Summary of Proceedings

19th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Environment

The Nineteenth Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE AM-19) was held in Xiengkhouang, Lao PDR. The meeting was held in parallel to the Working Group on Agriculture’s 10th Annual Meeting, and was preceded by a joint knowledge event on 2 April and a joint field trip on 4 April. WGE AM-19 was organized by Lao PDR’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the GMS Environment Operations Center (EOC).

4th GMS Tourism Minister's Meeting

The 20th anniversary of the GMS Program in 2012 marked a major milestone for subregional tourism cooperation. We are pleased that the GMS Tourism Working Group (TWG) is currently meeting twice annually and acknowledge the role that MTCO is playing as Secretariat to the TWG and coordinator of the Explore Mekong single destination marketing campaign. We recognize that the collective effort of the TWG and other GMS Tourism stakeholders has helped to significantly improve the sustainability and competitiveness of tourism in the subregion.