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Singapore, US back settlement of East Sea disputes under international law
05/08/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reiterated US support for Southeast Asian states upholding their sovereign rights and interests in the East Sea under international law.
European Commission issues press release on EVFTA
16:07 01/08/2020
The European Union (EU) – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) - the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has signed with a developing country, will take effect from August 1, a press release of the European Commission (EC) stressed.
UNDP calls for adequate investments at local level
23:22 31/07/2020
(CPV) - COVID-19 shutdown measures have had economic impacts far beyond city boundaries as urban economies account for 80 per cent of global GDP. The response should tackle the inequalities and long-term development deficits that have been exposed and made marginalized groups more vulnerable.
ADB provides USD20 million to help Palau prepare for COVID-19 threat
10:35 31/07/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD20 million loan to help the Government of Palau prepare for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and respond to its impact on the economy.
An additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting this year due to COVID-19
20:27 30/07/2020
(CPV) - An additional 6.7 million children under the age of five could suffer from wasting – and therefore become dangerously undernourished – in 2020 as a result of the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF warned at the end of July.
ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan
09:32 30/07/2020
Economic ministers in ASEAN member states and Japan approved the ASEAN - Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan at a virtual meeting chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on July 29th, as part of the efforts to promote solidarity between the two sides in combating COVID-19.
Singapore, EU bolster aviation cooperation amid pandemic
15:09 24/07/2020
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (Easa) will collaborate to create common standards so as to promote safe air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNICEF and partners respond to the triple threat of floods, locusts and COVID-19 in Somalia
14:56 24/07/2020
(CPV) - An estimated 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, including over 3 million children, due to the combined devastating impact of floods, the locust invasion and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Thailand’s 2020 rice exports forecast to hit lowest in 20 years
11:18 23/07/2020
The Thai Rice Exporters Association on July 22nd predicted that the country’s 2020 rice exports will drop to 6.5 million tonnes, the lowest volume in two decades, owing to drought and a strong baht currency.
West and Central Africa: More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition expected in 2020
15:29 22/07/2020
(CPV) - More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition are expected in children under the age of five in West and Central Africa in 2020 – one-third of cases in the most severe form – if adequate measures are not urgently put in place, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on July 17th 2020.