A new UN report on the right to food was presented on 7 March 2017 to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them.

The Thirteenth Session of CAPSA Governing Council was convened in Bogor, Indonesia on 28 February 2017 and attended by representatives of Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The session was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of Indonesia.



The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2017 in Bangkok on  29 to 31 March, 2017  on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and as a preparatory event for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held in July 2017 in New York.


The move towards democratic governance has opened up new opportunities for Myanmar. Among them is an increasing role of non-government stakeholders, to contribute substantially to the country’s socio-economic development. In the agricultural sector, which is lagging behind its peers in many other countries of the Asia-Pacific region, it is now more important than ever for the public sector to join hands with non-government stakeholders to address critical gaps.