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Launch of the 2021 Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Focusing on Clean Air and Clean Water

JAKARTA, January 15, 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), the U.S. Government’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Underwriters Laboratories, a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and application of scientific knowledge, launched the Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 call for applications ...
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United States and Vietnam Convene 17 Friends of the Mekong in Support of a Secure, Prosperous, and Open Mekong Region

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 13, 2021   On January 12, the United States and Vietnam co-hosted the first Friends of the Mekong Policy Dialogue under the new Mekong-U.S. Partnership.  In his remarks, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Ambassador Atul Keshap emphasized that the United States is committed to a ...
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2nd ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021

The 2nd ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021 is inviting youth “Social Journalists” to submit an essay and campaign ideas describing a theme of “#ASEANYouth and COVID-19 ─ Response, Recovery, and Resilience”. We are inviting the talented ASEAN’s youth to share and promote fact-based and compelling messages showcasing the importance of ASEAN youth at the ...
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Launch of the U.S.-ASEAN Innovation Circle

On November 30, 2020, Assistant Secretary Stilwell joined emerging leaders from the United States, ASEAN countries, and Timor-Leste for the launch of the U.S.-ASEAN Innovation Circle. The Innovation Circle was announced at the 2019 U.S.-ASEAN Summit to bring together innovators and thought leaders to identify solutions to challenges facing the ASEAN region, foster collaboration with ...
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Read-Out of U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Miller’s Virtual Meetings With ASEAN and ADMM-Plus Counterparts

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller participated virtually in the U.S.- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers’ Informal Meeting and the 7th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus), Dec. 8-9. In those fora, he and regional counterparts discussed mutual security challenges including maritime security, stability in the Mekong region, terrorism, the ...
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