GMS Conferences

 

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Program is managed by an institutional mechanism involving both the political and operational levels of the six GMS member countries.

The GMS Program is based on continuing consultation and dialogue among GMS member countries. The institutional arrangements for the GMS Program are pragmatic and flexible, and guided only by a general set of principles. The GMS institutional structure has three levels: the Leaders' Summit; the Ministerial Conference; and the working group and forum in the nine priority sectors.

GMS Summit of Leaders

The Summit is the highest forum in the GMS Economic Cooperation Program that serves as the venue where the GMS Leaders can review and assess the progress made under the program; renew their commitment to subregional cooperation and its goals; provide support at the highest political level to the program, its projects, and activities; and provide broad directions for landmark or key initiatives under the GMS Program. Summits are normally held every 3 years.

Year Event Date Venue/Country
2011 4th 19-20 December Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Read the Joint Declaration.
2008 3rd 30-31 March Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Read the Joint Declaration.
2005 2nd 4-5 July Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China
Read the Joint Declaration.
2002 1st 3 November Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Read the Joint Declaration.

GMS Ministerial Conference

The Ministerial Conference is an annual meeting of GMS Ministers. It provides policy direction for the program and oversees progress in identifying and implementing “results-oriented” subregional cooperation initiatives.

Year Event Date Venue/Country
2013 19th 10-11 December Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Read the Joint Statement.
2012 18th 11-12 December Nanning, People's Republic of China
Read the Joint Statement.
2011 17th 2-4 August Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Read the Joint Statement.
2010 16th 19-20 August Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Read the Joint Statement.
2009 15th 17-19 June Cha-Am, Petchburi Province, Thailand
Read the Joint Statement.
2007 14th

19-21 June

Manila, Philippines
Read the Joint Statement.
2004 13th 14-16 December Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Read the Joint Statement.
2003 12th 17-19 September Dali City, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China
Read the Joint Statement.
2002 11th 23-25 September Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Read the Joint Statement.
2001 10th 27-29 November Yangon, Myanmar
Read the Joint Statement.