th January 2020 – Following the hottest year on record in 2020, thirty-three of the world’s largest investors have committed to setting and reporting on 2025 targets to support the transition to net-zero greenhouse...

Jan 11, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government of Canada, and Visa Inc. have launched a ‘Women Enterprise Recovery...

Dec 28, 2020

As part of its support to strengthen wildlife law enforcement and protection in the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided essential equipment and supplies to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to boost its work in combating wildlife trafficking...

Dec 28, 2020

A mobile app which tells the inhabitants of rural China if their water is safe to drink, has won a young woman from Beijing a top UN environmental award.

Xiaoyuan Ren has developed MyH2O, a data platform that provides information about the quality of groundwater in villages across the country, so residents...

Dec 12, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – While much of the attention this year has been focused on protecting populations as well as the socio-economic impacts and recovery needed, high-level officials from across the Asia-Pacific this week called upon countries to address the environmental roots of the COVID-19 pandemic to further...

Dec 05, 2020

ShelterTech accelerator in Southeast Asia seek to boost entrepreneurial innovations, with emphasis on COVID-19 solutions

Dec 04, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today extended its congratulations to Vanuatu on its graduation from least developed country (LDC) status - 35 years after its inclusion in the category - calling it a major development milestone for the Asia-...

Nov 20, 2020

Habitat marks more than 35 million people served since 1976 as it releases its 2020 annual report, noting additional strides in housing advocacy, microfinancing, community reinvestment