Asia Students Association (ASA)

Association des étudiants d'Asie et de Pacifique

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14 Apr 1969, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), as Asian Students' Association, following 1st Asian Student Conference. Constitution amended 1978. Name changed to Asia-Pacific Students Association. Original name readopted 1991 due to Hong Kong Government's decision. Registered in Hong Kong.


Encourage active student involvement in the educational process, national development and social transformation; campaign for academic freedom, rights and welfare of students, and acceptance and practice of the Declaration of Human Rights; assist in the formation, rebuilding and development of student organizations and movements; provide venue for greater mutual understanding and cooperation among students in socio-cultural, economic and political fields; promote cooperation between student organizations in Asia and the Pacific and elsewhere; enhance student participation in international issues and affairs; sustain and develop the partnership between and among student groups in Asia and the Pacific; as an integral part of the people's movement in the region, cooperate in working towards a system providing justice and prosperity to all, and be involved in human rights matters, problems of world peace, development and other issues affecting youth, women, indigenous people and other segments of society.

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Organizes workshops, conferences, regional and sub-regional meetings, consultations and study tours; promotes and assists training projects and other movement development efforts; facilitates cross-cultural exchange of experience; campaigns on issues and struggles such as pro-democracy movements, liberation movements and human rights causes. Specific issues handled by: 'Activists Training Centre (ATC)', Philippines; Alternative Communication and Information Network (ACIN), Malaysia; ASEED-Asia, Nepal.


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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 25 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth
  • Education
    • Education
    • Students

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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