At the 35th ASEAN Summit today, the ASEAN Leaders launched the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD) located in Bangkok, Thailand. This Centre is an important follow-up to the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability adopted at the 34th ASEAN Summit in June 2019.

As sustainable development is a strategic priority of ASEAN, the ACSDSD will play a catalytic role in promoting sustainable development cooperation in the region and enhancing the complementarities between the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, also known as the “Complementarities Initiative”.

Download the full statement here.