Sabtu, 19 November 2011

4th ASEAN-UN Summit in Bali will discuss enhancing cooperation between the two parties

The 4th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit will be convened in Bali, Indonesia on 19 November 2011. The Summit will be co-chaired by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as Chair of ASEAN, and H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Summit will be attended by the Heads of State/Government of the ASEAN Member States and the Secretary General of ASEAN.
The Summit will be discussing on efforts to enhance partnership between ASEAN and the United Nations, including UN assistance to ASEAN in the implementation of the MDGs; collaboration through exchanges of best practices and capacity building initiatives aimed at enhancing the promotion and protection of human rights; exchange of experiences and best practices through a series of ASEAN-UN seminars, workshops and trainings on issues such as preventive diplomacy, conflict resolution, peace-keeping and peace-building; maritime security and anti piracy, preparation and implementation of the ASEAN-UN Strategic Plan of Action on Disaster Management 2011 – 2015.
Other topics to be discussed at the Summit will also include economic and financial issues and other international and regional issues of common concerns. The ASEAN-UN Summit is expected to adopt Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership between ASEAN and the UN and issue a Co-Chair Statement on the 4th ASEAN-UN Summit. (genk)

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