Solid growth projections across APEC member economies will create space to advance trade and labor policy reforms needed to address potentially disruptive transition challenges for workers, according to a new report from the APEC Policy Support Unit.

MEPs agree to allocate 100 million euros to support civilian tasks performed by the military in third countries by beefing up the EU fund for stability and peace.

For next year’s budget, MEPs have secured more support for unemployed young people and additional funding for SMEs, research programmes and Erasmus.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a $200,000 grant to the Government of Vanuatu in the wake of volcanic eruptions on Ambae Island, Penama province in Vanuatu. The grant, provided by the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, will help fund the Vanuatu Manaro Volcano Disaster Response Project.

For the last two decades, the International Energy Agency has attended the annual UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) negotiations, underscoring the fact that meeting climate goals entails transforming energy systems. 

Former Miss Asia Pacific, actor, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dia Mirza, was today appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced £13 million in new funding for the Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour among women migrant workers from South Asia.

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) called the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China held in October 2017 “a gathering of atheists” and summoned the supporters to continue the holy war against the Beijing “godless regime”. This message was distributed through the channel via the Telegram of the Media Center Islam Avazi (Voice of Islam) which is considered to be TIP’s propaganda body based in Syria. This was the first reaction of the Uighur militants to Xi Jinping's re-election as the country's president.

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because of the fate of the country’s longest ruling autocrat, Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in 2011 by a popular revolt.

The changing face of global adversity in the arena of international law has had a monumental impact on international legal jurisprudence. One of the branches that have predominantly developed is international criminal law albeit the involvement of global super powers has eluded the system.

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