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Asia and Central Asia are crucial European Union partners – economically, politically and culturally. The region accounts for more than half of the world’s population, a quarter of global economic wealth and contains key energy resources. Poverty remains a significant challenge as the region is still home to two-thirds of the world’s poorest people. These pages reflect the main work we are undertaking in each country, and also at a regional level, on sustainable development.

Other challenges such as climate change, environmental degradation, avian flu and illegal trade exist in many countries and have now developed into regional issues.


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Story from the field

  • Preventing domestic violence in Kazakhstan
    The project promotes women’s rights by means of eliminating domestic violence, which is achieved through the development and promotion of social technologies aimed at increasing public participation in the social level decision making process.

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  • Providing access to health, food security and livelihoods to indigenous peoples communities in Philippines
    The project aims to help reduce poverty in marginalised communities in 3 provinces by improving their socio-economic condition and ensuring that households have a steady source of nutritional food requirements and continuous access to health services

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  • Defending the land is defending life and dignity
    The project supports the indigenous communities in Zambales and Surigao provinces in the Philippines by increasing their awareness of their rights in resource conflict areas, involving them in the advocacy for national and international policies.

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  • Aceh Forest and Environment Project - Indonesia
    The Aceh Forest and Environment Project (AFEP) helps protect Aceh’s Leuser and Ulu Masen forest ecosystems from illegal logging.

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  • Indonesia Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Support Project (FLEGT)
    The project supports implementation of the EC FLEGT Action Plan in Indonesia. Overall objective is to promote the role of forests in the sustainable and equitable development of Indonesia. Focus areas are forest law enforcement, governance and trade

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Last update: 19/10/2012 | Top