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October 24, 2014
This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Mongolia. It is a product of the Mongolia National LGBT Community Dialogue held on 20–21 March 2014 in Ulaanbaatar as well as a desk review and interviews conducted by the report writers. The National Dialogue brought together a total of 140 participants including LGBT community members and activists, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights experts, UN agencies, the Government of Mongolia and development partners.
 
Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking
March 17, 2014

Senior officials managing some of Asia’s most important national parks and sanctuaries were introduced to new counter-poaching technology during an intense wildlife enforcement training course that concluded yesterday in Thailand.

March 17, 2014

USAID/RDMA hosted a successful Informational Meeting on March 12, 2014 for those interested in pursuing a new funding opportunity for people-to-people reconciliation projects in Thailand’s Deep South. If you couldn't attend the meeting, you can view a summary of the meeting by reading the summary below and attached. More details about the solicitation can be found here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251741  

Applications for Thailand must meet all the criteria outlined in the solicitation and be emailed to CMMAPSThailand@usaid.gov by March 28, 2014 at 5pm, Bangkok time. Submissions that are late or incomplete will not be considered.

March 14, 2014

In 2013, the U.S. Government launched the U.S.-Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration project to reinforce its belief that APEC is the premiere forum for advancing trade and investment policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.

March 13, 2014

The Asia-Pacific region has become a key driver of global politics and economics and is closely tied to America’s security and prosperity. Today, Asia represents more than half the world’s population, and is the most dynamic and fastest-growing region in the world with a middle class of about a billion people. Robust economic growth, rapid technological change and increasing interconnectivity make Asia a progressively important market for U.S. exports and a key U.S. foreign policy priority. 

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