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I. Multilateral - Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers Meeting.
  2. 1st US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting.
  3. Ministerial Regional Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.
  4. Seminar on Energy Security in Asia 2002.
  5. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Seminar on UN Peacekeeping.
  6. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Financial Measures Against Terrorism.
  7. Consultative Meeting among Police Authorities on Transnational Crime.
  8. 2nd US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting.
  9. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Prevention of Terrorism.
  10. 4th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Working Group Meeting.
  11. 2nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Intersessional Support Group on Confidence Building Measures (ISG on CBMs) Meeting.
  12. 5th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Meeting.
  13. Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Terrorism.
  14. 22nd Annual Conference of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL).
  15. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SOC) Heads of the Member States Meeting.
  16. 3rd US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting.
  17. Northeast Asia Peace Operations Seminar Game.
  18. 5th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Working Group Meeting.
  19. Regional Seminar on Implementing the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons.
  20. North Pacific Heads of Coast Guard Agencies Conference.
  21. 35th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM).
  22. 9th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting.
  23. All Asia Peace Operations Seminar.
  24. Pacific Armies Management Seminar.
  25. Workshop on Defense/Military Officials Cooperation within the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
  26. 6th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Working Group Meeting.
  27. Special Issues / Lessons Learned Peace Operations Seminar.
  28. Pacific Area Senior Officer Logistics Seminar (PASOLS).
  29. 4th US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting.
  30. Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Prerequisites, Conditions, Ways. .
  31. 6th ARF Meeting of the Heads of Defense College/Institutions.
  32. ARF Seminar on Outsourcing of Military Logistic Support.
  33. 4th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).
  34. ASEM IV Ð 4th Asia Europe Meeting Summit.
  35. 2nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Counter-Terrorism Measures.
  36. 6th EASG Meeting.
  37. 5th International Security Forum (ISF).
  38. 4th ASEF Young Parliamentarians Meeting (YPM).
  39. 14th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Joint Ministerial Meeting. .
  40. 8th ASEAN Summit.
  41. East Asia Study Group (EASG) Final Report.
  42. 5th US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting.
  43. Preparatory Conference on Peace and Reconstruction in Aceh.
  44. ARF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Seminar.
  45. 5th Asian and Pacific Population Conference : Population and Poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

  1. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers Meeting. Beijing, 8 January 2002. Foreign ministers of the 6 member countries---the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan---gathered for a one-day meeting to discuss the current international and regional situations, the role of the SCO and the organization's smooth development. Views were offered on the current Afghanistan situation, the international anti-terrorism campaign, cracking down on the "three vices" (terrorism, separatism and extremism), and the SCO construction. Web site: http://www.chinaembassy-org.be/eng/23354.html.
  2. 1st US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting. Seoul, 25 January 2002.
  3. Ministerial Regional Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime. Bali, 26-28 February 2002. Co-chaired by foreign ministers of Indonesia and Australia, and attended by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, THE Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, France, India, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, UNTAET/East Timor, Vanuatu and Vietnam, as well as the director-general of the International Organization for Migration and the assistant United Nations high commissioner for refugees. Aimed at enhancing a sense of shared purpose between regional states in addressing the threat posed by people smuggling, and developing regional cooperation measures to combat people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime. Web site: http://www.dfat.gov.au/illegal_immigration/.
  4. Seminar on Energy Security in Asia 2002. Tokyo, 4 March 2002. Energy experts in various fields participated as speakers, and representatives from countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) +3 (China, Japan and the Republic of Korea) participated as panelists. Aimed at advancing cooperation among ASEAN+3 countries to strengthen energy security in Asia, enjoyed the support of the leaders of the ASEAN countries, China and the Republic of Korea. Web site: http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/energy/seminar/summary2002.html.
  5. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Seminar on UN Peacekeeping. New Delhi, 19 March 2002. Hosted by India, Malaysia and Canada. Seventy participants from 23 ARF member states---which include all the ASEAN countries, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia and EU---took part in the deliberations of the seminar. The participants and panelists from international agencies, ICRC, UNHCR, OCHA, OAU, OSCE, and non-governmental organizations made presentations on the peacekeeping challenges of the 21st century, humanitarian dimensions, the law of armed conflicts and gender issues, etc. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  6. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Financial Measures Against Terrorism. Honolulu, 24-26 March 2002. Hosted by Malaysia and the United States. Senior officials of ARF participating states attended the workshop. Participants agreed that ARF member states will quickly and decisively implement the measures identified by the United Nations as mandatory to combating terrorist financing. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  7. Consultative Meeting among Police Authorities on Transnational Crime. Seoul, April 2002. Discussed, among other matters, coordination of all the security measures for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as mutual cooperation on drug trafficking, organized crime and cyber terrorism. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  8. 2nd US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting. Tokyo, 9 April 2002. Delegations from Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the US were headed respectively by the Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador Lee Tae-sik, and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Reviewed the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the status of their bilateral relations with North Korea. Welcomed recent developments with regard to dialogue with North Korea and reconfirmed the importance of engaging North Korea in the international community through dialogue. In particular, welcomed and expressed support for the outcome of the ROK Special Envoy's visit to North Korea, through which agreements were reached on resuming dialogue and cooperation between the two Koreas. Web site: http://usembassy.state.gov/tokyo/wwwhpr0051.html.
  9. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Prevention of Terrorism. Bangkok, 17-19 April 2002. At the invitation of Thailand and Australia, participants of the ARF met in Bangkok to consider how the ARF could enhance cooperation to counter terrorism. Submitted a list of recommendations to the workshop. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  10. 4th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Working Group Meeting. Kota Kinabalu, 18 April 2002. The EASG working group completed its selection of concrete measures. The working group agreed to recommend 26 implementable, high-priority concrete measures. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  11. 2nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Intersessional Support Group on Confidence Building Measures (ISG on CBMs) Meeting. Hanoi, 22-24 April 2002. Representatives from all ARF participating countries, except Papua New Guinea, attended the meeting. Reviewed the outcome of the first ISG on CBMs meeting in New Delhi the previous year, and exchanged views on regional and international security situation. Took note of the implementation of CBMs since the first ISG meeting in India, and postponed the discussion of Preventive Diplomacy (PD) to the next ISG due to the fact that the challenge of terrorism dominated the ISG's agenda. Laos DPR will assume the ASEAN Co-Chairmanship of the next ISG on CBMs. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/. The full text of the co-chairman's summary report of the ISG on CBMs is available at the ASEAN Secretariat Web site.
  12. 5th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Meeting. Bandar Seri Begawan, 17 May 2002. The meeting endorsed the concrete measures proposed by the 4th EASG working group meeting held the previous month. EASG agreed that the ASEAN+3 process would serve as a useful framework and a prime mover for the East Asia Summit. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  13. Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Terrorism. Kuala Lumpur, 20-21 May 2002. Chaired by the Honourable Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Hj Ahmad Badawi, deputy prime minister and minister for Home Affairs of Malaysia, and attended by ASEAN ministers responsible for transnational crime issues. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org,Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  14. 22nd Annual Conference of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL). Phnom Penh, 28-30 May 2002. Chiefs of Police from 9 ASEANAPOL member countries in the Southeast Asian Region attended the meeting. Among the agenda of the 22nd ASEANAPOL conference are the concerns on illicit drug trafficking and transnational commercial fraud, considered top crime concerns for ASEAN law enforcement agencies. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  15. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SOC) Heads of the Member States Meeting. St. Petersburg, 7 June 2002. Heads of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan attended the meeting. Discussed measures to hasten the establishment of a regional anti-terrorist structure, and expressed willingness to take effective measures, in close cooperation with all states and international organizations, to wage an uncompromising struggle to root out the global threat of terrorism. Web site: http://russia.shaps.hawaii.edu/fp/russia/sco_20020610_4.html .
  16. 3rd US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting. San Francisco, 17 June 2002. Delegations from Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the US were headed, respectively, by Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador Lee Tae-sik, and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Shared the view that they are now facing a critical opportunity to improve relations with North Korea. Reconfirmed the importance of engaging North Korea in the international community through constructive dialogue. Web site: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2002/11244.htm.
  17. Northeast Asia Peace Operations Seminar Game. Ulaanbaatar, 17-21 June 2002. Hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces General Staff, the United Nations and USPACOM. Participants came from 29 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, China, Fiji, France, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United States, Vanuatu and Vietnam. Simulated game focused on the five Northeast Asian countries, and aimed to understand the strategic and operational level issues associated with entering, conducting and exiting a modern peace operation. The conference also tried to enhance national and regional inter-agency coordination and cooperation, and to examine capacity building and the training required to optimize participation in peacekeeping operations. Contact: e-mail: po-seminar@coe-dmha.org or jmendee72@hotmail.com.
  18. 5th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Working Group Meeting. Tokyo, 28 June 2002. During the meeting, the EASG working group exchanged views on the implications of an East Asian Summit, based on the paper jointly prepared by Singapore and Japan. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  19. Regional Seminar on Implementing the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Manila, July 9-10 2002. Hosted by the Philippine government and co-sponsored by Canada. Attended by delegates from ASEAN member countries, Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Civil Society and representatives of the arms industry. Web site: www.smallarmssurvey.org/source_documents/Regional%20fora/ Asia/Manila%209-10%20July%202002.pdf.
  20. North Pacific Heads of Coast Guard Agencies Conference. Hawaii, 16-18 July 2002. An experts' meeting hosted by the US Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander. Participants came from Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States. Web site: https://einstein.apan info.net/QuickPlace/coastguard/Main.nsf/h_Toc/7cd03bd1357c81720a256c910071afe9/?OpenDocument.
  21. 35th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM). Bandar Seri Begawan, 29-30 July 2002. Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam, and attended by the foreign ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries. The primary areas of discussion were bilateral, regional and international cooperation in combating terrorism; the ASEAN Vision 2020 and the implementation of the Hanoi Plan of Action; enhancing economic integration; cooperation with external powers; and regional and international issues. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/. The full text of a selection of the official addresses is available at the ASEAN secretariat Web site.
  22. 9th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting. Bandar Seri Begawan, 31 July 2002. Chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam, and attended by the foreign ministers of ARF participating countries or their representatives. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also present. Expressed satisfaction with the ARF, and emphasized the importance of the active participation of defense and military officials as well as the engagement of other security officials in strengthening the ARF process. Highlights of issues discussed also included the security environment of the Asia Pacific and the tremendous impact on the overall security environment of the terrorist acts of 11 September 2001 in the United States; commitment to strengthen bilateral, regional and international cooperation in combating terrorism comprehensively; relations between major powers; the situation in the Korean Peninsula; the situation in the South China Sea; the outcome of the 7th ASEAN Summit, 5th ASEAN + 3 and ASEAN + 1 Summits; the situation in Indonesia; the recent developments in Myanmar; the independence of East Timor; the tension between India and Pakistan; the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement and the restoration of democracy in Fiji; the situation in Afghanistan; and the progress in the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/. The full text of the ARF Chairman's statement is available at the ASEAN Secretariat Web site.
  23. All Asia Peace Operations Seminar. Pattaya, 19-23 August 2002. Co-sponsored by the United Nations and USPACOM. Participants from 30 countries were invited. Discussions and games were held to find regional solutions to peace operations and capacity-building strategies. Web site: https://einstein.apan-info.net/QuickPlace/peacekeeping/Main.nsf/h_Toc/8c535ead391518ce0a256bd70071c1a4/?OpenDocument.
  24. Pacific Armies Management Seminar. Calgary, 26-30 August 2002. Hosted by the USARPAC. Eighty-seven participants from 31 countries. Attended by multinational senior level officers from regional ground forces. The theme was "The Global Soldier of the Future." Topics included evolving military values; evolving methods of recruiting, training and educating soldiers and leaders; achieving interoperability across a capability gap between partners; and impacts of technology on tomorrow's soldier and leaders. Contact: Terrence M. Slattery, PACC / PAMS Program Manager, tel: 1-808-438-4442, fax: 1-808-438-9452, e-mail: slattert@shafter.army.mil, Web site: http://www.apan-info.net/conferences/pams/.
  25. Workshop on Defense/Military Officials Cooperation within the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). Seoul, 28-30 August 2002. Participants exchanged strategies for combating cross-border threats in the region. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  26. 6th East Asia Study Group (EASG) Working Group Meeting. Seoul, 29 August 2002. The EASG working group continued its discussion on the draft of the EASG report, which was revised to reflect the results of its 5th meeting. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  27. Special Issues / Lessons Learned Peace Operations Seminar. September 2002. Co-sponsored by the United Nations, (TBD), and USPACOM. Up to 30 countries were invited. Objective was to identify solutions for coalition, logistics, and command and control issues associated with peace operations. Web site:https://einstein.apaninfo.net/QuickPlace/peacekeeping/Main.nsf/h_Toc/8c535ead391518ce0a256bd70071c1a4/?OpenDocument.
  28. Pacific Area Senior Officer Logistics Seminar (PASOLS). Seoul, 2-6 September 2002. Delegates from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga and the United States attended the seminar. Contact: PASOLS secretariat, tel: 1-808-477-0952, fax: 1-808-477-0944, e-mail: pfarnold@hq.pacom.mil, Web site: http://www.pasols.org/index.htm.
  29. 4th US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting. Seoul, 7 September 2002. Delegations from Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the US were headed, respectively, by Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador Lee Tae-sik, and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Reconfirmed how important it was for the international community to engage North Korea. The US and Japanese delegations reaffirmed their support for President Kim Dae-jung's policy of engagement, and welcomed the outcome of recent inter-Korean talks held in Seoul. Web site: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2002/13328.htm.
  30. Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Prerequisites, Conditions, Ways. Irkutsk, 9-13 September 2002. Organized by the Energy Systems Institute of Irkutsk, Russia, within the framework of the Baikal Economic Forum. The themes addressed in the conference were: trends of energy cooperation in Northeast Asia; a comprehensive analysis of interstate energy cooperation; the effectiveness of interstate energy infrastructure; environmental and social impacts of energy projects; requirements of energy security; the implementation of Kyoto mechanisms for energy markets in Northeast Asia; international energy markets and their deregulation; the economic risks of implementing energy projects; the operation and control requirements, reliability and development of international energy systems; promising energy technologies and their impact; the interstate institutional environment for the energy sector; and energy diplomacy. Contact: Professor N.I. Voropai, director of ESI, tel: 7-3952-461700, fax: 7-3952-461702, e-mail: conference@isem.sei.irk.ru
  31. 6th ARF Meeting of the Heads of Defense College/Institutions. Moscow, 16-20 September 2002. Attended by heads of military academies of 18 countries: Australia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Canada, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan. Discussed the problems connected to the development of military education in the 21st century. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  32. ARF Seminar on Outsourcing of Military Logistic Support. Beijing, September 2002. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  33. 4th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Copenhagen, 22-24 September 2002. Leaders from 10 countries in Asia (Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, and seven members of the ASEAN), the 15 members of the European Union, and the European Commission participated in the meeting. Discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula and issued the ASEM Copenhagen Political Declaration for Peace on the Korean Peninsula. Issued the ASEAN-Copenhagen Declaration on Cooperation Against International Terrorism, which states the leaders' determination to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation between Asia and Europe. China, Denmark, Germany, Japan and Spain proposed organizing an ASEAN Seminar on Anti-Terrorism, which will be held in China before next year's fifth ASEM foreign ministers' meeting. Web site: http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/economy/asem/asem4/overview.html.
  34. ASEM IV--4th Asia Europe Meeting Summit. Copenhagen, 22-24 September 2002. The Summit was attended by the Heads of State and Government of the 15 European nations, and 10 Asian nations (Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Leaders had broad discussions on security issues following September 11, economic issues and human resource development. Web site: http://www.niaslinc.dk/Gateways/ASEM/stories/storyReader$61. Chairman's summary available at http://europa.eu.int/comm/external_relations/asem/asem_summits/asem4/stat.htm.
  35. 2nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Counter-Terrorism Measures. Tokyo, 1-2 October 2002. Co-hosted by Japan, the ROK and Singapore. Focused on how ARF member countries might make more concrete international cooperative efforts, based on the recommendation made at the first workshop in Bangkok. Completed work on the paper entitled "Best Practices for Counter-Terrorism Measures in Major International Events." Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/.
  36. 6th EASG Meeting. Cambodia, 13 October 2002. The meeting endorsed the draft of its final report. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  37. 5th International Security Forum (ISF). Zurich, 14-16 October 2002. Hosted by the Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research at the ETH Zurich on behalf of the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports and in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva. Four hundred and fifty high-level civil servants, diplomats, military staff, academics and representatives of non-governmental organizations from the Euro-Atlantic area attended. The main theme was "Setting the 21st-Century Security Agenda." Among the workshop topics were: Russia's international security environment; Europe as a regional actor; institutional strategies to European security: ESDP and NATO; asymmetric war in Southwest Asia; and peace operations in light of the events of September 11th. Contact: Dr. Michel Hess, ISN manager, tel: 41-1-632 6379 or 41-1-632 0754, fax: 41-1-632 1413, e-mail: isn@sipo.gess.ethz.ch.
  38. 4th ASEF Young Parliamentarians Meeting (YPM). Venice, 17-20 October 2002. Organized by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Thirty-nine parliamentarians and 13 observers from 16 ASEM countries participated. The main theme was "Mobility and Globalization: International Migration and Local Economic Development," with the following topics: trends in international migration; the correlation between local economic development and international migration; the role of parliamentarians in promoting the better understanding of issues arising from migration; social and security aspects in the management of migratory flows; the role and experience of small and medium-sized enterprises in local economic development, and intellectual mobility, technology transfer and professional training. Support from Camera dei Deputati, Consiglio Regionale del Veneto and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Contact: ASEF, tel: 65- 6838 4700, fax: 65- 6838 4719, e-mail: info@asef.org, Web site: www.asef.org/default.asp.
  39. 14th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Joint Ministerial Meeting. Los Cabos, 23-24 October 2002. Ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Republic of the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam participated in the meeting. The APEC Secretariat was present. The Association of South-East Asia Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) attended as observers. H.E. Mr. Luis Ernesto Derbez, minister of the Economy, and H.E. Jorge Castañeda, minister of Foreign Affairs for Mexico, chaired the meeting. The theme for APEC 2002 was "Expanding the Benefits of Economic Cooperation for Growth and Development. Implementing the Vision," with the following sub-themes: "Policies for Sustained Growth and the New Economy"; "Building Capacities to Reap the Benefits of Globalization"; and "Making APEC more Relevant to Our Communities." Underscored the importance of the implementation of the APEC vision. Reiterated their determination to ensure concrete outcomes that benefit business and the wider APEC community from the implementation of such vision. The ministers' discussion focused on the themes and sub-themes for APEC 2002, including the issue of counter-terrorism and economic growth. Official Web site: http://www.apec2002.org.mx or http://www.apecsec.org.sg .
  40. 8th ASEAN Summit. Phnom Penh, 3-5 November 2002. The Summit was followed by the 6th ASEAN + 3 Summit with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, ASEAN-China Summit, ASEAN-Japan Summit, ASEAN- Republic of Korea Summit, and ASEAN-India Summit. The separate summits with China established an ASEAN-China Free Trade Area. Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, and a Declaration on Terrorism were made during the 8th ASEAN Summit. It was the first time for an ASEAN-India Summit to be organized. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org/ or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Kingdom of Cambodia, tel: 855-23-216- 141, fax: 855-23- 216-144 / 939, e-mail: mfaicasean@bigpond.com.kh, Web site: http://www.mfaic.gov.kh. The full text of a selection of the official addresses is available at the ASEAN secretariat Web site.
  41. East Asia Study Group (EASG) Final Report. Phnom Penh, 4-5 November 2002. EASG was officially launched on 17 March 2001 in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. The EASG consists of 13 SOM leaders of the ASEAN countries China, Japan and Korea, as well as the Secretary-General of ASEAN. The EASG was mandated to assess the recommendations of the East Asia Vision Group (EAVG), and, from that assessment, sort out a practical number of concrete measures that should be given high priority and are relatively easy to carry out. It was also commissioned to explore the idea and implications of an East Asian Summit and to submit its Final Report to the ASEAN+3 Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2002. The EASG held 6 meetings from March 2001 to October 2002. Its working group also held 6 meetings from July 2001 to August 2002. Web site: www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/asean/pmv0211/report.pdf.
  42. 5th US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Coordination and Oversight Group (TCOG) Meeting. Tokyo, 9 November 2002. Delegations from Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK),\ and the US were headed, respectively, by Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador Lee Tae-sik, and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Reconfirmed that North Korea's program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons is a violation of the Agreed Framework, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, North Korea's International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards agreement, and the South-North Joint Declaration on Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Called upon North Korea to dismantle this program in a prompt and verifiable manner. Web site: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2002/15037.htm.
  43. Preparatory Conference on Peace and Reconstruction in Aceh. Tokyo, 3 December 2002. Representatives of the Indonesian government, Free Aceh Movement (GAM), the Swiss government and the mediator Henry Dunant Center attended the meeting. Other countries also present at the conference included Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Qatar, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. The World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program also attended the conference. One of the topics discussed was how to support the peace process and provide funds for monitoring the peace accord. Web site: http://www.tempo.co.id/news/2002/12/3/1,1,30,uk.html.
  44. ARF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Seminar. Singapore, 4-6 December 2002. Organized by the Ministry of Defense of Singapore. More than 80 officials from 19 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) member countries, United Nations agencies, international organizations and non-governmental organizations participated in the seminar. Aimed to train disaster managers from defense and civilian agencies involved in humanitarian and emergency response operations to work in coordination with relief organizations. Contact: ASEAN Secretariat, 70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, tel: 62-21-726-2991, fax: 62-21-739-8234, e-mail: public@aseansec.org, Web site: http://www.aseansec.org.
  45. 5th Asian and Pacific Population Conference : Population and Poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok, 11-17 December 2002. The Senior Officials Segment ran until December 14 and a Ministerial Segment convened on December 16 and 17. Delegates from ESCAP member and associate member countries participated. International NGOs and UN bodies attended as observers. The focus was on the relationships between population, environment, resources and poverty. Web site: http://www.unescap.org/pop/5appc/index.htm.