Ten years in the making, the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of Rights of Migrant Workers was unveiled by Manila as the centerpiece of its chairmanship during the 31st ASEAN Summit.
From November 8th to November 11th, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a historic visit to Vietnam where he and Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, announced a comprehensive economic partnership. After 44 years of diplomacy, Canada and Vietnam are taking their relations to a new level, hoping to enhance prosperity in both countries through trade and investment.
Government agencies, donor networks, and charity watchdog groups need to share and support public relations efforts of transparent and operationally-effective charities. Identifying local, high-impact organizations working on the ground is a good start to ultimately distancing donor networks away from donating to egregious charities.
Policy students from UBC’s MPPGA program and Sciences Po in Paris collaborated in a week long Resilient Cities Policy Challenge with the City of Vancouver to explore how social inclusion and connectedness can foster resiliency in Vancouver and other urban centres.
The uncertainty of the American election looms, but the group of experts gathered for the inaugural Vision 20 Summit in the thankfully air-conditioned auditorium conclude their conference—confident that the populist wave gripping the United States and Europe will subside.
Two months ago, on November 18th, 2016 His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Mongolia. He had been invited to speak by the Gandantegchinlen Monastery on issues of materialism and faith in the twenty-first century. Normally this would not be a newsworthy event outside of Ulaanbaatar and yet it made many Western headlines. This visit was significant because the Dalai Lama’s confirmed the identity of the 10th Jebtsundampa Khatagt, which signalled the growing importance of Mongolia in future Tibetan-Chinese relations. This however, was completed missed by many Western news sources who spun this even as significant because of economic reasons.