NONTHABURI, Thailand– The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN) need to collaborate to combat poverty, address inequality, and push sustainable development, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said on Sunday.
In his intervention during the 10 th ASEAN-UN Top, the President advised both bodies to collaborate in elevating the plight of the bad and the susceptible.
” Certainly, the ASEAN Neighborhood Vision 2025 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Advancement are mutually enhancing. We must improve synergies in our efforts to decrease hardship, narrow inequalities, and promote inclusive development,” he informed fellow leaders during the top here.
He likewise raised preventive diplomacy and conflict resolution throughout the gathering, worrying ASEAN and the UN can enhance each other’s capacity, particularly beforehand the function of women in conflict prevention, peace-building, and post-conflict rehabilitation.
The Philippines is a pioneer in this location and can share finest practices, such as the facility of the ASEAN Women’s Peace Windows registry.
As a response, UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres acknowledged the launch of the ASEAN Women for Peace Windows Registry (AWPR) mentioned by President Duterte.
” Peace registry is an important instrument and we anticipate offer technical assistance to that initiative,” the UN chief said.
The President stated ASEAN and the UN should also work together to resolve environment change, a global challenge that has made nations like the Philippines more susceptible to natural catastrophes.
Climate change traps establishing nations in a vicious and costly cycle of damage and rebuilding, President Duterte stated as he called for fair and reliable steps to help vulnerable countries adapt and alleviate the effects of the changing weather condition.
At the same time, the UN should reinforce its systems for technical support, especially under the ASEAN-UN Joint Strategic Strategy of Action on Catastrophe Management, along with the ASEAN Arrangement on Catastrophe Management and Emergency Action Work Program, he included.
The ASEAN and the UN need to likewise join hands in the battle versus terrorism, the Philippine leader said. He kept in mind that under UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Technique, the global body needs to increase technical support to establishing countries to assist them enhance their capacity to combat the security risk.
The ASEAN and the UN can also comply in dealing with the source of radicalization and must work together to counter the narratives of hate and destruction propagated by terrorists and violent extremists.
To address this, he stated the Philippines has actually taken the lead in the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue in the UN, thanking his ASEAN colleagues for their important support in the endeavor.
The UN and the ASEAN might also collaborate on maritime security.
He said the UN might show the ASEAN its competence in promoting the guideline of law, including the application of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and other relevant worldwide instruments.