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Pakistan's UN Ambassador Making a Difference as Asia Rises in 'New World Order'

Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's ambassador to the UN since 2015, brought with her a unique background in academia, journalism and diplomacy. With Asia itself on the rise as both an economic and political power, this multi-faceted background is proving essential to navigating the complex seas of influence within the United Nations.

Pakistani Team to Investigate Sexual Harassment on Public Transit Systems

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group recently announced a major funding grant to a Pakistani team to investigate the environment that leads to harassment of women on public transit systems. This was one of many similar grants just awarded principally in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Sustainable Human Development Requires Far More Inclusion

Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.

XCMG Completes Its Second Live-Streamed Apprentice Training Program

XCMG, a China-based multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company, recently completed is "XCMG Apprentice" Season II Program hosted at the company headquarter in Xuzhou, China from December 16 to 20, offering five global apprentices the opportunity to study XCMG's technologies while promoting international exchange in construction machinery industry and culture

Pakistan and India Unlikely to Move to All-out War: Musharraf

High levels of both conventional and nuclear deterrence are likely to prevent the recent surge in clashes between India and Pakistan from escalating into all-out war, according to Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf.

Hyatt to Build 4 New Hotels in Pakistan

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will be building four new Hyatt-branded hotels in Pakistan, in cooperation with partner Bahria Town, one of the largest private developers in Asia, who will own the four hotels on completion.

Closing the Broadband Divide to Connect People in Asia and the Pacific

Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have been instrumental in shaping and leading socioeconomic transformations across Asia and the Pacific. One key to this transformation is the technology bundled around the “Internet of Things” (IoT), which enables billions of devices and appliances to connect over the Internet for more accurate, real time data collection and analysis in an unparalleled scale.

Migrant Workers in the Gulf Feel Pinch of Falling Oil Prices

In the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a number of medium and large-sized buses can be spotted transporting workers clad in company uniforms to distant worksites early in the morning. In the evening or, in certain cases, late at night, these workers are brought back to labour camps in the same buses.

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

Bhutan's National Happiness Index is Impacting Regional Road Connectivity

Uniquely in the world, Bhutan has a ‘gross national happiness’ philosophy which it uses to guide government policy in a number of areas. That happiness philosophy, however, is creating some friction in the new BBIN infrastructure agreement connecting Bhutan with its “BBIN” neighbors.

Unions of the Poor

One of the greatest outcomes for development economic policy is, or should be, the reduction in poverty and unemployment, both in the rural and urban areas. Recent reports show that poverty in Pakistan, based on cost of basic needs, has come down from around 64.2pc in 2001-02 to 29.5pc in 2014. Based on food energy intake, poverty during this period has declined from 34.6pc to 9.31pc.

Leaving Saudi Arabia

The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is not one pilgrims or foreign tourists normally visit. Set against the Persian Gulf, it is the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry. Unsurprisingly, it is also home to most of its migrant workers whose labour populates this sector.

Politics of Numbers

The Pakistan Economic Survey 2015-16 reminds us of our ticking population bomb. We are told that today the country`s population stands at 195.4 million 3.7m more than it was the previous year. We have regressed.

Illiberal Democracy Rising

Indian democracy is quite often about the politics of visibility, the image most often replacing the substance. Political parties celebrate their leaders, both living and dead, in huge newspaper advertisements that cost an enormous amount.

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