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e-Conference Series on ‘Covid-19’: (Session 5 of 5)

Session 5 of 5 (Click here for the full series)

20 May 2020, Wednesday, 4.00pm, Singapore Time


This session discusses the measures ASEAN has in place in the aftermath of SARS to deal with the multifaceted consequences of pandemics and to what degree these have facilitated the ASEAN response to the COVID-19. The session aims to shed light on how the WHO recommendations, International Health Regulations, and shared best practices from other countries impact upon the ASEAN arena. Considering the Special ASEAN Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 14 April 2020, topics include what ASEAN has done and can do through its Ministerial Meetings on Health, Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade and Economy, and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management – either as an intraregional effort or through its ASEAN Plus platforms. Prospectively, what is being learned from the incumbent experience such that ASEAN can make use of international law and regional resources to better protect itself and the people of ASEAN in future?

Denise Cheong, Head, Nuclear Law & Policy, CIL

HE Kok Li Peng, Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN
HE Tao Thi Thanh Huong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Singapore
Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Mely Caballero-Anthony, Professor of International Relations and Head, Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, NTU S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Tan Hsien-Li, Co-Director (Teaching), CIL ASEAN Law and Policy Programme

Tommy Koh, Ambassador, Chair CIL Governing Board

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