ASEAN Youth Forum as bedrock of hope in Southeast Asia »

ASEAN Youth Forum as bedrock of hope in Southeast Asia

YANGON, Myanmar/04 March 2014–Throughout the past five years, the ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF) has been the bedrock of hope, empowerment and engagement towards a youth-driven Southeast Asia. The AYF has been organized in Thailand (2009), Vietnam (2010), Indonesia (2011), Cambodia (2012), and Brunei Darussalam (2013). It has already involved 500 young leaders from the Region […]

A Moment of Hope »

A Moment of Hope

In these times of great turmoil inside Tibet, it is easy to forget that nothing is permanent except change. As empires rise and fall, so do dictatorships. Oppression, after all, is impermanent too. Last week we witnessed a quiet moment that serves as a profound reminder of this basic truth. After almost two decades of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clinton visit to Myanmar “best dividend of all”—ASEAN SecGen »

Clinton visit to Myanmar “best dividend of all”—ASEAN SecGen

BALI, Indonesia/18 November 2011 by Frencie Carreon—US President Barack Obama’s announcement at the East Asia Summit held in Bali of a visit by Secretary of State Hlllary Clinton to Myanmar next month is welcomed by the Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN.  “Taken together these are the most important steps toward reform in […]

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