On Friday 6 November, AIPA and ECPAT had a preparatory meeting for AIPA Secretary General’s participation as a keynote speaker at the ECPAT Regional Consultation on Strengthening Responses to Sexual Exploitation of Children in Asia in the context of COVID-19.
On 5 November, AIPA Secretary General Nguyen Tuong Van received a courtesy call (via zoom) from Mr. Alexandre Faite, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jakarta. Both sides discussed the possibility for a cooperation between the ASEAN parliamentarians and ICRC on humanitarian issues with the focus on Humanitarian Law, and its relation to other fields especially economic area.
On 29 October 2020, Secretary General Nguyen Tuong Van attended the Briefing on Making Wildlife Traffickers Finance Wildlife Recovery, at the invitation of Mr. Steve Galster, International Chair, Executive Director of FREELAND. FREELAND introduced a Restitution report focusing on using restitution and supplementary sentencing measures to require wildlife offenders to pay for the harm they have caused on wildlife, ecosystems, and local communities.
The ASEAN Secretariat hosted the 4th Forum of Entities Associated with ASEAN. The Forum kicked off with an overview of the impact of the COVID19 pandemic in ASEAN, post-pandemic recovery framework and the current mid-term review under the ASEAN Community Blueprints. This was followed by breakout sessions where participants shared their on-the-ground views on the progress of ASEAN Vision 2025 and possible areas for improvement. There are currently 75 Entities associated with ASEAN. They are categorised into parliamentarians and judiciary, business organisations, think tank and academic institutions, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders.
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Welcome to the official website of Viet Nam’s 2020 AIPA Chairmanship and the 41st AIPA General Assembly, which will be held online from September 8th to 10th, 2020. (www.aipa2020.vn) Standing side by side with ASEAN, AIPA plays an essential role in contributing to regional integration and cooperation for joint development of ASEAN countries. With a […]
Vice-President of The National Assembly of Viet Nan at the Opening Ceremony of AIPA Conference on Parliamentary Partnership on Educational and Cultural Cooperation for Sustainable Development.
NDO – All the contents related to the organisation of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) were discussed within a virtual meeting between the AIPA 41 National Secretariat and Secretariats of AIPA member countries’ parliaments in Hanoi on August 17.
The 11th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Caucus held on Friday was a resounding success as ASEAN Member Parliaments outlined common areas of cooperation that require legislative actions to boost the post-pandemic economic recovery of the region.