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Business Leaders and Health Experts Gather in Yangon for First Regional Meeting on Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific

(29 September, Yangon, Myanmar) More than 100 leaders from the health, development and corporate sectors have gathered in Yangon to participate in the seminal regional forum on Opportunities for Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific. In advance of the 2015 enactment of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and broader ASEAN economic integration, this one-day meeting seeks to identify tangible opportunities for strengthened public-private partnerships to support regional malaria control strategies and drive progress toward country-specific development targets.

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Arakan Report



This report elaborates on violence that broke out in Arakan in June 2012, the background of the violent incidents and rights violations against Arakanese Muslims. The objective of this report is to bring to the public opinion developments in the region, inform the Islamic world and international community, and urge decisionmaking bodies to take necessary steps to end escalating acts of violence in Arakan.

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Asia-Pacific Countries Join Global Campaign for Universal Access to Reproductive Health and Family Planning

BANGKOK—Today, on World Population Day, countries across Asia and the Pacific will highlight the need for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, as leaders in London launch an unprecedented initiative to give 120 million more women access to voluntary family planning by 2020.

Myanmar’s Government, with support from the United Kingdom, will announce a new funding commitment to improve the health of mothers and children by making contraceptives more widely available.

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New Refugee Arrests Undermine Recent Progress



BANGKOK - on June 7, the day after 96 Pakistani Ahmadiyah refugees and asylum seekers were freed on bail in what was hailed as a landmark new departure in Thailand's dealings with refugees, six other Pakistani asylum seekers and one refugee were arrested in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok.

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Asia Pacific Food Situation Update - July 2010

Mekong region drought to affect 2010 Asian paddy harvest

Drought conditions in the greater Mekong region at the start of the planting season are expected to affect Asia's 2010 paddy harvest according to the latest FAO assessment which lowered earlier projections for the region by 6.1 million tonnes. Reductions are expected in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand as well as in the Philippines and China. However, Asia's 2010 paddy production, projected at 637.3 million tonnes (425.2 million tonnes on milled basis), would be some 23 million

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Madrid 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting

Madrid 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting
Co-Chair's Statement
26 May 2010

1. The 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting, under the theme of "Partners in Regional Integration", was held in Madrid, Spain on 26 May 2010 and co-chaired by their Excellencies Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Lady Catherine Ashton and His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei

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International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development - Report of the UN SG (A/64/331)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations


The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/141 of 10 March 2009, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the

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Regional cooperation to strengthen borders

A senior delegation of Australian ministers will today join their Government counterparts from more than 40 countries for a two-day international meeting in Indonesia to further strengthen regional efforts to combat people smuggling, human trafficking and transnational crime.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith will co-chair the Bali Process Ministerial meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr Hassan Wirajuda. The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, heads the Australian delegation, which also includes Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus.

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Activities of Secretary-General in United Kingdom, 1-3 April


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Madam Ban Soon-Taek arrived in London, United Kingdom, from The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, 1 April, for the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit. He was greeted at the airport by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

Shortly after arriving in London, the Secretary-General held bilateral meetings with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, David Miliband.

With the Indonesian President, the Secretary-General

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Asia Pacific Zone: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA50001)

Executive summary

Comprising 45 countries in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters in the region are daunting. Set along numerous fault lines, many

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ECP: Barometro 13 sobre conflictos, derechos humanos y construccion de paz - Enero - Marzo 2007

El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y en inglés por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (enero-marzo 2007) a través de ocho apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, rehabilitación posbélica, crisis humanitarias, desarme, derechos humanos y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz. Esta publicación actualiza los datos del informe
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Asian Disaster Management News - Jan - Mar 2006

Post disaster impact assessments in Asia-Pacific

In this issue:

  • Post disaster impact assessment
  • Socio-economic impact of the December 2004 earthquake and indian ocean tsunami
  • Post disaster building damage assessment
  • Damage and loss assessment in agriculture
  • Psychosocial impacts
  • Forgotten vulnerability
  • Gender considerations
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IOM - Migration March 2006: Learning to live with mental trauma - Pakistan's earthquake survivors

- Healing the silent agonies of the Earthquake

- Isabelle's diary

- Thai-Burmese border communities brace for Bird Flu

- Chipping away at Roma discrimination

- Health care worker migration: Why Should We Care?

- Searching for greener pastures - A Caribbean Perspective

- Transnational migration is here to stay

- An interview with Ricky Martin

- Don't let anyone shatter your dreams

- Ample and urgent reasons for combatting human trafficking in Southern Africa

- Dumitru Crudu Author of the "Abandoned People" Play

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