Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam Has 3rd-Highest Sex Ratio Imbalance in the World, Report Says

Families are choosing to have more boys than girls, and experts worry this will cause problems in the future. SGGP reports that new data from the United National Population Fund (UNFPA) shows that in 2019, Vietnam’s sex ratio was 111.5 boys per 100 girls, an imbalance behind only ...

Saigoneer

Experts mull adolescent research to aid development agenda

Experts in the field of adolescent research came together this week to discuss their findings and how to adapt it to the national socio-economic and 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agendas. Around 170 participants from government ministries, research institutions and international organisations in Laos attended the ...

10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted an event on September 24 to release the independent Review of Ten Years of Implementing the Law on Gender Equality. In her remarks, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi ...

VNA

Sustainability in ASEAN, a growing imperative

ASEAN was established in 1967 to advance regional cooperation, particularly economic, security and social. Its member countries have a combined population of 650 million and GDP of more than $2.5 trillion. Its immense population, comparative advantages and geographical location have led to the bloc being one of ...

Ong Bo Yang

International Youth Day 2020 - Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

On Aug 14, a youth-led celebration, coordinated by the Lao Youth Union, for this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) in the midst of a global pandemic highlighted education and empowerment for young people and by youth themselves, emphasising how young people are taking action to ...

KPL

MoU on Financial Services to Support Inclusive Economic Growth

The UK Government and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), forming a strategic partnership on financial services to support Thailand’s inclusive economic recovery and green growth in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the MoU signed on 7 ...

Expected rise of malnutrition in Kingdom

Leading global organisations and NGOs have come together to urge Cambodia to focus on children’s rights to healthy diets as rates of malnutrition are in danger of rising amid the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic. The call was made in a joint statement from Unicef, the World Food ...

Som Kanika

National policy on child protection to provide equal opportunities to all children

The National Policy on Child Protection System will provide equal opportunity to all children to become qualified human resources contributing to the national development. The ten-year (2019-2028) national policy gather investment on children in a more comprehensive and systematic way, said Vong Sauth, Minister of Social ...

Transparency and info-sharing valued by multilateral cooperative scheme benefiting states along Lancang-Mekong river

Representatives from six countries located in the Lancang-Mekong river basin joined an online meeting for the first time after the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic on Thursday to facilitate dialogue on establishing an information sharing platform to boost transparency and cooperation in water resources management.  The ...

Hu Yuwei

Why COVID-19 Will Worsen Inequality in Thailand

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Thailand’s capital was the world’s most visited city. Now Bangkok’s once-bustling streets are quiet. With its struggling economy, the timing of the crisis could not be worse for Thailand. Exports have been falling since 2019 while the GDP growth rate remained one of the lowest ...

M Niaz Asadullah and Ruttiya Bhula-or

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