Regional Public Goods
Selected Regional Public Goods (RPGs) of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on human resource development, health, and environment
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. It includes Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
The ASEAN University Network (AUN) was established in November 1995. The main objective of the AUN is to strengthen the existing network of cooperation among leading universities in ASEAN, by promoting cooperation and solidarity among ASEAN scholars and academicians, developing academic and professional human resource, and improving information dissemination among ASEAN academic community.
In response to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Special ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 29 April 2003. The ASEAN Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Containment Information Network was established as a result of the Special ASEAN Leaders Meeting. The network shares information, best practices, and new findings on SARS transparently, helping each member contain SARS domestically and across borders.
The 7th ASEAN Summit on HIV/AIDS adopted the ASEAN Work Programme on HIV/AIDS II (2002-2005) and identified access to essential HIV/AIDS drugs as a priority area for ASEAN cooperation. The ASEAN-Disease-Surveillance.Net was established to promote Regional Infectious Disease Outbreak Recognition and Response Activities.
The 12th Meeting of the ASEAN Experts Group on Disaster Management (AEGDM), held on 16-18 September 2002 in Viet Nam, agreed to restructure the AEGDM into an ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM). To intensify ASEAN cooperation in disaster management, the Committee also decided to meet annually instead of once every two years. The ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution, which was signed in June 2002, signifies the culmination of concerted and intensive regional efforts over the years to address transboundary haze pollution since the 1997-98 severe haze episodes. The agreement seeks to institutionalize and enhance existing arrangements under the Regional Haze Action Plan (RHAP) and to provide a legal framework to better facilitate regional and international cooperation in addressing transboundary haze pollution problem more effectively.
- POWER-GEN Asia returns to Bangkok[, Thailand] for annual gathering of power industry professionalsNews Maker22 May 2013
- US, ASEAN conduct fuel vehicle efficiency workshopPhilippine Information Agency20 May 2013
- Brunei [Darussalam]: US offers helping hand with renewable energyBorneo Post19 May 2013
- Minister [of Development] attends 7th Brunei [Darussalam], Singapore annual exchange of visitBorneo Post19 May 2013
- ASEAN: Ban on tobacco ads pushedManila Standard Today (noncatalog)18 May 2013
- 18 countries agree to work on enhancing environmental technologiesGlobal Post18 May 2013
Opinions and Editorials
- New perspective for food security and employment on the farms in ASEANThe Jakarta Post20 Mar 2013
- Myanmar rises to challenge of environmental conservationAsia Society8 Mar 2013
- Disasters in Southeast Asia's megacities: Protecting the informal sectorEurasia Review21 Feb 2013
- Climate Conversations - In Southeast Asia, hope for biofuels turns to early disappointmentAlertNet (Reuters)1 Feb 2013
- Storm brewing in Asia's mega-citiesSouth China Morning Post (subscription)28 Jan 2013
- Southeast Asia pays price for climate inactiontodayonline.com14 Dec 2012
Studies and Research
- Climate change and price volatility: can we count on the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve?Briones, Roehlano M., et al.Asian Development Bank1 Aug 2012
- Withering Before Full Bloom? Bioenergy Development in Southeast AsiaAhmad Dermawan, Krystof Obidzinski, and Heru Komarudinblog.cifor.org1 Aug 2012
- Sustainability of sub-regional disease surveillance networksMoore, Melinda, et al.Global Health Governance22 Jun 2012
- Forecasting natural hazards and disasters in selected Southeast Asian countries: the need for cooperative actionIsrael, Danilo C.Philippine Institute for Development Studies1 Dec 2011
- Regional cooperation for food security: the case of emergency rice reserves in the ASEAN Plus ThreeBriones, Roehlano M.Asian Development Bank1 Nov 2011
- Women and Labour Markets in Asia: Rebalancing for Gender EqualityInternational Labour Organization and Asian Development BankAsian Development Bank1 Apr 2011
- ADMM-Plus Humanitarian Disaster Relief Exercise and Military Medicine Exercise After Action Review MeetingAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat21 Jun 2013
- 3rd ASEAN Working Group on Climate ChangeAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat17 Apr 2013
- ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise Final Planning ConferenceAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat1 Apr 2013
- PPP Training: Environmental Safeguards for Transport and Energy in the GMSGMS Environment Operations Center25 Mar 2013
- 2012 ASEAN Day for Disaster ManagementUnited Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction12 Oct 2012
- 12th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the EnvironmentAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat24 Sep 2012