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DELGOSEA Conference: Press Round-up

DELGOSEA Conference: Press Round-up

The DELGOSEA conference that took place in Bangkok in January was not only well attended and thought provoking, but also attracted press coverage throughout the ASEAN region.

The conference under the heading “5-years ASEAN Charter” looked at how ASEAN was measuring up to the stated aim in Article 1 of the ASEAN Charter that one of the purposes of ASEAN is ‘to strengthen democracy, enhance good governance and the rule of law, and to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms’ and another one ‘to promote a people-oriented ASEAN in which all sections of society are encouraged to participate in and benefit from the process of ASEAN integration and community building.’

Articles from the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia focused on the speeches by the two prominent keynote speakers H.E. Rodolfo Severino, former Secretary General of ASEAN who was absent due to health concerns, and Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. Both speakers looked at issues of regional integration and the role of local governments in that process.

Check out the following links and read for yourself! Some of the articles are in local languages.


For more information on the Bangkok conference on

Bangkok Conference – 5 Years ASEAN Charter