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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.

September 5, 2014

‘Being LGBT in Asia’ is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind joint analysis conducted by USAID and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) alongside grassroots LGBT (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender) organizations and community leaders to understand the challenges faced by Asia’s LGBT people. The program aims to educate and raise awareness among stakeholders about LGBT rights and the benefits of an inclusive approach to the development process.

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 government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit quotation of the items specified. This is to support the operation of USAID/RDMA, Bangkok Thailand.

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