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20 Nov 2017 description

Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.

18 Nov 2017 description

JAKARTA, 17 November 2017 – ASEAN officials in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) committed themselves to strengthening integration of actions in their respective agencies that will effectively address disaster risk and climate change, with particular focus on water-related disasters including flood, storm, landslide and drought.

21 Aug 2017 description

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2017 – More than 140 participants attended the third ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management (SPDDM) held in Singapore yesterday in commemoration of ASEAN’s golden jubilee celebration and the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August. 

08 Aug 2017 description

Foreword

by the EU Ambassador to ASEAN

The EU and ASEAN have a lot in common. Our shared history dates back for centuries and today, together, we represent the most mature and the most promising economies in the world. As we work together to address global challenges through a multilateral approach, we are both committed to regional integration as the most effective way to build stability and to reach prosperity. We are partners for the future.

16 Jun 2017 description

THE ASEAN DENGUE DAY: SUSTAINING THE UNITED FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE

The ASEAN Dengue Day is an advocacy event held every 15 June to increase public awareness of dengue; to mobilize resources for its prevention and control; and, to demonstrate the commitment of ASEAN in to tackling the disease.

02 Jun 2017 description

A Guide to Recovery Planning and Preparedness

The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery; and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.

The goal of the Guide is to improve the social and economic outcomes of disaster recovery programmes in the Member States. In particular, it aims to ensure that recovery improves disaster resilience and contributes to sustainable development.

12 Dec 2016 description
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Rollout Manual
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ASEAN Common Framework
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SDRM Guidelines
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Compilation of Case Studies

ASSI is implemented by ASEAN Secretariat in close cooperation with civil society organisations (namely Plan International, World Vision, Save the Children and MERCY Malaysia) and the AADMER Partnership Group and is supported by European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and Australian Aid.

ASEAN Common Framework on School Safety

28 Mar 2016 description

Children in South East Asia face a ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition, new report finds

Bangkok, 28 March 2016 – A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and undernutrition, with some children overweight while their peers suffer from stunting and wasting. This ‘double burden of malnutrition’ is happening in middle income countries such Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

17 Aug 2015 description

During the 25th ASEAN Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision together with the Central Elements of the Post- 2015 Vision for 2016-2025. As community building is an evolving process, ASEAN will continue to work towards a region that is internally and externally strong, resilient to regional and global challenges and truly representative of the peoples of the region.

13 Aug 2015 description

In response to the flood situation in Myanmar, the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) deployed a team of experts to Nay Pyi Taw last week to support Myanmar's emergency operations centre. AHA Centre also deployed the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) with trained personnel from ASEAN countries to support the flood relief efforts. ASEAN's emergency relief items were handed over to the Government of Myanmar on 9 August for further distribution to the affected communities.

06 Jul 2015 description
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Chairman’s Statement

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2015 – ASEAN Ministers responsible for combating transnational crime met in Kuala Lumpur today to discuss concerted regional action to address the recent influx of irregular movement of persons in Southeast Asia.

23 Oct 2014 description

General Overview

Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org

Only significant disasters that satisfy the following criteria will be recorded in ADInet: 1. More than 100 people affected, and 2. Involving more than 1 subdistrict,

09 Oct 2014 description

LUANG PRABANG, 9 October 2014 - The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the ASEAN Secretariat, organised a workshop on children and families who are affected by unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination.

25 Apr 2012 description

Jakarta , 25 April 2012

ASEAN welcomes the EU announcement of its suspension of sanctions on Myanmar.

ASEAN Chief Dr Surin Pitsuwan said that, “All ASEAN Member States welcome the suspension of sanctions on Myanmar. We have called for this soon after the country’s general elections in 2010, and we reiterated our call immediately after the by-elections in early April.”

05 Apr 2012 description

Phnom Penh, 3 – 4 April 2012

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REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Myanmar

18 Nov 2011 description

WE, the Heads of State/Government of 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, Member States of ASEAN, at the 19th ASEAN Summit;

REAFFIRMING our commitments to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international laws subscribed to by the ASEAN Member States;

28 Oct 2011 description

Cambodia: 19 provinces among 24 provinces; most affected are Kampong Thom (KPT), Kratie (KRT) and Steung Treng (STG) provinces

Thailand: Total of 62 provinces affected (28 provinces at present); situation is critical

Lao PDR:

Myanmar: 8 townships across three Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing regions of the Dry Zone; Magway Region worst affected. Not classified - assessments underway.