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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.”

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.

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

ACEH, 12 December 2016 – A devastating earthquake with a depth of 10 km and a 6.5 magnitude struck Aceh Province of Indonesia on Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 05:03 AM (local time), with Pidie, Pidie Jaya and Bireuen as the most affected districts. As of today, the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) of Indonesia reported 101 casualties, whereby 94 bodies have been identified. A total of 134 individuals have been severely injured and 532 had minor injuries. More than 83,000 people, mostly coming from Pidie Jaya, were displaced in 124 locations.

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

22 Nov 2016 description

ASEAN is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Between 2004 and 2014, every year on average the region suffered 354,000 disaster-related fatalities—more than half of the world’s total in that period. Economic losses from those disasters totalled an estimated of USD 91 billion.

14 Nov 2016 description

JAKARTA, 14 NOVEMBER November 2016 – ASEAN continues to affirm its commitment to provide collective response to disasters in and outside the region. Today, a discussion on the recent World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) implications for Asia Pacific was held in Jakarta. The discussion assessed the outcomes of WHSthe summit, what has been achieved, the remaining gaps and challenges, and to what extent the WHS outcome document and the ASEAN Vision 2025 on disaster management are mutually reinforcing.

07 Nov 2016 description

NEW DELHI, 4 November 2016 – The ASEAN Secretariat, in partnership with India’s Ministry of Home Affairs and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched the ASEAN Declaration “One ASEAN, One Response: ASEAN Responding to Disasters as One in the Region and Outside the Region” in New Delhi today.

The declaration is a commitment from ten ASEAN Member States to provide faster and collective response to disasters in and outside the region.