Information for Media (Please click on the title for downloading the document)

Information for Media (Please click on the title for downloading the document)

About the Conference

The SEAMEO Council Conference is the summit of all SEAMEO meetings. It is the assembly of the SEAMEO Council which is the Organization’s governing body and comprises the 11 Ministers of Education of the SEAMEO Member Countries. The SEAMEO Council determines the general policies and strategic directions of the Organization.

Through the years since the establishment of SEAMEO in 1965, the SEAMEO Council Conference has been the highest level of all SEAMEO meetings where the SEAMEO Council sets the directions of programmes and projects of SEAMEO and its units such as the SEAMEO Regional Centres and the SEAMEO Secretariat.

From 1965 to 2010, the SEAMEO Council Conference was held annually. In January 2011, the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference endorsed that from 2011 onwards, the Presidency of the SEAMEO Council would extend from a one-year to a two-year term period. As a consequence, the SEAMEO Council Conference would be held every two years with the conduct of the ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting in the intervening year.

The SEAMEO Council Conference is hosted by the Member Countries on a rotation basis.


Ministerial Round Table Meeting, 46th SEAMEO Council Conference, Jan 2011, Brunei Darussalam


Participation to the 47th SEAMEO Council Conference is by invitation. Expected participants are as follows:

  1. SEAMEO Member Countries
  2. SEAMEO Associate Members
  3. Affiliate Members
  4. SEAMEO Regional Centres
  5. SEAMEO Secretariat
  6. Observer Delegations
  7. Media representatives
  8. Other invited participants

Programme-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Provisional Programme (PDF)


Opening Ceremony, 46th SEAMEO Council Conference, Jan 2011, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Working Papers (for authorized users only)

Conference Venue

The Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
360 Kim Ma, Hanoi, Vietnam

Registration Procedures

To facilitate the registration including hotel reservation, kindly fill out the Registration Form.
Please return completed form to:

47th SEAMEO Council Conference
Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam

Fax: +84 4 3 8693243

Information for Media (Please click on the title to access the information)

News Clipping

Opening Ceremony, 45th SEAMEO Council Conference, Jan 2010, Cebu, Philippines

Information Note and Administrative Guidelines (PDF)

Contact Information

Ms. Phung Thi Hong Van
Officer, International Cooperation Department, MOET
Fax: +84 4 38693243
Tel: +84 4 38684274/ Cell phone: +84 904328991

Or the SEAMEO Secretariat
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building, 4th Floor
920 Sukhumvit Road., Klongtoey, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Email : secretariat(at)
Tel : +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax : +66 (0) 2381-2587

Link to Conference Website:

Opening Ceremony, 44th SEAMEO Council Conference, Mar 2009, Phuket, Thailand

46th SEAMEO Council Conference and 6th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 26-29 January 2011

About the Conference

The SEAMEO Council (SEAMEC) Conference is the annual meeting of the Council of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization consisting of education ministers of the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

The SEAMEC Conference is attended by the Ministers of Education and officials of SEAMEO Member Countries, representatives of SEAMEO Associate Member Countries, Affiliate Members, SEAMEO Centre Directors, SEAMEO Secretariat; and officials and observers from donor governments and international organisations.

Brunei Darussalam will host the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference on 26-29 January 2011 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The 6th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting will be held back-to-back with the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference.

The Objectives of the SEAMEO Council Conference

  • To serve as a Forum for discussion of policy and regional initiatives
  • To set directions for programmes and projects of SEAMEO and its Units
  • To review programmes and activities of the organization


  1. Ministers of Education
  2. SEAMEO Member Countries High Officials and other delegates
  3. Associate Member Countries Representatives
  4. Affiliate Members Representatives
  5. Centre Directors of SEAMEO Regional Centres
  6. Observers from other organisations
  7. SEAMEO Secretariat
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