DATE UPLOADED : 14 Sep 2023
DATE UPLOADED : 19 Jul 2023
Bandung, Indonesia - The city of Bandung once again made history as the birthplace of a global youth movement. At the FEALAC Youth Summit (FYS) 2023, 38 youths from 19 East Asian and Latin American countries gathered and formulated recommendations and commitments to climate action (9-13/7).Aptly named the FEALAC Bandung Spirit Declarations for Climate Actions, the declaration calls on governments, private sectors, academia, and society as a whole to collaborate in realising climate action. Moreover, youth participants presented various innovative ideas after visiting climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in Bandung, such as Citarum Harum (disaster resilience society sub-theme), Bersinar Waste Bank (circular economy sub-theme), as well as the Ir. H. Djuanda Forest Park (critical land restoration sub-theme).For instance, to address waste accumulation, they proposed building a waste management business model involving communities on a large scale. In the field of critical land restoration, the youth called for the government and private sector to better understand local wisdom so that restoration efforts can create social justice for the surrounding communities.One important aspect learned by the participants during the Summit was the digitization of disaster management. This was conveyed by the Secretary of West Java, Setiawan Wangsaatmadja, when the delegation visited the Jabar Command Center, which serves as the central management for the Citarum River basin. Based on that, the youths urged the FEALAC member countries' governments to accelerate disaster management infrastructure using Industry 4.0 technology.Lucy Skelton from Australia expressed satisfaction with the formulated declaration. According to her, the delegates were well aware of the principle of "no one left behind" in achieving equitable climate action. She stated, "It is time for us to take concrete actions to protect our planet."This activity is an initiative by Indonesia to continue promoting second-track diplomacy between the two regions. The focus on youth movements was chosen because of Indonesia's role as the co-chair of the Working Group on Culture, Youth, Gender, and Sports (WG CYGS) of FEALAC, along with Ecuador.Ourina Ritonga, the Secretary of the Directorate General for America and Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, emphasised the importance of creating a shared understanding of the climate crisis among the youth. This way, when they become future leaders, they can drive positive actions for the environment and society.The delegates were also invited to preserve the ecosystem by planting trees, releasing fish fry, and releasing birds. Dulci Duurham from Suriname, who had the opportunity to release a bird, expressed joy in being part of these efforts. In addition to symbolic gestures, the participants were also asked to make personal commitments to climate action that will be implemented in their society.FEALAC Youth CenterOne program that received high enthusiasm from the participants was the visit to the FEALAC Youth Center at the Bandung Creative Hub. Established in 2015, the centre serves as the promotional hub for FEALAC activities in Indonesia. In addition to being used as the headquarters for FEALAC Warriors - the term for activists involved in Asia-Latin America regional cooperation - the centre is also used as a co-working space, with the hope that the local communities can become more familiar with FEALAC as a forum for cooperation between the two regions.One of the walls is adorned with a mural by Colombian artist Diana Ortonez. Another wall contains information about FEALAC member countries and impressions and messages from youth delegates from FEALAC member countries who have visited the centre.Appreciation and Follow-upThe FEALAC Youth Summit 2023 received high enthusiasm from the participants. Oscar Rodrigo from Mexico expressed appreciation for the event, stating, "I am pleased to have the opportunity to join friends from both regions in taking action on this important issue."As a follow-up to the Summit, the youth delegation will initiate the FEALAC Youth Network for Climate Actions, which was named after the FEALAC Youth Summit 2023. This network is expected to encourage more climate action to be implemented in each respective country.FEALAC, or the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation, is an inter-regional organisation between East Asia and Latin America aimed at promoting broad cooperation between the two regions. Since its establishment in 1999, its membership has continuously expanded from 25 countries to 36 countries, consisting of 16 East Asian countries and 20 Latin American countries.Participants from East Asia in FEALAC include Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, China, and Thailand. Meanwhile, participants from Latin American countries in FEALAC include Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Suriname, and Venezuela.Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
DATE UPLOADED : 28 Sep 2022
FEALAC Day 2022: LoI Signing Marks Synergy Between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FKMHII Jakarta, 22 September 2022 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia held the FEALAC Day 2022 in order to observe the establishment of the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) in 1999. Adopting “Empowering Youth: Reviving Indonesia’s Friends of FEALAC” as this year’s grand theme, FEALAC Day 2022 was held in a hybrid interactive talk show format. Moderated by Ms. Andini Effendi, FEALAC Day 2022 was attended by four notable speakers. Each speaker presented their respective countries’ roles of youth and collaboration with other stakeholders under the FEALAC Mechanism. The speakers were Mr. Ridwan Kamil, the Governor of West Java Province; H.E. Mr. Juan Camilo Valencia González, the Ambassador of Colombia for Indonesia; Mr. Seunghyun Han, the Programme Coordinator of the FEALAC Cyber Secretariat; as well as Ms. Dinda Agita Prastiwi, the National Presidium for Regional Coordination I of FKMHII. The Director General of American and European Affairs, Mr. Umar Hadi, opened FEALAC Day 2022 by emphasizing the importance for FEALAC to thrive in today’s "new strategic environment”, that provides both challenges and opportunities in order to remain relevant. The Director General also conveyed his appreciation to Mr. Ridwan Kamil, for his contribution towards FEALAC since the Governor was the Mayor of Bandung, especially in his effort to host the FEALAC Youth Conference in 2015 and establish the FEALAC Youth Center in 2018. The Governor of West Java Province announced his commitment to support the collaboration between West Java Province and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize the FEALAC Youth Summit in Bandung next year. The event’s highlight is the establishment of ‘Friends of FEALAC,’ which aims to become a network of youths supporting governments’ efforts in promoting FEALAC, including through social media and various digital platforms. A Letter of Intent as a commitment was signed to strengthen collaboration and partnership between KSIA Amerop and FKMHII, along with the collaboration commitment from the Governor of West Java to organize FEALAC Youth Summit 2023 were the highlights of FEALAC Day 2022. Photo Gallery Link : https://www.fealac.org/new/document/board_view.do?idx=1808&sboard_id=photo&sboard_category=&page=1&onepage=9&orderby=A&sort=desc&sboard_01=&stext=&sboard_02=&sboard_19=&sboard_02=&sboard_20=
DATE UPLOADED : 29 Nov 2021
As updated in the FEALAC project list for 2020 - 2022, Thailand wishes to share our development experience through 5 webinars as our national projects in 2021 as follows: 1. "The New Normal with Sustainable Community-based Ecotourism Development" organized by Academic Service Center, Burapha University during 7 - 25 May 2021 (Course outline: 2._The_New_Normal_with_Sustainable_Community-based_Ecotourism_Development_1.pdf Course recording: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/13xlOYwdcs72c_671utO79QzsEbPkph3M )2. "Sufficiency Economy in Microfinance for SMEs Development" organized by Mekong Institute during 10 - 21 May 2021 (Course outline: 3._Sufficiency_Economy_in_Microfinance_for_SMEs_Development_1.pdf Course recording: To be circulated )3. "Coral Reef Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Development Goals" organized by Academic Service Center, Burapha University during 14 - 25 June 2021 (Course outline: 9._Coral_Reef_Ecosystem_Management_for_Sustainable_Development_Goals.pdf Course recording: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1MzGu4Rz86Grrn7EFVPFLyBz0wWv2XGUE ) 4. "Food Hygiene and Sanitation for Food Handlers" organized by Mekong Institute during 16 - 27 August 2021 (Course outline: 23._Food_Hygiene_and_Sanitation_for_Food_Handlers.pdf Course recording: To be circulated) 5. "Promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: Sharing Thailand's Experiences in Practices" organized by Mekong Institute during 7 - 18 June 2021 (Course outline: Regional Capacity Building Program Course recording: To be circulated)
DATE UPLOADED : 17 Nov 2021
DATE UPLOADED : 21 Oct 2021
The FEALAC Cyber Secretariat will host "FEALAC Cyber Secretariat 10th Anniversary Exhibition" from November 1 to 5, 2021 at the Jeongdong 1928 Art Center Gallery.
DATE UPLOADED : 07 May 2021
The opening ceremony of the 2021 FEALAC Supporters Programme was held in Seoul, Korea on May 4th 2021. The FEALAC Supporters, comprised of 36 students from Korea, is the Korea's iconic FEALAC national project that has been implemented since 2019. Throughout this year, the FEALAC Supporters will create numerous blog posts and videos to promote FEALAC activities and events through online platform.
DATE UPLOADED : 18 Sep 2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, as Regional Coordinator for Latin America of the Forum of Cooperation of Latin America and East Asia (FEALAC), held the Coordination Meeting virtually with the participation of 26 countries of the organization.
DATE UPLOADED : 28 Oct 2019
In light of 20th Anniversary of FEALAC, Republic of Korea and Cyber Secretariat have initiated FEALAC Supporters Programme that aims to actualize an extensive promotion of FEALAC. The Republic of Korea hopes that the FEALAC Supporters Programme can support and reinforce the purpose of the International Communication Plan in Santo Domingo Declaration. As an outcome of this programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea has newly established local blog account and YouTube Channel that directly targeted towards the Korean public to promote FEALAC. Please find the associated links below:FEALAC Blog:https://blog.naver.com/fealacsupportersFEALAC YouTube Channel (FEALAC Supporters):https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnFENBBWm4iCPkeBZaeM8iA