SEAMEO High Officials Meeting

The High Officials Meeting is the forerunner of  the annual SEAMEO Council Conference. An annual meeting convened by the SEAMEO Secretariat, the delegates are high officials or representatives from the Ministries of Education of SEAMEO Member States, Directors of the SEAMEO Secretariat and the Regional Centres/Network, and their senior staff. As the SEAMEO Secretariat is situated in Bangkok, Thailand, it has been chosen as the meeting venue.

The proposed programmes, finances, legal aspects and other important matters concerning the administration and operation of  the SEAMEO Organization are scrutinized at the meeting, and  recommendations are also made for further consideration at the SEAMEO Council Conference.

Project Directors Meeting (1967)

The first meeting of  the Project Directors was convened from 6 -10 November 1967 in order to confer with one another on problems pertaining to the establishment of the Regional Centres such as funding schemes, fund raising, legal aspects and public relations.  A common approach for the presentation to the SEAMEO Council Conference was devised.

Project Directors / High Officials Meeting (1968 - 1977)

From the second meeting (25 - 28 June 1968) to the thirteenth meeting 14 -19 December 1977),  the conference was named Project Directors / High Officials Meeting. 

High Officials Meeting (1978 - present)

As directed by the SEAMEO Council, a special meeting of High Officials was convened by the SEAMEO Secretariat in September 1978 to review its operating expenses. The First High Officials Meeting was held in November 1978. 

The final report of each meeting consists of two volumes ( three volumes prior to 1994) .  Volume I contains proceedings and  recommendations, and volume II includes the working papers.   Since 1998, Volume II : the working papers have been available in CD-ROM format.  Production of  volume III, which contained Reports from the Secretariat Director and Centre Directors has been discontinued from 1994 onward.

In addition to the regular SEAMEO matters, the 29th SEAMEO High Officials Meeting featured the "Discussion Forum" for the Ministries of Education to present papers on key issues.

The final reports are distributed to participants of the meeting and available for references at the SEAMEO Secretariat Library and the Regional Centres/Network.  The following list of the High Officials Meeting reports is arranged  in reverse chronological order.

List of Meeting Date of Meeting Year Venue
45th HOM 29-30 Nov 2022 Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok
44th HOM 30 Nov 2021 Virtual
43rd HOM 30 Nov 2020 Virtual
42nd HOM 27-18 Nov 2019 Berkeley Hotel, Bangkok
41st HOM 28-29 Nov 2018 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok
40th HOM 29-30 Nov 2017 Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok
39th HOM 15-17 Nov 2016 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
38th HOM 29 Nov-1 Dec 2015 Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
37th HOM 25-27 November 2014 Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
36th HOM 18-20 February 2014 The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
35th HOM 27-29 November 2012 Grand Millennium Sukhumwit Hotel, Bangkok
34th HOM 17-19 January 2012 Grand Millennium Sukhumwit Hotel, Bangkok
33rd HOM 22-24 November 2010 Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok
32nd HOM 23-26 November 2009 Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok
31st HOM 19-21 January 2009 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok
30th HOM 21-22 November 2007 Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
29th HOM 22-24 November 2006 Imperial Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
28th HOM 23-24 November 2005 Regent Cha-Am Beach Resort, Phetchaburi, Thailand
27th HOM 2-4 December 2004 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
26th HOM 16-18 December 2003 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
25th HOM 16-18 December 2002 Le Royal Meridien Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Special HOM 29-31 May 2002 Regional cooperation on Quality and Equity in Education in SEAMEO Member Countries, Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand
24th HOM 26-28 November 2001 Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok, Bangkok
23rd HOM 20-22 November 2000 Siam Inter-Continental Hotel, Bangkok
22nd HOM 24-26 November 1999 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok
21st HOM 24-27 November 1998 Windsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok
20th HOM 25-27 November 1997 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok
19th HOM 27-29 November 1996 Imperial Hotel, Bangkok
18th HOM 30 Nov-2 Dec 1995 Imperial Hotel, Bangkok
17th HOM 14-17 November 1994 Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
16th  HOM 22-23 November 1993 Imperial Queen's Park Hotel,Bangkok
15th HOM 24-26 November 1992 Le Meridien President Hotel, Bangkok
14th HOM 23-28 November 1991 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
13th HOM 27-30 November 1990 Imperial Hotel, Bangkok
12th HOM 27-30 November 1989 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
11th HOM 22-24 November 1988 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
10th HOM 25-27 November 1987 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
9th HOM 5-7 November 1986 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
8th HOM 25-28 November 1985 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
7th HOM 23-26 November 1984 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
6th HOM 6-9 December 1983 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
5th HOM 9-12 November 1982 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
4th HOM 23-26 November 1981 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
3rd HOM 17-21 November 1980 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
2nd HOM 12-16 November 1979 Darakarn Building, Bangkok
1st HOM 13-17 November 1978 Bangkok
Special HOM 12-13 September 1978 Review of the total situation relating to the operating expenses of the Secretariat including the MC's contributions, Bangkok


Project Directors / High Officials Meeting  (1968 - 1977) 

List of Meeting Date of Meeting Year Venue
13th PDM 14 - 19 December 1977 Bangkok
12th PDM 17 - 21 January 1977 Bangkok
11th PDM 1 - 5 December 1975 Bangkok
10th PDM 25 - 29 November 1974 Bangkok
9th PDM 19 - 23 November 1973 Bangkok
8th PDM 28 Nov - 2 Dec 1972 Bangkok
Special PDM 23 July 1972 Kao Yai and Bangkok
7th PDM 23 - 26 November 1971 Bangkok
6th PDM 8 - 9 January 1971 Saigon
5th PDM 10 - 13 November 1970 Bangkok
4th PDM 3 - 7 November 1969 Bangkok
3rd PDM 12 - 15 November 1968 Chiang Mai
2nd PDM 25 - 28 June 1968 Bangkok
1st PDM 6 -10 November 1967 Bangkok