Economic community-hood is the primary  goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The idea is to transform the economies of the 10 Asean countries into one Asean Economic Community (AEC). The expected outcomes: the AEC as a single market of over 600 million people and the AEC as one production base that can.. read more →

Feature photo courtesy ASEAN Youth Organization of Australia Pampanga, in Central Luzon the Philippines, is to host the inaugural Asean Youth Conference between November 10-13 as part of Asean’s 50th anniversary celebrations. To be held under the theme ‘Towards Asean Community Vision 2025 – It All Begins with YOUth’, the conference will provide a platform to help Asean.. read more →

Young workers and other young advocates for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) can participate in the SafeYouth@Work Congress and SafeYouth@Work Media Competition taking place in the context of the upcoming XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore in September 2017. The World Congress would welcome additional applications from Malaysia, Thailand, and.. read more →

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is celebrating its 50th year, with the Philippines serving as chairman of the organization this year. The Asean was formed by the original Asean 5—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand—in 1967, or at the height of the Vietnam War. The organization was widely seen then as an.. read more →

Is labour mobility enough? While promoting a “people-centred, people-oriented” and resilient community, the ASEAN integration only relies on a “free” flow of skilled labour through Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs), ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework (AQRF), and ASEAN Agreement on Movement of Natural Persons (MNP). The eight professions covered under MRAs merely involve less than two per.. read more →