According to a press statement released by the EU delegation in the Philippines on Thursday, among the topics discussed during the ASEAN-EU dialogue were trafficking in persons, achieving gender equality, sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, and rights of the child. Photo from Mission of the European Union to ASEAN MANILA, Philippines — The 10-member Association of Southeast.. read more →

The ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) lauded the signing of the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on 13-14 November 2017. The Consensus establishes a landmark framework for cooperation in safeguarding the interests of migrant workers between and among the ASEAN Member.. read more →

ASEAN leaders attend an opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP MANILA, Philippines — Southeast Asian leaders on Tuesday signed a landmark document advancing the interests and welfare of thousands of migrant workers in the region. The heads of state of the ASEAN member-states signed.. read more →

In spite of what was earlier promised, a mega trade deal that would have linked around 30 percent of the global economy failed to find a substantial conclusion this year. Some countries behind the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) still haven’t seen eye to eye on some contentious issues even after 20 rounds of negotatiations.. read more →

ASEAN leaders are set to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of Rights of Migrant Workers on November 14 PROTECTION. Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to sign an agreement that will ensure the protection of migrant workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Promoting the.. read more →