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ASEAN Launches Women Entrepreneurship Network

on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

HA NOI, 23 April 2014 - The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam, together with the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment Project (ACTI) hosted the Launching Workshop of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurship Network (AWEN) with the participation of the members of AWEN and ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) yesterday in Ha Noi.

 

ASEAN and China to Continue Promotion of Maritime Security in South China Sea

on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

PATTAYA, 23 April 2014 - The 7th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (SOM on DOC) and the 20th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Consultation (ACSOC) were held on 21 and 22 April in Pattaya City, Thailand, respectively.

 

Joint Media Statement the 6th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts Meeting 20 April 2014, Hue City, Viet Nam

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

The ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) and the AMCA Plus Three (AMCA+3) held their Sixth Meeting in Hue City, Viet Nam on 19 - 20 April 2014. The Ministers also held three AMCA and Dialogue Partners meeting (AMCA+1) namely, the Second AMCA Plus China (AMCA+China), the Inaugural AMCA Plus Japan (AMCA+Japan) and inaugural AMCA Plus the Republic of Korea (AMCA+ROK) meetings on the same day at the same venue.

ASEAN to Dialogue with Japanese Business Community

on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA16 April 2014 H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, held discussions with Mr. Setsuo Iuchi, Chief Representative for ASEAN and South Asia of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) yesterday on the forthcoming 7th Dialogue between the ASEAN SG and the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA) to be held in June in the Philippines. 

 

ASEAN and Romania to Strengthen Cooperation

on Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 15 April 2014 - H.E. Mrs. Valerica Epure today presented her Letter of Credence as Ambassador of Romania to ASEAN to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

 

ASEAN Disaster Management Officials Enhance Knowledge on Humanitarian Logistics

on Monday, 07 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

SUBANG, 7 April 2014 – Representatives from ASEAN Member States’ disaster management agencies are embarking on a humanitarian logistics system training in Subang, Malaysia, from 7 to 14 April. The training is developed by the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) in collaboration with the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) Subang Base, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Asia Regional Office.

 

New Ambassador of Poland to ASEAN Presents Credentials

on Friday, 28 March 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 28 March 2014 - The Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski presented his Letter of Credence today to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, as Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat.

 

Harmonising Regulation of Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements Ahead of ASEAN Integration

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2014 – Traditional medicines have been around for centuries, but the rise in demand for alternative and holistic medicines has generated more attention to the effects, classification, and production of these treatments and their close kin - dietary supplements.  With the advent of the integrated ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, adopting consistent standards for these products in the region will be important. The best way to regulate the production and control of these products was the focus of a workshop on traditional medicines and dietary supplements, conducted in Singapore on 7-8 April.

 

ASEAN and Canada Hold Series of Activities

on Thursday, 10 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 10 April 2014 – The Second ASEAN-Canada Joint Coordination Committee (AC-JCC) Meeting was held today at the ASEAN Secretariat, co-chaired by H.E. Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore to ASEAN and H.E. Donald Bobiash, Ambassador of Canada to ASEAN.

2014 ASEAN-China Cultural Exchange Year Kicks Off in Beijing

on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

BEIJING, 8 April 2014 - The Opening Ceremony of 2014 ASEAN-China Cultural Exchange Year kicked off in Beijing, China yesterday with joint performances from both sides.  Held at the Grand Hall Theatre of Tsinghua University, the events were officiated by H.E. Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, and H.E. U Nyan Tun, Vice President of Myanmar. H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Cai Wu, Minister of Culture of China, Deputy Ministers, senior officials from ASEAN Member States and China, and Embassies of all ASEAN Member States in Beijing were also in attendance.

 

Singapore Trains ASEAN Social Workers

on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

in support of ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children

Singapore will hold a training course on 8-10 Apr 2014 for 20 frontline ASEAN social workers (see Annex A) who work with women and children victims of violence. Hosted by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and organised by the Social Service Institute (SSI), the course is an initiative of the Singapore Government Representatives on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, Dr Aline Wong (for women’s rights) and Mr Koh Choon Hui (for children’s rights).

ASEAN Defence Ministers Meet US Secretary of Defense

on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

HONOLULU, 8 April 2014 - ASEAN Defence Ministers and the Secretary-General of ASEAN met with the United States’ Secretary of Defense, Mr. Chuck Hagel, for an informal dialogue in Honolulu, Hawaii on 3 April. They exchanged views on defence and security issues of common concern in the region  including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

 

ASEAN and United States Collaborate for Stronger Science-based Policy Making

on Monday, 07 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 7 April 2014 - ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Alicia dela Rosa Bala and Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Timothy Hefner formally inaugurated the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program today, noting that the program would ensure that ASEAN Member States increasingly utilize science when making difficult policy decisions.   The program, managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, will support eight scientists from academia to work for one year in government ministries in their five home countries with the goal of increasing utilization of science, technology and objective analysis of existing data in decision making.

 

ASEAN and Hong Kong to Pursue Free Trade Agreement

on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

HONG KONG, 2 April 2014 - H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, visited Hong Kong last week at the invitation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

 

Latest "ASEAN Today" Spotlights Celebrated Indonesian Designer

on Tuesday, 01 April 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 1 April 2014 - She didn't plan on becoming one of Indonesia's most colorful designers, but Anne Avantie took the right path to fashionable success. The personal story of the Indonesian icon tops the latest edition of "ASEAN Today."