1. The Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 took place via video conference on 30 June 2020 to discuss ASEAN-Australia cooperation on public health emergencies, especially in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and charting a recovery course towards a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous post COVID-19 region. 2. The Meeting was co-chaired by the Hon. [...]
ASEAN extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for the tragic loss of lives after days of heavy rain caused a landslide in the jade mining sites in Kachin state, Myanmar on 2nd July 2020. Download the full statement here.
We, 20 youths representing nearly 220 million ASEAN youth, would like to take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to ASEAN Leaders for allowing us to speak out the voice of ASEAN youth. We are delighted to see the time and efforts of ASEAN leaders have put into nourishment and development of young [...]
Chairman’s Press Statement of ASEAN Leaders’ Special Session at the 36th ASEAN Summit on Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age
1. The ASEAN Leaders’ Special Session at the 36th ASEAN Summit on Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age was held on 26 June 2020 via videoconferencing. The Special Session was chaired by H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, in his capacity as the Chairman of ASEAN and was attended by Leaders of [...]
1. We, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States, gathered for the 36th ASEAN Summit on 26 June 2020. Under the theme of Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN in 2020, we underscored the need to enhance ASEAN’s unity, cooperation and solidarity, economic integration, ASEAN awareness and identity, and emphasized the importance of promoting ASEAN pro-activeness [...]
1. ASEAN Member States (AMS) acknowledge that the digital and technological transformation and Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0) bring implications to the economies, industries and employment in many countries around the world. Job creation or transformation, innovations, evolving job categories/descriptions, intensified productivity, skills gap, adaptability of human resources and education to the changing labour [...]