ASEAN Publications

Mid-Term Review of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint (2009-2015)

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

The Cha-Am Hua Hin Declaration on the ASEAN Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015 of 1 March 2009 established that the three Community Blueprints – Economic, Political-Security, and Socio- Cultural – and the 2nd IAI Work Plan constitute the ASEAN Roadmap. The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint’s primary goal is “to contribute to realising a peoplecentred and socially responsible ASEAN Community by forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society.” The ASCC Blueprint is a framework for action and is structured into 6 Characteristics1 or strategiclevel development and cooperation outcomes and impacts toward ASEAN Community building. Underlying each Characteristic are Elements or inter-woven cross-pillar, thematic, sectoral and cross-sectoral outcomes. Each Element is in turn buttressed by Action Lines of which there are 339 specific results or activities to be achieved or undertaken through programmes, projects or special activities. The Blueprint contains an implementation arrangement laying out a schedule of key milestones and a coordination mechanism or governance structure delegating roles to the ASCC Council, Sectoral Ministerial Bodies, Senior Officials Meetings and other ASEAN-affiliated bodies and associated entities. In carrying out the Blueprint, ASCC is required to identify and address resource requirements, and to enumerate a communications plan that helps to enhance awareness, broaden and raise funds.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration monitoring report : a joint report by the ASEAN Secretariat and the World Bank (English)

on Monday, 17 February 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a community of more than 600 million people living in ten countries in one of the most dynamic regions of the world. Consistent with this, ASEAN's share of world GDP and world trade has sharply increased over the past decades. In 2003, ASEAN's regional integration agenda was significantly deepened when ASEAN Member States adopted the ambitious goal of forming an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. These goals were crystallized in the highly specific targets set for creating a 'single market and production base' in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint of 2007, signed by the Heads of the Governments of the ASEAN countries. The focus of the report is on policy and market integration outcomes achieved in ASEAN Member States (AMS) as part of the Pillar One of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) formation process. The aim is to assess progress drawing on evidence from a large range of indicators on policies and outcomes. The report then suggests priorities for future actions for implementing the AEC 2015 goals. This report is based on the inception report presented to and endorsed by the Senior Economic Officials' Meetings of the ASEAN last year and on the presentation on early findings also to the SEOM. The earlier version of this report was also presented to the 45th ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meetings in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam in August 2013. This report is intended to complement the recent mid-term review report by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA, 2012), which has focused more on progress with agreements and commitments for achieving AEC 2015 goals.

ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children Work Plan 2012–2016 and Terms of Reference

on Tuesday, 28 January 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

All ASEAN Member States have ratified and are parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

NGO Profiles – First ASEAN Leadership Awards on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 5 July 2013

on Thursday, 12 December 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

While the ASEAN Member States have considerably invested in various poverty reduction initiatives to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of our peoples, eradicating poverty in the region remains a daunting task. ASEAN’s impressive economic growth has not yet alleviated the pockets of poverty that continue to exist in many areas.

 

ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2010-2015 (4th Reprint)

on Thursday, 12 December 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response or AADMER has been ratified by all ten Member States and entered into force on 24 December 2009. The AADMER is a proactive regional framework for cooperation, coordination, technical assistance, and resource mobilisation in all aspects of disaster management. It also affirms ASEAN’s commitment to the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and is the first legally-binding HFA-related instrument in the world.

 

ASEAN Guidelines for the Use of Chemicals in Aqualculture and Measures to Eliminate the Use of Harmful Chemicals

on Monday, 02 December 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

On behalf of Malaysia, the drafting committee would like to extend her appreciation to all ASEAN Member States (AMS) who had participated in developing the guidelines. Special thank goes to the Director General of Fisheries Malaysia, YH Dato’ Ahamad Sabki Bin Mahmood for his continuous support to the committee’s work throughout the process.The committee also expresses gratitude to Mr. Mohamad Shaupi Bin Derahman, currently the Deputy Director General of Fisheries (Operations) for his guidance and interest throughout the three workshops that had been conducted. The guidelines could not have been completed without the brains of the resource persons who had contributed immensely in finalising the guidelines. The dedicated resource persons are the Dr. Hassan Bin Hj. Mohd Daud, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Putra Malaysia, Dr. Relicardo M. Coloso, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department and Dr. Eduardo Leano, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA).

 

SME Guidebook Towards the AEC 2015

on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The SME Guidebook Toward AEC 2015 has been produced with support of the project “Capacity Building for the ASEAN Secretariat”, jointly agreed and implemented by the ASEAN Secretariat and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and funded by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

ASEAN Labour Ministers Work Programme 2010-2015 (1st Reprint)

on Friday, 15 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The overall objective of ASEAN cooperation on labour is to build towards the vision of a better quality of life, productive employment, and adequate social protection for ASEAN people through enhancing workforce competitiveness, creating a harmonious and progressive workplace, and promoting of decent work of all.

 

ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children Work Plan 2012–2016 and Terms of Reference

on Thursday, 14 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

All ASEAN Member States have ratified and are parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Work Plan 2012-2016 and Terms of Reference

on Wednesday, 13 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

All ASEAN Member States have ratified and are parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

 

ASEAN Documents Series 2012

on Tuesday, 12 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The 20th ASEAN Summit, with the theme of “ASEAN: One Community, One Destiny” held in Phnom Penh, on 3-4 April 2012, was chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, as Chair of ASEAN, in 2012. The Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States had substantive, frank and productive discussions in plenary and retreat sessions.

ASEAN Declaration of Commitment: Getting to Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS-Related

on Monday, 11 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

We, the Heads of State/Government of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (hereinafter referred to as “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 of the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali, Indonesia reviewing comprehensively the progress achieved in the decade since the adoption of the 2001 ASEAN Declaration on AIDS and the implementation of the 2007 ASEAN Commitments on HIV and AIDS;

ASEAN-Korea FTA

on Monday, 11 November 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

ASEAN Member States and The Republic of Korea signed the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation on 13 December 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to strengthen and enhance economic, trade, and investment cooperation among ASEAN Member States and Korea.

Brochure: ASEAN Community

on Saturday, 26 October 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The ASEAN Declaration committed the signatory States to cooperate for the purpose of economic growth, social progress, cultural development, and regional peace and stability.

ASEAN Integration in Services

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

asean integration in services

Trade in services is an important initiative to achieve ASEAN economic integration. In 1995, which was only two years after ASEAN launched the initiative to work towards ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) for trade in goods through the ASEAN Agreement on Common Effective Preferential Trade Scheme under AFTA (CEPT) signed in 1993, ASEAN Member States signed the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), mandating progressive negotiations on the liberalisation of trade in services. This was also in recognition that intra-ASEAN economic cooperation will strengthen and enhance trade and investment among ASEAN Member State.