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The ASEAN Secretariat was set up in February 1976 by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN. It was then domiciliated at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in Jakarta. The existing ASEAN Secretariat at 70A Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta was established and solemnized in 1981 by the then President of Indonesia, H.E. Soeharto. 

The ASEAN Secretariat’s basic function is to provide for greater effectiveness in the harmonization of ASEAN organs and for more effective implementation of ASEAN projects and activities.

The ASEAN Secretariat’s vision is that by 2015, it will be the nerve centre of a well-built and self-assured ASEAN Community that is internationally  respected for acting in full acquiescence with its Charter and in the greatest interest of its people.

The ASEAN Secretariat’s mission is to instigate, facilitate and synchronize ASEAN stakeholder collaboration in realizing the purposes and principles of ASEAN as reflected in the ASEAN Charter.

Secretary-General of ASEAN

The Secretary-General of ASEAN is appointed by the ASEAN Summit for a non-renewable term of office of five years, selected from among nationals of the ASEAN Member States based on alphabetical rotation. The Secretary-General of ASEAN

The Secretary-General of ASEAN 2013 -2017 is H.E. Le Luong Minh from Viet Nam.

Deputy Secretaries-General of ASEAN

The Secretary-General of ASEAN shall be assisted by four Deputy Secretaries-General (DSGs). The four DSGs shall be of different nationalities from the Secretary-General and shall come from four different ASEAN Member States. The DSGs shall comprise:

two DSGs are nominated by Member States on a rotational basis for a non-renewable term of three years, and
two DSGs are openly recruited based on merit for a term of three years, which may be renewed for another three years.

DSG of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community

The DSG APSC supports SG in implementing the APSC Blueprint and strengthening relations with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and the international community.

DSG of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community

The DSG AEC assists SG in supporting the realisation of the AEC by 2015. He oversees the implementation of the AEC Blueprint towards the establishment of a Single Market and Production Base, a competitive economic region characterised by equitable development, and a region that is fully plugged into the global economy.

DSG of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

The DSG ASCC supports SG in implementing the ASCC Blueprint. He oversees the implementation of projects under ASCC that focus on forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society which is inclusive and where the well-being, livelihood and welfare of the peoples are enhanced.

Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs

The DSG CCA assists SG and is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance on research, public affairs and outreach programmes for the ASEAN Community. He is also responsible for the implementation of corporate support functions, including core corporate services and ensuring clear prioritisation and alignment to overall policy objectives. The DSG CCA will ensure that ASEAN Secretariat has in place the systems, procedures and resources required to fulfil its mandate.