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ASEAN Moves Forward with Public-Private Partnership

on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

MANILA, 17 December 2014 – As ASEAN approaches the crucial 2015 milestone of realising the ASEAN Community, the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) has convened the ASEAN Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Networking Forum on 16–17 December in Manila to discuss PPP as an innovative financing mechanism to realise the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC). 

ASEAN Welcomes New Master Trainers and Assessors for Food & Beverage Service

on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

MANILA, 16 December 2014 – Twenty-two Master Trainers and 20 Master Assessors celebrated their graduation day this week after weeks of comprehensive training programmes of Master Trainers and Master Assessors for Food and Beverages (F&B) Service Division conducted by the William Angliss Institute at the Diamond Hotel Philippines.

ASEAN Plus Three to Heighten the Ebola Preparedness and Response

on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANGKOK, 16 December 2014 - The ASEAN Plus Three Health Ministers gathered for the Special Meeting on Ebola Preparedness and Response yesterday. They discussed the ways forward of strengthening regional mechanisms and increasing national capacity to prevent the Ebola as well as other emerging infectious diseases pandemics. The opening ceremony was graced by H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand and attended by H.E Le Luong Minh, Secretary General of ASEAN, Health Ministers or representatives from ASEAN Plus Three Countries as well as representatives of ASEAN Secretariat, and other international organisations.

Joint Statement of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit on the 25th Anniversary of the ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations: Our Future Vision of ASEAN-ROK Strategic Partnership "Building Trust, Bringing Happiness" on 12 December 2014 in Busan, Republic of Korea

on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

BUSAN, 12 December 2014 - WE, the Heads of States/Government of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea, gathered on 12 December 2014 in Busan, ROK, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations, under the theme "Building Trust, Bringing Happiness".


RECALLING with satisfaction that ASEAN-ROK relations have deepened and broadened over the past 25 years since the establishment of dialogue relations in 1989;

 

Myanmar Hands Over ASEAN CPR Chairmanship to Malaysia

on Thursday, 11 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 11 December 2014 – The Permanent Representative of Myanmar to ASEAN, Ambassador Min Lwin, handed over his duties and responsibilities as Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) to the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ASEAN, Ambassador Hasnudin Hamzah, at the ASEAN Secretariat on 8 December. Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, and all Permanent Representatives to ASEAN from other ASEAN Member States attended the handover ceremony.

 

ASEAN Continues to Strengthen Consumer Protection

on Thursday, 11 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

HA NOI, 11 December 2014 - The inaugural ASEAN Consumer Protection Conference was convened from 8-9 December in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Consumer protection agencies from the ASEAN Members States, Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, consumer associations, international organisations and academicians attended the conference. 

 

Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision

on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

NAY PYI TAW, 12 November 2014 - WE, the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines,the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion ofthe 25th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar;

ASEAN holds Advanced Training on Madrid Protocol

on Thursday, 11 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

SINGAPORE, 11 December 2014 – The ASEAN Member States continue to move forward with their initiative to accede to the Madrid Protocol by the end of 2015 as part of the ASEAN Economic Community-building. To continue to prepare and assist ASEAN Member States to accede to and implement the Protocol, an advanced training on Madrid Protocol operations was organised on 9-11 December in Singapore.

 

ASEAN-OECD Organise Second Investment Policy Conference to Support Regional Integration

on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 10 December 2014 - The Second ASEAN-OECD Investment Policy Conference is being held from 10-11 December 2014 at the ASEAN Secretariat. The Conference, with the theme "Attracting Investment for Regional Integration" follows on from the first conference held in November 2010 bringing together investment policy makers from ASEAN and OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) members, as well as industry leaders and practitioners in the field.

 

ASEAN, ROK promote Youth and Women Participation in SME Development

on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

SIEM REAP, 9 December 2014 – Youth and women entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries had the opportunity to network and enhance their understanding of ASEAN and of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) cooperation at a seminar on “Participation of Youth and Women in SME Development” that concluded in Siem Reap, Cambodia, over the weekend. 

The 2nd year of the ASEAN-US Science and Technology Fellows Program

on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

Are you a scientist in an ASEAN country? Are you interested to apply your skills beyond the lab or the classroom?

ASEAN offers support to Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit

on Monday, 08 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 8 December 2014 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations expressed its sympathy to the Philippines after the country was hit over the weekend by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) while still recovering from last year’s Haiyan disaster.

 

ASEAN Sets Benchmark on Credit Rating to Increase SMEs’ Access to Finance

on Monday, 08 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 8 December 2014 ASEAN unveiled a benchmark for SME Credit Rating Methodology to the representatives from central banks, credit rating agencies, small and medium enterprise (SME) development agencies and commercial banks from ASEAN Member States (AMS).

ASEAN Advances Compliance with Transparency Requirements under ATIGA

on Friday, 05 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 December 2014 - A two-day National Workshop on the ASEAN Trade Repository (ATR), National Trade Repositories (NTRs) and Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs), in light of the applicable transparency obligations and notification procedures under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), was held last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

ASEAN Assists Member States in NTR Development

on Friday, 05 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

SIEM REAP, 5 December 2014 - A two-day National Workshop on ASEAN Trade Repository (ATR), National Trade Repositories (NTRs) and Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs)and Notification Procedures under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) was held last week in Siem Reap, Cambodia.