Myanmar’s thumbs up on the ASCC
09:41 14/03/2017
Myanmar was frown upon as a member of ASEAN when it joined in 1997. At the time, Myanmar was not a democratic country. However, after the 2015 November free and fair election, this...
Asean deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, says Kishore Mahbubani
09:03 14/03/2017
Asean's success in ensuring peace and economic and socio-political progress in the world's most diverse region should merit a Nobel Peace Prize as it marks its 50th anniversary...
ASEAN to implement labor agreement
09:14 13/03/2017
A decade since ASEAN’s declaration recognizing the protection and promotion of migrant workers’ rights, the regional bloc is only now set to sign an mechanism to put the agreement...
EU and ASEAN agree to put free trade pact back on agenda
09:15 10/03/2017
The EU and 10-nation ASEAN launched talks towards a pact in 2007 but abandoned the process two years later, with the EU opting instead to conduct bilateral negotiations with...
Iloilo to gain P2B from ASEAN meetings
09:02 10/03/2017
Iloilo hosted the 22nd senior officials committee meeting for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) and the 17th ASCC Council Meeting. After the meetings,
In Hard Times, Asean Sees Chance to Take the Lead
09:05 09/03/2017
Expectations that Trump will attend the East Asian summit in the Philippines in November are low and he had yet to mention Southeast Asia in a speech.
Asean bats for migrant workers’ protection, civil service professionalization
09:00 09/03/2017
Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are pushing for the adoption of policies and measures to protect migrant workers, and the professionalization of the...
Asean officials work towards realising single aviation market
09:26 08/03/2017
Senior officials from Asean aviation and dialogue partners are in Vientiane this week attending the 35th Asean Air Transport Working Group (ATWG) meeting and its related meetings.
ASEAN fashion designers tout culture, diversity in designs
09:36 02/03/2017
From colorful resort wear to simple Muslim wedding dresses, the use of traditional woven fabric and local embroidery art is celebrated as fashion designers join the ASEAN Fashion...