JAKARTA, 5 October 2018 – In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, the ASEAN Women’s Circle (AWC) of Jakarta along with AWC Friends from various groups such as spouses from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Women Association donated goods and cash to the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) on 4 October.
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.
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.
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.
ATTAPEU, 28 July 2018 – On his second day in Lao PDR, the Secretary-General of ASEAN and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator Dato Lim Jock Hoi, accompanied by Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee and Executive Director of AHA Centre Adelina Kamal, visited Sanamsay District, Attapeu Province to learn first-hand the needs of the affected communities following the flash floods triggered by the saddle dam collapse earlier this week.
VIENTIANE, 27 July 2018 –Secretary-General of ASEAN and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator Dato Lim Jock Hoi today paid courtesy calls on Lao PDR’s Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith and Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Khampheng Saysompheng following the flash floods triggered by the collapse of the saddle dam in Attapeu province earlier this week. He was accompanied by Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee and Executive Director of AHA Centre Adelina Kamal.
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.
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.
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.
ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator & United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator
ASEAN’s Vision for a Resilient Future
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.