The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2025 is envisaged to be a highly integrated and cohesive; a more competitive, innovative and dynamic as well as a resilient, inclusive and people-oriented, people-centred community, which generates prosperity for all stakeholders including consumers and business. The development of a dynamic economy and a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN cannot take [...]
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Enabling a peaceful and harmonious society for the people of ASEAN to live and thrive in has always been a top priority of the Association. In line with this, ASEAN has been nurturing a sense of community within the region for over the past fifty years. This sense of community has been developed through, among others, [...]
This Annual Report covers the period between July 2017 and June 2018. The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened four AICHR Meetings, and organised a series of activities in line with its annual Priority Programmes/Activities 2017/2018 for the period under review. On cross-pillar and cross-sectoral cooperation, the Task Force on the Mainstreaming of [...]
During the period under review, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) witnessed unprecedented developments in some parts of the world that marked a turning point in current global trajectory. Among other things, the weakening of multilateral institutions, trade tensions, and unresolved flashpoints continue to cast uncertainty over short-to-medium-term outlook, and carry policy implications for [...]
In this first of two issues of the ASEAN Economic Integration Brief (AEIB) for 2018, readers will be presented with its regular features, from an overview of the global and regional economic outlook, a comprehensive summary of recent progress in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), to the latest ASEAN statistics, as well as two thematic [...]