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The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with USAID and UNDP, launch a regional project to help safeguar
February 24, 2015

BANGKOK, February 24, 2015 – The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), launched a $8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia in Bangkok today.

The ‘Being LGBT in Asia – Phase 2’ project will seek to strengthen and empower LGBTI regional civil society advocacy groups and community networks in China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

“An active civil society will likely further necessary progressive social and legal change that will advance LGBT peoples’ rights, health and well-being,” said Klas Molin, Swedish Ambassador to Thailand. “All citizens have a right to be treated equally in society, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

With funding from UNDP and USAID, the first phase of the ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ initiative resulted in an increased understanding of human rights issues and social environments encountered by LGBTI people and organizations in Asia.

February 23, 2015
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit technical and cost proposal of the services specified. This is to support the operation of USAID Regional Development Mission Asia in Bangkok Thailand. Questions regarding this Request for Quotation (RFQ) and quotation submission must be via email only to spoomtong@usaid.gov by the time/date specified above.
 
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February 23, 2015

Future economic impacts of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin are likely to be wide-ranging and could top $30 billion annually, according to a new report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Of most concern are potentially significant reductions in the yield of crops, fish and non-timber forest products critical for livelihoods, damage to infrastructure associated with floods and sea level rise, and an increase in the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses for workers.

February 23, 2015

Summary of the Sustainable Mekong Energy Initiative: RDMA is considering designing a project to

February 22, 2015

"Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It works to bolster basic LGBT rights across the continent and in specific focus countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2014, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, through the section for Regional Development Cooperation, joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a lead funding partner, raising the profile of regional organizations and institutions in addressing LGBT rights issues. The program will be implemented through 2017.

February 22, 2015

"Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It works to bolster basic LGBT rights across the continent and in specific focus countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2014, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, through the section for Regional Development Cooperation, joined the U.S.

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Last updated: February 25, 2015

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