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ACSC/APF 2014 Post Conference Report


As a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Myanmar accepted the gavel that symbolizes the ASEAN presidency. This was a historic moment since this is the first time Myanmar has taken the Chair since it became a member of ASEAN. As Chair, Myanmar is responsible for hosting many important regional forums and events during 2014.

The ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC), also known as the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF), is held independently by the ASEAN Chair country in advance of, and parallel to, the official ASEAN Summit, which is attended by ASEAN and regional leaders. The first ACSC/APF took place in Malaysia in 2005. Since then it has taken place in the Philippines (2006), Singapore (2007), Thailand (2009), Vietnam (2010), Indonesia (2011), Cambodia (2012), Brunei (2013) and this year in Myanmar (2014). The 10th ACSC/APF took place on 21 – 23 March 2014 at the Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, Myanmar.

August 1, 2014  •  By ACSC/APF 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement in Solidarity with CSOs in Withdrawal from 2014 Interface Meeting Between ASEAN Governments’ and CSOs’ Representatives

The withdrawal from the interface with ASEAN leaders by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), followed by the complete cancellation of interface by ASEAN governments which happened on the 10th May 2014 during the time of ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Thaw, Myanmar, had become another round of proof on the different interpretation on the ‘people-centered ASEAN’ between ASEAN’s people and ASEAN’s governments […]

May 30, 2014  •  By ASEAN Watch Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government Leaders Not Ready for Genuine People-centered ASEAN

ACSC_APF_2014As the leaders of the governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in Burma for the 2014 summit over the weekend, Cambodian, Malaysian and Singaporean leaders refused to meet with genuine civil society representatives. These three ASEAN member states were poised to substitute the Interface Delegates chosen by civil society groups with their own nominees, which lead the meeting between the ASEAN leaders and civil society representatives to be canceled at the last minute. The ten Interface Delegates were chosen by civil society groups to represent the voices of the 3,000 people who attended the historic ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Conference 2014 (ACSC/APF 2014) held in Rangoon, Burma in March […]

May 13, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indonesian Interface Delegates for 24th ASEAN SUMMIT Regret the Cancellation of CSO Interface Meeting

[Nay Pyi Taw] – Indonesia CSO Delegations for 24th ASEAN Summit regret the cancellation of Interface Meeting agenda with the ASEAN leaders, which was supposed to be taking place in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar today (5/11) […]

May 11, 2014  •  By Indonesia CSO Delegations for 24th ASEAN Summit  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Malaysian Government Undermines ASEAN Processes

Malaysian civil society organisations are appalled that, ahead of the ASEAN Summit on 11th May 2014, the Malaysian government has objected to the Malaysian civil society delegate due to attend the Interface Meeting between Civil Society and the ASEAN Heads of State. We are further dismayed by news that the Cambodian and Singaporean governments […]

May 9, 2014  •  By Malaysia Representatives to ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People's Forum 2014  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2014 Representatives Meet with ASEAN Affairs Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar to Prepare for an Interface Meeting with ASEAN Leaders

Members of Steering Committee of ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2014, yesterday, met with ASEAN Affairs Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar at Naypyidaw to hold an initial discussion on interface meeting between ASEAN Civil Society representatives and leaders of ASEAN countries […]

April 10, 2014  •  By ACSC/APF 2014 Steering Committee  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

People of ASEAN Stand Up To Be Counted

20140321-js-4589The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) 2014, held in Rangoon, Burma, on 21-23 March, and co-organised by long-standing Burma advocates to ASEAN, namely Burma Partnership, Task Force on ASEAN and Burma, and Women’s League of Burma, together with 80 other civil society organizations (CSOs) and community based organizations (CBOs), can be hailed as a great success as well as a historic event. Not only was it the first ACSC/APF to be held in Burma, it was also the highest attended ACSC/APF since the ACSC/APF first took place in 2005, with over 3,000 participants. It was a great opportunity for people of all ethnic nationalities from across Burma – CSOs, CBOs, rights activists networks, and grassroots activists – to meet people from their own countries and from others around the ASEAN region as well as from Timor leste and beyond, to share their concerns, and above all, to demonstrate the strength and solidarity of civil society in Burma and in ASEAN[…]

March 25, 2014  •  By ASEAN Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Largest-ever ASEAN Civil Society Conference Urges Regional Governments to Establish Human Rights Protection Mechanisms

Paris, Rangoon, 25 March 2014: ASEAN leaders must listen to the voices of civil society and grassroots organizations in the region, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said at the conclusion of the 10th ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF), which was held in Rangoon from 21 to 23 March 2014 […]

March 25, 2014  •  By International Federation for Human Rights and Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Over 3,000 Participants at Largest Ever ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum

Over 3,000 individuals and delegates from civil society organizations (CSOs), peoples’ and grassroots organizations representing the ASEAN region as well as Timor Leste and beyond, joined together in solidarity in Yangon, Myanmar from March 21 – 23, 2014 for what became the largest ever gathering of ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) since its inception in 2005. The record-breaking regional conference, held at the Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, was also the largest of its kind in Myanmar’s recent history[…]

March 24, 2014  •  By ACSC/APF 2014 Steering Committee  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

ACSC/APF 2014 is Burma’s Chance to Set a Positive Benchmark for ASEAN Civl Society

625650_454184384660975_2087012466_nOn 21-23 March, the 2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC), otherwise known as the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF), will take place in Rangoon, Burma.  The ACSC/APF is held annually by the ASEAN Chair country – currently Burma – in advance of and parallel to the official ASEAN Summit, which will be held in May and attended by ASEAN and regional leaders.

The ACSC/APF is the showcase event for the ASEAN civil society community.  Civil society actors from across the ten ASEAN countries, as well as Timor Leste, and beyond will be coming to Rangoon to attend a range of programs, events and workshops on a variety of ASEAN issues.   Their mandate is to represent the voices of the people of ASEAN.  The theme of this year’s ACSC/APF is “Advancing ASEAN People’s Solidarity toward sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization”.

March 17, 2014  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤