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21 Aug 2018 description

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2018 – ASEAN called for stronger multi-stakeholder collaboration and deeper exploration on innovation and new technologies to enhance disaster management capabilities and resilience at the fourth ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management in Singapore on 17 August.

15 Aug 2018 description

JAKARTA, 13 April 2018 – ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund, an idea aimed at helping farming communities withstand extreme weather events, won the 8th Kellogg – Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, held in London on 13 April.

The concept was chosen as the best answer to the question of how to attract critical private sector funding to solve the most pressing global issues of today.

04 Aug 2018 description

On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.

02 Jul 2018 description

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2018 – Leaders from ASEAN National Disaster Management Organizations discussed, among others, about setting priorities for women in disaster management during the 32nd Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) held on 26-28 June in Kuala Lumpur.

12 Apr 2018 description

JAKARTA, 10 April 2018 - The Secretariats of ASEAN and the United Nations held a regional Secretariat-to-Secretariat (S2S) Meeting at ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta yesterday, reaffirming their commitment to enhance cooperation.

The S2S Meeting reaffirmed the need for strong engagement between ASEAN and the UN. It was agreed that substantial progress had been achieved across all areas of their partnership, and that intensifying of political and technical engagement should be prioritised.

29 Mar 2018 description

JAKARTA, 28 March 2018 - Senior officials from relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies who have a stake in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief gathered in Jakarta today to deliberate on ASEAN’s future direction in disaster management and emergency response amidst the rise of complex emergencies and human-induced disasters in the region. Secretary-General of ASEAN Dato’ Lim Jock Hoi and Chair of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management Dato’ Haji Muhammad Yusoff bin Wazir graced the two-day event which was convened on March 27 to 28.

10 Jan 2018 description

ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator & United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator

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.

24 Sep 2017 description

NEW YORK, 22 September 2017- The Secretariats of ASEAN and the United Nations, acknowledged the strong cooperation and collaboration between both organizations at their annual meeting held at the UN Headquarters yesterday.

This annual Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting was established in March 2011 as a formal mechanism to consolidate and strengthen ASEAN-UN relations, review projects and activities and decide on new areas of cooperation and collaboration.

24 Aug 2017 description

This Handbook offers a simplified and practical reference for project proponents who are looking to develop and submit project proposals through the use of the ASEAN Cooperation Project Proposal Template. The handbook is also aiming to guide proponents and relevant stakeholders through the implementation of their projects. This guidance encompasses assisting them in the monitoring of approved projects, as well as assisting them in the completion and submission of completion reports through the use of the prescribed ASEAN Cooperation Project Completion Template.

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


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.

08 Aug 2017 description

This ASEAN-EU Plan of Action replaces the Bandar Seri Begawan Plan of Action to strengthen the ASEAN-EU Enhanced Partnership (2013-2017) and is adopted at the PMC+1 with the EU.

ASEAN and the EU shall pursue cooperation in conformity with their obligations under international law, and in accordance with their respective domestic laws, regulations and policies.

16 Jun 2017 description


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.

16 Jun 2017 description

JAKARTA, 15 June 2017 – Simultaneous advocacy and awareness-raising activities at national and community levels are carried out in the ASEAN region today, as the annual ASEAN Dengue Day is commemorated to highlight the critical importance of multi-sector, multi-stakeholder and sustained efforts in the prevention and control of dengue. The theme for this year’s ASEAN Dengue Day Celebration is “United Fight Against Dengue.”

11 Apr 2017 description

JAKARTA, 11 April 2017 - A regional workshop to validate the draft study report on women migrant workers in the ASEAN Economic Community was held yesterday. It was attended by labour officials from ASEAN Member States, ASEAN Confederation of Employers, ASEAN Trade Union Council, ASEAN Services Employees Trade Union Council, Migrant Forum in Asia, Mekong Migration Network, ASEAN Secretariat, UN Women, and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

06 Apr 2017 description

Leaders from ASEAN National Disaster Management Organisations gathered in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 4-6 April 2017 for the 30th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), which was convened in conjunction with the 5th Governing Board Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre); 7th Joint Task Force Meeting to Promote Synergy with Other Relevant ASEAN Bodies on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (JTF on HADR), and 4th ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management …

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