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ASEAN Enhancing Consumer Protection First Full-Scale Training to Strengthen Technical Competency

on Wednesday, 02 September 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

HA NOI, 2 September 2015 - A train-for-trainers workshop focusing on strengthening the capacity of consumer protection practitioners in three key areas: i) consumer credit and banking, ii) environment, and iii) professional services, was convened from 31 August – 2 September 2015 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Comprehensive modules were developed to support institutional capacity and build a cadre of consumer protection trainers to raise level of compliance of consumer protection laws and regulations. These modules are expected to be used as reference training materials by ASEAN Member States (AMS) to develop and implement training programs at the national level.

Myanmar hosts the 1st Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Caravan

on Wednesday, 02 September 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

NAY PYI TAW, 2 September 2015 - The 1st JAIF Caravan, jointly organised by Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Management Team (JMT) of ASEAN Secretariat, was held on 27 - 28 August 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.   

ASEAN, U.S. Launch 3rd Batch of Visiting Scholars

on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 1 September 2015 – ASEAN and the United States announced today ten new Visiting Scholars selected through the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative.  The Visiting Scholars, representing all ten ASEAN Members States, will join a distinguished group of Fulbright alumni and conduct research in the United States for up to four months on a range of topics, including entomology, human rights, technology and innovation, sustainable development, climate change, and international law.

Lithuania Explores Forging Relations with ASEAN

on Friday, 28 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 28 August 2015 — Lithuania today expressed its interest in establishing cooperation with ASEAN and its Member States.

SG Minh Receives the PM of Timor-Leste at the ASEAN Secretariat

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 27 August 2015 – H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, visited the ASEAN Secretariat today and had a meeting with H.E. Le Luong Minh, the Secretary-General of ASEAN.

“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.

New Cambodian Permanent Representative to ASEAN Presents His Letter of Credence

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 27 August 2015 - Cambodian Permanent Representative to ASEAN, H.E. Norng Sakal, presented his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat today.

ASEAN Secretariat Conducts Project Evaluation Training

on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BALI, 25 August 2015 - The ASEAN Secretariat conducted a Project Evaluation Training in Bali last week with 17 staffs from various sectoral and functional divisions in attendance. The training aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge in carrying out state-of-the-art project evaluation and impact assessment. Improved evaluation capacity will help strengthen future project design.

ASEAN, EU to Focus on Quality Assurance in ASEAN Higher Education

on Monday, 24 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 24 August 2015 – Today, the ASEAN and European Union Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (SHARE) Project commenced the first in a series of SHARE's policy dialogues. High-level education officials, academicians and researchers from ASEAN Member States and other project stakeholders are attending this two-day event being held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

Myanmar to Host 1st Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Caravan

on Monday, 24 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

NAY PYI TAW, 21 August 2015 - The 1st JAIF Caravan, jointly organized by Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Management Team (JMT) of ASEAN Secretariat, will be held on 27-28 August 2015 at the Grand Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Japanese Business Sector to Cooperate with ASEAN in its Post-2015 Development

on Saturday, 22 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 August 2015 - The Japanese business sector expressed its willingness to cooperate in assisting ASEAN with its post-2015 development. The private sector representatives also voiced confidence on the growth prospects of the ASEAN economy. These were conveyed during the 8th Dialogue between the Federation of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA) and H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, held on 21 August in Kuala Lumpur at the side-lines of the 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting. The Dialogue was participated in by the heads of the Japanese Chambers of Commerce in ASEAN and hosted by the Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia.

 

5th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-Region

on Friday, 21 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

MYANMAR, 20 August 2015 - The Fifth Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-Region (MSC Mekong) was held on 20 August 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and attended by Ministers/ representatives responsible for land and forest fires and haze from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, and the Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

ASEAN, Australia Reaffirm Commitment to Strategic Partnership

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 20 August 2015 - ASEAN and Australian reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen ASEAN – Australia ties for mutual benefit at the 5th ASEAN-Australia Joint Cooperation Committee (AAJCC) Meeting in Jakarta yesterday. Australia was given Strategic Partner status in 2014 at the ASEAN-Australia Leaders' Summit to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations.

Malaysia Ready to Chair the 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 August 2015 - ASEAN Economic Ministers will meet in Kuala Lumpur from August 22 to 25 to put the finishing touches to the formal establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of this year.

ASEAN GDP Grows by 4.6%

on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 19 August 2015- The latest data from ASEAN Statistics revealed that ASEAN economies remained resilient in 2014 amidst uncertainty in the global economic environment. The real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 4.6 percent to reach US$ 2.57 trillion. The sustained growth in GDP led to an increase in the GDP per capita from US$ 3,908 in 2013 to US$ 4,130 in 2014. The services sector continued to be the biggest contributor to growth at 50.1 percent of the region’s total GDP in 2014.