17 Sep 1957, Bangkok (Thailand), by the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, as an autonomous intergovernmental agency under the aegis of the then United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), now the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and in response to a recommendation adopted by that body at its 13th session. The functioning of the Committee was interrupted in 1975 when Kampuchea Dem ceased to participate in meetings, but the work of the Secretariat in Bangkok continued. Ceased to exist, Jan 1978, when Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam established Interim Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin (Interim Mekong Committee), subsequently, 5 Apr 1995, superseded by Mekong River Commission (MRC).Available with paid subscription only.
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