The ASEAN Secretariat, through its Socio-Cultural Community Department, launches The ASEAN magazine. The ASEAN magazine aims to share and communicate ASEAN’s work to its citizens.

In the inaugural edition, experts and officials weigh in on the ASEAN Year of Identity. Learn more about the ASEAN collective response to COVID-19, the role of women in peace and security, the region’s biodiversity conservation efforts, among others. You can download the publication now via,

The ASEAN Secretariat was established in 1976 by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN, with the basic function of providing greater efficiency in the coordination of ASEAN organs and for more effective implementation of ASEAN projects and activities, and envisioned to be the nerve center of a strong and confident ASEAN Community.

In alignment with the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025, the ASEAN Secretariat has three pillars; the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).

The ASCC pillar is directed to nurturing the human, cultural and natural resources for sustained development in a harmonious and people-oriented ASEAN.

The NCCA is a member of the PH-ASCC pillar led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.