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 →

Twenty-five years ago, U.S. tech companies pledged to stop using chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects. They failed to ensure that their Asian suppliers did the same. The women on the production line worked in so-called cleanrooms and wore protective suits, but that was for the chips’ protection, not theirs. The women were exposed.. 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 →