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
Email: info@daewoohotel.com.vn

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
Email: seamec47@gmail.com
Cc: secretariat@seameo.org

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
Email: pthvan@moet.edu.vn
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)seameo.org
Tel : +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax : +66 (0) 2381-2587

Link to Conference Website: http://seamec47.com

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