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The 40th SEAMEO High Officials Meeting

As an intergovernmental organization, SEAMEO gathers consensus through a series of annual regional meetings. The High Officials Meeting (HOM) is an annual high-level forum on issues of education, science, and culture in Southeast Asia.

The results of the 40th SEAMEO HOM will influence SEAMEO’s regional dialogue for the coming year. The 40th SEAMEO HOM brought together high-level education officials from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries and representatives from SEAMEO Centers, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, and Partner organizations. Convening in Bangkok, Thailand from 29-30 November, ministry officials deliberated on ongoing projects and upcoming efforts in regional cooperation. Notably, the HOM endorsed the SEAMEO Affiliate Membership Application of the Asia-Pacific Center for Education for International Understanding, detailed collaborative projects with UNICEF & UNESCO, applauded the winners of the SEAMEO-JAPAN ESD Award, discussed a SEAMEO Innovation Award, and coincidently celebrated SEAMEO’s 52nd birthday. The 41st SEAMEO HOM will reconvene in November 2018 to carry the regional dialogue forward.