To promote cooperation in the study of history and tradition among Southeast Asian countries, and develop a greater regional identity through research, human resource development, education and linkages.
- To raise public awareness in the three levels of education – basic education, higher education and continuing education for the community
- To develop educational curricula and programmes to meet the challenges of the contemporary situation.
- To enhance cooperation by developing linkages and networks among relevant institutions and agencies
- o establish a resource centre and databases, and to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of information among Southeast Asian countries