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Transportation and logistics sector lends support to global efforts tackling wildlife crime
January 29, 2015

BANGKOK, January 29, 2015—Representatives from across the transportation and logistics sector today joined customs officials, supply chain experts and wildlife professionals for the start of a two-day consultative workshop to find actionable solutions to deter wildlife smuggling activities while strengthening supply chains and corporate policies.

Delegates from key shipping and logistics companies, airlines, couriers and transport associations are participating in the meeting, which is being convened by TRAFFIC and the World Customs Organization (WCO), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (TRAPS) Project.

Transportation is the backbone of global trade, and traffickers in wild animals and wildlife products rely heavily on logistics, land, air and sea carriers to smuggle illicit goods. Companies from the transportation and logistics sector can therefore play a critical role in identifying and strengthening key risk points in the supply chain.

November 25, 2014
The Technology Innovations Challenge Award–Creating a More Sustainable and Responsible Seafood Industry in Asia seeks to identify and highlight promising technology solutions that can improve the responsibility and sustainability of wild-caught fisheries and aquaculture operations in Asia. Specifically, the purpose is to recognize Asia-based institutions and their technological innovations with the potential to improve the sustainability and inclusiveness of these industries capture more value in supply chains and improve rural incomes in Asia. On behalf of the USAID Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade project, we invite Asia-based, non-government organizations and businesses to apply for the Challenge Award. 
November 24, 2014

This report reviews the legal and social environment for LGBT1 people and organizations in Nepal alongside the discussions and findings from the Nepal National LGBTI2 Community Dialogue held in Kathmandu in April2014. It provides an overview of LGBT rights as related broadly to human rights conventions and laws, the legal environment and socio-cultural environment, and religion; and more specifically to education, employment, family affairs, health, media, political affairs and the capacity of LGBT organizations. The Dialogue brought together 57 activists from LGBT organizations from diverse backgrounds and subgroups along with representatives from the government, the National Human Rights Commission, UN agencies, the US government, and other development partners. The Dialogue was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Adolescent Development and Participation Section (ADAP).

November 24, 2014

This report reviews the legal and social environment for LGBT1 people and organizations in Nepal alongside the discussions and findings from the Nepal National LGBTI2 Community Dialogue held in Kathmandu in April2014. It provides an overview of LGBT rights as related broadly to human rights conventions and laws, the legal environment and socio-cultural environment, and religion; and more specifically to education, employment, family affairs, health, media, political affairs and the capacity of LGBT organizations. The Dialogue brought together 57 activists from LGBT organizations from diverse backgrounds and subgroups along with representatives from the government, the National Human Rights Commission, UN agencies, the US government, and other development partners. The Dialogue was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Adolescent Development and Participation Section (ADAP).

November 21, 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.

November 21, 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.

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Last updated: January 29, 2015

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