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Crocodile Attacks On The Rise In East Timor

East Timor’s growing population of saltwater crocodiles have increasingly been encountering—and attacking—humans.

Most Countries Lagging on Health SDGs

Singapore leads the 188 countries while Afghanistan comes in last in meeting health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Boosting Medical Education & Research In Timor-Leste

In order to meet the needs of the people in Timor-Leste, an increased investment in health, particularly evidence-based medicine, is greatly needed.

Three-Quarters Of Asia-Pacific Nations ‘Lack Water Security’

About 75 percent of emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region suffer from low levels of water security, according to a new Asian Development Bank study.

Indonesia Opens First Shark And Manta Ray Sanctuary

The 46,000 square kilometer sanctuary is the first to be established in the Coral Triangle, and also provides protection to dugongs, whales, turtles, and dolphins.

UNICEF Launches Schools For Asia To Improve Education For Millions

UNICEF reports on a new fundraising initiative called Schools for Asia, to transform children’s lives through education.

Photo Gallery: Images Of The Coral Triangle Captured In Stunning New WWF Book

Stunning photographs of the Coral Triangle taken by wildlife photographers Jürgen Freund and Stella Chiu-Freund will be launched today as a 272-page book by the WWF and Freund Factory.

UNICEF: Greater Investment In Youth Vital For Asia-Pacific Economic Development

UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth have called on regional governments to focus on the Asia-Pacific’s 1.1 billion young people.

UNICEF: Child Mortality In East Asia Down By Two Thirds Since 1990

The latest global child mortality estimates show a 68 percent decline in the number of under-five deaths in East Asia over the past 20 years, translating into 4,000 fewer children dying each day.