48th SEAMEO Council Conference

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.

Opening Ceremony, 47th SEAMEO Council Conference, March 2014, Hanoi Vietnam

Host Country

This is the eight times Thailand hosts the event, which is a ministerial-level forum to discuss initiatives and policies of the region and set out the direction for implementing the programmes and projects of the Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organisation (SEAMEO).

The Minister of Ministry of Education, Thailand, will serve as President of SEAMEO council in the 2015-2017 period.

6-9 May 2015

Conference Venue

Royal Cliff Hotels Group
353 Phra Tamnuk Road
Jomtien-Pattaya, Chonburi
20150, Thailand
Tel: +6638 250 421-40
Fax: +6638 250 814

Link to Conference Website: www.bic.moe.go.th

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

Registration Procedures

The online registration form is provided for all delegates who will attend the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference during 6-9 May 2015 at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Jomtien-Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand.

Please complete the registration form at (SEAMEC)


Participation to the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference is by invitation. Expected participants are as follows:

  1. SEAMEO Member Countries
    Ministers of Education and High Officials of SEAMEO Member Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam
  2. SEAMEO Associate Members
    High Officials and representatives from SEAMEO Associate Member Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and United Kingdom
  3. Affiliate Members
    Presidents or Directors of SEAMEO Affiliate Members: International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), University of Tsukuba, and British Council
  4. SEAMEO Regional Centres
    SEAMEO has 21 specialist institutions that undertake training and research programs in various fields of education, science, and culture. Each Regional Centre has a Governing Board composed of senior education officials from each SEAMEO Member Country. The Governing Board reviews the Centres’ operations and budget and sets their policies and programmes.
  5. SEAMEO Secretariat
    The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is an international organization established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia.
  6. Observer Delegations
  7. Media representatives
  8. Other invited participants

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

Provisional Programme (PDF)

Programme-at-a-Glance (PDF)


Working Papers (for authorized users only)


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
Ministry of Education, Thailand

Bureau of International Cooperation
Office of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Thailand
Ratchadamnoen - nok Avenue,
Dusit, Bangkok, 10300 THAILAND
Tel. +662 281 6370 ext. 108 – 110
Fax. +662 281 0953
Email: seamec48.th@gmail.com
Website: www.bic.moe.go.th


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

News Clippings

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

Contact Information

Ms Siripakka Dhamabus
Foreign Relations Officer
Bureau of International Cooperation
Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10300 ,Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2281 6370 ext 110
Fax: +66 (0) 2281 0953
E-mail: dsiripak@gmail.com

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