Raising awareness about ASEAN integration

Business leaders support the launch of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Business Awards, the first ever recognition program for Philippine enterprises which have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy. Present during the launch were (from left) Jay Yuvallos, ASEAN BAC Philippine member; Edmundo Soriano, FINEX president; Gregorio Navarro, MAP president; Teresita Sy-Coson, ASEAN BAC Philippines member; Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima; Alfredo Yao, PCCI president; and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Luis Cruz. (Source: The Philippine Star)

ASEAN to Advance Peace and Reconciliation Initiatives

Speaking at a symposium on peace and reconciliation, Dr. AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs, underlined the central role of ASEAN in these mechanisms and processes and how it actively engages partners from within and beyond the region. “Building and preserving peace has been a core value and major contribution by ASEAN to Southeast Asia,” said DSG Mochtan at the launch of the Symposium on Peace and Reconciliation: Principles and Best Practice. The symposium, co-organised by the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) and the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was held on 22 – 23 April 2014 in Nusa Dua, Bali. (Source: Zambo Times)

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ASEAN to Enhance Cross-border Consumer Protection

Enhancing cross-border enforcement of regulations on consumer protection was the main theme of a workshop held on April 24-25 in the Philippines on the margins of the 9 th ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection (ACCP). The event served as a platform for ASEAN countries to exchange information, deliberate on issues of common concern, challenges and share best practices on handling cross-border consumer complaints, e-commerce cases and developing law enforcement sweeps. (Source: Vietnam Plus)

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Obama’s Meeting with YSEALI a Platform for ASEAN Young Leaders

More than 100 Asean young leaders will share their views and opinions with the United States (US) President Barack Obama in a "town hall" meeting, an informal public meeting, to be held at a local university, here tomorrow. The 103 participants of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), an initiative launched by Obama last December, will give the US president the opportunity to have a better understanding of the younger generation of the region.(Source: New Straits Times)

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