The report, carried out by the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre, claims that private corporations with more innovative ideas can play an important role to improve the region’s disaster response capability. JAKARTA: ASEAN needs to increase its ability to mobilise more resources from various sectors to achieve a more comprehensive and faster response to natural disasters.. read more →

JAKARTA—The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will mobilize “all available means” to help the Philippines get back on its feet in the wake of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Philippine code name Yolanda), Asean Secretary-General Le Luong Minh has pledged, after visiting disaster-hit areas there last week. read more →

Regional disaster management is one of the prioritized policies of ASEAN and the bloc has made remarkable progress in coping with disasters in 2010-2012, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said. read more →

One of the key challenges in building the ASEAN community is coming up with tangible outcomes that benefit the people directly. This is a tall order, since many of ASEAN’s objectives are at the regional level. Realization of ASEAN’s goals and aspirations will happen only when each member nation converts regional commitments into national policies.. read more →

BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 15 (PIA) — Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan joined the commemoration of the 2012 Asean Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) on October 12 in conjunction with the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) with the theme, “Women and Girls: The Visible Force of Resilience,” at the Thammasat University.. read more →