Undersecretary Enrique Manalo delivers lecture at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
13 April 2018, Oslo – Undersecretary for Policy Enrique Manalo delivered a lecture on the “The Philippines and ASEAN” in a seminar co-organized by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Norsk utenrikspolitisk institutt, or NUPI), and the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies of the University of Oslo.
Undersecretary Manalo discussed the gains during the Philippine Chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2017, highlighting ASEAN cooperation on climate change, and ways forward for ASEAN. He also presented an overview of the ASEAN-Norway Sectoral Dialogue Cooperation.
Taking off from the Undersecretary’s points on ASEAN and climate change, NUPI Professor Indra Øverland reported on the main findings of the research “Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN International Affairs: Risk and Opportunity Multiplier”. The report was produced by 23 authors, including contributors from all 10 ASEAN member states.
The seminar was attended by researchers, the academe, members of the diplomatic corps in Oslo, Norway, members of the Philippine delegation to the 4th PH-Norway Bilateral consultations held on 12 April 2018, and members of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo headed by Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia. It was live-streamed online, and may be viewed through NUPI’s website and Youtube account. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG-97Oi9Qak)
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