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ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee holds 8th meeting
The ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee (ACJCC) held its 8th meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 25th.
30th anniversary of the convention on the rights of the child
15:33 13/11/2019
(CPV) - Thirty years ago, in 1989, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an international treaty on childhood. Adopted by 196 nations, the Convention is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.
Technology could make aging a 'Silver Dividend' for Asia's economies
14:34 13/11/2019
(CPV) - Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from ADB.
Thailand puts forward measures to bolster economy
09:49 12/11/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Industry plans to launch a digital platform and big data system to facilitate the industrial sector and smooth the government’s ease of doing business next year.
Kyrgyz provides sanitation services to its mountainous rural area
09:44 12/11/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD27.4 million financing package to provide safe and reliable water supply and sanitation services to more than 64,000 people living in a mountainous rural area of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Ceremony welcomes ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit
10:39 11/11/2019
A ceremony to welcome the upcoming ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Commemorative Summit was held in the southeastern port city of Busan on November 10th, luring the participation of around 10,000 people.
KfW, ADB expand their existing cofinancing partnership with an additional USD2 billion
10:12 11/11/2019
(CPV) - ADB and KfW, the German state-owned development bank, agreed on November 8th 2019 to expand their existing cofinancing partnership with an additional USD2 billion over the next 4 years in order to support continued economic development in the Asia and Pacific region.
ADB to support new solar project in Tuvalu
11:35 06/11/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD6 million grant to the Government of Tuvalu to help fund expanded access to modern energy services; improve the quality, reliability, and climate resilience of the energy sector, and reduce the country’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels for power generation, while making the cost of power generation more affordable.
ADB helps Nepal to develop agriculture and improve food safety
16:18 04/11/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD50 million policy-based loan to help support the Government of Nepal’s reforms to improve food safety measures, enhance agricultural trade standards, and promote agricultural commercialization in the country.
US to recover 1 billion USD from Jho Low in 1MDB scandal
15:13 02/11/2019
The US Department of Justice has reached a deal with Malaysian financier Jho Low to retake almost 1 billion USD in funds Low and his family had misappropriated from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.