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Empowering Communities and Countries to Conserve Biodiversity at the National and ASEAN Levels: Status, Challenges, and Ways Forward Sajise, Percy E. Defines biodiversity, agro-biodiversity and the importance of ASEAN where 3 of 17 mega biodiverse countries of the world located, namely Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Analyzes status, capacity, opportunity and challenges of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in natural and agricultural ecosystems. Mentions 10 goals to conserve the biodiversity. Identifies action plans to protect agro-biodiversity, as well as plant genetic reso ...Continue Reading English 92671
Changes in Legal Aspects After Entering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC): A Study of guidelines for Educational Management in Bilateral System , Seminar on 16 December 2015 at Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok Seminar on Changes in Legal Aspects After Entering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC): A Study of guidelines for Educational Management in Dual Vocational System (2015 : Bangkok) Assesses current situations, principles and relevant regulations in coherent with labor force development to enter the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Presents current issues and suggestion from various stakeholders. Deals with roles and progress of Ministry of Labor for the preparation of ASEAN integration, including its strategic actions, challenges, suggestions, and progress. Emphasizes vocational-labor skills improvement regarding t ...Continue Reading Thai 92670
Thought/Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a more Comprehensive Framework Desker, Barry Notes that food security is fundamental to human security and sustainable development. Argues that as ASEAN moves towards an integrated community of caring societies in 2015 and beyond. Cites that food security should be an integral part of the ASEAN community building agenda and deserves more attention than it has been getting in the AEC Blueprint. Contends that ASEAN needs to be infused with a new thinking on food security that is responsive ...Continue Reading English 87960
A Proposal to Strengthen the ASEAN's Role in the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons Naparat Kranrattanasuit Explains that the high number of human trafficking victims in ASEAN has raised, considering that counter-trafficking strategies at the national and regional levels are deficient. Notes that ASEAN has failed to create an adequate anti-trafficking law, structure, and human rights bodies, arguing that these have not provided equal protection for all trafficking victims. Studies Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam in order to take a close look at their ...Continue Reading English 87938
Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People's Republic of China, and India Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade Lawrence, Robert Z. Explores the impact of past and future growth in ASEAN, China, and India (ACI countries) on aggregate welfare, relative wages, and global emissions in the rest of the world. Outlines several analytical frameworks. Considers effects over the past decade and the implications of that growth for the rest of the world in the coming decades. Suggests that more developed Asian countries have benefited from Chinese capital goods demand. Notes that AC ...Continue Reading English 87450
Carrots and Sticks for Democratisation in Burma: Policies of the EU and the ASEAN Zaw Oo Presents a preliminary examination of the issues appertaining to the international mechanisms employed in promoting democratic change in Burma by giving incentive and disincentive policies adopted by two regional organizations: the EU and the ASEAN. Explains the interactions of the EU and the ASEAN towards Burma in socio-cultural, economic, informational and technological spheres. Reviews historical background of Burma after independence until ...Continue Reading English 87279
ASEAN Economic Bulletin Consists of three research articles and two research notes concerning economy in ASEAN. Examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on wages paid by domestic private firms in Vietnam. Describes the export tax policy on crude palm oil (CPO) imposed by the Indonesian government and analyzes the effect of the export tax on Indonesian's CPO export competitiveness compared with Malaysia, the main competitor. Studies the existence of a cau ...Continue Reading English 87219
ASEAN and Human Rights Norms: Constructivism, Rational Choice, and the Action-Identity Gap Davies, Mathew Argues that an alternative, rational choice, framework for appraising norms within ASEAN offers greater explanatory insight into how and why human rights emerged into ASEAN after 1997. Examines the history of academic interest about norms within ASEAN and describes when the constructivist perspective came to dominate. Presents the action-identity gap that has emerged surrounding human rights norms, paying attention to the motives of ASEAN in eng ...Continue Reading English 87093
Human Security and the ASEAN Charter: Perspectives and Challenges Kasira Cheeppensook Studies the relevance of the concept of human security in ASEAN within the context of the development of the ASEAN Charter. Discusses the meaning of 'human security' and compares it with the meaning of human security given by the United Nations and its organs. Identifies the role of various sectors and their respective influence on the final outcome of the Charter. Presents responsibilities of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) in drafting the ASEAN ...Continue Reading English 86980
Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN: Themes from a Six-Country Study Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. Presents country studies concerning migrant workers conducted between July 2009 to December 2011 under the project called Different Streams, Different Needs and Impacts: Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN , from three sending countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines) and three receiving countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore). Evaluates the importance of integrating international migration into national and regional developmen ...Continue Reading English 86675
Social Security for Migrant Labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion Pasadilla, Gloria O. Reviews background on labour migration in ASEAN and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by looking at the social protection access of migrants in the region and social security. Discusses labour migration trends in ASEAN and in the GMS to note changing patterns and direction of labour migration. Studies social protection and the access status of GMS migrant workers, the legislative and legal barriers in accessing social security in host countries. ...Continue Reading English 86664
Study Project on Trade Preference for Indochinese Countries (Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar), Final Report Aims to study the possibility of Thailand in trade preference for Indochinese countries (Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia) and Myanmar. Discusses current forms of trade preference, and possibility of Thailand in trading with Indochinese countries and Myanmar under trade agreements (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)). Provides rules of trade preferences of the U.S. and European Union (EU). Analyzes impacts ...Continue Reading Thai 86653
Country Report of the ASEAN Assessment on the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis: Lao PDR Presents the result from a project implemented by World Bank and the ASEAN Secretariat.Deals with the impact of the crisis and the Lao government's response. Summarizes that there has been no substantial impact in Lao PDR. Notes some negative effects on trade and the natural resource sector households' vulnerabilities caused by increasing global market integration negative implications for workers in the garment and jewelry industries and ex ...Continue Reading English 86534
Preparation for Flow of Labor in the ASEAN Community, Final report Provides background information on ASEAN Community, focusing on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Compares organizational structure, administration, and working method between European Union (EU) and ASEAN. Explains preparedness and strategies of Thailand before moving forward to ASEAN, focusing on preparedness under strategies of the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-2016), the government policy, and roles of Thai ministri ...Continue Reading Thai 86522
Navigating a Changing World Economy: ASEAN, the People's Republic of China, and India Petri, Peter A. Serves as a background paper to an Asian Development Bank report. Notes that most projections envision continued rapid growth in the ASEAN member states, China, and India (collectively, ACI) over the next two decades. Forecasts that by 2030, ACI could quadruple their output, virtually eliminate extreme poverty, and dramatically transform the lives of their more than 3 billion citizens. Examines the likely effects of ACI's growth on trade, reso ...Continue Reading English 86511
ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) Contains the entire text of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), adopted at the 21st ASEAN Summit held Phnom Penh in November 2012. Begins by affirming general principles such as non-discrimination rights of vulnerable groups such as women, children, the disabled, and migrants and universality of all human rights. Notes that 'the realization of human rights must be considered in the regional and national context bearing in mind differen ...Continue Reading English 86507
ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (2011-2015) Outlines the priorities, plan of action, and operational strategies of ASEAN in its poverty eradication efforts during 2011-2015. Aims to support the sustainable development of rural areas and the eradication of food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Notes that 70% of the poor in Southeast Asia live in rural areas and are active in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Adds that the growing urban poverty is rooted out of rural poverty. Outlines r ...Continue Reading English 86495
The Evolution of EU-Asia Relations: 2001-2011 Cameron, Fraser Deals with the European Commission's communication Europe and Asia: A Strategic Framework for Enhanced Partnerships issued in 2001, which set out a comprehensive strategic framework for the grouping's relations with Asia. Reviews the European Union's efforts to implement the six main aims outlined in the communication. Argues that foreign policy decisions, institutional disputes and the eurozone crisis have damaged EU attempts to portray itse ...Continue Reading English 86403
Human Rights Norms and the Evolution of ASEAN: Moving Without Moving in a Changing Regional Environment Narine, Shaun Deals with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), which has been criticized as lacking the power to enforce state compliance. Argues that AICHR is properly understood as a part of ASEAN's efforts to rejuvenate its international reputation, rather than as a normative shift by ASEAN members towards more interest in human rights. Examines the circumstances around the creation of AICHR, reviewing a process that began in the ...Continue Reading English 86363
Identity and Security: Identity Distance Theory and Regional Affairs in Northeast and Southeast Asia Ryu, Yongwook Tests the effect of identity on international security by analyzing the emergence of mutual threat perception in Sino-Japanese relations increasingly conflictual relations between Korea and Japan after Korea's democratization the establishment of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the settlement of key territorial disputes by ASEAN countries. Illustrates that Northeast Asia (NEA) has become a region of conflict wit ...Continue Reading English 86319
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