BANGKOK (NNT) – The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is hosting the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) to promote kindness and generosity in the region.

The Permanent Secretary for Social Development and Human Security, Porametee Vimolsiri, presided over the APF.

Representatives of state and private agencies, organizations, volunteer networks and civic groups as well as academics from the Children and Youth Council of Thailand participated in the forum to strengthen cooperation in social development and achieve progress in the region, while promoting the role of Thailand during its ASEAN Chairmanship this year.

Key topics of the forum include the ASEAN Chairmanship, the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025, which focuses on mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities and social welfare, and improving cooperation in various areas of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

In addition, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security announced that the 27th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA) and the 22nd Meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) will be held between October 30 and November 3 this year. As the ASEAN Chair this year, Thailand and its people will gain many benefits from these meetings.

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