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Sec-Gen Minh Updates World Parliamentarians on ASEAN’s Sustainable Development Efforts

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

HA NOI, 1 April 2015 – Viet Nam was in the centre of international attention over the weekend as it hosted the 132nd Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly which began on 28 March and concludes today. The Assembly comprises of a series of meetings and discussions covering issues of global concern, including international law, threats to peace and security, cyber security, and water resources under the common theme of "Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words Into Actions."

ASEAN, Australia Reaffirm Strong Ties: Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit

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

MANILA, 28th March 2015 - Meeting in Manila on 26 March for the 27th ASEAN - Australia Forum, ASEAN and Australian Senior Officials reaffirmed the importance of their strategic partnership and agreed to enhance cooperation and explore new opportunities to further strengthen the relationship. This was the first meeting since the ASEAN-Australia dialogue relations were elevated to strategic partnership status at the ASEAN - Australian 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in November 2014.

 

ASEAN Senior Information Officials Launch Virtual Learning Resource Centre Website

on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

NGWE SAUNG BEACH, 26 March 2015 - The ASEAN Virtual Learning Resource Centre (AVLRC) website was soft launched at the 13th Senior Officials Meeting Responsible for Information (SOMRI) in Ngwe Saung Beach, Myanmar. His Excellency U Ye Htut, Union Minister for Information of Myanmar officiated the soft launch.

“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 Secretary-General pays last respect to Lee Kuan Yew

on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

SINGAPORE, 26 March 2015 - The Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, paid his last respects yesterday to H.E. Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, who is lying in state at Singapore's Parliament House. The late Mr. Lee passed away on 23 March 2015. He was 91 years old.

ASEAN, ROK Renew Commitment to Forge Closer Cooperation

on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 25 March 2015 - The Second Meeting of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) was held on 24 March at the ASEAN Secretariat. The Meeting reviewed ASEAN-ROK cooperation in the past one year and discussed its future direction, particularly on the progress of implementation of the ASEAN-ROK Plan of Action (POA) 2011-2015, follow-up to the outcomes of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in October 2014, and the implementation of projects and activities.

ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Promote Regional Marketing Platform and Brand for Inclusive Economic Growth

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANGKOK, 24 March 2015 – More than 40 women entrepreneurs from an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Bangkok yesterday announced a regional product brand and marketing platform called the GREAT Women (Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women) – ASEAN Collection.

 

Mongolia to Forge Close Cooperation with ASEAN

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 24 March 2015 - H.E. Mrs. Shagdar Battsetseg, Ambassador of Mongolia to ASEAN, presented her Letter of Credence yesterday to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN. Ambassador Battsetseg is also Mongolia's Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.

 

ASEAN Secretary-General Offers Condolences on the Passing of Lee Kuan Yew

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 24 March 2015 – ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh joined other world leaders in mourning the loss of Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, who passed away yesterday at 91. In a letter addressed to Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore and son of Lee Kuan Yew, Secretary-General Minh conveyed his "deepest condolences" on the passing of the late Prime Minister.

ASEAN, China strengthen relations through youth participation in cultural and tourism cooperation

on Monday, 23 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

SIEM REAP, 23 March 2015 - More than 120 youth participants from ASEAN Member States and China had the opportunity to network and enhance their understanding of ASEAN-China cooperation through the ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Visit held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 13-18 March. With the theme "Role of Youth in Culture and Tourism," the programme was comprised of seminar, tour visits, and cultural performance.

AIPR Holds Workshop on Women’s Participation in Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution

on Monday, 23 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

CEBU CITY, 23 March 2015 - The ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) held a workshop to strengthen women's participation in peace processes and conflict resolution in Cebu City, Philippines on 18-19 March. The workshop aimed to highlight the level of women's participation in peace processes and conflict resolution in the region and raise awareness on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and existing National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security.

Travel ASEAN! UCC Competition Is On

on Thursday, 19 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

The ASEAN-Korea Centre is holding a user-created content (UCC) competition on the theme of traveling in ASEAN entitled "Travel ASEAN! UCC Competition." The deadline for this competition is 3 April 2015.

ASEAN Defence Cooperation Progresses Towards the Realisation of ASEAN Community 2015

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

LANGKAWI, 18 March 2015 - The ASEAN Defence Ministers have pledged to elevate regional defence cooperation to new heights consistent with the realisation of ASEAN Community 2015. This strong commitment was made at the 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) held in Langkawi, Malaysia on 16 March, which was chaired by H.E. Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia and attended by all Defence Ministers and the Secretary-General of ASEAN. The Meeting concluded with the Defence Ministers signing a Joint Declaration on Maintaining Regional Security and Stability for and by the People.

ASEAN Moves Sectoral MRA on Good Manufacturing Practices Forward

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

JAKARTA, 18 March 2015 - Healthcare, which includes the pharmaceutical sector, is one of 12 priority sectors for ASEAN economic integration. In line with this, an ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Inspection for Manufacturers of Medicinal Products had been identified as a priority initiative. Thus, an ASEAN MRA Taskforce on GMP Inspection was formed in 2005 to work towards the signing of a pan-ASEAN MRA on GMP Inspection, in tandem with the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015.

Switzerland to Intensify Cooperation with ASEAN

on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 17 March 2015 - H.E. Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, paid an official visit to the ASEAN Secretariat yesterday and met with H.E. A.K.P. Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs.