Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Conference Analyzing the State of US-ASEAN Relations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Mission to ASEAN Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title: Conference Analyzing the State of US-ASEAN Relations Funding Opportunity Number: S-USMAS-CONF-001 Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018 CFDA Number: 19.124 – East Asia and Pacific Grants Program Total Amount Available: $250,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Mission to ASEAN ...
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Secretary Tillerson Press Availability in Manila, Philippines

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Sofitel Hotel Manila, Philippines August 7, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning. Good morning, all. How’s everybody’s jet lag? Well, I thought I’d take a few minutes out of the series of events and give you a little bit of an oversight of what has already occurred and kind of ...
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Deadline extended: ASEAN Youth Video Contest Invites Young Filmmakers to Commemorate 50 Years of ASEAN

Deadline is extended to July 8, 2017! The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “What does 50 Years of ASEAN Mean to Youth?” This contest is supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International ...
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CDA Shields Keynote Remarks at the Official Close of ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship

Charge d’affaires Shields Keynote Remarks at the Official Close of the 2016/17 ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship Program ASEAN Foundation, Jakarta Wednesday, May 31, 2016 Good Morning. Mr. Tran Dong Phuong, Director for Sectoral Development, ASEAN Economic Community Department, Ms. Elaine Tan, Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation, Mr. Andika Fajar, Head of Research and Data, Ministry of ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Talk on the Digital Economy in ASEAN

Sari Pan Pacific Hotel December 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. His Excellency Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Informatics, MASTEL Chair Kristiono, USABC President Alex Feldman, Mr. Jeff Pirie IC Leader from Deloitte, Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon! It is a true pleasure and honor to be here this afternoon with all of you to speak at ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Opening Remarks Trafficking in Person Seminar on Male Victimization

Ambassador Hachigian Opening Remarks TIP Seminar on Male Victimization Hotel Pullman Jakarta Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Good Morning, Esteemed co-panelists: • Police Commissioner General Ari Dono Sukmanto , ASEAN SOMTC CHAIR • IOM Chief of Mission, Mr. Mark Getchell • Head of Security Cooperation Division at ASEAN Secretariat, Ms. Mala Selvaraju Distinguished Representatives and participants ...
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Press Release: Grand Prize Winner of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

United States and ASEAN Announce Grand Prize Winner of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge SIEM REAP, October 31, 2016 – The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) awarded first place of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team of three Indonesian students from Gadjah Mada University. The team’s MINO Microbubble Generator technology increased oxygen in water and ...
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Press Release: United States Announces Winner of 2016 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release SIEM REAP, October 28, 2016 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UL, a global safety science organization, announced Dr. Worajit Setthapun of Thailand as the winner of the 2016 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. She was honored ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Lunch Briefing on U.S.-ASEAN Connect

Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce October 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m. as prepared for delivery  Thank you Brett, very much, for that kind introduction and it is great to see all of you here. As you know, when President Obama took office, he decided to refocus American resources and attention in Asia. The Rebalance ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: “Talk on U.S. Rebalance to Asia”

As prepared for delivery at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Thank you very much, Julie, for that generous introduction and thank you, CISS President Kung Phoak and Excellency Suos Yara! Good Morning Excellencies, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen and thanks to you all for making time to be here with me today. I am ...
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Grow Together in ASEAN “U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI”

Jakarta, October 17 – In partnership with Wedu, the U.S. Mission to ASEAN is organizing the U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for Young Southeast Asian Leaders (YSEALI) in Jakarta from October 17 to 21, 2016. The U.S. ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI is grateful for support by partners AirAsia, GE, IBM, and Visa. ...
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USAID and YSEALI Announce Top Three Youth Teams in Food Innovation Challenge 2016

BANGKOK, October 3, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) today announced the top three youth teams to present their technology-based solutions at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology in late October. The YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge  invited youth in the region to submit their technology solutions to challenges ...
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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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READOUT of US–ASEAN Summit 2016

Final Transcript U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE: READOUT of US–ASEAN Summit 2016 September 13, 2016/10:00 p.m. EDT   SPEAKERS: Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Cynthia Gire, Bureau of Public Affairs PRESENTATION Moderator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by.  Welcome to the US–ASEAN Summit conference call.  At this time, all participants are in a ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Connect

FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Connect Strategic Partners for Sustainable and Innovative Economic Growth September 08, 2016 Connect Represents the Next Chapter in the U.S. -ASEAN Economic Relationship U.S.-ASEAN Connect (“Connect”) is the U.S. Government’s strategic framework for economic engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Member States.  Connect was announced by ...
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Press Conference of President Obama after ASEAN Summit

Press Conference of President Obama after ASEAN Summit Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel Vientiane, Laos September 08, 2016 4:23 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Once again, I want to thank the government and the people of Laos for their wonderful hospitality and for their leadership as host of the ASEAN and East Asia Summits.  ...
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Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall

Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall Souphanouvong University Luang Prabang, Laos September 07, 2016 1:49 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much! Sabaidii! AUDIENCE:  Sabaidii! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is such a pleasure to be here.  Can everybody please give Om a big round of applause for that great ...
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FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative – Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos

FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative – Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos September 2016 As part of the  Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) , President Obama met with 350 emerging leaders from the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries.  These youth attended the three-day YSEALI Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos, which ...
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Remarks by President Obama Before U.S.-ASEAN Meeting

Remarks by President Obama Before U.S.-ASEAN Meeting National Convention Centre Vientiane, Laos September 08, 2016 11:15 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  I want to begin by thanking the government and the people of Laos for hosting this summit.  I’ve now met with the leaders of ASEAN eight times, visited Southeast Asia more than any other U.S. ...
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Read More About YSEALI YOUnified

On December 3, 2016, YSEALI members and alumni across all 10 ASEAN member countries will organize and lead community projects to celebrate the third anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) with an ASEAN-wide day of community service called YSEALI YOUnified. YSEALI YOUnified projects will focus on a wide range of topics from ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Press Statement on ASEAN Day

Secretary of State Washington, D.C., August 5, 2016 Press Statement   As we celebrate the 49th anniversary of ASEAN, we recognize the growing diplomatic, economic, and strategic significance of Southeast Asia. This region is one of the most dynamic parts in the world, and we know global peace and prosperity are closely linked with its ...
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Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos

John Kerry Secretary of State National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 26, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. On behalf of President Obama and all of the American people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those whose loved ones were killed in the horrific attack in Sagamihara, Japan this ...
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Secretary John Kerry’s Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 25, 2016 Well, good morning and thank you very – good afternoon – thank you very much, Secretary-General Othman. I really appreciate your welcome. I appreciate your comments. And to all of our colleagues, my colleagues here, thank you very, very much for ...
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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy

Notice of Funding Opportunity   U.S. Mission to ASEAN Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy   Application Deadline:  July 20, 2016, 6pm Jakarta time Executive Summary: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Independence Day Celebration Remarks

Good evening!  It is delightful to see all of you. I am really going to miss Ambassador Blake, Ibu Sofia and their wonderful daughters.  This is a bittersweet night–a wonderful birthday party for our nation, but also the beginning of saying goodbye to a great Ambassador and great friends. Bob has the privilege of working ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Hosted Women who Lead Event in KL

From the Star Online  Saturday, 14 May 2016 Panellists: Stop setting own barriers BY SUZANNE LAZAROO KUALA LUMPUR: It’s time women got out of their own way and stopped setting barriers for themselves, women industry leaders said. “In addition to the structural barriers (to women assuming leadership roles), there are also innate barriers arising from the individual,” said International Trade ...
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Ambassador’s Telephonic Press Briefing Transcript Post U.S. – ASEAN Summit 2016

Listen to  audio file.  OPERATOR: Welcome to the readout of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit conference call. At this time all lines are in a listen-only mode and later we will conduct a question and answer session. If you would like to ask a question on tonight’s conference you can press * then 1 on your touchtone phone at ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Remarks at the U.S. ASEAN Business Council Conference, San Francisco, CA

“Why ASEAN?” U.S. ASEAN Business Council Conference Asia’s Best-Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community Introduction ASEAN dignitaries, American dignitaries, Ladies and Gentlemen Good afternoon and thank you for being here, especially my ASEAN friends who’ve travelled so far. Alex, you and USABC have done a great job with your partners on this conference. You have ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration Sunnylands, California February 15-16, 2016 We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Opening Session of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit

Sunnylands Center The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Rancho Mirage, California 3:47 P.M. PST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It is my privilege to welcome you to this landmark gathering — the first U.S.-ASEAN Summit hosted by the United States.  This reflects my personal commitment, and the national commitment of the United States, to a strong ...
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FACT SHEET: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release 12 February, 2016 Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia.  Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is ...
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On The Record Press Call on The U.S. – ASEAN Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release ON-THE-RECORD PRESS CALL BY BEN RHODES, DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, AND DAN KRITENBRINK, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS ON THE U.S.-ASEAN SUMMIT Via Telephone 5:38 P.M. EST MR. PRICE:  Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for joining today’s call.  We wanted to ...
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Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership (2016 – 2020)

This Plan of Action is aimed at implementing the goals and objectives of the Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership, the Joint Vision Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership, and the ASEAN-U.S. Summits, to strengthen the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership for Enduring Peace and Prosperity. It will continue to pursue the goals and objectives of ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-ASEAN Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Today, President Obama led the U.S. delegation to the U.S.–ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been partners for nearly 40 years, working together on shared goals of stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.  The decision today to ...
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Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release   We, Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America, gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 November 2015 for the 3rd ASEAN-U.S. Summit. Today, we elevated our relationship to the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership to strengthen ...
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Ambassador Nina Hachigian’s Remarks at the 4th Maritime Institute of Malaysia South China Sea Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Connectivity of Common Rules in the South China Sea Thank you to MIMA and its Director General First Admiral Dato Chin Yoon Chin for inviting me today, and to Vice Admiral Dato’ Kamarulzaman for moderating this panel. The Importance of Norms, Rules and Standards Today I’m going to talk about maritime ...
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White House on Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative As part of the  Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) , President Obama will host a meeting today with 75 emerging leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries at the conclusion of their U.S. Government-sponsored Fellowships. The President will engage ...
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Launch of the Second Year of the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Program

Mr. Larry Maramis, Director of the Cross-Sectoral Cooperation Directorate, Representatives from the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology, the ASEAN Centre for Energy, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, and the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN-U.S. Science & Technology Fellows, both our first year trailblazers, and our new Fellows, AAAS Representatives, supervisors, ladies and ...
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Town Hall Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian @america

Jakarta, Indonesia As prepared for delivery Selamat sore, Good afternoon everyone. Thank you, Ambassador Blake for the kind introduction. I am grateful to be your colleague and honored to work alongside you here in Jakarta. What a pleasure to be at @america with all of you.  I was here yesterday for the first time and ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry To Host the “Our Ocean” Conference

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Secretary of State John Kerry will host the “Our Ocean” Conference at the U.S. Department of State on June 16 and 17. The conference will bring together 350-400 participants from more than 80 nations, including government officials, scientists, and leading international institutions to review the state of the science ...
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Announcing the 2013-2014 US-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative for Scholars and Government Officials

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN invite university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, and professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs in ASEAN member nations to travel to the U.S. for scholarly and professional research for three to four (3-4) months on ...
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ASEAN-U.S. Rural Connectivity for Education Grant Program Recipients Announced

ASEAN today announced the two recipients of its ASEAN Rural Connectivity for Education and Development Grant Program; the first ever grant program to be undertaken jointly between ASEAN and the United States.  The program was designed to address some of the gaps identified at last year’sASEAN Conference on Rural Connectivity for Education and Development, such ...
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First Resident United States Ambassador Presents Credentials to ASEAN

In a ceremony today at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, H.E. David Lee Carden, the United States’ first resident Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, presented his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Dr. Surin will transmit Ambassador Carden’s credentials to ASEAN foreign ministers via the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives in Jakarta. ...
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