Regional Consultation and Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of ASEAN Consensus on Migrant Workers

July 25-26, 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia The U.S. Government is supporting the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) to establish a platform for governments of ASEAN Member States (AMS), ASEAN Sectoral bodies, civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss, debate, and share good practices and lessons learned to better implement the ASEAN Consensus at the ...
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2nd Regional Workshop on Developing ASEAN Guidelines for Detecting and Preventing Wildlife Trafficking

July 9, 2019, Bangkok. The U.S. Government continued its support through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project to regional efforts to counter illicit trafficking of wildlife. PROSPECT is providing technical expertise to help ASEAN develop a set of regional Guidelines for Detecting and Preventing Wildlife Trafficking in addition to providing an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to review, ...
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17 ASEAN Scientists to Embark on 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

INDONESIA, 23 June 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation with support from ASEAN, the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN is pleased to announce 17 scientists from the nine ASEAN Member States as 2019/2020 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows. The fellows were selected for their ...
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ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2019

The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 2019 ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest. ASEAN is inviting youth “Social Journalists” to submit an essay describing a theme that explores “the importance of responsive and transparent government in their day-to-day lives, promoting the ideals of fairness, equity, and transparency in their ...
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Meeting of the ACWC-ACW Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Development of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming

Meeting of the ACWC-ACW Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Development of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Strategies ASEAN Secretariat – Jakarta, Indonesia May 28th, 2019. The United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project continues its commitment to uphold the rights of women in ASEAN. Working closely ...
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Video Production Training Workshop for Finalists of the 5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest

Hanoi, Vietnam May 20th – 23rd, 2019 May 20th, 2019. Building upon successful contests over the past four years, the United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project, is supporting the 5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest. The contest, endorsed by the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting ...
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ASEAN Cross-Sectoral and Cross-Pillar Meeting to Prevent and Counter the Rise of Radicalization

ASEAN Cross-Sectoral and Cross-Pillar Meeting to Develop the Work Plan of Action to Prevent and Counter the Rise of Radicalization and Violent Extremism 2018-2025 April 4-5, 2019 Bali, Indonesia April 4, 2019. The U.S. Government is supporting ASEAN’s efforts to prevent and counter radicalization and violent extremism by providing technical expertise to the Senior Official ...
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Launch of the ACWC Regional Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of Victims of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Practitioners’ Workshop

Bangkok, Thailand — April 2-4, 2019 The U.S. Government continued its ongoing support to counter TIP in ASEAN by providing technical support and expertise to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) to draft the ACWC Regional Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of Victims ...
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Fifth Annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Launched, Focuses on the Circular Economy

Press Release Fifth Annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Launched, Focuses on the Circular Economy JAKARTA, 4 April 2019 – Today, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UL, launched the fifth annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women.  The 2019 ...
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ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) 2019

ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) 2019 Partnership Conference Bangkok, Thailand April 1 – 2, 2019 The U.S. Government, through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, is providing complementary support to the ACWC along with the Government of Australia, Plan International, Thailand Institute of Justice, and the Asia ...
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Call for Applications Open for the 5th Annual ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Call for Applications Open for the 5th Annual ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Programme INDONESIA, 11 January 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation and the ASEAN Secretariat with the support from the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the call for applications for the 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship programme, ...
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AICHR-CACJ High-Level ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue: Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases

Putrajaya, Malaysia December 10-11, 2018  The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project supported the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to convene a “High-Level Dialogue on the Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases.”  The event, co-hosted by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ), marked the second time the U.S. Government has ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the Philippines Wins $20,000 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women

PRESS RELEASE Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the Philippines Wins $20,000 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women   Cebu, Philippines, October 18, 2018 – The United States Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) congratulate Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the Philippines as the winner of the fourth annual ASEAN-U.S. ...
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Press Release: Empowerering ASEAN Scientists to Effectively Engage with Policymakers   

PRESS RELEASE:  Science Communication Workshop Empowered ASEAN Scientists to Effectively Engage with Policymakers     The Philippines, 14 October 2018 – Today 37 ASEAN scientists from the 2018/19 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship and three previous fellowship cycles gathered in Cebu, the Philippines, to participate in a 3-day science communication and policy advocacy workshop organised by ...
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ASEAN and U.S. Celebrate Ongoing Partnership at USAID PROGRESS Event

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                       JULY 16, 2018   JAKARTA – At an event marking a significant milestone of the United States – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) development partnership, the U.S. Government and the ASEAN Secretariat reflected on the shared successes of the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) program. ...
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17 Talented Scientists Selected for 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

INDONESIA– The ASEAN Foundation, in partnership with ASEAN and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce 17 scientists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam as 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) fellows. The fellows were selected for their track record ...
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Inception Meeting to Operationalize the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND) Program

Singapore, June 5th, 2018 – The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project convened an inception meeting in Singapore June 4th to 5th to support the efforts of ASEAN’s Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) to operationalize ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management ...
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Consultation on a Rules-Based ASEAN: Process of Forging Legal Instruments

Singapore, May 16th, 2018 – The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project and in close partnership with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and GIZ supported the ASEAN Secretariat to organize the third “Consultation on a Rules-Based ASEAN” May 16th to 17th ...
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ACWC Regional Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of TIP Victims

Jakarta, Indonesia March 25, 2018 The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS project continues to support ASEAN efforts to coordinate across relevant sectors on the implementation of the ASEAN Convention on Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) and its ASEAN Plan of Action (APA). In collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN’s Commission on the Promotion and ...
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4th Annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest 2018

Application Details   Background and Introduction   The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “Youth Celebrating Diversity to Promote a Culture of Peace and Tolerance.” This contest is supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the U.S. Government through ...
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Summer Institute 2017: Trade, Investment, and the Rules of Law in ASEAN January 29th – 30th, 2018

Bali, January 29, 2018. The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project is supporting the 10th Summer Institute on “Trade, Investment, and the Rule of Law in ASEAN.” The two-day event has brought together over 70 participants from relevant ASEAN bodies, civil society organizations, private ...
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Consultation on a Rules-Based ASEAN: Legal Instruments and their Implementation

November 1-2, 2017 – Over 65 stakeholders from relevant ASEAN Sectoral, Ministries of Foreign Affairs of ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, academia, and legal experts gathered in Singapore to discuss ASEAN as a rules-based institution capable of effective implementation of its agreed upon legal instruments. The ambitious day and a half forum not only ...
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Program Highlight ASEAN-U.S. Science & Technology Fellowship Close-Out Event

ASEAN-U.S Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows and their supervisors from eight Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened at the ASEAN Foundation in Jakarta today to celebrate the successes from their Fellowship over the last year. Under the third annual cohort of the S&T Fellowship, these early-career scientists were selected through ...
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Call for Application: 2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

Rapid urbanization is a trend facing many metropolises across the world, but is particularly affecting the ASEAN region, with nearly half of its population living in urban centers. ASEAN comprises some of the largest and fastest growing cities of the world. By 2050 it is projected that the most rural ASEAN country, Cambodia, will have ...
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Deputy Representative Jane E Bocklage Remarks at a Human Rights Consultation

Deputy Representative Jane E Bocklage Remarks AICHR – SOMTC Consultation on Human Rights-Based Approach in the Implementation of ACTIP and APA Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta Thursday, September 29, 2016 Good Morning, Excellencies: Mr. Sisoulath, Dr. Dinna Wisnu, General Sukmanto, Ambassador Tavarez, Ambassador Fontan Pardo, Distinguished Representatives and participants from ASEAN Member States, It is a ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks at the Launching of Trafficking in Person Recent Report

Ambassador Hachigian Remarks Launch of the Regional Review on Laws, Policies and Practices within ASEAN Relating to the Identification, Management and Treatment of Victims of Trafficking Especially Women and Children   Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 Good Morning.  Let me add my welcome to my esteemed co-panelists. Mdm. Lily Purba, Chair of ...
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2nd Annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest 2016 (Deadline extended to Oct 7)

  Deadline is extended to October 7, 2016 Application Details Background and Introduction The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “volunteerism” in the ASEAN Community. This contest is supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency ...
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Press Release: U.S Government Supports ASEAN Resiliency in Dealing with Disasters Through RVA Guidelines

July 19 – 22. Six policy makers and 13 technical participants from ASEAN Member States (AMS) convened in Bangkok to participate in a training workshop on implementing Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) Guidelines, a powerful tool to enhance ASEAN’s resiliency strategies in dealing with disasters and other extreme events.  The U.S. Government supports the implementation of ...
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USAID and NI Collaborate to Enable Youth in Lower Mekong with Industry-Ready Engineering Skills and Tools

JAKARTA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new partnership with U.S.-based corporation, National Instruments (NI), to provide hands-on training to aspiring young scientists and engineers in the Lower Mekong sub-region and to empower them with technical skills to help grow the region’s workforce. “The United States is committed to developing ...
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