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October 17, 2014

BANGKOK, October 17, 2014 Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $1.3 million grant to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for a new behavior change campaign to fight human trafficking and exploitation in the Asia Pacific region.

“This campaign will leverage the power of media, technology and celebrities to inspire young people and their communities to act against human trafficking, and encourage others to do the same,” said Michael Yates, Director of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia. “We are pleased to continue our support across Asia for programs to call attention to the crime of human trafficking and help put a stop to it.”

Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing criminal activities, and particularly prominent in Asia Pacific.

April 24, 2014

Despite numerous examples of transparency and accountability being strengthened in ASEAN, official corruption permeates everyday life in a number of Member States, from the “petty” to the “grand.” Anticorruption laws enacted by ASEAN Member States are out of sync with one another. Private enterprises, including processors and traders of all sizes, are increasingly aware of the transparency demands associated with doing business in regional and international markets.

April 24, 2014

Students from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Chulalongkorn University and Northumbria University today won the World Citizenship category of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Thailand for “We Heart,” an app to combat HIV and AIDS stigma, encourage early testing, and remind people living with HIV to take their medication on time. 

Microsoft Imagine Cup Thailand 2014
April 24, 2014

Students from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi and Chulalongkorn University today won the World Citizenship category of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Thailand for “We Heart,” an app to combat HIV and AIDS stigma, encourage early testing, and remind people living with HIV to take their medication on time.

April 23, 2014
Malaysia presents a remarkable story of modern economic development. Over the past 40 years Malaysia has been transformed from an environment of food shortages, restricted human capacity, and ethnic divisions, to one with admirable level of food security, prosperity, and opportunity for its 29 million people. In the 1970s, Malaysia was internationally perceived as an impoverished and remote producer of a limited set of raw mining and agriculture materials. Today, it is an industrialized, upper-middle-income

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