China-Laos railway project brings Lao, Chinese people closer

An aerial view from the China-Laos border to the capital Vientiane reveals a ruled, comparatively straight line embedded into northern Laos, laid among the foothills, crossing gullies, rivers and fields, and with small arcs bypassing villages. It’s the China-Laos railway project, a landmark construction project in ...

Myanmar artists given second jail term for insulting military

A group of Myanmar satirists on Monday (Nov 18) racked up a second prison sentence for a performance that criticised the military, a decision the artists said showed the judges were “puppets” of the military. The group of seven, known as the Peacock Generation, were arrested ...

New approach to reduce plastic waste in Vu Gia-Thu Bồn River

Up to 9.1 tonnes of potential plastic waste was being dumped into the Vu Gia-Thu Bồn River basin, one of nine largest river systems in Việt Nam, each day, equating to 2,600 tonnes each year. The information was included in a report on waste management released by ...

Thailand joins EU in bid to tackle marine litter

Thailand is joining hands with six other Asian countries to try and tackle the issue of marine pollution, amid increasing criticism about plastic use in the region. Under a project called “Rethinking Plastics: Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter”, Thailand — along with China, Indonesia, Japan, ...

Joint commitment toward mine-free Cambodia

Australia, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority and the UN development programme on Friday signed a joint statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to working toward a mine-free Cambodia by 2025.  The signing was attended by CMAA’s first Vice President Ly Thuch, Australian Ambassador to ...

Vietnamese companies facing longer downtimes from cyberbreaches

Organisations in Vietnam are facing longer downtimes caused by cybersecurity breaches, compared to the regional and global averages, according to a recent Cisco study. The Cisco’s 2019 Asia Pacific CISO Benchmark Study was released this week. Almost a third of companies in Vietnam were offline for 24 hours or ...

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme)
UNESCO Fellowships

UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to ...

Call for Applicants: Empowering young people in the green economy
Photo credit: UNESCO / J. Barallas

UNESCO and UNICEF are embarking on a regional study to explore how young people can get ready for green economies, how they can participate as environmental leaders, and how they can prepare themselves to access green jobs. We are seeking expressions of interest from organizations and ...

Call for participants: Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Call for Application Poster

Are you a young Indigenous person who is making a difference through social entrepreneurship and community building? Sign up for the Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship to be held on 20-22 January 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand!  Join here: http://bit.ly/ISERD2020 by 27 November 2019. Applications are open to: Indigenous youth ...

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