ASEAN, The Association of South East Asian Nations was formed on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, only to be joined by Brunei Darussalam in 1984, Vietnam in 1995, Laos & Myanmar in 1997 and Cambodia in 1999.
ASEAN was formed to speed up the growth of the economy, social progress & development of culture through helping each other out in equality and partnership while promoting peace & stability throughout the region, having respect for justice and the rule of the law amongst the countries in the South East Asian region, to strengthen the foundation for community of Southeast Asian nations which is prosperous and peaceful.
The activities carried out by ASEAN are planned by the different member countries. As the environmental pollution is an issue, member countries plan activities that deal with envi
They also take part in courses and workshops on transport, terrorism and such. However, most of these meetings are held in Asia. These various categories are Labour and Employment, Cooperation with Other Countries, Disaster Management, Education and The ASEAN University Network. org), Southern African Development Community (SADC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; http:www. Before they held these meetings, the leaders attended workshops, updated each other on the spread of SARS, discussed ways to contain the virus and analysed strategies to prevent and treat the disease. These organisations are the United Nations (UN; http:www. ronmental issues, have conferences, hold camps and hold a Green Week in conjunction with World Environment Day, to name a few. In my opinion, I feel that ASEAN is able to achieve its objectives and is doing a good job of keeping good relations within the association and with other countries and organisations across the globe. The representatives from the member countries hold meetings throughout the year in the various countries around the globe. org), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP; http:www.