ASEAN Economic Community News
Civil Service Declaration
At the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, the heads of the ASEAN member states signed the Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service as a Catalyst for Achieving the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. The Declaration emphasizes the civil service’s role in providing good governance and vital public services and driving national and social development. The Declaration includes initiatives to enable ASEAN’s civil services to reach the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, responsiveness, participatory approach, and accountability. At present, mechanisms to ensure the adoption of good governance need to be developed.