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Foreign direct investment (FDI) can significantly contribute to the sustainable development of both home and host countries in several important ways: through expanding access to…

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An estimated 1 in 160 children could be living with autism.

With the annual World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April approaching, many parts of the world will light up in blue to join in the global…

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As International Women’s Day approaches on March 8, and we prepare for the review and appraisal of the global Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in 2022, the intersection of these two…

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the right to social protection for all without discrimination -- a commitment to provide relief to our fellow human beings in times of need. That…

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In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s hard to think of a policy that would improve people’s wellbeing more than universal social protection.

If people are to self-isolate to contain the virus,…

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How will graduation impact countries in South Asia and the trade support they benefit from? How can they prepare?

Least developed countries (LDCs) are classified as such by the United Nations (UN)…

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“Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities, and connects diverse societies. Yet it is also a source of political tensions and human tragedies”
- Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of…

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Ms. Winschief worked as a Production and Shipping Administrator in her late fifties. In June 2017, her manager claimed that she would not be a “good fit” in a “younger team” which would be created…

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Every year on 18 December, we celebrate International Migrants’ Day. This is an opportunity to reflect on the stories of the millions of migrants across the region moving in search of better lives…

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The success of Silicon Valley has been inspirational for many countries worldwide wishing to establish science and technology parks. In Asia, successful science and technology parks can be found in…