UN General Assembly adopts Resolution Commemorating ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary
The UN General Assembly adopted Resolution Commemorating ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary (A/71/L.76) on 19 July 2017. The resolution was adopted by consensus with 67 Member States as co-sponsors.
As Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. noted, “Fifty years ago, when ASEAN was established by the Bangkok Declaration of 08 August 1967, the Founding Fathers envisioned an organization with the primary objective of promoting regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter”.
The resolution seeks to raise awareness of ASEAN as a regional organization that promotes multilateralism and regional peace, stability and prosperity, and highlights complementarities between the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations 2025: Forging Ahead Together and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Press-release at the official ASEAN web-site