As the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the region of Southeast Asia highlights two compelling political phenomena: the emergent ‘authoritarian populism’ and the return to the ‘Asian Values’.
Seventy years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly. While all human beings are deemed born automatically free with equal rights, the very definition of human itself in practice is not always neutral.
Although ASEAN’s new consensus document on migration is a giant step towards safeguarding the rights of migrant workers, it still sticks to putting skilled professionals and lower-skilled migrants in separate silos.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations turns 50. Our dossier sheds light on the develpoment of the institutional framework of ASEAN and looks into the realities of the people - including podcasts, infographics and photos.
How ASEAN deals with forced migrants shows in how far it is actually people-centered and people-oriented. This vulnerable group used to be integrated in the past. However, today it appears integration efforts are not truly inclusive.
Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Anyway the countries are planning to cover lacks in energy demand and supply mainly with coal. However, renewables from solar over biomass to wind have a huge potential in the region.