On 03 to 07 November 2016, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats will hold its 31st Executive Committee Meeting and 11th General Assembly. The conference, with the theme: "Liberalism vs. Illiberalism: Which Side Does Asia Belong?" will feature Climate Change Public Network Forum, Party Network Workshop, Youth Forum on Climate Change, and the CALD chairmanship and CALD Women's Caucus turnovers.
The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) was inaugurated in Bangkok in 1993, with the support of then Thai Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai and South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung. CALD, which offers a unique platform for dialogue and cooperation, is the only regional alliance of liberal and democratic political parties in Asia.