The ASEAN Community 2015 is a community anchored on three community pillars: Political-Security Community, Economic Community, and Socio-Cultural Community. Launched in 2015, it encapsulates ASEAN’s resilience and dynamism in a journey of nearly half a century, and how far and how well the ASEAN Member States have achieved in coming together as one community.
The ASEAN Community pursues the goal of ASEAN’s founding fathers of improving the lives of Southeast Asia peoples through economic and cultural development, social progress, regional peace and security, collaboration, mutual assistance in training and research, improvement of living standards, promotion of Southeast Asian studies and cooperation with regional and international organisations. ASEAN recognises the importance of ensuring the safety of its citizens from challenges and threats such as climate change, pandemics, natural disasters and transnational crimes. It offers new opportunities to the region and the world for an atmosphere of peace and stability, of bigger, more open and rules-based market for business, of better health and education; and of sustainable development.
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