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October 30, 2014
This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Vietnam. It is a product of the Vietnam National LGBT Community Dialogue held in June 2013. The Dialogue brought together Vietnam’s LGBT communities, alongside associated research and advocacy organizations, to discuss the legal, social, cultural, political and work environments faced by Vietnam’s LGBT communities. The Vietnam National LGBT Community Dialogue comprised two events: the National Conference of the Vietnamese LGBT Community, held in Ho Chi Minh City with about 30 participants, a closed meeting with only LGBT community members; and the National LGBT Community Dialogue, held in Ha Noi with about 40 participants that included CSO representatives, media and multilateral agencies. The Dialogue was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
August 6, 2014
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking quotations from interested vendors in providing the items specified below. This is to support the operation of USAID RDMA, Bangkok Thailand.
 
August 5, 2014
The United States government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals to provide dedicated transportation services (vehicles with drivers) to perform day-to-day transportation services for mission personnel and to meet the ad-hoc needs for high level visits and for other purposes. This is to support the operation of USAID Regional Development Mission Asia.
 
 
Special Investigation Group Trains to Protect the Ocean’s Endangered Wildlife
August 1, 2014

CEBU, PHILIPPINES, August 1, 2014 – Marine law enforcement officers from 10 countries gathered in the Philippines July 28-August 1, 2014 to begin an unprecedented regional cooperative training effort to counter the illegal smuggling of endangered and protected marine wildlife. 

July 25, 2014

Papua New Guinea’s forestry stakeholders met today on national-level forest-related policy and legislation. They want to improve land and forest management and facilitate implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). 

U.S. Government helps ASEAN SMEs to Gain Access to Regional and   Global Markets
July 24, 2014

US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs (‘Business Alliance’) sponsors a workshop for 150 small business owners and entrepreneurs from the Metro Manila area today at the New World Makati Hotel. They learn from leading global companies such as Baker & McKenzie, through their partner firm in the Philippines, Quisumbing Torres, eBay Inc., PayPal, FedEx, Google, and Procter & Gamble (P&G) how to become part of regional and global supply chains using the latest technology and business management tools. 

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