ASEAN members bolster trade with Mexican state
The ASEAN Committee in Mexico, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, joined hands with authorities of Mexico’s Yucatan state to arrange a business forum in Merida city on November 15th.
ASEAN, Japan step up transport cooperation
17:08 16/11/2019
ASEAN and Japan agreed to enhance transport cooperation towards environmental sustainability at the 17th ASEAN-Japan Transport Ministers Meeting, which was held in Hanoi on November 15th.
Cambodia to ban import, production of single-use plastic products
16:59 16/11/2019
Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to issue a circular banning the import and production of single-use plastic products as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste pollution in the country.
ASEAN, RoK look to expand transport link
16:50 16/11/2019
Transport Ministers of ASEAN member nations and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed to further promote cooperation between the two sides, especially in transport connectivity, at their meeting in Hanoi on November 15.
ASEAN should work harder for stronger transport connectivity: minister
15:59 15/11/2019
Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The has highlighted the need for ASEAN to continue enhancing transport connectivity among its member countries.
UNCLOS – important legal instrument to solve maritime issues
10:50 14/11/2019
The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an important legal instrument to regulate maritime issues and ensure legitimate rights and interests of countries, heard the second ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) workshop on implementing UNCLOS in Hanoi on November 13th.
30th anniversary of the convention on the rights of the child
15:33 13/11/2019
(CPV) - Thirty years ago, in 1989, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an international treaty on childhood. Adopted by 196 nations, the Convention is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.
Technology could make aging a 'Silver Dividend' for Asia's economies
14:34 13/11/2019
(CPV) - Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from ADB.
Thailand puts forward measures to bolster economy
09:49 12/11/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Industry plans to launch a digital platform and big data system to facilitate the industrial sector and smooth the government’s ease of doing business next year.
Kyrgyz provides sanitation services to its mountainous rural area
09:44 12/11/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD27.4 million financing package to provide safe and reliable water supply and sanitation services to more than 64,000 people living in a mountainous rural area of the Kyrgyz Republic.