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Jul 11, 2019

Shanghai (ESCAP News) – Start-ups, investors and the tech industry can be a powerful force to reduce poverty, generate economic opportunities and protect the environment, underscored leading innovators and entrepreneurs at the Citypreneurs “TECH4GOOD: Innovate Locally, Impact Globally” conference session held at...

Jun 27, 2019

A crowdfunding platform for women farmers, online marketplaces for women-produced goods and services, and e-wallet enabled lending were among ten of the winning business models which will be co-funded by the United Nations to improve access to finance for women-owned, managed or led micro, small and medium...

Jun 26, 2019

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (26 June 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $297.75 million for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of public works and transport infrastructure in Central Sulawesi, where a 7.4-magnitude earthquake last year claimed thousands of lives and destroyed property and livelihoods...

Jun 20, 2019

Manila, 19 June 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In the lead-up to the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce its collaboration with innovation technology partner Hilti Foundation and industry partner Ananda Development for the four-day event from September 16 to 19, 2019 in Bangkok,...

Jun 13, 2019

Tehran (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, hosted the inaugural Asia‐Pacific Innovation Forum in Tehran, with global...

Jun 12, 2019

Petaling Jaya, 12 June 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In conjunction with the festive season, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. has kick-started its Syawal charity campaign, ‘Anda Pam, Kami Derma’ to support the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF).

For every litre of petrol pumped at Shell stations in Kuala...

May 27, 2019

Bangkok (ESCAP news) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 75th session in Bangkok today, with global and regional leaders calling for greater empowerment and inclusion of marginalized groups, if the region is to achieve the 2030 Agenda for...

May 26, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (27 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to achieve inclusive growth by improving access to high quality secondary education that responds to labor market needs.

May 15, 2019

Petaling Jaya, May 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- It has been reported that the number of patients in the organ donation waiting list is increasing each year but only 1.3% of the population of Malaysia registered as organ donor pledgers.

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...