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Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Philippines-Denmark cherish 75 years of diplomatic relations

On 24 February 2021 the Embassy of Philippines in Denmark congratulated DFA Undersecretary Elizabeth B. Buensuceso and MFA State Secretary Jesper Møller Sørensen for leading their respective delegations in the Philippines-Denmark Bilateral Consultations. Both sides affirmed the excellent relations and friendship based on shared values, as they reflect on 75 years of diplomatic relations.

IKEA Philippines sets to hire 500 residents in Pasay City

The Swedish furniture-maker Ikea will be hiring at least 500 residents of Pasay City once it starts operations later this year. This was announced by Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto Rubiano after officials of Ikea paid a courtesy call to her office on Monday. Rubiano said “I am pleased to announced to our countrymen the…

Covid-centre confirms vaccines will be for everyone in Thailand also expats

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country – including expats and migrant workers – vaccinations against COVID-19. Those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated…

Swedish IKEA sees potential in Philippine-made products

Will IKEA sell Philippine-made products? According to Georg Platzer, IKEA’s Southeast Asia development manager, the products have “potential” to be sold at IKEA stores globally. Georg Platzer said to ABS-CBN news that Filipinos are talented in breading which has the potential to work very well with IKEA’s textile line and took note of other Philippine-made…

NordCham Philippines introduced the judges for the Nordic Sustainable Awards Night

On 18 February 2021 the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines introduced the judges for the Nordic Sustainability Wards Night, in a statement that read: We are counting the days until the Nordic Sustainability Awards Night on 23 February 2021. As of the moment, all the nominations are being reviewed and evaluated. In the…

NordCham Philippines welcomed renewing business partners

  On 15 February 2021 the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines introduced and welcome members in a statement that said: NordCham Philippines introduces its renewing business partner, Pöyry PLC. Pöyry Energy Inc. . ÅF and Pöyry have come together as AFRY. AFRY consists of 17,000 engineers, designers and advisors, brave enough to stand…

Norway supports IOM BIWAB to supply PPEs to internally displaced persons in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur

On 15 February 2021 the embassy of Norway in Manila updated on their latest work with IOM BIWAB.: Through the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Manila, more than 15,000 PPEs produced by IOM BIWAB cooperatives were distributed to internally displaced persons in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur.

Finland launched candidacy campaign for the UN Human Rights Council

On 15 February 2021 Finland launched the campaign themes for its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council. The themes of the Finnish campaign are the rights of women and girls, new technologies and the digital transformation, climate change, and education as a human right. The statement says: Finland is seeking membership of the…

Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2021 focus on sustainability

On 17 February 2021, the Swedish Institute announced programme opening in Asia. The statement read: “Are you one of the most ambitious and innovative leaders in Vietnam? Do you want to learn more about sustainable business practices and responsible leadership? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2021 and learn how to transform sustainability…