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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).
September 15, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Connectivity through Trade and Investment is a five-year project funded by the U.S. government to increase economic engagement and cooperation with ASEAN member states. The program supports customs integration, trade and investment facilitation, small and medium-sized enterprises, clean and efficient energy, and information and communication technologies which are priority areas under the ASEAN-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement, Enhanced Economic Engagement Initiative, and Enhanced Partnership Plan of Action.

Participants at the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Third Annual Forum in Siem Reap.
September 15, 2014

More than 100 government officials from 20 nations in Asia and the Pacific, including some of the region’s least developed countries, are meeting with donor institution representatives in Siem Reap this week to learn how to strengthen their public financial management systems to better access and handle financing for climate change adaptation projects. Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the two-day USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Third Annual Forum is a platform for participants to share experiences and identify solutions to climate financing challenges.

September 14, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Infectious Disease Emergence and Economics of Altered Landscapes program is a three-year, $2 million initiative that investigates how changes to landscapes contribute to disease emergence.

September 10, 2014

A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society

September 9, 2014

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