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UN chief hails SE Asia for vital role ‘building bridges of understanding’

Amid rising geopolitical tension, Southeast Asia is fulfilling a “vital role in building bridges of understanding” worldwide said the UN chief on Thursday.

ASEAN States ‘well-placed’ to advance human rights, freedoms and a strong global economy

New York: As “deepening divisions” threaten global peace and security, “dangerous rhetoric” is raising nuclear tensions, the UN chief told a meeting of Asian leaders in Cambodia on Friday.

US State Secretary Antony Blinken to participate in 5 ASEAN ministerial meetings in early August: Washington

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will take part in five online ministerial meetings within the framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will take place from August 2-6, the US Department of State said on Saturday.

Japan pledges $200mln in coronavirus aid to ASEAN - Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday promised to supply the coronavirus-hit Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with medical aid in excess of $200 million, national media said.

World's 'addiction to coal' has to be overcome as a key step in resolving climate change worries, says UN Secretary General

Bangkok/IBNS: There is no denying that climate change is the biggest threat to the planet, though people may differ about the accuracy of the figures offered by research organisations regarding the number of people who will be affected by climate change, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Bnagkok recently.

UN Secretary General urges Myanmar to be more proactive in solving the Rohingya crisis, asks ASEAN countries to cooperate with Myanmar

Bangkok/IBNS: The goernment of Myanmar has to address the root causes behind the displacement of the Rohingyas and allow for their safe return among other things, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Bangkok, during his visit to a climate mitigation project in the Thai capital.

ASEAN foreign ministers discuss South China Sea

Bangkok, July 31 (UNI): Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations discussed tensions in the South China Sea and the Rohingya refugee crisis at a meeting here on Wednesday.

Senior officials of China, ASEAN nations meet on South China Sea cooperation

Hangzhou, May 19 (Xinhua/UNI) Senior officials from China and ASEAN member countries met in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, to further coordinate on the South China Sea, agreeing to continue efforts for peace, tranquility and common development in the area.

New UN-ASEAN study reveals slow but devastating impacts of drought in South-East Asia

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Trump to nominate former congressman as US ambassador to ASEAN

Washington, Mar 8 (Xinhua/UNI): U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate John Linder, a former congressman from Georgia, as U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the White House said on Friday.

"ASEAN leaders accept need for deeper integration and inclusive growth"

Kuala Lumpur, Jun 1 (IBNS) For ASEAN to achieve both growth and inclusion, countries in the region are required to pursue greater integration and their respective agendas of reform and liberalization, five South-East Asian leaders told nearly 600 business, government and civil society participants in the opening plenary of the 25th World Economic Forum on ASEAN.

South-east Asia's children face 'double burden' of obesity and undernutrition – UN report

New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A joint report released on Monday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across the region.

UN agency calls on global clothing brands to help Cambodian manufacturers absorb wage hike

New York, Jan 6 (IBNS) With the introduction of a new minimum wage for workers in the garment and footwear industry in Cambodia, United Nations experts have called on global brands that source their products from the country to play a part in helping the industry to absorb the cost increases.