For 2015, AIPP achieved significant achievements in the expanded implementation of its programmes at all levels—local, national, regional and global. These achievements include the widening reach of AIPP’s information dissemination, increased skills and capacities of individuals including women and IP organizations, and significant contribution to positive policies and guidelines relating to indigenous peoples.
This ACSC/APF conference is the second CSO forum held in parallel to the ASEAN Summits in 2015. This gathering provides another opportunity and platform for CSOs to engage with ASEAN and its member States.
Thailand’s refugee rights crisis continues to be a problem. As of 2015, Thailand is not a State Party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, and does not have domestic laws on asylum.
Thailand operates under the 1979 Immigration Act, which considers asylum seekers and refugees as illegal immigrants and subjects them to arbitrary arrest, detention and deportation.
While refugees live across the country, the majority reside within nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar Border and in Bangkok. Refugees and asylum-seekers include stateless persons such as the Rohingya and Uighur, those fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar, religious persecution in Pakistan and war in Syria.
Timor Leste, which is eyeing the 11th place in the Asean grouping, has embarked on numerous reforms to accelerate the level of private investments into the country.
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has proposed the implementation of an ASEAN minimum wage for workers in the ASEAN member countries to ensure equality in the region.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not undermine ASEAN unity as a single community, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Kuala Lumpur, Lippo Group deputy chairman Ginandjar Kartasasmita said Indonesia's democratic journey was a strong plus for the regional bloc, as well as for the wider Asia region.
The basic tenet of creating an institution called a corporation is to bring more benefit to society at large. Corporations can generate economic wealth on a much larger scale than individual businesses.
Vietnam’s security forces in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang and other localities on Sunday [June 5] arrested nearly one hundred of environmental activists during peaceful demonstrations which aimed to demand the government to be transparent in a serious environmental disaster in the central coastal region which has killed hundreds of tons of marine species since April 6.
Nationalist monks gathered at a monastery in Insein township over the weekend to mark the three-year anniversary of Ma Ba Tha
Gunmen carry out Duterte-inspired killings of suspects in 3 provinces