2013

Thailand's Plan for Fresh Elections Tops "ASEAN Today"

on Monday, 23 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hopes Thailand's political crisis will be defused by calling for national elections in early February.  That tops the latest edition of "ASEAN Today." Onravee Tangmeesang of Thailand's Nation Channel co-hosts from Bangkok with Dalton Tanonaka of Indonesia's Metro TV in Jakarta.  They also report on Southeast Asia's supply of fish to the world's biggest market in Tokyo, Vietnam's successful fight against dengue fever, and the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.  Nonggol Darapati of the ASEAN Secretariat has the month's regular feedback segment.

ASEAN and UNESCO sign cooperation agreement

on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

PARIS, 20 December 2013 - The signing ceremony of the Framework Agreement for Cooperation between ASEAN and UNESCO was held on 17 December at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Signing the document on behalf of ASEAN was H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, and for UNESCO was H.E. Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. Members and representatives of the ASEAN UNESCO Committee (AUC) - Ambassadors of the ASEAN Members States accredited to UNESCO based in Paris, and high-level officials from UNESCO witnessed the signing.

Myanmar’s Speaker of Parliament calls on ASEAN Officials

on Tuesday, 17 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 17 December 2013 -  On the sidelines of his official visit to Indonesia, the Speaker of Myanmar’s Parliament Rt. Hon. Thura U Shwe Mann met with high-ranking officials of ASEAN Secretariat at the Association’s headquarter in Jakarta. He was accompanied by a group of parliamentarians from Myanmar.

ASEAN and EU hold dialogue on economic and connectivity issues

on Thursday, 12 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 12 December 2013 - The ASEAN Secretariat together with the French and German Embassies in Indonesia held the ASEAN-Europe Economic Dialogue from 10-11 December 2013 at the ASEAN Secretariat in the Indonesian capital.

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Indonesian kids donate money to Haiyan survivors in the Philippines

on Thursday, 12 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 11 December 2013 –Eleven-year-old pupils from an Indonesian school came to the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) this morning and handed-over their cash donation for typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. A Filipino staff of ASEC received the equivalent of USD1,200 raised by pupils from Sekolah Global Mandiri in Jakarta.

Businesses see ASEAN economic integration more as an opportunity than a threat

on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 11 December 2013 – The majority of businesses perceived ASEAN economic integration to present more of an opportunity rather than a threat. In addition, investor interest in the ASEAN region remains strong and more businesses are seeing ASEAN as one region in making their investment decisions. These are some of the key findings from the 2013 ASEAN-BAC (ASEAN Business Advisory Council) Survey on ASEAN Competitiveness as ASEAN pushes on with its efforts to realize the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015.

Slovenia to forge closer cooperation with ASEAN

on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 11 December 2013 - Ambassador Milan Balažic of the Republic of Slovenia thanked ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh for accepting his credentials and promised to work closely with ASEAN and the Secretariat officials in forging closer cooperation between ASEAN and Slovenia in areas of mutual interests.

ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation kicks off in Jakarta

on Tuesday, 10 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 10 December 2013 – The ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) held its first Governing Council (GC) meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat today. The meeting discussed, among others, the Work Plan of the AIPR, the recruitment of Executive Director, funding, and reporting mechanism of the AIPR.

ASEAN and EU to hold economic dialogue

on Monday, 09 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

The ASEAN Secretariat, in collaboration with the French and German Embassies in Indonesia as well as the EU Delegation in Indonesia, are organizing the ASEAN-Europe Economic Dialogue from 10-11 December 2013 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Dialogue aims to provide a platform for the policy makers, private sectors and think-tanks of the two regions to exchange lessons learned from global economic crisis and ways to enhance connectivity within ASEAN and between ASEAN and Europe. The event will also be a great opportunity for companies from ASEAN and EU member states to explore complementarities and synergies, and to discuss how to bring the ASEAN-EU trade and investment to the next level.

ASEAN, United States Launch New Cooperation Programmes

on Friday, 06 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 6 December 2013 - ASEAN and U.S. officials met today to launch new cooperation programmes and mark achievements over the course of 36 years of partnership. The event highlighted joint promotion of trade and investment, good governance, combatting transnational crimes such as trafficking in persons and wildlife trafficking, and promoting people-to-people ties through youth engagement activities.

ASEAN-Japan Youth Leaders pledge to contribute more to ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership

on Thursday, 05 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

Siem Reap, 5 December 2013 – The ASEAN-Japan Youth Leaders' Forum with the theme "Roles of Youth in the ASEAN-Japan Relations in the 21st Century was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 30 November - 02 December 2013. The forum brought together 90 youths from ASEAN Member States and Japan as part of the commemorative activities of the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.

ASEAN Youth pledge to protect the environment

on Wednesday, 04 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 4 December 2013 - The ASEAN Plus Three Youth Environment Forum (AYEF) closed today with the youth participants making a pledge to take on environmental protection as a personal responsibility and demonstrate it through their daily activities to inspire other youths in their respective countries.

ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children maps out plan of action

on Monday, 02 December 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 2 December 2013 - The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) agreed on a plan of action at its Special Meeting convened on 26-27 November 2013 in Brunei Darussalam.

Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation

on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

World AIDS Day 2013

This year’s theme of the World AIDS Day - “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation” - resonates well with the current progress of ASEAN towards an ASEAN Community by 2015 with one vision and one identity.

Moving Ahead with ASEAN-India Connectivity

on Friday, 29 November 2013. Posted in 2013, ASEAN Secretariat News

ASEAN, Indian and Japanese senior officials and private sector involved in connectivity came together at the Symposium on “Towards Realisation of ASEAN Connectivity Plus: Moving Forward with ASEAN-India Connectivity” in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 November 2013 to promote greater ASEAN-India engagement and cooperation on connectivity.