Cameron should take civil society, not businessmen to Burma »

Cameron should take civil society, not businessmen to Burma

It’s undeniable that Burma is changing rapidly. But having just got visas at the invitation of the Minister of Information and having finally visited the country officially for the first time in 25 years, in reality, Burma has just jumped out of the fire and back in the pan. Today’s visit by David Cameron will […]

Prime Minister Key highlights ASEAN-NZ relations »

Prime Minister Key highlights ASEAN-NZ relations

JAKARTA, 17 April 2012 – The ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations have significantly progressed in the areas of energy, disaster management, agro business and education, stated the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt. Hon. John Key,  during a public address at the ASEAN Secretariat on 16 April. Prime Minister Key further highlighted New Zealand’s enthusiasm about […]

ASEAN Sec-Gen delivers post-Summit briefing »

ASEAN Sec-Gen delivers post-Summit briefing

JAKARTA, 10 April 2012 – Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, shared his thoughts and briefed the diplomatic community, representatives of international organisations, and media on the highlights and outcomes of last week’s 20th ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh. According to Dr Surin, the Summit reported progress of the three ASEAN Community pillars. He highlighted […]

How will human rights fare in 2012 under Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship? »

How will human rights fare in 2012 under Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship?

Last month the first significant event of Cambodia’s 2012 chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) took place: on January 8 and 9, it hosted the 11th Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights in Siem Reap, whose objective was to discuss the long-awaited AseanHuman Rights Declaration (AHRD). In our press release dated January […]

ASEAN Sec-Gen to visit Myanmar »

ASEAN Sec-Gen to visit Myanmar

KAKARTA/6 February 2012—The Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, will pay a special visit to Myanmar on 20-21 February 2012, after an invitation from the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, U Wunna Maung Lwin. Dr Surin encouraged Myanmar to “seize the moment to mobilise its collective efforts to promote continuing peace, stability and […]

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