We the Austronesian Peoples are the earliest inhabitants of the Pacific region. As such, we are entitled to the right to self-determination bestowed by international human rights law. It is imperative that we be given the necessary channels for Austronesian speakers to participate in the development of the international community.
We the Austronesian Peoples carry upon our shoulders the common heritage of Austronesian languages and cultures. As such, we must recognize and reaffirm the indispensable value of democracy in promoting peace and mutual prosperity. It is our firm belief that the founding of the Austronesian Forum shall be a milestone for acknowledging the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Austronesian Peoples, promoting and safeguarding our social, cultural, and economic development both domestically and internationally, and laying the foundation for our sustainable development.
We the Austronesian Peoples vow to hold this belief close to our hearts, and to build upon it a partnership based on mutual respect. We are open to cooperation and consultation with other individuals and organizations in the Austronesian family, in the hope that such cooperation and consultation will advance the well-being of the entire Austronesian community.
Under the condition of respect for and compliance with human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Forum proposes to create links between the Austronesian Peoples of the Pacific region for the purpose of enhancing the value of cultural sustainability, democracy, good governance, human right and sustainable development through close cooperation.
I. Promoting the preservation and utilization of the traditions and knowledge of the Austronesian Peoples
II. Organizing international scholarly conferences and policymaking hearings to strengthen exchanges and cooperation among government agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs
III. Holding training sessions for the education and development of human resources
IV. Deepening linguistic and cultural ties within the Austronesian community
V. Promoting mutual dedication to improving social, economic, and land development in the Austronesian community
VI. Promoting the participation of the Austronesian community in international and Asia-Pacific multinational organizations