Child prodigy Asia Monet Ray is no stranger to the spotlight and her loyal fan base eagerly follows her every career move. This summer Lifetime premieres the all-new docuseries Raising Asia featuring the child sensation and her mother Kristie, who won't let anything get in her daughter's way.
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Raising Asia - Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Netflix
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN AH-see-ahn, AH-zee-ahn) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten Southeast Asian countries that promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration amongst its members, other Asian countries, and globally. Since its formation on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, the organisation's membership has expanded to additionally include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Its principal aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and sociocultural evolution among its members, alongside the protection of regional stability and the provision of a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully. ASEAN is an official United Nations observer, as well as an active global partner. It is a major ally of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), establishing cooperation model in numerous fields, including security, economy, finance, tourism, culture, environmental protection, development, and sustainability. ASEAN also maintains a global network of alliances and is involved in numerous international affairs. Communication amongst member states takes place in English. ASEAN covers a land area of 4.4 million square kilometres, 3% of the total land area of Earth. ASEAN territorial waters cover an area about three times larger than its land counterpart, making it particularly important in terms of sea lanes and fisheries. Member countries have a combined population of approximately 640 million people, 8.8% of the world's population, more than EU28, and in terms of land, a bit larger. In 2015, the organisation's combined nominal GDP had grown to more than USD $2.8 trillion. If ASEAN were a single entity, it would rank as the sixth largest economy in the world, behind the United States, China, Japan, France and Germany. ASEAN shares land borders with India, China, Bangladesh, East Timor and Papua New Guinea, and maritime borders with India, China, Palau and Australia. Both East Timor and Papua New Guinea are backed by certain ASEAN members for their membership in the organisation. Being a global powerhouse, ASEAN is known for its diverse range of instruments and affliates which enhances cooperation, recognition and unity in numerous aspects, internally, regionally and internationally. One of ASEAN's signature arms, ASEAN Plus mechanism, is the main foundation to several important establishments including EAS and RCEP, the world's largest economic bloc. The ASEAN Summit today serves as a prominent regional (Asia) and international (worldwide) conference, with world leaders attending its related summits and meetings to discuss about various problems and global issues, strengthening cooperation, and making decisions. The summit has been praised by world leaders for its success and ability to produce results on a global level. ASEAN has established itself as the central platform for Asian integrations and cooperations, working with other Asian countries to promote unity, prosperity, development and sustainability of the region, as well as working on solutions to resolve disputes and problems in the region. While mainly focusing on Asia-Pacific, ASEAN also maintained communications with other parts of the world, to better promote world peace and stability. The organisation has a global reputation of promoting goodwill and diplomacy among countries, shutting out any opinion or decision considered biased while carrying the principle of non-interference and mutual respect. The group created the first regional community in Asia, an achievement hailed as “Asian miracle” by many, and serves as an international role model of seeking strength and harmony among countries of diversity and differences.
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