The ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting met virtually on 15 May 2020 to further discuss the defence sector’s response to COVID-19, the impact of the pandemic on regional security and the way forward for defence cooperation.
JAKARTA, 14 May 2020 - The ASEAN Secretariat and Infrastructure Asia1 launched the inaugural session of the ASEAN Infrastructure Discussion Series through a webinar. Over 150 participants, including representatives from the ASEAN Member States, financiers, multilateral development banks, private investors, and other infrastructure solution providers, participated in the webinar held on 14 May. The platform [...]
JAKARTA, 4 May 2020 – The ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Underwriters Laboratories, are proud to announce the national finalists for the 2020 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. Selected from 50 eligible applicants, the following national finalists from each of [...]
Press Release on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
JAKARTA, 1 May 2020 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has now sadly resulted in infections and caused deaths across the globe, including in the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). We express our serious concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its negative effects on the lives and well-being [...]
JAKARTA, 30 April 2020 - ASEAN Health Ministers and the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services held a video conference on 30 April reaffirming their commitment and cooperation to stop the COVID-19 pandemic through concrete and effective measures as outlined in a joint statement that was adopted at the conclusion of the conference. The video [...]
JAKARTA, 29 April 2020 – The Chinese government reinforced their support to ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) through an additional donation of 20,000 surgical masks from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Kung Phoak received the contribution from China’s Ambassador to ASEAN Deng Xijun in a closed ceremony held at [...]