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October 21, 2014
This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Mongolia. It is a product of the Mongolia National LGBT Community Dialogue held on 20–21 March 2014 in Ulaanbaatar as well as a desk review and interviews conducted by the report writers. The National Dialogue brought together a total of 140 participants including LGBT community members and activists, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights experts, UN agencies, the Government of Mongolia and development partners.
 
October 17, 2014

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $1.3 million grant to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for a new behavior change campaign to fight human trafficking and exploitation in the Asia Pacific region.

Urban Resilience Competition Recognition Award winners (center) pose with USAID and UN officials.
October 15, 2014

Three Urban Resilience Competition winners today showcased their ideas on building resilient cities that can withstand the negative effects of climate change and rapid urbanization. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Habitat and United Nations Global Pulse commended these projects at a two-day Asia Urban Futures Workshop. “All three competition winners offer solutions that have the potential to transform an increasingly urban Asia,” said Manpreet Anand, Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Asia Bureau. “They demonstrate innovative and sustainable ways to build resilience that engage the whole community.”

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia speaks at the Asia Urban Futures Workshop.
October 14, 2014

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Bangkok for the Asia Urban Futures Workshop. I’d like to start by giving special thanks to our partners at UNDP, UN Habitat and UN Global Pulse, as well as to the USAID staff in Bangkok and Washington’s Global Development Lab who all worked so hard to make this Conference a reality. They’ve brought together two groups of key people who don’t get a chance to talk with one another as much as they might: first, outstanding experts from the technology and development fields; and second, city leaders and planners. I’m sure both will learn much from one another over the next couple of days about dealing with the challenges and opportunities with a rapidly urbanizing Asia.

October 9, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.

October 8, 2014
The Mobiles for Development in Asia Award seeks to identify and highlight mobile services, apps, and other innovative uses of mobile technologies. Specifically, the purpose is to recognize Asia-based institutions and their M4D work that have the potential to impact development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, biodiversity, and fisheries. While applications from any country in Asia are welcome emphasis will be placed on organizations and applications with deployments in Southeast Asia.
 

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