- Preventive Diplomacy
The ARF Work Plan on Preventive Diplomacy was adopted by the 18th ARF in July 2011.
- Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime
The ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting on CTTC was established in 2002.
- Disaster Relief
The ARF’s work on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief is placed under the purview of the ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster Relief (ISM on DR) which was first convened in 1997. The ISM meets annually to review and deliberate on the implementation of ARF disaster relief activities.
- Maritime Security
The ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting on MS was established in 2009.
- Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
The ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting on NPD was established in 2009.
- ICTs Security
The ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting on ICTs Security was established in 2017.
Defence cooperation in the ARF is undertaken through the ARF Defence Officials’ Dialogue, the ARF Security Policy Conference and the ARF Heads of Defence Universities/Colleges/Institutions.
- Peacekeeping (for future input)
As one of the priority areas of the ARF, cooperation on peacekeeping is undertaken by the ARF Peacekeeping Experts’ Meeting.