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SIDA Funds New HRD Project
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has agreed to fund a new three year project to train social service and health personnel to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children and youth in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Earlier this year, ESCAP members had adopted a resolution on curbing sexual abuse.

Visit our Database of Research and Training Institutes
The initial database on Centres of Excellence for HRD Research and Training has now been uploaded to this site. It contains data on some 120 leading institutes involved in the following HRD services: education, employment and health.

Two New Studies Now Available
We have posted excerpts of two of our latest publications, including a review of the youth situation in Asia, and a collection of innovative HRD approaches to poverty alleviation.

1997 ESCAP HRD Award
We have received a large number of applications for the 1997 ESCAP HRD Award on this year's theme of "empowerment of the urban poor." An independent jury will meet in January to select the winner. Read about the background of the Award and the innovative experiences of its previous winners.

1998: An Important Year for Youth
The United Nations has big plans for youth in 1998. Not only will it see the first ever global ministerial conference on youth, but some major activities are being scheduled for the Asian and Pacific region as well.

Preview: ESCAP HRD Newsletter No. 9
Get a preview here of the latest issue of the ESCAP HRD Newsletter. Read interviews with UNESCO's regional chief on new challenges for education, an assessment of the current HRD situation in Thailand, and a profile of an Asian university with millions of students.

What is HRD?
Ever wondered what human resources development, or HRD, is all about? Interested in the work of the United Nations to promote HRD in Asia and the Pacific? Get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions on who we are, what we do, job opportunities, and other issues.

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