Welcome to the ASEAN Secretariat Asean Secretariat building inaugurated on 9 May 1981
The Establishment of ASEAN Bangkok, 8 August 1967
ASEAN Member Countries Brunei Darussalam Philippines Indonesia Singapore Malaysia Cambodia Viet Nam Thailand Lao PDR Myanmar
ASEAN Basic Data
Total Population : 497.56 million
Total GDP : US$ 737.48 billion
Total trade: US$ 720 billion
Total Area : 4,495,493 sq.km
Goals of ASEAN
To accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors; and
To promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law.
ASEAN VISION 2020
A concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies.
POLITICAL OBJECTIVE: PEACE AND STABILITY
Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (1976)
Contains fundamentals principles on interstate relations.
Provides mechanisms for pacific settlement of disputes.
Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone 15 December 1995
An undertaking by ASEAN states not to develop, manufacture, acquire, possess, test or use nuclear weapons.
Negotiations for the accession of Nuclear Weapon States are underway.
ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN Regional Forum
PROMOTING POLITICAL AND SECURITY DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION THROUGH:
ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) ARF ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Laos Myanmar Papua New Guinea Australia Canada China India Japan New Zealand Russia United States European Union Mongolia DPRK Rep. of Korea
ASEAN GOAL: ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
ASEAN Free Trade Area To eliminate tariff among the barriers Southeast Asian with a view countries to integrating the ASEAN economies into a single production base and creating a regional 500 million people. market of Launched in January 1992
ASEAN Free Trade Area Average tariff under AFTA 1993 0 10 15 20 5 Percent 2003 12.76% 2.39%
ASEAN Free Trade Area
Intra ASEAN trade
vis-à-vis total trade
1967 12% 2002 23.2%
To encourage and facilitate the growth of e-commerce;
Utilization of ICT in social services and government operations; and
To narrow the digital divide within the region.
To promote Southeast Asia as a single tourism destination.
FINANCIAL COOPERATION ASEAN Surveillance Process
Monitoring of global, regional and national financial developments
The Chiang Mai Initiative
An expanded ASEAN Swap Arrangement to help countries meet temporary liquidity problems
A network of bilateral swap arrangements among ASEAN countries, China, Japan and Republic of Korea
Towards an ASEAN Economic Community
From ASEAN Free Trade Area to an ASEAN single market and production base characterized by free flow of goods, services, investment, labor, and capital by 2020.
Human and social development
Culture and information
Science and technology
Transnational crime, including terrorism, drugs and narcotics trafficking.
EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Outward-looking ASEAN
EXTERNAL RELATIONS Dialogue Partners Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, European Union, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United States of America
ORS : 42 LRS : 135 ASEAN SECRETARIAT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Secretary-General of ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General Deputy Secretary-General Director External Relations & Coordination Director Economic Integration Director Human Development Director Finance and Integration Support