ASEAN, UN to promote gender equality through HeForShe campaign

ASEAN, UN to promote gender equality through HeForShe campaign

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            In partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), ASEAN launched the ASEAN HeForShe Campaign on 30 November. The campaign launch, which also commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November and 16 days of activism, aimed to raise ASEAN awareness on gender equality by encouraging men and boys as agents of change to promote a culture of respect for women and girls. The HeForShe initiative invites men and boys as partners for women’s rights, and also recognises how the entire society can benefit from gender equality.
ASEAN Leaders commit to safeguard the rights of migrant workers

ASEAN Leaders commit to safeguard the rights of migrant workers

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The ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers was signed today by the Heads of States/Governments highlighting the series of events in the 31st ASEAN Summit. 
ASEAN Launches Investment Report 2017 and ASEAN at 50: A Historic Milestone for FDI and MNEs in ASEAN

ASEAN Launches Investment Report 2017 and ASEAN at 50: A Historic Milestone for FDI and MNEs in ASEAN

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The ASEAN Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) jointly launched the “ASEAN Investment Report 2017: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Zones in ASEAN”
Philippines and Russia signed two defense agreements

Philippines and Russia signed two defense agreements

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     Governments of Russia and the Philippines have signed agreement on military and technical cooperation.
The 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and the 4th ADMM-Plus Meeting 23-24 October 2017, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

The 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and the 4th ADMM-Plus Meeting 23-24 October 2017, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

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The ASEAN Defence Ministers at their 11th Meeting in the Philippines reviewed the progress of ADMM initiatives and discussed issues related to terrorism and violent extremism, maritime interactions and engagements with their Plus Partners. 
ASEAN launches VOICES: Bulletin of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

ASEAN launches VOICES: Bulletin of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

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The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department of the ASEAN Secretariat launched the maiden issue of VOICES: Bulletin of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) today. 
ASEAN signs Free Trad Agreement with Hong Kong

ASEAN signs Free Trad Agreement with Hong Kong

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          The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (HKC) announced Saturday the conclusion of negotiations on free trade and investment agreements.
Indonesia encourages Asean currencies in trade

Indonesia encourages Asean currencies in trade

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Indonesia's central bank said on Monday it will allow transaction settlement for bilateral trade between Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to be conducted in local currencies.
Asean to smoothen land, sea and air movements between member states

Asean to smoothen land, sea and air movements between member states

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Ministers from the 10 member states will be signing an Asean Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-Border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP).
Indonesia considering banning LGBT characters from national television shows

Indonesia considering banning LGBT characters from national television shows

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The Jakarta Post reports that the proposed ban has been added to a broadcasting bill currently passing through the country’s House of Representatives. Outlawed content would include programmes featuring any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender “ behaviour .”
Green focus as nation cleans up at Asean energy awards

Green focus as nation cleans up at Asean energy awards

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THAILAND has retained its role as Asean’s clean fuels and renewable champion, taking 25 of the 80 awards presented at the 35th  Asean  Ministers Meeting in Manila at the weekend.
Asia will be home to 60% of world's elderly by 2030s: Deloitte

Asia will be home to 60% of world's elderly by 2030s: Deloitte

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Some 60% of the world's population of people over 65 years old will live in Asia by 2030, causing a number of economies in the region to face demographic challenges before they get rich enough, according to a recent report by consultancy Deloitte.