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  1. Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance

    1. What does it mean for me to be a citizen of my country?
    3 Topics
  2. 2. How do we decide on what is good for society?
    6 Topics
  3. 3. How can we work for the good of society?
    10 Topics
  4. Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
    4. What is diversity?
    4 Topics
  5. 5. Why is there greater diversity in Singapore now?
    3 Topics
  6. 6. What are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse society?
    3 Topics
  7. 7. How can we respond in a diverse society?
    5 Topics
  8. Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
    8. What does it mean to live in a globalised world?
    4 Topics
  9. 9. How do we respond to tensions arising from some economic impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  10. 10. How do we respond to tensions arising from some cultural impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  11. 11. How do we respond to tensions arising from some security impacts of globalisation?
    4 Topics
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Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

Singapore ArmyThe core function of the Singapore Army is to deter aggression, and should deterrence fail, to secure a
swift and decisive victory. The Singapore Army is to
be ready and capable of conducting a spectrum of
operations to defend the security interests and
the sovereignty of Singapore.
Republic of Singapore NavyThe core function of the Republic of Singapore Navy
(RSN) is to enhance Singapore’s peace and security
through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these
fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the
aggressor at sea. The RSN will ensure Singapore;
seaward defence, secure our sea lines of
communication and maintain a high level of
operational readiness and a broad spectrum of
capabilities to support our national interest.
Republic of Singapore Air ForceThe core function of the Republic of Singapore Air
Force (RSAF) is to deter aggression and defend
Singapore and its interests. The RSAF will respond
decisively to the full spectrum of missions from
peace to war as part of an integrated Singapore
Armed Forces (SAF). The RSAF deters aggression
through control of the air and decisively influencing
the ground and maritime battles.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

  • MFA contributes to the formulation and implementation of Singapore’s foreign policy to advance our national interests.
  • It does this by forging strong partnerships at the bilateral and multilateral levels and positioning Singapore as a responsible and constructive member of the international community.
  • This includes sharing Singapore’s developmental experience with other countries through the Singapore Cooperation Programme.
  • It also provides consular assistance, or help and advice, to Singaporeans at home and abroad.
  • MFA assists in maintaining Singapore’s external security through diplomacy.
  • Singapore is active on a wide variety of issues, including international trade, international law, international civil aviation and maritime affairs, sustainable development, water and sanitation and human rights.
  • Singapore also participates actively in international climate change negotiations to secure and environmentally and economically sustainable future.

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