ASEAN adopts Declaration on Role of Civil Service

MANILA, April 29--The ASEAN Members States signed Saturday the ASEAN Declaration on the Role of Civil Service as Catalyst for Achieving the Community Vision 2025..

President Rodrigo R. Duterte led the signing ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Saturday afternoon as part of the highlights of the ASEAN 30TH Summit being held in the country.

The adoption of the declaration underscores the significance of civil service as the backbone of good governance in the region.

It hopes to enhance cross-sectoral cooperation in ASEAN community building and in providing support for further regional integration.

The declaration also highlighted the contribution of Civil Service in attaining a sustainable development goals; in continuing initiative towards efficiency and effectiveness through highest standard of professionalism, participatory approach, responsiveness, transparency and accountability of Civil Servants.

The declaration is also expected to promote further cooperation, development and implementation of capacity building programs.

It will also be an opportunity to highlight the best practices in critical areas of concern such as environment promotion, climate change, disaster management, health, and gender equality.

Source: Philippines News Agency