At the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) held on 15-16 July, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, ASEM Leaders stressed in the Chair’s Statement the importance of “promoting socio-economic growth, sustainable, innovative and inclusive development, job creation and in tackling global challenges” to achieve sustainable development. They also acknowledged “increasing inequalities, social exclusion and aging populations call for strengthening policies to achieve sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and to promote adequate social protection and decent work for all, including women and youth”.

Against this background, the ASEM Conference on “Promoting Economic & Social Inclusion in Asia & Europe” responded to the commitment of our Leaders. It was hold on 16-17 May 2019, in Nha Trang, Viet Nam. In particular, this Conference was designed to provide a platform for ASEM Partners to exchange policy and best practices to achieve inclusive outcomes and effectively implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at global, regional and local levels. Furthermore, the Conference also highlighted the connectivity between Asia and Europe in tackling global issues related to economic and social inclusion and enhance ASEM’s effectiveness, relevance and in-depthness in the third decade of development.

For detailed information, please download the Concept Note & Programme.