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Asia and Pacific LGBTI advocates call for rights and inclusion for all
February 27, 2015

BANGKOK, February 27, 2015 – A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok this week provided a unique platform for advancing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

 

September 2, 2014

The $3.5 million, six-year Climate Resilient Mekong program ending in 2016 helps Lower Mekong countries plan dam construction in ways that mitigate the potential impacts on the Mekong River system. The program aims to inform and influence the choices made by national governments, investors and hydropower customers with regard to the siting, design and operation of hydropower dams throughout the entire Mekong River system in order to maintain the flow of water, sediment and nutrients essential for sustaining the river’s exceptional biological productivity and allow for fish passage.

September 2, 2014

Announced by Secretary Kerry in July 2013, SIM is a U.S. Government Inter-Agency program that provides the LMI partner countries with rapid, demand-driven technical and scientific assistance to support climate-smart, environmentally sound and socially equitable infrastructure, clean energy development, and land and/or water resources use

August 29, 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. The program addresses trafficking in illegal wildlife in Asia by reducing consumer demand, strengthening law enforcement and improving regional cooperation and anti-trafficking networks.

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Last updated: March 02, 2015

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