12p Sampaguita Flowers - Singles (80,000)
Note: 1,000 copies sent to each Asean
member nation in exchange.
Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro
First Day Covers: Manila & Davao City
Manila Summit -
ASEAN 50, PHILIPPINES 2017 - “Partnering for Change,
Engaging the World”
The Philippines is honored to be the Chairman of ASEAN 2017, and we
look forward to the year ahead as we continue to pursue and enhance
cooperation with you, our neighbors.
The theme “Partnering for Change Engaging the World” reflects the
Philippine government’s advocacy to promote unity with and among
ASEAN member states and its global partners. We invite everyone to
become dynamic and vibrant allies as we envision a future that is
prosperous for all citizens.
We are one community, with one shared identity, one vision. An even
stronger ASEAN begins today.
The Association of
Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967
in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN
Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN,
namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July
1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April
1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.
The ASEAN Vision 2020, adopted by the ASEAN Leaders on the 30th
Anniversary of ASEAN, agreed on a shared vision of ASEAN as a
concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in
peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in
dynamic development and in a community of caring societies.
AIMS AND PURPOSES.
As set out in the ASEAN
Declaration, the aims and purposes of ASEAN are:
To accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural
development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of
equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a
prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations;
To promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect
for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries
of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations
To promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters
of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical,
scientific and administrative fields;
To provide assistance to each other in the form of training and
research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and
To collaborate more effectively for the greater utilization of
their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade,
including the study of the problems of international commodity
trade, the improvement of their transportation and communications
facilities and the raising of the living standards of their peoples;
To promote Southeast Asian studies; and
To maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing
international and regional organisations with similar aims and
purposes, and explore all avenues for even closer cooperation among
In their relations with
one another, the ASEAN Member States have adopted the following
fundamental principles, as contained in the Treaty of Amity and
Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) of 1976:
Mutual respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality,
territorial integrity, and national identity of all nations;
The right of every State to lead its national existence free
from external interference, subversion or coercion;
Non-interference in the internal affairs of one another;
Settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful manner;
Renunciation of the threat or use of force; and
Effective cooperation among themselves.
The ASEAN Charter serves
as a firm foundation in achieving the ASEAN Community by providing
legal status and institutional framework for ASEAN. It also codifies
ASEAN norms, rules and values; sets clear targets for ASEAN; and
presents accountability and compliance.
The ASEAN Charter entered into force on 15 December 2008. A
gathering of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers was held at the ASEAN
Secretariat in Jakarta to mark this very historic occasion for
With the entry into force of the ASEAN Charter, ASEAN will
henceforth operate under a new legal framework and establish a
number of new organs to boost its community-building process.
In effect, the ASEAN Charter has become a legally binding agreement
among the 10 ASEAN Member States.