ASEAN Publications

ASEAN COMMUNICATION MASTER PLAN ASEAN: A Community of Opportunities

on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

The ASEAN Communication Master Plan (ACMP) provides the framework to communicate messages about the character, structure and overall vision of ASEAN and the ASEAN Community to key audiences including local communities of ASEAN Member States (AMS), women and children, youth, governments, businesses, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), influencers, media and global audiences.

ASEAN Investment Report 2013-2014 "FDI Development and Regional Value Chains"

on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

ASEAN's integration efforts are pursued through key regional measures that among others, strengthen investment cooperation among ASEAN Member States, enhance investment protection and liberalization regimes, and promote ASEAN as an integrated investment and production network. All these have contributed to make the ASEAN region an attractive destination for foreign direct investments (FDI).

 

ASEAN Community in Figures Special Edition 2014

on Monday, 27 October 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

With a little more than a year to go before the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015, ASEAN has been enhancing the monitoring of the implementation of the remaining measures and deliverables in the three Community Blueprints. The ASEAN Community in Figures (ACIF), published as a special edition this year to celebrate 47 years of ASEAN, is among the statistical reports published annually to provide the relevant statistics tracking ASEAN’s progress towards the establishment of the ASEAN Community. Presenting various statistics on trade and investment, it offers detailed information on overall trends, changing trade patterns and diversification in the region. Significant data about trade in the Priority Integration Sectors (PIS) also constitutes one of the ACIF’s special features showing how PIS products are faring in intra-ASEAN and extra-ASEAN trade. While this publication continues to serve as a handy statistical report, this special edition includes a short policy discussion highlighting the relevance of these trends and developments in terms of ASEAN’s economic integration agenda.

ASEAN State of Education Report 2013

on Tuesday, 07 October 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

In 2009, at the 14th ASEAN Summit in Cha-Am Hua Hin, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint that proposed 28 action lines relevant to Education, for implementation by 2015. Separately, the Leaders also declared that Education had a significant role to play in contributing to the three pillars of ASEAN, namely, the political and security, the economic and the socio-cultural pillars.1 On 17 July 2011, at the Informal ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, ASEAN Education Ministers requested an assessment of ASEAN’s progress in the field of Education, having regard to the ASCC Blueprint. In 2011 an ASEAN 5-Year Work Plan on Education (2011-2015) incorporated to a large extent the provisions for Education in the ASCC Blueprint. The ASEAN 5-Year Work Plan on Education (2011-2015) listed four priorities and 20 specific programmes for implementation by 2015.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations Annual Report 2013-2014

on Friday, 18 July 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

With less than two years to go before the launch by the end of 2015 of the ASEAN Community, the work of ASEAN has been focusing on implementation of the remaining measures of the three Community Blueprints, especially the prioritised deliverables.

On the political-security realm, having addressed 28 out of the 32 remaining measures in the ASEAN Political-Security Community Blueprint, in striving to continue to provide a strong platform for dialogue and cooperation to enhance peace and security in the region in the face of complicated developments, especially dangerous developments in the South China Sea, and to pursue mutually-beneficial relations with Dialogue Partners, ASEAN remained united and maintained its central and proactive role in the evolving regional architecture and strengthened the Association’s place and identity in the international community.

 

Thinking Globally, Prospering Regionally – ASEAN Economic Community 2015

on Monday, 12 May 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

Thinking Globally, Prospering Regionally – ASEAN Economic Community 2015  aims to expand awareness and understanding among the business sector and the general public, youth included, on the benefits of the AEC. Part I highlights initiatives under the four pillars of the AEC where progress has gained traction. Part II sets forth key messages on the AEC that are targeted toward the business sector and the public. Part III focuses on what lies ahead after 2015.

ASEAN Community in Figures (ACIF) 2013

on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

As with the previous issues, this 6th edition of the ASEAN Community in Figures (ACIF) 2013 provides an update on major economic and social indicators pertaining to trade dependency and liberalisation, foreign direct investments as well as social developments in the ASEAN region.

We endeavor to release this publication annually in order to present the most up-to-date information useful to various stakeholders. Users are welcome to send their feedback to further enhance this reference material.

ASEAN Statistics Leaflet: Selected Key Indicators 2013

on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

ASEAN Statistics Leaflet: Selected Key Indicators 2013

Asean Economic Community Chartbook 2013

on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Chartbook 2013 captures macroeconomic developments in the ASEAN Member States and as a region vis-à-vis the global economy through a compilation of selected indicators presented in more than 50 different charts.
We hope that this Chartbook will provide up-to-date and useful information on the progress achieved in 2012, in pursuit of the various economic integration initiatives toward the ASEAN Community by 2015. As we continue to issue this publication annually, feedback from stakeholders and users are welcome to further improve this reference material.

ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020

on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

The Strategy and Action Plan for Sustainable Management of Peatlands in ASEAN Member Countries (or ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy (APMS) in short) has been developed by ASEAN Member States (AMS) to guide actions to support management of peatlands in the region in the period of 2006-2020. The APMS has been prepared due to the pressing need recognised by both local and international communities for wise use and sustainable management of peatlands as well as the emerging threat of peatland fire and its associated haze to the economy and health of the region, and its possibility of contributing to global climate change. The APMS is being developed within the framework of the ASEAN Peatland Management Initiative (APMI) and the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution.

 

List of ASEAN Reference Substances adopted from 1983 (updated by February 2013)

on Friday, 25 April 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

List of ASEAN Reference Substances adopted from 1983 (updated by February 2013)

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.