Welcome to the YouTube channel of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
ERIA is an international organization established by a formal agreement among 16 heads of governments at the 3rd East Asia Summit in Singapore on 21 November 2007. ERIA works closely with the ASEAN Secretariat, researchers, and research institutes from East Asia to provide intellectual and analytic research and policy recommendations for the development of the Asian region.
Hon Dr Surin Pitsuwan, the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand and the former ASEAN Secretary-General moderated a conversation with two former Heads of State: former President of the Philippines, H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Abishit Vejjajiva in the afternoon session of the High Level Forum on ASEAN@50 on 19 October 2017 in Pasay City, Manila.
The three former ASEAN leaders discussed the Retrospectives and Perspectives on the Making, Substance, Challenges, and Future of ASEAN.
ERIA, in collaboration with the Philippine Government, has embarked on the ASEAN@50 Project as part of the commemorative events to celebrate ASEAN's 50th anniversary in 2017, under the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN.
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Institute of Developing Economies - Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) held a one day workshop followed by a half day public symposium which discussed research on integration and inequality across ASEAN and East Asia.