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No Child Left Behind:  Study calls for better care of children with disabilities
The Situation of Children with Disabilities in the Philippines study addresses this information gap and provides data that will support the development of responsive national programs and services for children with disabilities. Supported by the Australian Embassy, UNICEF, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the report underlined that children with disabilities continue to experience barriers to access basic social services. This is compounded by poverty, lack of data, weak governance and discriminatory attitudes related to disability in general.


Launch of the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch
Ambassador Amanda Gorely remarks at the launch of the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch. Australia has been a strong supporter of development, peace and stability in the southern Philippines for over 20 years. As well as our longstanding support for education, we are funding development projects in conflict-affected communities in Muslim Mindanao. Through our program Australian Partnerships for Peace and our trusted partners like International Alert, we are supporting the peace process and helping to resolve conflict and build peace.


Australia supports training for Philippine Government Leaders
Top officials from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) completed a leadership and management skills training course with support from the Australian Government. Sixty-eight NEDA executives - from undersecretaries to regional directors - undertook a customized program for government leaders. It was delivered by the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Civil Service Institute based on a course designed by the Australian Government.

Philippines-Australia Friendship Week 2018 in Davao

The Australian Embassy, the Davao City Government and the Australia Global Alumni network bring to Davao the Philippines-Australia Friendship Week celebration. The festival kicks off on 21 May in Davao City Hall with a proclamation of Philippines-Australia Friendship Week, and will culminate in a three-day festival and concert at SM Lanang Premier on the weekend of 25-27 May. Learn more here.


Visit of the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific to Cotabato
Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, visited Cotabato City on 2 May to highlight Australia’s commitment to supporting peace and stability in Mindanao.


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