The region`s impressive economic development has led to alarming capacity growth and, in most cases, ASEAN Member States are able to respond themselves to intermediate-level disasters in their countries. This very positive development inevitably means that the role of our partners is evolving. I think I am speaking on behalf of other colleagues by saying that we are ready to continue to adapt to this new reality – to ensure that our assistance is as appropriate and timely as possible. In accordance with the ASEAN Charter, all sectors of society are encouraged to participate in and benefit from the ASEAN integration process and the construction of the Community. This is why AADMER includes, among other things, the participation of all stakeholders, including local communities, non-governmental organizations and private companies, including through the use of community-based approaches to disaster prevention and early response. 135. CREACH, Yves-Kim and FAN, Lilianne, „ASEAN`s Role in the Cyclone Nargis Response: Implications, Lessons and Opportunities“ Humanitarian Exchange Magazine (December 2008) Google Scholar, online: Overseas Development Institute . 45. ASEAN Agreement on Cross-Border Haze Pollution, adopted in June 2002 (which came into force in November 2003), online: ASEAN . The ASEAN Convention on Disaster Management and Emergency Measures is underway. Following the mandate of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management in early December 2004, CMHA met on 22-24 March 2005 in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss and negotiate a draft regional agreement. The second round of negotiations took place from 9 to 10 May 2005 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The ASEAN Convention on Disaster Management and Emergency Measures is expected to be concluded and signed by mid-2005.

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