The Attorney General, the Union of Myanmar, emphasized the importance of commercial law development for Myanmar’s development plans at the opening of the commercial law development workshop hosted by USAID on commercial law development.
ASEAN plans to establish a region-wide system or self-certification by 2015 to facilitate and reduce the cost of doing business in ASEAN. As in any preferential trading area, a product must first receive origin certification before it can claim any trade privileges.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95% of all business in ASEAN and over 50% of employment in the region. Their contribution to GDP is generally significant, about 30-53 percent. Moreover, they are a key entry point into the formal economy for women and youth.
The Royal Government of Cambodia hosted over 80 delegates from Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States in Siem Reap on November 6-7, 2013 for the 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting. Former U.S.
Cambodia will host the 5th meeting of regional working group of Lower Mekong Initiative to be held from 6-7 Nov in Siem Reap province, the media release said.
The meeting will focus on agriculture, food safety, education, energy safety, and environment and water resource and health issues and other related issues.
The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Sok Siphanna, a senior advisor to the government and U.S. ambassador to ASEAN, Mr. David Carden.
USAID's Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) launched its two-year capacity development series in Bangkok on October 14-18. Over 21 grassroots civil society organizations (CSOs) from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the course designed to strengthen their abilities as facilitators to explain the concept and principles of equity in the context of forest management for climate change mitigation.
Children in Rakhine State, Myanmar absorb BCC educational materials as they learn proper net usage during a Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) distribution campaign.
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Source: Health Matters Newsletter RDMA/Office of Public Health
One of Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB)’s most effective local implementing agencies, Pyi Gyi Khin (PGK), is a Burmese NGO that was founded by a mother and daughter team in 1997 with the goal to empower vulnerable women and children. The organization advocates for marginalized populations, including children and orphans, female sex workers, people living with HIV, and tuberculosis patients, promoting basic education and gender equity.