Articles Category: ASEAN Identity and Community Building

Strengthening ASEAN-India Ties: A Vision for Future Collaboration

Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, recently delivered a lecture at Nalanda University in India, focusing on “The Future of ASEAN” amidst the evolving strategic landscape. Dr. Kao highlighted ASEAN’s enduring relevance and resilience, emphasising ASEAN Centrality and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) as guiding principles for regional engagement.

ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Policy Brief No. 1 (2024): Strengthening the Climate Financing Ecosystem in ASEAN

by Gopi Krishnan (C&G Analytica), Sonia Kumari (Universiti Malaya), VGR Chandran Govindaraju (Universiti Malaya), and J.S. Keshminder (Universiti Teknologi MARA) Climate change is an existential threat that poses catastrophic environmental impacts and exacerbates poverty, health issues, and social inequalities. A product of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Research and Development Platform on Climate Change, this ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Policy Brief No. 1 (2024): Strengthening the Climate Financing Ecosystem in ASEAN

In Your Words: ASEAN 2045

As the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community maps its vision to respond to trends and challenges in the next twenty years, The ASEAN continues the conversation on people’s concerns and hopes for the future. The team aimed to involve various perspectives in this endeavour, reaching out extensively to gather insights. We received responses from our readers, social In Your Words: ASEAN 2045

Mapping the Vision: ASCC Launches a Robust Monitoring and Evaluation System

The ASEAN Socio-cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025 is a comprehensive roadmap towards realising an ASEAN Community that engages and benefits the peoples and is inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and dynamic by 2025. It is guiding policy frameworks and institutions for ASEAN Member States, and enhancing and strengthening their commitments and activities to achieve their targets across Mapping the Vision: ASCC Launches a Robust Monitoring and Evaluation System

ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council: Charts Strategic Directions for ASCC Beyond 2025

The 31st ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting was convened on 24 March 2024 in Luang Prabang, the Lao PDR. It was attended by ministers and representatives from 10 ASEAN Member States, including Timor-Leste as Observer and the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn. The meeting deliberated on the Lao PDR ASCC chairmanship priorities ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council: Charts Strategic Directions for ASCC Beyond 2025

Accelerating Digital Transformation And Embracing Growth in the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC)

The COVID-19 pandemic acted as a catalyst for the ASEAN region, prompting a focus on accelerating its development agenda by incorporating the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) into its recovery strategy. In response to the crisis, ASEAN developed the Consolidated Strategy on the Fourth Industrial Revolution for ASEAN in 2021, providing policy guidance to build an Accelerating Digital Transformation And Embracing Growth in the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC)

Golden Bridge Short Video Campaign

From March to June 2023, the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) ran the Golden Bridge Short Video Campaign on Instagram. The campaign invited creatives to produce a 15-to-30-second video visualising how ASEAN and Japan have built bridges of understanding and friendship and created heart-to-heart connections over the past 50 years.

ASCC Outcomes under Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship

Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship, under the theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth,” has produced notable impacts, particularly on the socio-economic domain. It has affirmed ASEAN centrality and significantly supported Member States in their post-pandemic rebuilding efforts. Within the ASEAN Socio- Cultural Community Pillar, the adoption and notation of the ensuing outcome documents reflect the region’s ASCC Outcomes under Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship

56th ASEAN Day

ASEAN celebrated its 56th anniversary on 8 August 2023 with Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship theme, “Epicentrum of Growth”.