Public Consultation On ASEAN – 26 Oct 2013


MARUAH invites you to a Public Consultation on ASEAN. This is an opportunity to become more familiar with ASEAN and its processes, to make a commitment to ASEAN for our own national interests for our community and the people in the region.

We are holding a consultation on the ASEAN Charter as Article 50 of the Charter stipulates that the Charter be reviewed 5 years after its entry into force. The Charter is the fundamental document, a governance code, a code of conduct if you like, in ASEAN. MARUAH believes that the review is necessary to improve and strengthen the regional group, its processes and institutions to serve the people of ASEAN better.

A review of the Charter also gives us the opportunity to take stock of our progress towards the goal of an ASEAN Community by 2015 and Member States’ commitment to the values enshrined in the Charter.

At the Consultation MARUAH participants will also engage in discussions in relation to other documents. Besides the ASEAN Charter, these are:-
1) Finalised Draft of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and Violence against Children (DEVAW/EVAC)
2) Community Blue Prints on the Roadmap to an ASEAN Community
3) Guidelines On ASEAN’s Relations with Civil Society Organizations

The consultation will be run as a full day seminar with breakout discussions, presentation and sharing sessions. For some do not be afraid of ASEAN or wonder about its relevance. Treat this as an introduction to ASEAN if need be.

The details are as follows

Date: 26th October 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Venue: Traders Hotel
1A Cuscaden Rd, 249716
Dress Code: Casual

Please confirm your attendance by dropping us an email at, or via our event page on Facebook (

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