ASCOJA is a private, non-profit and non-political organization. Its Articles of Organization state that the main objectives of the association are:
- To serve as a center for a continuing exchange of information and experience among the member-associations on all matters of common concern.
- To undertake worthwhile projects designed to foster closer ties among the member associations for the improvement of their common cultural and material interests.
- To coordinate the various projects and activities of the different member-associations in order to ensure their successful implementation.
- To establish working relationships among existing business, professional, social and civic organizations in the member-countries and among the member-associations as regional neighbors.
- To strive towards the promotion of friendship and prosperity in ASEAN in close cooperation with other countries and among the member-associations as regional neighbors.
- To foster close study of cultures that promote an Asian orientation in the education of ASEAN youth.