The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) is one of the three pillars of ASEAN Community which envisions a community where people enjoy the benefits of being part of ASEAN. At the heart of ASCC is the commitment to lift the quality of life of its peoples through cooperative activities that are people-oriented, people-centred. The ASCC activities aim to open a world of opportunities to collectively deliver and fully realise human development and gear towards the promotion of sustainable development. The ASCC activities also foster an ASEAN identity through inter-cultural understanding and mutual respect, and prepares the ASEAN community to face new and emerging challenges in the future.

The ASCC regional cooperation covers a wide range of areas such as, Culture and Arts, Information, Education, Health Youth and Sports, Social Welfare and Development, Gender, Women and Children’s Rights, Labour, Civil Service, Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, Environment, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.

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