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ASEAN Women’s Circle Welcomes New President

on Wednesday, 04 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 4 March 2015 – With long, admirable track record of promoting cooperation and solidarity among ASEAN ladies, the ASEAN Women's Circle (AWC) is poised to make a difference in the course of the ASEAN's journey toward a caring and sharing ASEAN Community through a change of guards.

ASEAN SG Pays Official Visit to New Zealand

on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

WELLINGTON, 2 March 2015 - At the invitation of the Honourable Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, paid an official visit to New Zealand last week. This visit is part of the commemorative activities to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations.

ASEAN, New Zealand Discuss Future Direction

on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

AUCKLAND, 2 March 2015 - The 22nd ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue was successfully held last week in Auckland, New Zealand. The Dialogue noted with satisfaction the progress of the Plan of Action to Implement the Joint Declaration for ASEAN-New Zealand Comprehensive Partnership (2010-2015) and the New Zealand's Four Flagship Initiatives. Both sides look forward to the finalisation of the next ASEAN-New Zealand Plan of Action (2016-2020), which is expected to be launched at the ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Dialogue Relations, in November 2015 in Malaysia. The Dialogue also touched upon preparations for the above-mentioned Summit as well as its key deliverables.

The 21st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat 28 February to 1 March 2015, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

on Sunday, 01 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) expressed confidence that the region's economies will maintain their momentum in 2015 despite the global economic and geopolitical challenges. They emphasised that the deepening economic integration in the region would serve as a buffer in helping ASEAN progress and prosper.

Press Release of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)

on Saturday, 28 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

The Tenth Meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) was convened on 25-27 February 2015 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The review of the implementation of the ACWC Work Plan 2012-2016 was followed by the discussion of the development of the Work Plan for 2016-2020.

“Reporting ASEAN” Media Forum to Tell the ASEAN Story

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANGKOK, 16 February 2015 – A media forum on news issues around ASEAN integration and regionalism will be held on 31 March – 2 April in Bangkok. Titled "Reporting ASEAN: A Media Forum," this event is expected to gather journalists and editors, researchers, foreign policy makers and development experts, students and those who follow issues around the ASEAN Community.

ASEAN Launches 2nd Batch of Disaster Management Officials Executive Programme

on Friday, 20 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 20 February 2015 – The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) announced the start of the second batch of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme earlier this week. Sixteen disaster management officers from ASEAN Member States' National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam are participating in the second batch of the ACE Programme.

ASEAN Continues Support to Philippines After Haiyan

on Wednesday, 18 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

ILOILO, 18 February 2015 – The first stakeholders' meeting and inception workshop was held on 17-18 February in Iloilo City, Philippines, to launch the Adopt-a-Municipality for Resilient Recovery - a project under the ASEAN Assistance for the Recovery of Yolanda-Affected Areas in the Philippines.

ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN-Korea Centre to Work for Stronger ASEAN-Korea Friendship

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 16 February 2015 – The Secretary-General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC), H.E. Chung Hae-Moon called on Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh on 13 February. During the meeting, the two Secretaries-General exchanged views on various topics pertaining to ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) cooperation and to enhance collaboration between the ASEAN-Korea Centre and the ASEAN Secretariat.

ASEAN Builds Capacity of Disaster Management Training Institutes Network

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 16 February 2015 - ASEAN conducted a two-day Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Workshop on Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) and Disaster Recovery, on 11-12 February in Jakarta. The workshop aimed at building the capacity of the ASEAN Disaster Management Training Institutes Network (ADTRAIN) and standardising regional Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) and recovery guidelines to be used by ASEAN National Disaster Management Agencies (NDMOs).

Winners of ASEAN Stamp Design Contest Unveiled To Symbolize the Unity of ASEAN Community

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANGKOK, 16 February 2015- Thailand Post Company Limited joins with the post of all nine ASEAN countries to build a new history and prepare for the ASEAN Community with the ASEAN stamp and postmark design competition to search for the best one to be produced as a joint issue stamp and postmark among the ASEAN countries. The stamp will be officially issued on August 8, 2015 in each Member State to celebrate the 48th anniversary of ASEAN (The Association of South East Asian Nations). The result of the final round of the competition was announced at the Grand Postal Building, Bangkok and presided by Mr. Pornchai Rujiprapa, Thailand's Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

ASEAN, Germany, and EU Identify Key Areas of Cooperation

on Friday, 13 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 13 February 2015 – Earlier this month, ASEAN and Germany held their 4th Joint Cooperation Review at the ASEAN Secretariat. The first part of the review was held together with the EU, in the form of ASEAN-EU-Germany Joint Sectoral Breakout Sessions, aimed at identifying key issues or areas of cooperation between ASEAN and Germany as well as the EU in the next two years. 

ASEAN Secretariat Hosts Attachment Officers from CLMV Countries

on Thursday, 12 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 12 February 2015 – The ASEAN Secretariat welcomes the 2nd batch of officers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) under the "Attachment Programme for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Involvement at the ASEAN Secretariat." The programme aims to assist CLMV countries, ASEAN's newer Member States, to strengthen their institutional capacity in managing and promoting ASEAN cooperation by improving the professionalism, competency, and confidence of their officers.

ASEAN SG Welcomes New Permanent Representative of Thailand to ASEAN

on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 10 February 2015 - H.E. Ambassador Chombhala Chareonying, the new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to ASEAN, presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat today.