The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) was formed in 1975 as a communications network for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who met on a regular basis to exchange information and to discuss their work. CCSDPT coordinated their efforts and assisted in representing the membership’s interests to the Royal Thai Government, international organizations and embassies.
Annually, the CCSDPT members elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson and the Directors meet bi-monthly in Bangkok and Mae Sot. The CCSDPT Secretariat with an Administrative Officer assists the Directors in following-up on issues raised by the membership. Monthly meetings attended by NGOs, International Organization and interested Embassies serve as a source of information on the current refugee situation as well as the coordinating point for refugee services and the exchange of technical view points.