ASEAN debuts sustainable development research centre in Thailand hinh anh 1Representatives of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mahidol University at the signing ceremony of the establishment of the centre (Source: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA)
- The ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD) will be launched at the opening ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit held in Thailand on November 3.

The Centre is one of the concrete deliverables of Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship this year and is a part of Thailand’s investment for the sustainable future of ASEAN.    

The ACSDSD will play an important role in promoting sustainable development cooperation in the region through conducting studies and research, building capacity of ASEAN member states, and promoting dialogue and concrete cooperation within ASEAN and with ASEAN’s external partners. 

It is located at the College of Management of Mahidol University, which also hosts the Centre for Research on Sustainable Leadership. 

A memorandum of understanding on the centre’s establishment was signed on October 30 between representatives of the Thai Foreign Ministry and Mahidol University.

The 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits will take place in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province on November 2-4.

The event will attract over 3,000 delegates, including leaders and representatives of 23 countries and five international organisations. It will be broadcast to 3 billion people worldwide./.