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FAO Representative in Cambodia supports Ministry of Environment’s priority strategy

Dr. Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, received Ms. Rebekah Bell, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia, and her colleagues for a courtesy call on September 13, 2023, at the Ministry of Environment. Sophalleth welcomed and appreciated the cooperation between the Ministry of ...

Khmer Times

Renewable energy in South-east Asia, including Laos, to deliver US$100bil in revenues

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/Asia News Network): Renewable energy generation in South-east Asia, including Laos, can generate US$90 billion to US$100 billion in sustainable revenues by 2030, according to a new report. The report, “Renewable Energy Manufacturing: Opportunities for Southeast Asia”, was published by the Asian Development Bank ...

Vientiane Times/Asia News Network

UN Warns Thousands Trafficked into Online Crime in SE Asia

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Hundreds of thousands of people are being coerced in Southeast Asia by criminal gangs into carrying out online scams, often under the threat of torture, the United Nations said Tuesday. Many have been trafficked into working in online criminality and face serious violations such ...

UN talks aim to harness AI power, potential

The United Nations is convening this week a global gathering to try to map out the frontiers of artificial intelligence and to harness its potential for empowering humanity. The UN hopes to lay out a clear blueprint on the way forward for handling AI, as development ...

The Daily Star

Number of IDPs in Myanmar Has Surged Above 1.8 Million

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) surpassed 1.8 million in war-ravaged Myanmar on June 12, 2023, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Prior to the February 2021 military coup, the estimated number of internally displaced people was 328,000. They were in ...

THE IRRAWADDY

Lancang - Mekong countries augment media cooperation

BEIJING — The 2023 Lancang – Mekong Cooperation Media Summit took place in Beijing on June 27, gathering media agencies from the six countries in the Lancang – Mekong river basin, namely China, Việt Nam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand. The Vietnamese side included representatives of ...

Vietnam's Mekong Capital plans Southeast Asia climate fund as early as 2024

Vietnam-focused private equity firm Mekong Capital is looking to build a climate fund worth up to $200 million as early as next year, focusing on investments that will help with the regeneration of forests in the Mekong region. The Ho Chi Minh City-based firm is setting ...

Yantoultra Ngui

Don’t jump to conclusions over data on distressed Mekong River, says China official

A Chinese official in a Mekong River intergovernmental body has warned against jumping to conclusions about data on the distressed waterway, saying that politics may get in the way of closer cooperation between upstream and downstream countries along the waterway. “Some parties start with preconceptions, and ...

Tan Hui Yee/The Straits Times

Cambodia Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status to Protect a Mekong Biodiversity Hotspot

A bold Cambodian plan to secure World Heritage status along their stretch of the Mekong, where the free-flowing river has sustained some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, could provide much-needed respite to a river in danger of dying from dams and over-exploitation, experts say. In Phnom Penh, the Environment ...

Tom Fawthrop

UN urges Southeast Asia governments to rescue stranded Rohingya

The United Nations Refugee Agency has urged countries in Southeast Asia to rescue some 200 Rohingya refugees whose unseaworthy boat has been reported drifting in the Andaman Sea. The UNCHR said in a statement on Thursday that it had received reports that the Rohingya had been ...

AL JAZEERA

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