Aid and development

7th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Meeting to begin in Bagan

The 7th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting begins today in Bagan, Myanmar.  Including China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, LMC is a multilateral cooperation group that oversees transboundary water management in the Mekong. During the meeting, the foreign ministers will evaluate the progress of the Five-Year ...

Htet Thadar

UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater ambition and global commitment to address dire state of the Ocean

Following a week of discussions and events in Lisbon, Portugal, the UN Ocean Conference concluded on July 1, with governments and heads of state agreeing on a new political declaration to “Save Our Ocean”. Recognizing the past “collective failure” in the Conference’s final declaration, world leaders ...

Khmer Times

Government, partners discuss mangrove afforestation in Mekong Delta

Local authorities and experts from international organisations and partners have discussed measures to increase the mangrove restoration and afforestation in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region at a workshop in Hanoi. Speaking at the June 10 workshop, Head of the International Cooperation Department Nguyen Do Anh Tuan said the Mekong ...

VNA

‘Unlocking’ reform policies can help Laos realise economic potential: WB

Laos is facing significant economic challenges but has the potential to develop sustainably and more equitably, according to a new World Bank report. The latest Lao PDR Country Economic Memorandum, “Linking Laos, Unlocking Policies”, analyses economic performance over the last 20 years and draws lessons from ...

Times Reporters

World faces largest cost-of-living crisis in a generation: UN report

The world is facing a cost-of-living crisis unseen in at least a generation, partly due to the Ukraine conflict, said a UN report on Wednesday. “The largest cost-of-living crisis of the 21st century has come when people and countries have a limited capacity to cope,” said ...

Bernama

US pledges assistance for Vietnam’s climate change adaptation

Receiving visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Boston on May 14 (local time), Kerry expressed his impression of Vietnam’s COP26 commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025, as well its approach to energy transformation and climate change response. He assured Chinh ...

Community Rights in the Mekong Sustainability Management

Drastic ecological change of the Mekong is linked with hydropower development. Water fluctuation due to operation of upstream dams is indicating by the fish species and their stocks declined. We visited two communities located along the Mekong River. The first community is in Chiang Khan District, ...

Cambodia hosts meeting on humanitarian assistance to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations convened a meeting Friday in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, in a fresh effort to organize humanitarian assistance for strife-torn Myanmar. The hybrid meeting, which some participants joined by video, is being attended by high-level representatives from Myanmar and the ...

SOPHENG CHEANG/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Australia – Vietnam’s long-term partner in Mekong Delta: Ambassador

Australia has been a long-term partner of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta, affirmed Australian Ambassador Robyn Mudie during a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA). The ambassador expressed her delight to be back to the Mekong Delta, following her visit in December 2020, saying ...

VNA

FAO Cambodia pledges to work on agricultural gender equality

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia has pledged to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to promote the equal presence of both men and women in the food and agriculture sector workforce. The commitment was made during a meeting between women’s ...

Ry Sochan

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