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December 19, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) is an ASEAN-initiated program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. It promotes regional integration by enabling youth to participate in volunteer opportunities that build awareness about regional challenges.

Approximately 60 percent of the ASEAN population is under the age of 35. ASEAN has prioritized youth engagement under its Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint to encourage youth involvement and leadership in ways that contribute to personal development and benefit the ASEAN Community.

BUILDING SKILLS TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY

September 15, 2014

The United States has a government-wide strategy to combat wildlife trafficking to protect endangered species such as elephants, rhinos, pangolins, tigers, sharks, tuna and turtles. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been actively working to stop the illegal trade in wildlife in Asia since 2005 when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was created. USAID has built on ASEAN-WEN's successes and is sharing its lessons with China and South Asia through Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking program.

September 15, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Connectivity through Trade and Investment is a five-year project of the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State to increase U.S. economic engagement and cooperation with ASEAN countries. Asia is an increasingly inter-connected region and with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the U.S. government has aligned its development assistance priorities in support of regional integration.

Participants at the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Third Annual Forum in Siem Reap.
September 15, 2014

More than 100 government officials from 20 nations in Asia and the Pacific, including some of the region’s least developed countries, are meeting with donor institution representatives in Siem Reap this week to learn how to strengthen their public financial management systems to better access and handle financing for climate change adaptation projects. Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the two-day USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Third Annual Forum is a platform for participants to share experiences and identify solutions to climate financing challenges.

September 14, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Infectious Disease Emergence and Economics of Altered Landscapes program is a three-year, $2 million initiative that investigates how changes to landscapes contribute to disease emergence.

September 10, 2014

A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society

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