Association for Science Cooperation in Asia (ASCA)
Association pour la coopération scientifique en Asie
1970-11-16 Manila Philippines
16-20 Nov 1970, Manila (Philippines), on recommendation of U-XJ7248 - Association of Ministers of Science in Asia (AMSA). Policy guidelines adopted at 1st meeting, 20-24 Mar 1972, Manila; revised 12-14 Feb 1981, Indonesia and 14-17 Nov 1994, Manila.
Increase scientific and technological capability of Asian countries through mutual cooperation, so as to ensure effective utilization of resources and facilities and to achieve a high level of social and economic progress; in particular, promote and accelerate national efforts to improve agricultural productivity and industrial innovation, to develop S and T manpower and to solve problems of human environment; exchange information on scientific resources and programmes; examine means of solving priority problems on a bilateral and multilateral basis, using resources and facilities of existing agencies or by other means; provide advice, on request, to existing international and regional organizations; review progress in implementing plans and programmes to advance S and T in member economies of the region.
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Association meets annually, interspersed with continuing consultation among science agencies or other appropriate bodies of member economies. ASCA Conference/Meeting (at least every 2 years), comprising Ministers of Science of member countries. ASCA High-Level Officials (HLO) Meeting, preparatory to, and at least 6 months before, Conference. Chairman; Vice-Chairman/Chairman-Elect. Secretariat in member economy represented by Chairman.
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