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 Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political, economic, and cultural organization of countries located in Southeast Asia.
ASEAN was originally formed out of an organization called the Association of Southeast Asia (ASA), an alliance consisting of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand that formed in 1961.
Member nations were assigned to be the summit host in alphabetical order except in the case of Myanmar which dropped its 2006 hosting rights in 2004 due to pressure from the United States. /wiki/Association_of_South_East_Asian_Nations   (1038 words)

 Association of Southeast Asian Nations on
ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] (ASEAN), organization established by the Bangkok Declaration (1967), linking the nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Backgrounder (1): Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
"Enhanced interaction" with Myanmar and the project of a security community: is ASEAN refining or breaking with its diplomatic and security culture?(Association of Southeast Asian Nations) /html/A/AssocS1E1A1.asp   (513 words) - ASEAN pledges joint anti-terror action - Nov. 4, 2002
This year's Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Phnom Phen is being held under the tightest security ever.
Southeast Asian leaders meeting in Cambodia have pledged to take joint action against "the evil of terrorism" and to protect foreigners from Bali-style bomb attacks.
The Asian leaders are expected to pressure Indonesia to do more to rein in radical Islamic groups that have already infiltrated other parts of the region and are blamed for last month's bombings in Bali that killed nearly 200 people. /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/11/03/asean.terror   (499 words)

 Association of Southeast Asian Nations - ASEAN
An organization of countries in southeast Asia set up to promote cultural, economic and political development in the region. /terms/a/asean.asp   (98 words)

 Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration by the five original Member Countries namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
The countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have a combined population of 890 million and now constitute one of the fastest growing regions in the world.
The ASEAN nations came together with three main objectives in mind: to promote the economic, social and cultural development of the region through cooperative programmes; to safeguard the political and economic stability of the region against big power rivalry; and to serve as a forum for the resolution of intra-regional differences. /english/actrav/telearn/global/ilo/blokit/asean.htm   (5721 words)

 Background Notes on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
To curb external interference, in 1971 the ASEAN nations set as their goal the establishment of a zone of peace, freedom, and neutrality (ZOPFAN) for Southeast Asia, and this was included in the Bali Declaration signed by the ASEAN heads of government in 1976.
The 93 nations attending the conference unanimously approved a final declaration embodying the principles on which a settlement should be based to establish an independent and neutral Cambodia: a political settlement, withdrawal of all foreign troops, and UN-supervised elections.
He articulated the ASEAN "vision of one Southeast Asia, at peace within itself and with its neighboring powers, its constituent countries harmoniously cooperating with one another for common progress and prosperity." The conference was attended by foreign ministers of all six ASEAN countries. /~his_ncp/ASEAN.html   (3119 words)

 Photos - PGMA's Working Visit to Tokyo, Japan 2003
The President is in Tokyo to attend the two-day Japan-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Commemorative Summit with her fellow Southeast Asian leaders to commemorate the region& three decades of economic and security partnership with Japan.
The President is in Tokyo with her fellow Southeast Asian leaders in the ongoing Japan-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Commemorative Summit.
The President is in Tokyo to attend the two-day Japan-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Commemorative Summit. /japan2003/photos.htm   (578 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Overview of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Regional resilience shall be achieved by cooperating in all fields based on the principles of self-confidence, self-reliance, mutual respect, cooperation, and solidarity, which shall constitute the foundation for a strong and viable community of nations in Southeast Asia.
The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: /goc/news/nts34491.htm   (1627 words)

 The Epoch Times ASEAN Seeking to Boost Exports With Free Trade Agreements
HONG KONG - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has gone from its origins as a small grouping of relatively impoverished nations to one of the world's major trading blocs.
Teofilo Aquila studies Southeast Asian economic development at the National University of Singapore and says many small ASEAN companies may lose the struggle when the F.T.A. with China starts phasing in next year.
Ifzal Ali is the chief economist for the Asian Development Bank, a non-profit lending institution in Manila. /news/4-11-18/24443.html   (763 words)

 1979 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for International Understanding - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The immediate predecessor to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was the Association of Southeast Asia (ASA) which was formed in July 1961 by Malaya, the Philippines and Thailand.
The foreign ministers of the five participating countries met in Bangkok and on August 8, 1967 formed the expanded Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Of the 201,950 "boat people" who had fled to Southeast Asian nations, 132,850 remained to be resettled, 75,000 of them in Malaysia and 43,000 in Indonesia. /Awardees/Biography/BiographyASEAN.htm   (6031 words)

 The founders of the association of southeast Asian Nations
The founders of the association of southeast Asian Nations
The history of ASEAN may be told as a series of important events or milestones, which reflect the steady growth of the association, the expansion of its agenda, and the decisions it has taken that have veritably changed the history of Southeast Asia.
The development of science and technology in Southeast Asia is considered a major activity in ASEAN cooperation because of its pivotal role in economic modernisation. /inter/asean/asean-sec/ASEAN-Overview.htm   (3784 words)

 The Epoch Times Tensions Rise Over Australia's Pre-Emptive Strike Policy Ahead of ASEAN Summit
SYDNEY - Australia's prime minister says he is unlikely to sign a non-aggression pact with its Asian neighbors, despite his efforts to strengthen economic ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Prime Minister John Howard says he has no plans to sign a non-aggression agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
One of the principle aims of his trip is to begin negotiations on a free trade deal the 10 ASEAN nations. /news/4-11-26/24585.html   (356 words)

 US envoy welcomes Asian moves on Myanmar -
He also welcomed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' efforts to prod Myanmar in the direction of reform.
But the Southeast Asian nation would probably prefer to evolve a joint ASEAN stance rather than be perceived as being too close to Washington's position, he added.
Hill told Syed Hamid the United States was concerned over Myanmar's political prisoners and the unpredictability of the generals, most recently displayed by their decision to move the capital from Yangon, an embassy spokeswoman said. /news/world/asia/articles/2006/01/16/us_envoy_welcomes_asian_moves_on_myanmar?mode=PF   (558 words)

 Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Related Items - MSN Encarta
, officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Prathet Thai, or “Land of the Free”), country in Southeast Asia. /related_761577248_3.8/Thailand.html   (28 words)

 Arroyo pushes for Asian trade bloc to rival US, EU -
VIENTIANE, Laos-- (Via PLDT) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday called for the expanded economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leading to a trade bloc that could compete with the European Union and the United States.
The 16-nation summit, one of the biggest gatherings of Asian leaders, is expected to be dominated by discussions on economic cooperation and creating free-trade zones as part of a long-term vision to turn the region into a unified, European-style market.
The 16 Asian leaders are also expected to touch on enhancing regional political stability and improving cooperation in the fight against terrorism. /nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=19600   (1146 words)

 AEGiS-AFP News: ARF-US-AIDS: Powell appeals for Asia to recognize AIDS as a security threat - June 18, 2003
Powell told the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) that unless such a determination was made, AIDS would likely destroy individual countries and destabilize the entire region, making it a much more potent threat than a nuclear weapon, a senior State Department official said.
According to the United Nations, HIV/AIDS is still spreading throughout East Asia and the Pacific with between two and 3.5 million people of all ages infected.
AEGiS is made possible through unrestricted grants from Boehringer Ingelheim, the National Library of Medicine, and donations from users like you. /NEWS/AFP/2003/AF030670.html   (602 words)

 Guardian Unlimited The Guardian Asean signs historic deal with China
The agreement, signed at the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit in Laos, is aimed at setting up the world's biggest free trade zone.
The Asean group of south-east Asian states sealed a historic trade pact with China today in the latest move towards a pan-Asian trade bloc that could rival the EU and the US.
Linking up with Asean's 10 nations - including Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia- will create a combined market of two billion people. /international/story/0,,1361984,00.html   (685 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com The door for Australia to Association of Southeast Asian Nations can be opened
Annan said the conduct of the United Nations' human rights body was undermining the credibility of the entire UN organization.
Indian and Chinese leaders Monday agreed to create a "strategic partnership for peace and prosperity" between the two Asian giants, sealing their agreement with a set of accords aimed at ending a long-standing border dispute and boosting bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
The summit could pave the way for the creation of an East Asian Economic Cooperation, reminiscent of the European Economic Community of earlier days, which could in turn evolve into an economic and monetary union in 15 or 20 years More details... /world/2005/04/12/59100.html   (1721 words)

 Headquarters :: Regional Affairs :: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) :: Recent Developments
The Canadian Asian Studies Association (CASA) is a national voluntary, non-profit organization which seeks to expand and disseminate knowledge about Asia in Canada.
In September 2003, the Institute collaborated with Foreign Affairs Canada's Southeast Asia Division in organising a major conference in Montreal entitled "Canada and Islam in Asia in the 21st Century".
IDRC's operations in Asia are guided by two regional offices: in Singapore, established in 1971 to serve Southeast and East Asia, and in New Delhi, India, established in 1983. /asia/main/regional/asean-resources-en.asp   (619 words)

 US-ASEAN Business Council
Designed as process rather than a singular event, this program seeks to engage stakeholders in the public, private, multilateral and NGO sectors in the months before the expiration of the MFA-and in the months following the January 2005 deadline-in dialogue, action planning, and the generation of investment and policy prescriptions.
Our goal is to make easily available factual information that would allow members to manage the impact of AI on their business environments.
JHPIEGO, an international leader in implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) practices in Indonesia and around the world and the newest Chairman’s Council member, has developed a plan to strengthen IPC practices at hospitals, clinics and health facilities in Indonesia.   (650 words) - Singapore - Regional - Association of Southeast Asian Nations Singaporean Information Resource - Singapore- Regional- Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Singapore's Minister of Foreign Affairs Wong Kan Seng commented in March 1989 that, if the situation were resolved, some other force would be required to unite the member nations.
As the wealthiest country in Southeast Asia, it was criticized for failing to help its neighbors. /country-guide-study/singapore/singapore127.html   (422 words)

 Failure To Take Off By June Thomas
The press commiserated over failure this week—of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to become something more than a diplomatic cocktail party, of Concorde to maintain its sterling safety record, of George W. Bush to do something bold, and of Germany's new spelling rules to take hold.
However, what Hong Kong's South China Morning Post called ASEAN's "sacred mantra of non-interference in the internal affairs of others" limits the effectiveness of such an executive committee—since it would have no powers to set policy without the consent of all 10 member nations.
George W. Bush's choice of running mate received a remarkably unified reaction as papers across the political spectrum chose the same word to describe the naming of Dick Cheney: The National Post and the Globe and Mail of Canada and Britain's Guardian and Times all used "safe" in their headlines. /id/87093   (813 words)

 Fighting terrorism—and each other. By June Thomas
The international war on terrorism tops the agenda of this week's Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Brunei, but thus far much of the organization's energy seems to have been drained by economic and territorial disputes.
Three of the ASEAN nations—Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia—have Muslim majorities, and since Sept. 11 many commentators have suggested that Southeast Asia, the home to more than 250 million Muslims, is the "second front" in the war against al-Qaida.
Brunei's Borneo Bulletin said the "urgent need to address terrorism and global economic realities has wiped the once highly-touted 'Asian values' mantra from the vocabulary" of delegates. /?id=2068653&device=   (522 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » ASEAN tackles smoke haze
ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, 10 March - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has put into operation its Fire Suppression Mobilisation measures in the districts of Riau Province, Indonesia to contain the spread of forest fires and smoke haze.
In April last year, ASEAN adopted a "zero-burning" policy and urged all countries to quickly implement the necessary laws and regulations to enforce this major decision aimed at controlling the transnational environment pollution caused by forest and land fires.
This was followed by a meeting among MoFEC Director, the National Board for Environment Impact Control (BAPEDAL) Forest Fires Director, and the Provincial Governor of Riau on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of taking legal actions if necessary. /w/rwb.nsf/480fa8736b88bbc3c12564f6004c8ad5/abee27bc2fd4f10fc12568a300397c8b?OpenDocument   (679 words)

 Department of State Washington File: Fact Sheet: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand to promote political and economic cooperation and regional stability.
Following is the text of a State Department fact sheet on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):
Department of State Washington File: Fact Sheet: Association of Southeast Asian Nations /wf-archive/2001/011011/epf418.htm   (348 words) - China forges landmark free trade pact with Southeast Asian nations
China's deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was sealed as the 10-nation group agreed to another pact that would build an ASEAN community, much like the European Union, by 2020.
China's concerns about securing vital sea lanes and feeding its booming economy's ravenous appetite for oil and raw materials were seen as key motivations for the trade pact with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the group's annual summit in Laos.
The annual ASEAN summit consists of several closed-door meetings among leaders: The 10 Southeast Asian countries alone, and in various combinations with summit partners China, Japan, South Korea and India. /money/world/2004-11-29-china-trade_x.htm   (746 words)

 TIMEasia Magazine: Going Nowhere
Ruili's Gong argues that China's economic role "helps to push forward economic and political reform in Burma." This thinking led the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the region's main political forum, to invite Burma to become a member in 1997.
"The ability of sanctions to limit investment in energy is probably negligible," says Andrew Symon, an energy-industry specialist at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.
Richard Jones, a spokesman for Shin, calls Burma "one of our oldest customers," and says the company's business there "is a way of helping many people in Burma communicate with the outside world for the very first time." The flow of money from around Asia is unlikely to slow. /time/asia/covers/501060130/story2.html   (1178 words)

 Results in
The oceans are indivisible and maritime security threats do not respect boundaries." (1) Southeast Asian cooperation is currently inadequate in terms of the maritime threat; however, structural, economic, and normative factors are leading to greater cooperation.
Today more than half of the world's annual merchant tonnage traverses Southeast Asian waters; its oceans and seas yield vast revenues in such industries as fishing, hydrocarbon extraction, and tourism.
Maritime security, accordingly, is at the forefront of Southeast Asian political concerns. /p/articles/mi_m0JIW/is_3_58/ai_n15674369   (363 words)

 Visiting Tsunami Survivors, Rice Faces Annoyed Asian Leaders - New York Times
But she flew, too, into a storm of criticism over her decision not to attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations convention later this month.
The new one, a large complex of dormitories and school buildings rising from the mud, will house 1,000 children, 300 of whom are tsunami orphans, said Barbara Franklin, past president of the school's parent-teacher association.
"Lots of people were offended by this decision," a senior Asian diplomat said. /2005/07/11/international/asia/11cnd-rice.html?ex=1278734400&en=534b86815e8a7669&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (810 words)

 ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations Online Library
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