The chairman of ASEAN 2013 introduced the theme for next year under the title “Our People, Our Future Together”. This may reflect the commitment of Brunei to put people first, to realize a people-centered ASEAN. Brunei is committed to advancing ASEAN one step further to realize the ASEAN Community by 2015. The interests of the member states of ASEAN will be respected but it needs to take into consideration the interests of the dialogue partners of ASEAN as well. How to reduce the negative impacts caused by globalization and grasp the opportunities is the current challenge for ASEAN.