Asia du sud-est

Synonyms
Southeast Asia & Pacific
Area code (UN M.49)
035

Six Southeast Asian women recognized for advocating for human rights

Mercredi, mars 8, 2017

As the world marks International Women's Day on Wednesday, six women from different countries in Southeast Asia received recognition from advocacy group Amnesty International for their "heroism" in standing up for human rights despite the criminalization and violence they have faced.

The group recognizes the six women, who have long fought against injustice in each respective country, as figures that "inspire many in the region and whose contributions to society should be commended; not condemned".

Enhancing Open Access to Knowledge, Information & Data in the Mekong: Open Data Festival and Regional Capacity-building Workshop

26 février 2017 to 28 février 2017

Emplacement

Best Western Green Hill Yangon
Birmanie
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Over the last 30 years, the nation states in the Mekong region have taken steps to reform their land policy to facilitate the efforts to end poverty, create wealth and grow their economies. To do this most effectively in this modern age requires the leveraging of technical innovations and data.

Land Rights Matter! Anchors to Reduce Land Grabbing, Dispossession and Displacement

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“It is paradoxical but hardly surprising that the right to food has been endorsed more often and with greater unanimity and urgency than most other human rights, while at the same time being violated more comprehensively and systematically than probably any other.”

Richard Cohen, in Causes of Hunger, 1994

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septembre 2016

Latin America: Expansion into palm oil's 'new frontier' snags on land muddles

By: Mike Verdin
Date: September 23rd 2016
Source: Agrimoney.com

Expansion of palm oil producers into Latin America, the "new frontier for global expansion" is snagging on confusion over land rights – which is encouraging some groups to expand into rainforest.

Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in Southeast Asia - study

By: Beh Lih Yi
Date: September 6th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"This research suggests that banks continue to turn a blind eye to the devastating impacts of their financial services"

JAKARTA, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banks have financed companies responsible for rainforest destruction in Southeast Asia to the tune of billions of dollars, a study showed Tuesday, and called on lenders to stop "fuelling forest crime".