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1 Current and Future Cooperation between the ARF and other Regional Organizations by Manasvi Srisodapol Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand at the ARF Workshop on CBMs and PD in Asia and Europe, Berlin, March 2008

2 Overview PD in the ARF Region Current Cooperation Future Cooperation: Some Ideas

3 PD in ARF Region Development of PD Experience ASEAN - living test case of CBMs and PD - no Inter-State Conflict since Ideological differences Habit of Cooperation and Dialogue - Competition Community Building

4 PD in ARF Region (cont.) - Continuous exploration of PD - ASEAN Hotline - ASEAN Troika - ARF Establishment and Evolution Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC)

5 Changing Regional Context Major Powers Interplay Intra-State VS Inter-State Religious, ethnic, cultural tension and extremist tendencies

6 Changing Regional Context (cont.) Non-traditional security threats - Comprehensive Security Approach to achieve security of State and human security Role of Non-State Actors ARF role and place in regional architecture - Evolving regional architecture - Closer regional integration in wider Asia

7 Current Cooperation Sharing of Experience on Specific Issues Disaster Relief (UNDHA, UNOCHA, UNDP) Peacekeeping (UNDPKO, ICRC) Maritime Security (IMO) Search and Rescue (ICAO, IMO) Counter Terrorism/ Transnational Crimes (SCO, OSCE) Drug Trafficking (UNODC)

8 Current Cooperation (cont.) Sharing of Experience on CBMs/PD UN Dept. of Political Affairs UNITAR OSCE - ISG on CBMs and PD - Informal Meeting with OSCE Tokyo, 2004 (organized by Japan and Thailand)

9 Future Cooperation Objective of Enhancing Linkages Generate Ideas for PD Capacity Building for Regional and National Institution Information Sharing/ Intelligence Exchange Development of Networks of Experts, Mediators, Resource Persons

10 Future Cooperation (cont.) Possible Ways to Enhance Linkages MoU between ASEAN and OSCE Secretariats Training Courses at OSCE for ARF Unit Joint Workshops and Meetings Meeting between CSCAP and OSCE Track II

11 Possible Ways to Enhance Linkages (cont.) ARF Chair meeting with OSCE Chair Sharing of Experiences on Early- Warning and Risk Reduction Center Sharing of Experiences on Standardized Reporting (ASO) Future Cooperation (cont.)


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