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ASEAN: solution of regional problems on protection from natural disasters
Abstract.The subject of this research is one of the new directions in activity of the regional intergovernmental organization ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) – the protection from natural disasters. ASEAN rarely becomes the object of research, namely in the context of realization of protection from natural disasters. Escalation of the existing problems in this sphere in the early XXI century in the Pacific Rim triggered the development of the new vector in activity of the organization. The author describes in details the peculiarities of establishment of this mechanism, its problems and prospects. Special attention is given to the content of framework agreements of ASEAN, which are the core of the entire mechanism of cooperation. Methodological base includes the historical approach to establishment of the analyzed relations, analysis and synthesis of information on the activity of organization in the indicated sphere, as well as its legal regulation. The conclusion is made regarding the effectiveness of regional cooperation in the field of protection from natural disasters, as well as its openness for cooperation with the countries of the entire global community. The analysis demonstrates that ASEAN is a vivid example of proper use of its negative experience for advancement and improvement of the quality of cooperation in the particular area of interests of the organization.
Keywords: disaster risk reduction, disaster relief, ASEAN Agreement, Asian Regional Forum, Coordinating Centre ASEAN, regional cooperation, protaction of disasters, natural disasters, ASEAN, international cooperation
Article was received:18-06-2018
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