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ASEAN Recognition

The Southeast Asian Women Peace Mediators were recognized as relevant stakeholders in the implementation process of the Joint Statement on Promoting of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in the Chairman’s statement of the 42nd ASEAN summit in May 2023. Further in the Joint communiquè of the 56th ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in July 2023

Chairman’s Statement of the 42nd ASEAN summit

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We congratulated the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR) on the 10th Anniversary of its establishment and welcomed the completion of the ASEAN-IPR Research – Aceh Case: Peacebuilding and Post-Tsunami Recovery. We noted with appreciation by the ASEAN-IPR’s activities to promote the culture of peace and moderation in ASEAN and encouraged all ASEAN Member States to contribute to supporting the operations of the Institute for each budget year, as agreed in the Terms of Reference of the ASEAN-IPR. We also noted ASEAN-IPR’s continued support for the ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) to implement the ASEAN Leaders’ Joint Statement on Promoting Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in ASEAN. We encouraged the ASEAN-IPR to engage with other relevant stakeholders, including the AWPR and Southeast Asian Network of Women Peace Negotiators and Mediators (SEANWPNM), to further implement the Joint Statement.

The full Chairman’s statement of the 42nd ASEAN summit can be found here.

Joint communiquè of the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting

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We noted the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation’s (ASEAN-IPR) activities with relevant ASEAN bodies and external partners to promote the culture of peace and moderation in ASEAN. We encouraged the ASEAN-IPR to find innovative solutions to ensure its sustainability. We encouraged all ASEAN Member States to continue supporting the operations of the Institute, as reflected in the TOR of the ASEAN-IPR. We also noted ASEAN-IPR’s continued support for the ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) to implement the ASEAN Leaders’ Joint Statement on Promoting Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in ASEAN. We encouraged the ASEAN-IPR to engage with other relevant stakeholders, including the AWPR and the Southeast Asian Network of Women Peace Negotiators and Mediators (SEANWPNM), to further implement the Joint Statement. We further encouraged the implementation of the WPS and Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) agendas in ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms.

The full Joint communiquè of the 56th ASEAN foreign ministers meeting can be found here

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