Kingdom of Cambodia Assumes ASEAN Chairmanship for 2012

The Human Rights Resource Centre congratulates Cambodia on the chairmanship of ASEAN for the year 2012. Cambodia has selected “One community, One destiny” as the theme for its chairmanship and pledged to continue to intensify efforts aimed at building a rule based, people-oriented and fully integrated Asean community 2015.

“By adopting the theme of 'ASEAN: One Community, One Destiny,' Cambodia will ascertain the continuity of the 3 pillars of ASEAN Community,” said PM Hun Sen after receiving the ASEAN chairmanship gavel from Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Cambodia has set 6 priorities to be achieved during its chairmanship which are to continue efforts to build rule-based people-driven ASEAN Community; to roll the roadmap to ASEAN Community 2009-2015; to assure the implementation of action plan of Initiative for ASEAN Integrity (IAI) 2009-2015; to enhance the implementation of the 3 pillars blueprint; to encourage efforts toward ASEAN Community post 2015 and to make progress in ASEAN cooperation with partners and other forums.

By assuming the ASEAN Chairmanship, Cambodia shall chair the ASEAN Summits scheduled to held in Phnom Penh on 6-7 April 2012 and its related Summits, the ASEAN Coordinating Councils, ASEAN Ministerial Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences/ASEAN Regional Forum, the three ASEAN Community Councils, Senior Officials, and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. Cambodia will hand over the chairmanship to Brunei in 2013 before Burma takes over in 2014.

For more information on Cambodia's ASEAN Chairmanship, access the government's dedicated website.