From October 2 to 6, dozens of students age 18 to 25 from 30 different universities across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region joined the “Coaching Workshop on ASEAN” and “Simulation of ASEAN Meetings” to learn about ASEAN protocols and operations as part of the second annual ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting. This year’s theme was the protection and promotion of migrant workers’ rights.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) today announced the top three youth teams to present their technology-based solutions at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology in late October.
Under the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Control and Prevention of Malaria project in Burma, Cambodia and Thailand trains local community workers and health staff to effectively diagnose, treat and follow up with people with malaria. The project focuses on curbing the prevalence of multi-drug resistant malaria and improving access to early diagnosis and treatment for those who are most at risk for the disease, particularly migrant workers and other vulnerable populations.
On September 28, 2016, with the support of the U.S. Government and the European Union, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) launched its Regional Review on Laws, Policies and Practices within ASEAN relating to the Identification, Management and Treatment of Victims of Trafficking, especially Women and Children.
A new Women’s Livelihood Bond will enable over half a million Southeast Asian women to access credit to improve their livelihoods. As the world's first bond that focuses on both financial and social returns, the Women's Livelihood Bond is backed by a loan guarantee from the U.S Agency for International Development's (USAID), in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The bond, structured and managed by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), launched in September 2016.
Last updated: January 10, 2017