ABOUT SEAMEO

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was born on November 30, 1965 to “…promote cooperation among the Southeast Asian nations through education, science and culture in order to further respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are the birthrights of the peoples of the world.” (Charter of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, 1968)

Member Countries

  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    HE Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman
    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Cambodia
    HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron

    Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Indonesia
    HE Prof Dr H Muhadjir Effendy

    Minister of Education and Culture
    Ministry of Education and Culture
  • LAOS PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
    HE Madame Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun

    Acting Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Malaysia
    HE Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Bin Khalid

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Myanmar
    HE Dr Myo Thein Gyi

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Philippines
    HE Dr Leonor Magtolis Briones

    Secretary of Education
    Department of Education
  • Singapore
    HE Mr Ong Ye Kung

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Thailand
    H E Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, MD

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Timor-Leste
    HE Mr Antonio Da Conceicao

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Vietnam
    HE Prof Dr Phung Xuan Nha

    Minister of Education and Training
    Ministry of Education and Training

Associate Member Countries

  • Australia
    Mr Christopher Pyne MP
    Minister for Education and Training
    House of Representatives

    Mr Simon Birmingham
    Assistant Minister for Education and Training
    Senate
  • Canada
    Mr. Stéphane Dion, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Mr. Doug W. Currie
    Chair
    Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
  • France
    Mr Luc Chatel

    Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research
    Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research
  • Germany
    HE Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Netherlands
    J.M. van Bijsterveldt-Vliegenthart

    Minister of Education, Culture and Science
    Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • New Zealand
    HE Ms Hekia Parata
    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education

    HE Mr Steven Joyce
    Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
    Ministry of Education
  • Spain
    HE Mr Iñigo Méndez de Vigo

    Minister of Education, Culture and Sport
    Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
  • United Kingdom
    The Rt Hon David Willetts MP

    Minister of State for Universities and Science
    Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Affiliate Members

  • ASIA-PACIFIC CENTRE OF EDUCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING (APCEIU)
    Mr Lim Hyun Mook
    Director
    120, Saemal-ro, Guro-gu
    Seoul, Republic of Korea, 08289
    Tel: +82-2-774-3956
    Fax: +82-2-774-3957
    Email: info@unescoapceiu.org
  • BRITISH COUNCIL THAILAND
    Mr Summer Xia
    Deputy Director
    British Council Thailand
    254 Chulalongkorn Soi 64
    Siam Square, Phyathai Road
    Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Tel: +66(0) 2657 5623
    Fax: +66(0) 2253 5312
    Email: summer.Xia@britishcouncil.or.th
  • CHINA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE (CEAIE)
    Mr Sheng Jianxue
    Secretary-General
    Yifu Conference centre
    No 160, Fuxingmen Nei Street
    Beijing 10031, PR China
    Tel: +86(10) 6641 6080
    Fax: +86(10) 6641 1885
    Email: liuxiaomeng@ceaie.edu.cn
  • INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION (ICDE)
    Mr Gard Titlestad
    Secretary-General
    Lilleakerveien 23, 0283 Oslo
    Norway
  • UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
    Dr Masami Isoda
    Director, Centre for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED)
    University of Tsukuba
    Ibaraki, Japan
    Tel: +81(29) 853 2111
    Fax: +81(29) 853 7288
    Email: isoda@criced.tsukuba.ac.jp

Seameo Centers

 
Seameo Bitrop
SEAMEO CECCEP
SEAMEO CED
SEAMEO CELLL
SEAMEO CHAT
SEAMEO INNOTECH
SEAMEO QITEP in Language
SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics
SEAMEO QITEP in Science
SEAMEO RECFON
SEAMEO RECSAM
SEAMEO RELC
SEAMEO RETRAC
SEAMEO RIHED
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
SEAMEO SEARCA
SEAMEO SEN
SEAMEO SEPS
SEAMEO SPAFA
SEAMEO STEM-ED
SEAMEO TED
SEAMEO TROPMED Network
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
SEAMEO VOCTECH
 

Seameo Council

The SEAMEO Council consists of the Ministers of Education or accredited representatives of the Member States of the Organization. They determine the policies and the main lines of work of SEAMEO.

High Officials and Affairs Officers

SEAMEO High Officials convene annually to review existing programs, expenditures, legal aspects and matters concerning SEAMEO as an intergovernmental organization’s administration and activities.

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