Asia-Europe People' s Forum 9 to take place in October
The Asia-Europe People' s Forum 9 has been scheduled to take place on October 16-19 with over 500 representatives from the two continents, a press conference held on Tuesday was told.
"The preparation has been in progress despite the fact that the event is being jointly hosted by difference sectors including NGOS, mass organizations and civil society," said Director General of the Institute of Foreign Affairs Ms. Khamphao Ernthavanh.
The event will be held under a theme �People' s Solidality against Poverty and for Sustainable Development" at which the participants will discuss various issues of importance and people�s proposals which will be submitted to the 9th ASEM Summit on November 5-6.
"The AEPF9 will discuss four major themes or People' s Visions, which represent AEPF hopes for citizens of ASEM member countries and the communities they live in.
"These are universal social protection and access to essential service, food stability and sustainable management of land and natural resources, sustainable production and use of energy, access to decent employment and sustainable livelihood," said representative of non government organisations in Laos Dr. Sombath Somphone.