The ASEAN region is located in one of the most disasterprone areas of the world. It is The ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response vulnerable to typhoons, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally shaken the social and economic foundations of countries across the world, including ASEAN Member States.
In pursuing Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the World Health Organization (WHO) advocates that all people should receive the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, without suffering financial hardship.
Southeast Asians celebrated their religious festivals a little differently this year—in the privacy of their homes.
Children in ASEAN are living in a rapidly changing world brought about by technological advances and demographic shifts. It is crucial that children have their basics needs fulfilled to enable them reach their potential, and also be equipped with 21st century skills to manage anticipated long-term challenges.
Soil liquefaction swept their homes and loved ones away. Now, survivors of the Central Sulawesi quake get new homes on sturdier ground.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu once said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Our region is only as strong as our peoples. ASEAN’s economic growth and social development in the past decade have been resilient owing to the contribution of its productive workforce and growing middle class.
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