More than 40 delegates from ASEAN people’s and social organisations, and non-governmental organisations, have attended the second preparatory consultative meeting for the sixth ASEAN People’s Forum (APF).
The two-day meeting heard the results of the first preparatory consultative meeting that took place on May 29 and 30, including measures to increase the skills of ASEAN people’s organisations in preparing and organising the forum.
The second meeting, held by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on July 23 and 24, was designed to set up the forum’s Executive Committee, the Agenda and Documentation Sub-Committees, define each section’s working regulations and contribute opinions to the APF6 agenda content.
The meeting adopted the forum’s agenda, including six plenary sessions and 16 workshop sessions on themes of regional concern, and reached consensus on the organisational and preparatory requirements for these activities.
It also proposed that ASEAN people’s organisations actively prepare for participation in the forum and called for international and regional organisations to respect ASEAN people’s organisations’ self-determination rights in selecting their representatives to be involved in the forum’s organising committee.
Relevant information on the forum will be announced on website http://apfvietnam2010.org.vn .
The sixth APF, which is expected to draw around 500 delegates, will be held in Hanoi from Sept. 23-26 under the theme “Solidarity and action for a people-oriented ASEAN”./.