GMS Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM)


The meeting will take stock of the progress of preparations for the 16th GMS Ministerial Conference to be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam on 25-26 March 2010.


  • finalize certain elements of the 16th GMS Ministerial Conference (MC), e.g. theme, program/agenda, timetable, venue and other arrangements
  • review the progress on the proposed deliverables for the 16th MC
  • consider a first draft of the proposed Joint Ministerial Statement

Expected outputs

  • Agreed format for the 16th MC, especially the Ministerial Retreat
  • Agreed timetable of activities/preparations checklist for the MC
  • Revised Joint Ministerial Statement

Target participants

Participation is by invitation only

  • GMS Senior Officials headed by the GMS National Coordinators
  • ADB representatives

Resource speakers

  • ADB Southeast Asia Department sector division representatives