1. The 25th ASEAN-Australia Forum was held in Manila on 6 November 2012, with participation by representatives from Australia, ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat.
2. The Forum was co-chaired by Ms. Erlinda Basilio, Undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and Mr. Rod Smith, First Assistant Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia.
3. The participants reaffirmed the importance of the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Partnership,
While occupying only three percent of the earth's surface, the ASEAN region boasts of globally significant terrestrial and marine biodiversity that include an astonishing 18 percent of all species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It has the most diverse coral reefs in the world and is home to the mega-diverse countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The region also spans several unique bio-geographical units such as Indo-Burma, Malesia, Sundalan
The Governments of the Member States of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):
RECALLING the ASEAN Declaration on Heritage Parks and Reserves signed by Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand on 29 November 1984;
RECOGNIZING that Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam have since joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations;
CONCERNED with the necessity to conserve national protected areas of the ASEAN member countries;
WE, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on the occasion of the 33rd ASEAN Summit.
RECOGNISING ASEAN’s rich terrestrial and marine biodiversit
WE, the Peoples of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD);
Aware that the countries of ASEAN are rich in biodiversity and home to many endangered species of wild fauna and flora;
Recognizing the conservation actions and commitments that have already been made with respect to the species regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) through its Decisions and Resolutions;
Acknowledging the progress made at the national and ASEAN levels in promoting sustainable use of wild fauna a
MacKinnon, J. R. & G. B. Villamor. 2004. ISBN 971-8986-60-X.
This publication showcases the ASEAN Heritage Parks Programme and ASEAN's greatest natural parks. The publication describes 36 ASEAN and World Heritage Parks of the 10 ASEAN member countries. It portrays the amazing richness of the various life forms that are immeasurably valuable and useful to humans.
Recalling the Declaration of ASEAN Concord II (Bali Concord II) to establish an ASEAN Community comprising three pillars, namely political and security cooperation, economic cooperation, and socio-cultural cooperation that are closely intertwined and mutually reinforcing for the purpose of ensuring durable peace, stability and shared prosperity in the region;
Welcoming the implementation of the Vientiane Action Programme (VAP), the medium-term roadmap for the period 2004-2010 which sets out s
The 11th ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Summit chaired by H.E. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, was held on 21 November 2007 in Singapore. The Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member Countries had a productive meeting with H.E. Roh Moo-hyun, President of the Republic of Korea.
We welcomed the recent progress made at the Six-Party Talks and expressed support for the Agreement on 3 October 2007 as another important step toward the denuclearisation of the Korean Penin
Ha Noi, 29 October 2010
The 13th ASEAN-Japan Summit, chaired by H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dzung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, was held on 29 October 2010 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Heads of State/Government of the ASEAN Member States had a productive meeting with H.E. Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan.
The ASEAN Leaders warmly congratulated H.E. Mr. Naoto Kan on his re-election as Prime Minister of Japan and expressed their conviction that his able leadership would furt
WE, the Ministers of Health of ASEAN Member Countries, representing Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam;
REAFFIRMING the vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership i
The Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community, H.E. Sundram Pushpanathan met the Members of the German Federal Parliament Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development here today to discuss the economic and development cooperation between ASEAN and the Federal Republic of Germany.
The delegation was headed by Mrs Dagmar Wohrl, Head of the Committee, and was accompanied by the Ambassador of Germany to ASEAN, H.E. Dr Norbert Baas, as well as the head and officials fr
GTI RAP for Southeast Asia (2017-2025). The CBD in its Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) has recognized that the global taxonomic impediment constrains the global biodiversity agenda. In response, a GTI Regional Action Plan for South East Asia 2010–2015 was developed by the AMS with China, Japan, and Korea through the ACB. The action plan served as the roadmap in addressing the GTI as implemented in the ASEAN region.
This Regional Action Plan 2017–2025 is a continuat