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ASEAN,[lower-alpha 3] an abbreviation for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,[lower-alpha 4][13] is a political and economic union of 10 states in Southeast Asia. Together, its member states represent a population of over 600 million over a land area of 4.5 million km2 (1.7 million sq mi).[14] The bloc generated a purchasing power parity (PPP) gross domestic product (GDP) of around US$10.2 trillion in 2022, constituting approximately 6.5% of global GDP (PPP).[9] ASEAN member states include some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • Burmese:အရှေ့တောင်အာရှနိုင်ငံများအသင်း
    Filipino:Samahán ng mga Bansâ sa Timog Silangang Asya[1]
    Indonesian:Perhimpunan Bangsa-bangsa Asia Tenggara[2]
    Malay:Persatuan Negara-negara Asia Tenggara[3]
    Tamil:தென்கிழக்காசிய நாடுகளின் கூட்டமைப்பு
    Vietnamese:Hiệp hội các quốc gia Đông Nam Á[4]
Motto: "One Vision, One Identity, One Community"[5]
Anthem: "The ASEAN Way"
Member states shown in dark green.
Member states shown in dark green.
Headquarters[6]Jakarta, Indonesia[lower-alpha 1]
6°14′20″S 106°47′57″E
Largest cityJakarta, Indonesia
Working languageEnglish[7]
Official languages
of contracting states
Kao Kim Hourn
 Chairmanship of ASEAN
Flag_of_Laos.svg Laos
8 August 1967 (56 years ago) (8 August 1967)
16 December 2008 (15 years ago) (16 December 2008)
4,522,518[8] km2 (1,746,154 sq mi)
 2023 estimate
144/km2 (373.0/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2023 estimate
Increase $11.203 trillion[9]
 Per capita
Increase $16,516[9]
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
Increase $3.942 trillion[9]
 Per capita
Increase $5,812[9]
HDI (2021)Increase 0.726[lower-alpha 2]
Time zoneUTC+06:30 to +09:00
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The primary objectives as stated by the association are[15] "to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region", and "to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter." The bloc has broadened its objectives beyond economic and social spheres, aiming to emulate the European Union by establishing a shared security regime.

ASEAN engages with other supranational entities in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond: it is a major partner of the UN, SCO, PA, GCC, MERCOSUR, CELAC, and ECO,[16] It hosts diplomatic missions throughout the world,[17][18][19][20] maintaining a global network of relationships, and is considered by many to be a global powerhouse,[21][22] and even the central forum for cooperation in the region.[23] Its success has become the driving force of some of the largest trade blocs in history, including APEC and RCEP.[24][25][26][27][28][29]

ASEAN headquarters in Jakarta

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