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The Great Maze: Regional and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements in Asia

The establishment of the World Trade Organization (and its Single Undertaking) has facilitated the expansion of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by setting common trade obligations, while setbacks in advancing the multilateral agenda have created new outlets for consideration of bilateral and regionalmore

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The Human Rights-Based Approach to Journalism: Training Manual Viet Nam

This handbook is the product of co-operation among the UN Inter-Agency Lessons Learned Project (LLP) on the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development, the international consultant (Professor Terrance Duffy), the Vietnam Institute for Human Rights (VIHR), UNESCO Hanoi Office, and the UNDP Asiamore

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The Impact of Decentralization and Urban Governance on Building Inclusive and Resilient Cities

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to rapidly urbanize, many of the region’s development challenges – job creation and poverty reduction, governance and access to services, and environmental sustainability – will be increasingly focused in its cities. The region’s urban centres hold the key to amore

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The Impact of the Financial Crisis on People Living with HIV and their Households - Symposium Report

This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations made at the Symposium ‘The Impact of the Financial Crisis on People Living with HIV and their Households’ held on 12 August 2009 at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP IX) in Bali, Indonesiamore

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The Millennium Declaration, Rights, and Constitutions

This publication looks at how achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) might be enhanced through reliance on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR), and specifically through the incorporation of those rights into constitutions. It explains the framework and assumptions of humanmore

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The Potential for Cooperative Regional Industrial Development Strategies in Asia and the Implications of Emerging China and India

This policy paper attempts to provide an analytical framework, and carries out an empirical assessment of the recent patterns of growth, trade and investment flows in Asia with a special emphasis on China and India. The study argues that the trade structure of countries in Asia is undergoing amore

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The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV at the Household Level in Asia: A Regional Analysis

The report, based on national studies undertaken by UNDP in partnership with national institutions in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam over the last six years, found that HIV affects almost all aspects of human life across a spectrum of indicators. All the national studies were case-more

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The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV at the Household Level in Asia: A Regional Analysis of the Impact on Women and Girls

The report outlines the specific impacts that women and girls face on a daily basis that range from employment and household burden to discrimination and access to treatment. By comparing across countries in the region, and across HIV-affected and non-affected households, the analysis providesmore

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The South-East Asia Court of Women on HIV and Human Trafficking: From Vulnerability to Free, Just, and Safe Movement - Summary Report

This report provides the summary and key issues raised at the ‘South-East Asia Court of Women on HIV and Human Trafficking: From Vulnerability to Free, Just, and Safe Movement’, which took place on 6 August 2009 in Bali, Indonesia. The intention of this publication is to stimulate debate and actionmore

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The State of Human Development in the Pacific

This report provides an updated picture on the state of human development in the Pacific, drawn from new data and analysis from Household Income and Expenditure (HIES) surveys conducted in various PICs, as well as other recent research. While UNDP’s Pacific Centre has led the production of thismore