Inaugural ASEAN Prize seeks nominations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Nay Pyi Taw / September 24, 2018

The ASEAN Secretariat is calling for nominations for the first ASEAN Prize, which aims to recognize inspiring achievements and contributions of an individual or organization that foster the ASEAN identity, promote the ASEAN spirit, and champion the ASEAN way in designated focus areas such as

(a)  collaboration between ASEAN Member States;

(b)  collaboration between ASEAN and the world;

(c)  people-to-people engagement among ASEAN Member States;

(d)  economic integration and promotion of standards between Member States, or

(e)  outstanding contributions towards ASEAN Community Building

A judging committee, consisting of incumbent and past Secretaries-General of ASEAN, will select the eventual winner, who will be awarded a cash prize of US$20,000. The inaugural prize will be presented at the ASEAN Leaders Summit in November 2018.

To be eligible, the nominee must be a citizen or an organization in any ASEAN Member States. The nominee must demonstrate verifiable achievements for the period of April 2017 to March 2018. The nominee should also share their future plans in continuing the work after winning the prize.

Submissions are open from now until27-9-2018 and the nominee can submit his/her or the organization’s information and achievements to the ASEAN Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office No. 9, Nay Pyi Taw or .

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