The East Asian Seas Partnership Council
The EAS Partnership Council is a regular body composed of all Partners. The Council formulates both program and operational policy in support of the implementation of the SDS-SEA, based on policy direction, recommendations and commitments provided by the Ministerial Forum, EAS Congress, and other Partners.
|Download Documents from Previous EAS Partnership Council Meetings|
|Third EAS Partnership Council Meeting|
Dandong, Liaoning Province, PR China - 26-29 July 2010
|Second East Asian Seas Partnership Council Meeting|
Tokyo, Japan - 14-17 July 2008
|First EAS Partnership Council Meeting|
Manado City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia - 17-20 July 2007
The Council has an Executive Committee and two types of sessions, an Intergovernmental Session and a Technical Session. The Council elects a Chair to a three-year term. The Council Chair is the Chair of the Executive Committee and will sit in the Intergovernmental Session and the Technical Session as ex officio.
The Intergovernmental Session and Technical Session elect their respective Session Chairs to a three-year term, who also serve as members of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Director of the PEMSEA Resource Facility will serve as the Secretary of the Council and of the Executive Committee.
Comprised of the Council Chair, the Session Chairs, and the Secretary, the Executive Committee shall act as officers of the EAS Partnership Council. The Executive Committee ensures and oversees the implementation of the decisions of the Council, and reports to the Council.
The three Chairs were elected by consensus at the First EAS Partnership Council Meeting in July 2007 in Manado City, Indonesia.
- Dr. Chua Thia-Eng
The Intergovernmental Session is composed of the duly designated representatives of the Partner countries of the Seas of East Asia region. It may formulate guidelines concerning the participation of other Partners in the Session, as it deems appropriate. It considers the recommendations of the Technical Session, and provides policy guidance, coordination, and evaluation of the progress of the SDS-SEA implementation.
- Dr. Li Haiqing
Intergovernmental Session Chair
The Technical Session is composed of the duly designated representatives of the Partners. Preceding the Intergovernmental Session, the Technical Session discusses issues, submissions and topics related to the scientific, technical and financial aspects of SDS-SEA implementation, partnership opportunities, collaborative research, capacity building and knowledge sharing, and makes recommendations to the Intergovernmental Session as appropriate.
- Mr. Hiroshi Terashima
Technical Session Chair
The Council convenes every eighteen months, and makes decisions on a consensus basis. The Council formulates and adopts rules of procedure, including consensus building and conflict resolution. The Technical Session and Intergovernmental Session will develop their respective terms of reference.