Skip to main content

Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia

Contact Email
Contact Phone
+82-32-458-6600

Annual Forum on Connectivity

Submitted by TPARK1 on Tue, 28/11/2023 - 19:29
Event attendance type
Event Background

Aligned with the Greater Tumen Initiative’s common vision and strategic directions and ESCAP’s subregional programme priority in East and North-East Asia on sustainable connectivity, the Annual Forum on Connectivity aims to provide a regular platform for GTI sectoral bodies to engage on connectivity-related issues of common interests. The Forum is jointly organized by the country chair of the GTI Consultative Commission (CC), GTI Secretariat and ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office and is a regular side event leading up to the annual meeting of the GTI Consultative Commission. GTI member countries include China, Mongolia, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation.

The 23rd CC Meeting is chaired by China with the theme “Build an Open, Connected and Innovative NEA Economy”.

To this end, the 2nd Annual Forum on Connectivity, co-organized by China (through the Ministry of Commerce), ESCAP (through its East and North-East Asia Subregional Office) and GTI Secretariat, will be utilized as a platform for sectoral dialogues in line with the theme of the 23rd CC meeting. In particular, the Forum aims to be a dialogue on “Trade Digitalization: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities”.

Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Concept Note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
2ndAnnualConnectivityForum2023.ConceptNoteProgramme.pdf
File
Attachment Size
2ndAnnualConnectivityForum2023.ConceptNoteProgramme (210.74 KB) 210.74 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Chaired by Mr. Lee Lawrence Hoomyung (Director, GTI Secretariat)

  • Mr. Chen Chao (Deputy Director General, Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China)
  • Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav (Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office)
  • Mr. Lee Lawrence Hoomyung (Director, GTI Secretariat)
  • Mr. Cui Changzheng (Deputy Secretary General, Liaoning Provincial Government, People’s Republic of China)
Event Programme title
Opening
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Chaired by: Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav (Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office)

This session will highlight developments on trade digitalization, including its cross-sectoral linkages and impacts.  

Presentations:

  • On Trade Digitalization (Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China)
  • Highlights of the UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (Mr. Tengfei Wang, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP) [in-person] 
  • Mr. Chen Ximin Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Information Officer, Neusoft Group
  • Trade-Transport Linkage: Focus on Cross-Border Paperless Railway Transit Transport Facilitation (Ms. Ekaterina Kozyreva, President, IEC International / ESCAP Project Consultant) [online]
  • Russia (tbc)
  • Mongolia (tbc)

Q&A [15 mins]

Event Programme title
Session I: Developments and Opportunities on Trade Digitalization
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Chaired by: Mr. Lee Lawrence Hoomyung (Director, GTI Secretariat)

This session will focus on prospects of cooperation on trade digitalization across sectoral bodies under the GTI platform.  

Presentations:

  • Leveraging digitalization in logistics (tbc)
  • The Digital Transformation of E-commerce Trade: Exploring the Unlimited Potential of Global Markets (Pan Cheng, Marketing Director of Liaoning Boying Technology Co., Ltd)
  • TradeGo (tbc)
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping (tbc)
  • China Cosco (tbc)
  • ROK (tbc)

Q&A [15 mins each]

Event Programme title
Session II: Perspectives on GTI Trade Digitalization Cooperation
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
China
Event City
Shenyang, Liaoning Province
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

North-East Asia Regional Power Interconnection and Cooperation Forum 2023

Submitted by TPARK1 on Tue, 21/11/2023 - 14:40
Event attendance type
Event Background

NEARPIC 2023 will be jointly organized by ESCAP, China Electricity Council (CEC), and the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) in Beijing, China. This year’s NEARPIC holds significance in several aspects. Not only has NEARPIC come full circle back to China and is organized in-person for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, but also substantively, it marks the milestone of launching the Geen Power Corridor Road Map for Northeast Asia.    

In 2019, ESCAP undertook a study report that examined the extensive literature on power interconnections in Northeast Asia and found that there is a shared view on the untapped benefits of power grid connectivity in the region. The ESCAP report developed nine strategies to support concretizing progress of connectivity initiatives in Northeast Asia that would also provide a pathway toward promoting sustainable development and energy transition efforts under the SDGs and Paris Agreement. 

The Green Power Corridor Road Map for Northeast Asia had been developed as a follow-up project under Strategy Nine of the above report and aims to build a common vision among Northeast Asian countries by proposing actions and timelines for moving towards interconnected power grids.  

In this regard, the launch of Green Power Corridor Road Map at NEARPIC 2023 is an important opportunity for the region to take stock of the discussions so far and discuss the way forward. While progress has been slow due to COVID-19 and other geopolitical issues, considering the commitments of the regional economies to drastically reduce GHG emissions, power interconnections should be prioritized as a practical solution to meet rising energy demands and climate action goals.  

The Forum will also discuss progress made and planned activities related to power interconnection in North-East Asia by key stakeholders and development partners, and innovations in the power sector contributing to energy transition in the region and beyond.

The Forum will have a dedicated session following up from the 6th North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals 2022 where the implementation of SDG 7 was discussed to see what are the key gaps in the region and how to achieve SDG 7 and related SDGs in North-East Asia.

Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Concept Note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
Concept note_NEARPIC 2023.pdf
File
Attachment Size
Concept note_NEARPIC 2023 (210.04 KB) 210.04 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Additional Document Title
Programme
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
North--new.pdf
File
Attachment Size
Programme_NEARPIC Forum 2023 (556.72 KB) 556.72 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
-
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Opening and welcome remarks by

  1. Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director, Energy Division, ESCAP (10 mins)
  2. Mr. Kun Yang, Executive President, China Electricity Council (10 mins)

Keynote speech

  • Mr. Gesong Chen, Director General, Development Bureau, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (10 mins)
Event Programme title
Opening Session
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director, Energy Division, ESCAP

Presenters:
      Congratulatory Remarks by Mr. AHN Dong Ouk, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China

  1. Ms. Maria Pastukhova, Senior Researcher, E3G and Consultant on GPC Roadmap for Northeast Asia (15 mins)
  2. Mr. Jason Veysey, Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute and Consultant on GPC Roadmap for Northeast Asia (15 mins)
Event Programme title
Session 1: Launch of the Green Power Corridor Roadmap for Northeast Asia
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director, Energy Division, ESCAP

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Xiaomeng Lei, Chief Expert of Expert Committee, China Electricity Council (10 mins)
  2. Mr. Yeren Ulzii Batmunkh, Director General, Ministry of Energy, Mongolia (10 mins)
  3. Mr. Sungkyu Lee, Assistant Vice President / Head of Power Grid Policy Team, KEPCO, Republic of Korea (10 mins)
  4. Ms. Kozlova Olga Sergeevna, Head of Long term Electric Power Planning, Ministry of Energy, Russian Federation (10 mins)
Event Programme title
Session 2: Next steps Laying the foundation for the Road Map and institutional support
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Xiaomeng Lei, Chief Expert of Expert Committee, China Electricity Council

Presenters:

  1. Mr. Heein Chang, Senior Researcher, KEPCO, Republic of Korea (10 mins)
  2. Ms. Yi Gao, Director Electric Power Planning Research Division Il, Research Institute of Economics & Technology Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (10 mins)
  3. Ms. Wei Huang, Strategy and Policy Officer, AIIB (10 mins)
  4. Mr. Seiichiro Kimura, Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute (10 mins)
  5. Mr. Alfredo Bano Leal, Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank (10mins)
  6. Ms. Tungalag Narangerel, Research Officer, Mongolia Energy Economics Institute (10 mins)
  7. Ms. Yue Ru, Finance & Admin Associate and Acting Coordinator (Energy and Environment), Greater Tumen Initiative (10 mins)
  8. Ms. Qing Wang, Gender and Climate Change Programme Officer, UN Women, China (10 mins)
Event Programme title
Session 3: Current work in progress and planned activities on power interconnection
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Changchun Zhou, Director of Project Development Division I, Development Bureau, GEIDCO

Presenters:

  1. Mr. Bin Wang, Deputy Director General, Northeast Branch of State Grid Corporation of China (10 mins)
  2. Mr. Yang Cao, Deputy Division Director, Division of International Cooperation, International Energy Consultancy Institute, China Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute (EPPEI) (10 mins)
  3. Mr. Dongil Lee, CIGRE Korea (10 mins)
  4. Mr. Sangil Kim, Executive Director, Korea Power Exchange (10 mins)
  5. Mr. Shang Li, Senior Engineer, CAICT (10 mins)
  6. Mr. Zanbin Zhang, General Manager, Inner Mongolia Guohe Power Co., Ltd. (10 mins)
Event Programme title
Session 4: Review of operational experiences of existing interconnections and innovations in the power sector
Event Programme date
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Benjamin Rae, Senior Economist, UNRC’s Office, China

Presenters:

  1. Ms. Yejin Ha, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Division, ESCAP (10 mins)
  2. Ms. Altanzul, Ministry of Energy, Mongolia (10 mins)
  3. Ms. Ja Hyun Kim, Power Market & Grid Policy Analyst, Solutions for Our Climate, Republic of Korea (10 mins)
  4. Mr. Daniel del Barro Alvarez, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering University of Tokyo, Japan (10 mins)
  5. Ms. Khishigjargal Enkhbayar, Member of Advisory Group, UNDPPA Youth Advisory Group for Northeast Asia (10 mins)
Event Programme title
Session 5: Review of the implementation of SDG 7 and related SDGs in Northeast Asia
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director, Energy Division, ESCAP

Event Programme title
Concluding Remarks
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Ms. Yejin Ha, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Division, ESCAP

Agenda:

  1. Steering Committee of Reference (update)
  2. Invitation of new members of the Terms Steering Committee
  3. Future plans and strategic direction of NEARPIC
Event Programme title
NEARPIC Steering Committee Meeting (by invitation)
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
China
Event City
Beijing
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Image Sets
Photo 1_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 2_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 3_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 4_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 6_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 5_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 7_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Photo 8_NEARPIC Forum 2023
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Photo/Video
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

Accelerating Digital Innovations for Older Adults in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea

Submitted by TPARK1 on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 08:24
Event attendance type
Event Background

The world is witnessing a substantial increase in the number of older adults. This demographic transition is driven by factors such as increased life expectancy and declining birth rates. By 2050, it is estimated that nearly 22% of the global population will be aged 60 or older. This shift places tremendous pressure on healthcare systems, social services, and the overall well-being of older individuals.

East Asia, hosts China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, which hosts high urban density and rapidly ageing populations with the estimated median ages of 37.9, 48.4 and 43.4 respectively. Digital Innovation plays a vital role in addressing the challenges associated with an ageing population.

In this session, the objective is to explore the approaches of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea in accelerating digital innovation adoption amongst older adults and with cases on how the implementation of the digital process is taking place in each country.

This will also be followed by exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges to be faced by the countries, as we move forward towards 2050 and the demographic, education and development pathways continue to develop and what that could mean for the future of ageing in these countries.

Event Cover Image
Web banner
Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Concept note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
EGM on Accelerating Digital Innovations in Ageing 17112023.pdf
File
Attachment Size
EGM on Accelerating Digital Innovations in Ageing 17112023 (217.88 KB) 217.88 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

HAO Zhirong, Director, Division of Outreach and Communication, CIKD

Event Programme title
Opening and Welcome
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Dr. Feng Wenmeng, Research Office Director and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Administration and Human Resources, Development Research Center of the State Council of China (DRC)
  • Dr. Komazawa Osuke, Senior Director, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency.
  • Dr. Moon Choi, Head of Ageing and Technology Policy, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Event Programme title
Presentations on the country approaches of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea in accelerating digital innovation adoption among older adults and select cases of digital innovations
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Roundtable discussions on Country Approaches
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Dr. Liu Jianbing, Director, Key Laboratory on Service Engineering and Smart Health for Seniors of Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (10 mins)
Event Programme title
Roundtable Discussion on Trends, Opportunities and Challenges towards Ageing to 2050, based upon the changing demographics of the country, development pathways and changes in literacy and education levels impacting outlook for challenges.
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Napaphat Satchanawakul, Social Affairs Officer, UNESCAP

Event Programme title
Sharing of ESCAP Activities on Ageing
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
China
Event City
Beijing
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

Capacity building for efficient cross-border transit through dry ports development: Study Tour and Training

Submitted by TPARK1 on Thu, 02/11/2023 - 12:32
Event attendance type
Event Background

ESCAP’s engagements with member States on dry ports development in the Asia-Pacific region are in line with the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports which entered into force in April 2016. For Mongolia, dry ports development is a key element of its policy priority areas being a transit and landlocked developing country along transport and economic corridors. Mongolia’s New Recovery Policy identified recovery of operations of border ports as one (of six) priority areas, aiming to increase trade turnover through the phased establishment of inland “dry” ports.

ESCAP has strengthened its support to Mongolia on dry ports development responding to Mongolia’s requests to develop member States’ capacity on dry ports and continue organizing capacity-building workshops and seminars, especially for countries with special needs, including the landlocked developing countries. Activities include:

  1. Introductory training on dry ports (October 2020)
  2. Comprehensive technical assessment study on dry ports development in Mongolia (April to October 2022) and technical consultation workshop (October 2022)
  3. Capacity building for efficient cross-border transit through dry ports development (June 2023)

In June 2023, the Prime Minister of Mongolia ratified the order reviving the inter-agency Working Group on Dry Ports, with the Ministry of Road and Transport Development as lead ministry.  

Following up from the training conducted in June 2023 and providing technical support to the newly revived working group, the following activities are proposed.  

  • Training. The training will deep dive into the theme of public-private partnership for dry ports, building on the productive sessions and good evaluation feedback from the training held in June 2023. 
  • Study Tour. Officials have conducted past study tours on dry ports (e.g., Khorgos Gateway, Kazakhstan). The study tour will complement past study tours, this time, learning from Thailand’s experience. The location will also provide a foundation in broadening corridor connections across subregions covering North-East Asia and beyond, such as, South-East Asia.
Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Programme
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
DryPorts.StudyTour.Training Programme 2023.11.13.pdf
File
Attachment Size
DryPorts.StudyTour.Training Programme 2023.11.13. (139.67 KB) 139.67 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
-
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Site tour
  • Discussions with dry port officials and management
Event Programme title
Study Tour - Lad Krabang ICD (concession-based)
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Site tour
  • Discussions with dry port officials and management
Event Programme title
Study Tour - Kerry Siam Seaport ICD (private)
Event Programme date
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • ESCAP (Transport Division)
  • ESCAP (East and North-East Asia Office)
  • Mongolia PR Office
Event Programme title
Opening
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Updates on dry port development and priorities of ESCAP’s work on dry ports

Event Programme title
Context
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Using PPPs to develop logistics infrastructure
Event Programme title
Session 1: Introduction & Learning Goals
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Country Case: Understanding the legal framework in Thailand
Event Programme title
Session 2: Promoting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to develop dry ports to enhance supply chain connectivity
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Country Cases: Understanding the legal framework in Singapore and Viet Nam
Event Programme title
Session 2: Promoting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to develop dry ports to enhance supply chain connectivity (continued)
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Session 3: Proposed PPP framework for dry ports
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Session 4: Lessons learned from the site visits and group work (exercises) workshop
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Conclusions & Next Steps
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
Thailand
Event City
Bangkok
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2023

Submitted by TPARK1 on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:39
Event attendance type
Event Background

North-East Asia is home to key players in development cooperation (i.e., China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation). To this end, the North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum has been the primary platform to exchange insights, share experiences and discuss challenges on development cooperation, including its contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

The Forum, held annually since 2014, is a partnership effort among ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, China International Development Research Network (CIDRN), Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC) and Russian Association of International Development Assistance Experts (RAIDAE).

 

There is an opportunity to enrich stakeholder engagements by strengthening the linkages to broader conversations and work on development cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. To this end, in 2023, the Forum is held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Forum of Directors- General of Technical Cooperation for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (AP DG Forum). The AP DG Forum will be held on 27-28 November with the theme “Digital Innovation and South-South Cooperation: Driving Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific”.

Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Concept Note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
DCF2023_Concept Note.Programme_231113-2.pdf
File
Attachment Size
DCF2023_Concept Note.Programme_231113-2 (262.17 KB) 262.17 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Opening
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Objectives:

  1. To understand the commonalities and differences in national development cooperation models, including sectoral and regional priorities
  2. To showcase joint collaborations on development cooperation in the subregion

 

     Sub-panel 1: National Development Cooperation Models [10 mins each]

 

          Ms. Chuanhong Zhang (Professor, China Agricultural University)

          Mr. Tsuyoshi Kano (Associate Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology

          Mr. Daeshik Jo (Secretary General, Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation)

          Mr. Vladimir Bartenev (Professor, Leading Research Fellow, National Research University — Higher School of Economics) [online] (tbc)

          Mr. Denis Degterev (Leading Researcher, Institute of Africa Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences)

 

          Interactive discussions: Q&A [15 mins]

 

     Sub-panel 2: Sectoral and Regional Priorities [10 mins each]

 

          Mr. Andrei Sakharov (Research Fellow, RANEPA)

          Ms. Ji Young Hong (Senior Research Fellow, Korea Eximbank)

          Mr. Jun-ichi Takada (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

          Ms. Gubo Qi (Professor, China Agricultural University)

 

          Interactive discussions: Q&A [15 mins]

Event Programme title
Session 1: Development Cooperation in North-East Asia: Approaches and Directions
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  1. To highlight how development cooperation could leverage technological innovation for sustainable development
  2. To discuss the sectoral and regional priorities of development cooperation related to technological innovation (e.g., digital trade, data for development, digital innovations for climate action, connectivity, innovation to address socio-economic issues, etc.)
  3. To discuss potential areas to collaborate through innovative approaches in development cooperation

 

          Mr. Zorikto Gomboin (Deputy Head of Laboratory, Radio Research and Development Institute)

          Ms. Ji Hyun Kim (Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute) [online]

          Mr. Jun-ichi Takada (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

          Mr. Tsuyoshi Kano (Associate Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

          Ms. Meibo Huang (Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

 

          Ms. Dongfang Niu (Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

 

          Additional panelists from other Asia-Pacific countries (tbc)

 

Interactive discussions: Q&A

Event Programme title
Session 2: Issues in Focus – Development Cooperation and Technological Innovation
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
Thailand
Event City
Bangkok
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

This document provides links to external and third-party website, for convenience of meeting participants, and for use at their discretion. ESCAP cannot vouch for the accuracy or correctness of the information contained therein.

 

The North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2023 and the Fifth Asia-Pacific Directors General Forum for South-South and Triangular Cooperation are scheduled to be held from 27 to 28 November 2023.

27 November (Monday)

Morning: Fifth Asia-Pacific Directors General Forum for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (AP DG Forum) in Conference Room 3, Level 1, UNCC

Afternoon: North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2023 (DCF) in THEATRE room, Ground Floor, UNCC

28 November (Tuesday)

Fifth AP DG Forum in Conference Room 3, Level 1, UNCC

Credentials

Please register using this link: Registration

Registration and identification badges

Online registration and identification badge

Please note that Photo badges are used at UNCC for meeting participants and prior online registration is mandatory in line with standard security procedures to facilitate security clearance and entrance to the premises. Participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance, which will speed up the registration process.

 

Participants are requested to register online at https://indico.un.org/e/5thAPDGForum (AP DG Forum) and https://indico.un.org/e/neadcf2023 (DCF) well in advance no later than 20 November 2023, to facilitate smooth coordination of the issuance of photo badges and compilation of the list of participants. Kindly note that both registrations are necessary due to security reasons. The guide on indico registration is available at https://indicohelp.unog.ch/. Participants who have registered online can obtain photo badges at the registration counter, located on the Ground Level, UNCC, from 08:00 to 11:00 and 13:00 to 15:00 hours during the event.

 

Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference/meeting room. Only the names of duly registered participants will be included in the list of participants.

 

For identification and security reasons, all participants are REQUIRED to wear their meeting badges at all times while they are in the UN complex, which includes meetings and social functions. Loss of a meeting badge should be immediately communicated to the registration counter or the UN security, so that the incident can be recorded, and a new badge can be issued.

Communications

ESCAP ENEA Office focal points:

 

Ms. Fideles Sadicon

Sustainable Development Officer

Email: [email protected]

 

Mr. Yoshihiko Fujita

Research Associate

Email: [email protected]

 

Meeting documents

Considering the carbon footprint involved in producing papers and printing documents, it is strongly recommended to utilize soft copies at the maximum extent. If hard copies are needed, participants are requested to bring with them their own copies of the meeting documents distributed by the event organizer prior to the session.

 

UNCC encourages sustainable meeting practices including the Paper-Smart Initiative. Meeting organizers are encouraged to use eco-friendly and innovative means to deliver information on their meetings including side events, instead of handing out hard copies of flyers, documents, newsletters, and/or other such materials.

Daily subsistence allowance

As of 1 November 2023, the United Nations daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rate for Bangkok is USD 209, the rate is subject to change on monthly basis. The DSA will be paid at the venue to cover accommodation (stay of three nights), local transport cost, meals, and other miscellaneous expenses. Participants who are unable to stay for the duration of the meeting are requested to inform the ESCAP ENEA as soon as possible after arrival, so that the subsistence allowance can be adjusted accordingly. 

 

In order to facilitate the payment of DSA, participants are requested to bring their passports, e-tickets and boarding passes on the first day of the meeting. After submitting boarding passes to the ESCAP Secretariat and receiving a slip for DSA, the participants are requested to pick up DSA at the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), United Nations Branch, located on Level 1 of the Service Building, from 08:30 to 15:30 hours during weekdays.  

Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Information Note
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

NEASPEC 26th Senior Officials Meeting

Submitted by TPARK1 on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 15:02
Event attendance type
Event Background

NEASPEC 26th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM-26) will be organized on 16-17 November 2023 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

SOM is an annual occasion to review the NEASPEC activities, discuss strengthening cooperation and formulate new initiatives. The upcoming SOM is expected to review all the progress made in 2023, plan for 2024, and celebrate NEASPEC's 30th anniversary.

Event Cover Image
Web Banner_SOM 26
Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Provisional Agenda
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
SOM 26 A-1. Provisional Agenda.pdf
File
Attachment Size
SOM 26 A-1. Provisional Agenda (89.74 KB) 89.74 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Additional Document Title
Annotated Provisional Agenda
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
SOM 26 A-2. Annotated Provisional Agenda.pdf
File
Attachment Size
SOM 26 A-2. Annotated Provisional Agenda (109.57 KB) 109.57 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Additional Document Title
Provisional programme
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
SOM 26 A-3. Provisional programme.pdf
File
Attachment Size
SOM 26 A-3. Provisional programme (131.5 KB) 131.5 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
-
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Registration
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Special Event: Celebrating 30 years of NEASPEC
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
1. Opening of the meeting
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
2. & 3. Election of officers, and Adoption of agenda
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Statements by delegations of the member States, UN and international organizations

Event Programme title
4. Issues related to sustainable development in North East Asia
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

     a) Air Pollution
     b) Biodiversity and Nature Conservation
     c) Marine Protected Areas
     d) Low Carbon Cities
     e) Desertification and Land Degradation
Short presentations to be made by the Secretariat and partner institutions for each programme area, followed by interventions from delegations of member States

Event Programme title
5. Review of program planning and implementation
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

The meeting will consider a joint NEASPEC commemorative document in the occasion of the 30th anniversary of NEASPEC for adoption.

Event Programme title
6. Renewed commitments to NEASPEC
Event Programme date
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

The meeting will review the state of the Core Fund and project based funds of NEASPEC Member governments are invited to announce intended cash and/or in kind contributions for 2023-2024.

Event Programme title
7. Review of the Core Fund and Project based Fund
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

The meeting will invite member States to express interest in hosting the next SOM. Member States may raise any other issues not covered under the items mentioned above.

Event Programme title
8. & 9. Venue, date, provisional agenda of SOM 27, and other issues
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

The Report of the Meeting consists of two major parts (i) the conclusions and recommendations, and (ii) the proceedings of the SOM. The first part of the Report will be adopted by the SOM, and the second part will be prepared by the Secretariat after the Meeting and will be circulated to member States for review and approval.

Event Programme title
10. Adoption of the conclusions and recommendations of the Closing Session
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
Republic of Korea
Event City
Seoul
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

Study Tour on Innovative Technologies and Good Practices for Air Pollution Control for City Officials of Bangladesh, India and Thailand

Submitted by TPARK1 on Mon, 11/09/2023 - 13:13
Event attendance type
Event Background

A study tour involving relevant municipal officials from Dhaka, Gurugram, and Bangkok is set to be coordinated in partnership with the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of ESCAP.

This tour aims to offer an opportunity for participants to enhance their comprehension of innovative technologies and best practices in air pollution mitigation through engagement with key stakeholders in the Republic of Korea. The program will encompass a range of activities, including lectures, training sessions, interactive dialogues, and field visits.

Specifically, the study tour will emphasize the following objectives:

  • Gain insights from successful instances of innovative technologies and their applications for air pollution control in urban areas, drawing from the experiences of the Republic of Korea.
  • Grasp the strategies that enable the adoption of innovative technologies for air pollution control at the city level, including the development of action plans.
  • Foster collaboration across borders in the field of air pollution control technologies among the targeted cities.
Event Cover Image
Study Tour on Innovative Technologies and Good Practices
Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Concept note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
Study_Tour_Concept Note_Draft Aug 2.pdf
File
Attachment Size
Study_Tour_Concept Note (279.71 KB) 279.71 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
-
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
Republic of Korea
Event City
Incheon and Seoul
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Documents
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

Symposium to address air pollution and enhance collaboration in North-East Asia

Submitted by SSUPHUTT on Thu, 07/09/2023 - 13:55
News type
News Number
G/14/2023
Origin Location
Seoul
News Source
ESCAP News
Programme of Work / Areas of work
News Sections

Air pollution, a pressing global concern impacting human health and the environment, had led to the establishment of the North-East Asia Clean Air Partnership (NEACAP) within the framework of the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC).

In line with its programme on air pollution, the ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office (as NEASPEC Secretariat), in collaboration with the National Air Emission Inventory and Research Center (under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea), organized a symposium on air pollution on 7 September 2023 in Seoul.

Commemorating the 4th International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the symposium brought together high-level government officials, globally renowned research experts, and sector specialists from international organizations to share information and analyses on air pollutant emissions, air quality management, and impacts of air improvement policies.

Ganbold Baasanjav, Director of ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, expressed in his opening remarks that “our collective efforts have the potential to expedite substantial progress in addressing air pollution across the North-East Asia region.”

The event also served as a platform for experts from North-East Asia and beyond to introduce air quality management policies and prevailing international cooperation trends. Discussions encompassed methodologies for managing air pollutant emission inventories adopted by international organizations and countries. Deliberations also extended to policy effect analysis methodologies employing scientific approaches like air quality modeling. In addition, the symposium evaluated the status of managing air pollutant emission data and gauging effectiveness of policies aimed at mitigating fine dust.

The symposium deliberations will feed into the discussions at the 5th Meeting of NEACAP’s Science and Policy Committee to be held on 8 September 2023. The Committee, reporting to NEASPEC’s Senior Officials Meeting, is the steering body tasked to plan, monitor and review NEACAP activities and to promote science-policy linkages through guiding technical assessments and dialogues.

About NEASPEC: The North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environment Cooperation (NEASPEC) is committed to promoting environmental sustainability and cooperation among countries in North-East Asia. Through initiatives like the North-East Asian Clean Air Partnership (NEACAP), NEASPEC addresses critical issues such as air pollution to ensure the well-being of both communities and ecosystems.

For further information: https://www.unescap.org/events/2023/symposium-air-pollutant-emissions-inventory-and-air-quality-management

For media enquiries or spokesperson interview requests, please contact

Mr. Tae Min Park

ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office

E: [email protected] / [email protected]

News published date
Featured Image
Image of participants in the event

Photo credit: National Air Emission Inventory and Research Center (NAIR), Republic of Korea

Social Share
Shorten URL Enable
N

7th North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals 2023

Submitted by TPARK1 on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 19:04
Event attendance type
Event Background

SDG

 

Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions in Asia and the Pacific

 

The sessions of the 7th North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on SDGs will discuss on themes in line with the goals in focus for 2023:

  • no poverty (SDG1)
  • zero hunger (SDG2)
  • climate action (SDG13)
  • peace, justice and strong institution (SDG16).

 

Also, there are dedicated sessions to highlight countries’ national progress in their SDG implementation and voluntary national reviews (as applicable) as well as on revitalizing partnerships for sustainable development (SDG17).

Register: https://forms.office.com/e/LyLwbTEuRb

Event Cover Image
Web banner_SDG Forum 2023
Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Programme
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
7thENEA.SDGForum2023.Programme draft 2023.11.19. SessionParticipantsSHARED.pdf
File
Attachment Size
7thENEA.SDGForum2023.Programme draft 2023.11.19 (304.35 KB) 304.35 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Additional Document Title
Information Note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
NEA.SDGForum2023_Information Note_2023.11.05_for Public.pdf
File
Attachment Size
NEA.SDGForum2023_Information Note_2023.11.05_for Public (344.83 KB) 344.83 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
-
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Organizers: Korea SDGs Network, Mongolian CSOs for the SDGs, Coalition for Sustainable Development of Russia, Center for International Knowledge on Development

Event Programme title
Issues of Food Accessibility for the Poor in the NEA sub-region under the Era of Climate Risk
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Organizer: Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) ENEA Sub-regional Group

Event Programme title
Civil Society Forum for the 2023 NEA Multi-Stakeholder Forum on SDGs
Event Programme date
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana (Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP) [video message]
  • Ms. Jiang Xiheng (Director-General, International Cooperation Department, Development Research Center of the State Council)
  • Keynote Speech: Dr. Zhao Zhongxiu (University President, University of International Business and Economics)
  • Launch: China’s Progress Report on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2023 (Mr. Wang Jinzhao, Executive Vice-President, Center for International Knowledge on Development)
  • Group Photo
Event Programme title
Opening
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

 

Moderator: Ms. LI Yutong (Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization)

 

  • SDG progress: Subregional snapshot – Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav (Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office)
  • SDG progress: National and VNRs

          Mr. Zhang Lei, Counselor, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China Counselor, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China

          Mr. Baasankhuu Purev (Deputy Director-General of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia)   

          Ms. Jeehwang Kim (Counselor, Embassy of Republic of Korea to China)

  • SDG progress: Multistakeholders’ perspectives

          - CSOs: Ms. Urantsooj Gombosuren (Chairperson/ General Coordinator, Centre for Human Rights and Development/ Mongolian CSOs network on the SDGs)

          - Youth: Mr. Dong-ryul Kang (SDSN Korea) [online]

 

Event Programme title
Session 1 – Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in North-East Asia and Voluntary National Review (VNR)
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator : Ms. Cai Cai, Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, Social Developoment Division, ESCAP

  • Presentations:

          - Subregional snapshot: Mr. Oleksiy Ivaschenko (Senior Social Protection & Jobs Specialist, Human and Social Development Sector Office, Asian Development Bank) [online]

          - China’s experience: Prof. Chengfang Liu (Full Professor with Tenure, Boya Chair Professor and Associate Dean of School of Advanced Agriculture Sciences, Deputy Director of the China Center for Agricultural Policy, Peking University)

  • Moderated interactive discussions: Panelists

          - Ms. Liang Xiaomin (Associate Research Fellow, CIKD)

          - Ms. Wang Xiaobei (Programme Policy Officer, UN World Food Programme)

            * Short intervention: Mr. Cholho Ri (Counsellor, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Beijing)

  • Q&A
Event Programme title
Session 2 – No poverty (Goal 1): End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Ms. Jiang Han (Head of Domestic Program, UN World Food Programme)

  • Presentations:

          - Subregional snapshot: Mr. Zhang Zhongjun (Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

          - Russian Federation’s experience: Mr. Egor Alimov (Assistant to Permanent Representative of Russia to ESCAP, Russian Embassy in Thailand)

  • Moderated interactive discussions: Panelists

          - Dr. Han Yang (Research Fellow, Research Department of Rural Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council)

          - Ms. Soomin Hwang (Researcher, Energy Transition Forum)

          * Short intervention: Mr. Cholho Ri (Counsellor, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Beijing)

  • Q&A
Event Programme title
Session 3 – Zero hunger (Goal 2): End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Ms. Violante Canossa (Economist, UNDP China)

  • Presentations:

          - Subregional snapshot: Mr. Sudhir Sharma (UN Environment Programme) [online]

          - Republic of Korea’s experience: Ms. Jihye Park (Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea)

          - Russian Federation’s experience: Mr. Aleksei Stanonis (Councilor, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation)

  • Moderated interactive discussions: Panelists

          - Dr. Li Jifeng (Director and Research Fellow, Research Institute of Resources and Environment Policies, Development Research Center)

          - Mr. Vasily Yablokov (Coordinator, Coalition for Sustainable Development of Russia)

          - Mr. Yao Chunsheng (GEF Portfolio Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

          * Short intervention: Mr. Cholho Ri (Counsellor, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Beijing)

  • Q&A
Event Programme title
Session 4 – Climate action (Goal 13): Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav (Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office)

  • Presentations:

          - Subregional snapshot: Ms. Aparna Basnyat (Senior Research and Policy Adviser, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre) & Ms. Mariana Neves (Governance Statistics Specialist, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre) [online]

          - Mongolia’s experience: Ms. G. Enkhtuya (First Secretary of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia)

  • Moderated interactive discussions: Panelists

          - Mr. Francis Daehoon Lee (Director, Trans-Education for Peace Institute (TEPI) of PEACEMOMO)

          - Ms. Ana Cristina Thorlund (Governance and Public Administration Expert, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)/DPIDG/DESA)

          * Short intervention: Mr. Cholho Ri (Counsellor, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Beijing)

  • Q&A
Event Programme title
Session 5 – Peace, justice and strong institution (Goal 16): Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme title
Day 1 Wrap Up
Event Programme date
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Moderator: Mr. Oliver Paddison, Chief, Section on Sustainable Development and Countries in Special Situations, ESCAP

  • SDG Summit – Key messages and actions for the subregion: Ms. Juliet Nicole Braslow (Sustainable Development Officer, Section on Sustainable Development and Countries in Special Situations, ESCAP)
  • Role of multistakeholders (CSOs, youth, private sector, etc.) in accelerating SDG implementation

          - CSOs: Ms. Denise Kyoung-hyo Yoon (International Cooperation Focal Point, Korea SDGs Network)

          - Private sector: Ms. Xu Xiaoling (Economics & Technology Research Institute, China National Petroleum Corporation)

  • Partnerships, practices, innovative solutions on SDG delivery

          - Integrating disability, gender, ageing, LNOB in SDG implementation and monitoring: Ms. Cai Cai (Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, Social Development Division, ESCAP)

          - Prof. Poon Kit (School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University)

          - Dr. Xiong Hongru (Development Research Center)

          - Ms. Zhou Yu (Deputy Director & Associate Research Fellow, Division of General Affairs, CIKD)

          - Mr. Aleksei Stanonis (Councillor, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation)

  • Q&A
Event Programme title
Session 6 – Partnerships for the goals (Goal 17): Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

The break-out sessions will focus on interconnected themes across the goals in focus to identify priority actions of the subregion. Possible topics are:

  • Climate change-poverty-food security nexus

          Rapporteurs:

          Mr. Aghasi Harutyunyan (Deputy Director - Liaison Officer, FAO Liaison Office for the Russian Federation)

          Ms. Taimu Fujita (Global Health Project Coordinator, Africa Japan Forum) [online]

  • Strong institutions, governance, and partnerships for SDG implementation (Venue: C101)

          Rapporteurs:

          Ms. Juliet Nicole Braslow (Sustainable Development Officer, Section on Sustainable Development and Countries in Special Situations, ESCAP)

          Ms. Julia Ostrovskaya (Member of the Board, Russian Coalition for Sustainable Development Goals)

*Rapporteurs will be given guiding questions to steer the discussions in each breakout session

Event Programme title
Session 7 – Break-out sessions: Nexus linking the goals in focus
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Presentation from break-out session rapporteurs
Event Programme title
Session 8 – Reporting back to Plenary
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Reflections and statements from stakeholders (e.g., CSOs, youth, private sector, etc.)

          - CSOs: Ms. Tserenkhand Bideriya (Vice Coordinator, Mongolian CSOs Network on the SDGs)

          - Youth: Mr. Dong-ryul Kang (SDSN Korea)

  • Key messages and priority actions (Mr. Oliver Paddison, Chief, Country in Special Situations, ESCAP)
  • Closing remarks (Ms. Zhang Jin, Vice President, CIKD)
Event Programme title
Closing – Key messages, priority actions and reflections
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event Country
China
Event City
Beijing
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

Venue

World Harmony Hall, Center for International Knowledge on Development Office in Beijing, China

  • English Address: Center for International Knowledge on Development, Boxinger Road, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Adress: 北京 经济 技 术开发区 博 兴 二路世和 园
  • Map Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/dViKs5R4EF8XoyyJ9
Credentials

.

Registration and identification badges

Registration
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on 20th November 2023. Participants will be requested to affix their signatures on the attendance sheet and collect their name badge for registration.

Communications

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +82 32 458 6618

ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office

Meeting documents

.

Daily subsistence allowance
.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Information Note
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off

NEAMPAN Webinar 2023: Accelerating Ocean-Based Actions for Sustainable Development

Submitted by TPARK1 on Tue, 15/08/2023 - 13:30
Event attendance type
Event Background

Our oceans are facing unprecedented threats. With increasing scientific evidence of adverse impacts of climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution, habitat destruction and the alarming loss of coastal biodiversity, the world stands at a critical juncture where collective knowledge, efforts and partnerships to restore, protect and manage marine ecosystems are urgently needed.  

In response to this pressing need, the North-East Asian Marine Protected Areas Network (NEAMPAN) is well-positioned to present a webinar of “Accelerating Ocean-Based Actions for Sustainable Development” to advance the subregional cooperation for marine resources and coastal biodiversity conservation. 

Bringing NEAMPAN member countries and NEAMPAN sites of China, Japan, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation, experts and stakeholders from NGOs and international organizations, this webinar aims to share the latest knowledge of ocean-based solutions to sustainable development. It will also explore how NEAMPAN would accelerate the ocean-based actions and strengthen partnerships among MPAs and beyond to achieve relevant Sustainable Development Goals. 

Event Cover Image
Poster_NEAMPAN Webinar 2023
Hide this event from listing
Off
Event related documents
Additional Document Title
Concept Note
Additional Pdf documents
Additional Pdf documents in English
Thumbnail
Name
NEAMPAN Webinar 2023_CN 17Aug.pdf
File
Attachment Size
NEAMPAN Webinar 2023_CN 17Aug (159.6 KB) 159.6 KB
Language
English
Additional ePub documents
Event dates
Event Programme Items
Event Programme detail items
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office
Event Programme title
Opening remarks
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text

Presentations (100 min):

  1. Mr. Joseph Appiott, Programme Management Officer, Marine, Coastal and Island Biodiversity, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    Presentation: Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: A Catalyst for Action on Area-Based Conservation
  2. Mr. Hongfei Zhuang, Assistant Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China
    Presentation: Conservation Status and GAP Analysis of Spotted Seal (Phoca largha) in China and North-East Asia
  3. Mr. Hiroki Sato, Assistant Director, Ministry of Environment of Japan
    Presentation: About MPA in Japan
  4. Mr. Jungho Nam, Senior Research Fellow, Marine Policy Research Department, Korea Maritime Institute, Republic of Korea
    Presentation: Putting Blue Carbons and ESG into MPAs Management in East Asia
  5. Mr. Anatolii Kachur, International Project Manager, Pacific Geographical Institute Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, and Ms. Tatiana Orlova, Deputy Director, A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center for Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences
    Presentation: Climate Changes and Their Impact on the Ecosystems of Marine Protected Areas in the South of the Russian Far East
  6. Mr. Raphael Glemet, Senior Programme Officer, and Ms. Maeve Nightingale, Senior Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Office
    Presentation: The 2023 IUCN Situation Analysis on Ecosystems of the Yellow Sea and Opportunities for Strengthening Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

Discussions (10 min)

Event Programme title
Presentations and Discussions
Event Programme time
-
Parallel event
Event Programme Additional text
  • Xiaohui Hou, Deputy Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office
Event Programme title
Closing
Event Programme date
Event Statements
Related Statements by country
Enable Statement link
Off
Event City
Virtual
Event Registration
Event Photo/Video
Event live video date and time
Event Agenda and document
Agenda Main Title
Agenda Item 1
Agenda item documents
Events Optional tab
Event Information Note
General

The sixth session of the Committee on Transport is scheduled to be held from 12 to 13 November 2020.

The secretariat is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Committee session to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Delegations are kindly requested to submit letters of credentials to Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, Fax: (66-2) 288-1067, 288-3050, at their earliest convenience prior to 1 October 2018.. Letters of credential should be addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP and emailed to [email protected].

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register and obtain a visitor’s badge with ID picture on the first day of the meeting, i.e. Monday, 19 November 2018 between 08.00 hours and 09.00 hours. This is done at the Registration Counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC. Participants who are not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to do so immediately upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. This procedure is important for security reason and will also ensure that all participants’ names appear on the list of participants.

Online registration

In conformity with standard United Nations security procedures, all participants must complete a mandatory online registration at https://meetings.unescap.org/. Participants are encouraged to complete this procedure well in advance of the meeting and no later than 1 October 2018. To facilitate the process, participants are encouraged to submit their photo in advance.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their meeting badges at all times when on the United Nations compound, and also during the meeting and at social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be communicated to the Conference Management Unit, located on the ground floor of the UNCC behind the registration counter, so that a new one can be issued immediately.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
Transport Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

The secretariat has adopted a paperless approach to meetings. As a result, participants are expected to get acquainted with all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Should participants wish hard copies of the documents, they are expected to bring them to the meeting. These documents will be made available prior to the session at www.unescap.org/events/committee-transport-fifth-session

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to consult staff from the secretariat servicing the meeting for the necessary arrangements.

Daily subsistence allowance

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for participation in the 5th session of the Committee on Transport. However, it does cover the travel expenses of officials participating in the workshop on cross-border co-deployment of fibre optic infrastructure along road and rail networks. In that regard, the following shall apply:

Depending on which of the above applies, participants whose travel is sponsored (or partly sponsored) by ESCAP will receive a DSA to cover all costs associated with their participation in the meeting, including accommodation, meals and local transport while in Bangkok. A voucher to be cashed at the bank located on the ESCAP premises will be given to participants. Participants will receive their vouchers against submittal of a copy of their passports, copy of their air-tickets and the original boarding pass(es) for the flight(s) to Bangkok. To facilitate the issuance of vouchers, eligible participants are kindly requested to come with read-made copies of their passports. To date, the DSA for Bangkok is Thai Baht 7,150 (about US$ 216). Please note that this amount is subject to change without prior notice.

Participants who are unable to stay for the entire duration of the meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible after their arrival so that the DSA can be adjusted accordingly.

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by ESCAP, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:

  1. You are representing your Government only at the 5th session of the Committee on Transport: ESCAP does not provide any financial support and participation is on a self-financing basis.
  2. You are representing your Government only at the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule.
  3. You are representing your Government at both the 5th session of the Committee on Transport and the workshop on co-deployment: ESCAP provides air-ticket and DSA for two nights (i.e. 21 and 22 November 2018 depending on flight schedule and participants have to cover three nights on a self-financing basis (i.e. 18 to 20 November 2018).
    1. all expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
    3. cost incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
    4. compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
    5. any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
    6. any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Show Highlighted on Homepage
Off
Related Side Events
Side Event Read more text

If a link is provided any text entered here will not be shown and users will be taken to that link

Side Event City
Bangkok
Side Event Country
Thailand
Shorten URL Enable
N
Show Event tabs for
Programme
Documents
Two Column Layout
Off
Right Column contents
Enable Event Speakers Advanced
Off
Event Speakers Advanced
Multi-day
Off
Subscribe to Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia