Asean Day

Asean Day

Adam Kurniawan Library, President University –  On 8 August 1967, five leaders the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document. By virtue of that document, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born. The five Foreign Ministers who signed it Adam Malik of Indonesia, Narciso R. Ramos of the Philippines, Tun Abdul Razak of Malaysia, S. Rajaratnam of Singapore, and Thanat Khoman of Thailand would subsequently be hailed as the Founding Fathers of probably the most successful inter-governmental organization in the developing world today. And the document that they signed would be known as the ASEAN Declaration.

It was a short, simply-worded document containing just five articles. It declared the establishment of an Association for Regional Cooperation among the Countries of Southeast Asia to be known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and spelled out the aims and purposes of that Association. These aims and purposes were about cooperation in the economic, social, cultural, technical, educational and other fields, and in the promotion of regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter. It stipulated that the Association would be open for participation by all States in the Southeast Asian region subscribing to its aims, principles, and purposes. It proclaimed ASEAN as representing “the collective will of the nations of Southeast Asia to bind themselves together in friendship and cooperation and, through joint efforts and sacrifices, secure for their peoples and for posterity the blessings of peace, freedom, and prosperity.”

The momentum of ASEAN Day is an event to increase public awareness about ASEAN and also togetherness as ASEAN citizens ahead of the start of the 2018 ASEAN Community.



Adam Kurniawan Library as the library institution, we also want to celebrate the ASEAN Day. To celebrate it, we already pick some movies clip.. These movies will be shown at Adam Kurniawan Library starting from Aug 6 to 7. Let’s check out the movie list below :

Monday, Aug 6th, 2018

  1. 7 Things you need to know about ASEAN
  2. ASEAN 50th Anniversary Grand Parade
  3. ASEAN Journey – 1967 – 2015
  4. What Is ASEAN And Why Is It Important For Southea

Tuesday, Aug 7th, 2018

  1. ASEAN- A Future Community of Great Opportunities
  2. Foundation history of the ASEAN
  3. Parade, landmark lighting highlights of Asean’s 50th-year celebration
  4. Useful ASEAN countries information

Source: ASEAN Day,