GMS Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM)

Purpose

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.

Objectives

  • 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