Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin will be representing Singapore at the 16th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting on 31 August 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
The ASCC Council1 is one of three ASEAN Community Councils – the other two being the ASEAN Political-Security Community Council and ASEAN Economic Community Council. It discusses and endorses ASEAN's social agenda related to environment, education, information, culture, health, youth, women, children, labour, sports, social welfare, rural development, poverty eradication, and civil service training.
The Meeting will discuss the implementation of the new ASCC Blueprint and the various sectoral initiatives to be submitted to the 28th ASEAN Summit.
Accompanying Minister Tan are officials from the Ministry of Social and Family Development.