Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).
On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.
Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
The Malay ArchipelagoMalay:Kepulauan Melayu, Indonesian:Kepulauan Melayu or Nusantara, Tagalog:Kapuluan ng Malay ) is the archipelago between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. It has also been called the Malay World, Indo-Australian Archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, Spices Archipelago, and other names over time. The name was taken from the 19th-century European concept of a Malay race.
Asia Pacific is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's regional news & current affairs program. Schedule changes by ABC Radio Australia in 2013 saw the show lose its domestic radio audience. It remains available online at www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac
The show is broadcast each weekday from the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne.
... 19 years for a girl..Asia-Pacific region is anticipate to exhibit a healthy growth in the vasomotor symptoms of menopause treatment market owing to initiatives taken by government bodies towards the overall health of women and the increasing medical tourism mainly in India.
All around Asia-Pacific and globally, millions of women and girls simply have no control over their bodies and their lives ... Our new UNFPAState of World Population report, My Body is My Own, shows that, in the eight Asia-Pacific countries where data on these three issues are available, barely 59 percent of women are fully empowered in this regard.
Yet currently, 12 million girls are still being married off before the age of 18 each year. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only made things worse, with an additional 13 million girls potentially being put at risk of child, early or forced marriage (CEFM). Bhagyashri Dengle, Plan InternationalAsia-Pacific Hub RegionalDirector, said.
NBAAsiaPacificCampOnline, a one-day virtual basketball event that features advanced basketball instruction, skills challenges and interactive sessions with select NBA and WNBA players ... NBA Asia Pacific Camp Online will feature 120 participants from seven countries across the ...
... and Girl Scouts (Waggs). It is the highest award given by the Waggs’ AsiaPacificRegion “to honor individuals and organizations who have given outstanding service and contribution to the development of Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in the Asia Pacific country and the region.”.
... representing a wide range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), delivered the NGOStatement on Asia and the Pacific ... The NGO Statement on Asia and the Pacific emphasizes protecting and access rights for displaced and stateless women and girls and gender-diverse people.
“New Zealand is a long-standing partner of WFP and providing humanitarian assistance is one of our priority areas ... More than 25,000 households across all 13 municipalities were affected by rains and floods ... Timor-Leste has one of the highest rates of undernutrition in Asia and the Pacific, with stunting affecting half of boys and girls ... .
predicts that up to 47 million more women and girls will have fallen into extreme poverty— a jump of9% from 2019 ... In SoutheastAsia and the Pacific, girls are facing increased pressure to take part in forced marriages, and some 1.2 million girls may drop out of school as a result of COVID-19 according to an AustralianNGO.
... by disasters in AsiaPacific through the disbursement of Emergency Response & EarlyRecovery Fund (EREF) ... The Emergency Response & Early Recovery Fund results in mitigated impacts of disasters on girls, boys and families in countries in Asia Pacific where Plan operates.
This is part of a broader program to deliver vaccines and medical support to Australia’s partners throughout Asia and the Pacific, with Fiji, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines so far receiving doses ... Prior to the pandemic, there had been significant improvements in girls’ enrollments in school in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.