Twelfth session of the Governing Council of CSAM
The 12th Session of the Governing Council (12th GC) of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) will be held at UNCC in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 March 2017. As a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), CSAM is mandated to work with the member States of ESCAP and other relevant stakeholders to promote sustainable agricultural mechanization for food security, improved rural livelihoods and sustainable development of agriculture across the region, thereby contributing to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The current members of the Governing Council of CSAM for the period from 2015 to 2018 are Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The 12th GC will review the Centre’s work report of 2016 and its administrative and financial status in 2016, provide direction for the Centre’s programme of work for 2017, consider the proposed CSAM mid-term development strategy for 2017-2019 and suggest ways and means to mobilize resources for the Centre based on ESCAP Resolution 72/2 adopted by the Commission at its seventy-second session.