PROMOTE English in international public speaking competitions and through debating. (In 2009, an ESU Debate Squad from London offered programmes in senior classes in over eighty Hong Kong secondary schools).

PROVIDE a forum for Distinguished Speakers on a variety of topics.

ENCOURAGE the enjoyment and constructive use of English through educational programmes.

SUPPORT the further development of international friendship through our worldwide network of ESUs.

CREATE and organise a variety of cultural activities.

ENSURE the coordination and coherence of our activities through the skill and dedication of our voluntary helpers.

WORK in close and innovative partnership with our corporate members and sponsors.

The common purpose of all ESU members is to create international understanding and human achievement through the widening use of English as the language of the "global village". For millions of people, English is the key to personal achievement in the arts, business, politics and technology. The language has never been more needed, its uses more varied, its contribution to international friendship and cooperation more vital. The Union¡¦s response is to work through people-to-people exchanges, scholarships, speaking and debating competitions, conferences, and national and international programmes, all made possible by the generosity and interest of its members worldwide.

While maintaining its international perspective, ESU (HK) derives its aims and objectives by focusing on the unique situation in Hong Kong.

A monthly Newsletter is distributed to all members of the ESU in Hong Kong.