USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates examines app to help address wildlife trafficking.
September 17, 2014

BANGKOK, September 17, 2014 – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland today launched WildScan, a new endangered species identification and response mobile application for law enforcement to use in combatting the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. 

The mobile application is designed to help law enforcement officials respond to wildlife trafficking, an illicit trade estimated at $19 billion per year and run by organized criminal syndicates. WildScan contains photos and critical information for over 280 endangered species and illegal wildlife products commonly trafficked into and throughout Southeast Asia to assist in proper identification and rapid response.

June 17, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday launched the first ever-comprehensive report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Indonesia.

June 16, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) today agreed to work together to design and implement activities to enhance food security and biodiversity conservation in Asia and the Pacific.

USAID supports small and medium enterprises in ASEAN with information about online tools.
June 3, 2014
Representatives from 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) gathered in Kuala Lumpur today to learn more about how to boost their regional and global competitiveness by using e-commerce platforms and tools. The United States and the U.S. private sector in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sponsored the ICT-focused workshop through the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs (Business Alliance), a collaborative effort between the US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Slot Machine band performs at MTV EXIT Live in Udon Thani 2014 concert to raise awareness and combat human trafficking.
May 24, 2014

Over 7,000 young people from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries attended two “MTV EXIT Live in Udon Thani” concerts supported by USAID to learn about the dangers of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The concert lineup featured multi-platinum artists Bodyslam, ASEAN collective Project E.A.R., Slot Machine, Palmy and more, and was broadcast live-to-air on Thailand’s MCOT 360 HD, MTV Thailand and N Channel reaching as many as 500,000 people.

May 16, 2014

 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Asia continue to face discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and are unable to access the same rights and services as other citizens of their countries.


Last updated: September 17, 2014

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