2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN’s establishment as a regional organisation founded on the ideals of peace, prosperity and harmony. Five decades of evolution and development has brought ASEAN the unprecedented level of economic growth and peace dividends that have galvanised its position as one of the world’s successful inter-governmental groupings. Various mechanisms have been established for political and security cooperation within the region, and between ASEAN and external partners. These mechanisms have resulted in tangible outcomes for ASEAN, laying the foundation for economic and socio-cultural development.
Over the last 12 months, in efforts towards the realisation of Vision 2025, ASEAN has made substantial progress.
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