Organizational Structure and Achievements of Asean

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TOPIC : Discuss the organizational structure and achievements of ASEAN


Mrs. Jigasa Srivastav Saurabh Kumar

Member countries
The member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. The countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have a combined population of 890 million and now constitute one of the fastest growing regions in the world. The ASEAN economy has grown to a combined gross national product (GNP) of about S312 billion and a percapita of US$496 ASEAN's average economic growth rate was as high as 5.5
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3) ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)
The AEM meets formally or informally to direct ASEAN economic cooperation. The AEM was institutionalised at the 1977 Kuala Lumpur Summit. Like the AMM, the AEM also meets annually. The AFTA Council was established by the Fourth Summit to supervise, coordinate, and review the implementation of the CEPT Scheme for AFTA. The AEM and AMM report jointly to the ASEAN Heads of Government during an ASEAN Summit.
4) Other Non-Economic ASEAN Ministerial Meetings
Meetings of Ministers in other fields of ASEAN cooperation, such as Health, Environment, Labour, Social Welfare, Education, Science and Technology, Information and Justice/Law, are held regularly. While there is coordination between meetings of other Ministers and the AMM, each meeting of Ministers may report directly to the Heads of Government.
5) Joint Ministerial Meeting (JMM)
The JMM, established by the 1987 Manila Summit, meets as and when necessary to facilitate the cross-sectoral coordination of and consultation on ASEAN activities. The JMM comprises the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and Economic Ministers under the joint chairmanship of the AMM and AEM chairmen.
6) Secretary-General of ASEAN
The Secretary-General is appointed on merit by the ASEAN Heads of Government with the recommendation of the AMM. He is accorded ministerial status with the mandate to initiate, advise, coordinate and implement ASEAN activities.
7) ASEAN Standing

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