The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the U.S. Global Development Lab, a broad partnership with universities and the private sector that will support innovative solutions in water, health, food security and nutrition, energy, education, and climate change aimed at reaching at least 200 million people in the next five years.
Delegations from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met in Mandalay during March 23-26, 2014, to discuss policy, financing, and service delivery issues on migrants’ health. We recognize that migrants in the Mekong Region, a large majority being undocumented, are vulnerable to ill health and exploitation due to poor work and employment conditions, as well as inadequate legal and labour protection. Despite their contributions to host-country economies, they have limited access to health and other social services due to legal, financial and cultural barriers. When they do access services, the resulting expenditure is a major burden. There are inconsistent policies across sectors such as labour, immigration and health.
Law enforcement officers from Lao PDR and Thailand are now better equipped to stop wildlife trafficking after undergoing joint training at a major endangered species smuggling corridor.
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Justice Under Rule of Law in Society project began in 2012 and works to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice in select locations in China.
Senior officials managing some of Asia’s most important national parks and sanctuaries were introduced to new counter-poaching technology during an intense wildlife enforcement training course that concluded yesterday in Thailand.
Last updated: April 17, 2014