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ASEAN Secretariat – the Nerve Centre of ASEAN

From the ASEAN Secretariat’s Press Release JAKARTA – The ASEAN Secretariat and U.S. Mission to ASEAN (USASEAN) co-hosted a friendly gathering of the ASEAN Secretariat staff and Jakarta-based diplomatic community on March 10, 2011. The ASEAN Secretariat, according to ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, was not only a venue to hold official meetings, but was ...
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U.S. Supports Laos Customs and National Single Window Efforts

VIENTIANE – More than 50 Lao government officials involved in trade and cargo clearance concluded a workshop today to implement a National Single Window (NSW). The NSW aims to streamline cargo transfer and enhance Laos’ trade efficiency by 2012. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored the workshop in partnership with the Association of ...
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ASEAN Explores Tools to Address Climate Change

From the ASEAN Secretariat’s Press Release JAKARTA – Over 50 ASEAN representatives and climate change experts gathered in Jakarta on January 18-19 to exchange ideas and best practices in addressing current and future impacts of climate change. During the two-day workshop, participants learnt from other’s current programs, including municipal building retrofits in Jakarta, the carbon neutral ...
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Joint Press Release: ASEAN and U.S. Promote Energy Efficiency for Everyday Appliances

Hanoi, December 15, 2010 – As homes in Southeast Asia become more dependent on electrical appliances and electronics, energy consumption increases. ASEAN’s per capita energy consumption is expected to double in the quarter century between 2005 and 2030, from 0.9 to 1.8 Tons of Oil Equivalent per person. In response, the U.S. Agency for International ...
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