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Capacity building workshop on public investment planning and management for Pacific Small Island Developing States

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A regional capacity building workshop was convened in Samoa from 27 November to 1 December 2023, aimed to strengthen public investment planning and management in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  The need for efficient and effective public investment policies and legislation has been long recognized, and most recently at the 2023 Pacific Forum Leaders meeting through the endorsement of the Implementation Plan for the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.

However, as most Pacific SIDS lack institutional and technical capacities required for improved infrastructure outcomes, the workshop focused on project identification and planning, appraisal and selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The workshop offered a platform for participants to share country experiences and lessons, and to identify actions at national level which could strengthen public investment outcomes. Workshop participants also utilized a guidance note on public investment and project planning in Pacific SIDS developed by ESCAP using country-level work and practical recommendations for capacity building purposes.

Around 50 participants attended the workshop, including representatives from Ministries of Finance and Planning from Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The regional capacity building workshop was convened by ESCAP in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Government of Samoa, the International Monetary Fund and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre.

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Pacific governments call for accelerated regional actions to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

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The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), organized the Seventh Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (PFSD) with the theme “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”.

The 2023 PFSD was held on the 21st and 22nd November 2023 at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Suva, Fiji to take stock of the progress by Pacific Small Island Development States in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 13 (Climate Action), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

Representatives of Pacific Islands Forum members and associate members, along with the United Nations development system in the Pacific, private sector, civil society, academia, youth and development actors participated in the forum.

The meeting heard that without peace in our society, none of the SDGs can be achieved and that Pacific nations demonstrate strong and accountable leadership. It was emphasized that climate change is a security issue, and 1.5 to stay alive must remain in our global discussions.

COVID-19 and ongoing geopolitical tensions have disrupted and reversed progress on poverty reduction and food security with participants highlighting the importance of ensuring healthy growth and development with more data needed to track changes and the impact of programmes.

Solutions proposed during the forum included citizen budget consultations, increased political will,collaborative leadership and civic engagement. Also important was consideration of the Oceans-Climate-Health nexus; sustainable development financing including climate finance for a Just Transition in line with SDG7; digital transformation; gender and disability inclusive social development; and evidence-based policymaking. Alignment of national development strategies with the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, ambitions of the 2030 Agenda, and the Pacific Partnerships for Prosperity is essential.

The forum also reflected on the preparation and submission of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Fiji submitted its VNR earlier this year with the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu expected to submit their VNRs in 2024. The VNRs are prepared by countries to update the other members of the UN on the progress they are making in achieving the SDGs. A multistakeholder approach to SDGs is key and so engagement with stakeholders is a critical component of the VNRs.

The outcomes of this seventh PFSD will contribute to the Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) that will meet in Bangkok in February 2024 and then to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York in July 2024.

As an associated event of the seventh PFSD, the country delegates attended a VNR Clinic at the ESCAP Pacific Office in Suva, Fiji on 23 November 2023. This clinic facilitated the exchange of experiences and good practices in the Pacific in preparing VNRs. It also provided an opportunity to discuss the role of VNRs in encouraging multistakeholder partnerships and improving planning and policy to accelerate SDG implementation.

Today, ESCAP in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) hosted an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) to develop guidelines for national indicator production. The EGM brought together key stakeholders(Planners, Statisticians and Development Partners) to prepare an approach for producing the guidelines, in parallel with piloting in several Pacific SIDS. This work responds to a key recommendation from the Sixth PFSD in 2022, for Pacific guidelines to indicator production, to support countries meet their global, regional and national reporting requirements.

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The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)is the most inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. The Commission promotes cooperation among its 53 member States and 9 associate members in pursuit of solutions to sustainable development challenges. ESCAP is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. The ESCAP secretariat supports inclusive, resilient and sustainable development in the region by generating action-oriented knowledge, and by providing technical assistance and capacity-building services in support of national development objectives, regional agreements and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, coming into effect on 1 January 2016, for a period of 15 years until 2030, in what is known as the 2030 Agenda. There are 17 SDGs. These are SDG1 (No Poverty); SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG5 (Gender Equality); SDG6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG14 (Life below Water); SDG15 (Life on Land); SDG16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions); and SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

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Tonga Policy Coherence for Implementation of TSDF II, SDGs & 2050 Strategy

Submitted by KTRAN1 on Wed, 29/11/2023 - 11:50
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The Government of Tonga in collaboration with UNESCAP and PIFS are co-organizing this first national policy coherence consultation for the implementation of the TSDF II, SDGs and 2050 Strategy Implementation Plan.

Effective development planning, strategic coordination, and inclusive partnership are critical considerations for national-level SDG implementation. However, because of the variety of frameworks and approaches, economic planners and practitioners frequently face practical challenges in delivering these national development strategies on time due to a lack of resources, expertise, and the robustness of their processes, institutions, and systems. With the new 2050 Strategy implementation plan, new opportunities for synergy with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the advancement of the SDGs target are emerging.

To ensure that policymakers are given adequate resources and expertise to adopt an integrated approach to scale up policy coherence and partnerships for the SDGs, this policy dialogue will showcase meaningful peer-learning opportunities among multi-stakeholder and how these frameworks and approaches contribute to the formulation of national policy agenda and regional collective actions. The discussion will highlight issues that are critical to advancing national development strategies with regional and global frameworks.

In addition to the Tonga consultation, Tonga along with ESCAP Pacific Office and PIFS will discuss these issues at the 11th APFSD in February 2024 and other regional forums

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
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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.

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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.
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Pacific Islands Countries Lauded for Endorsing Regional Framework on Climate Mobility

Submitted by SSUPHUTT on Wed, 15/11/2023 - 12:29
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The Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security Programme (PCCMHS) partners have welcomed the momentous agreement of Pacific Island countries on the establishment of Regional Framework on Climate Mobility, and their commitment to protect local communities whose safety and mobility have been affected by the impacts of climate change.  

“This agreement represents a watershed moment in the collective effort to comprehensively address the impacts of climate change on Pacific nations; it provides practical guidance to governments planning for and managing climate mobility, and recognizes the fundamental priority of people to stay in their ancestral homes,” said IOM Director General Amy Pope, who attended the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, held in the Cook Islands from 6-10 November. 

“In celebration of the strong collaboration and shared commitment, ESCAP applauds the strong partnership forged under the guidance of Co-Chairs Fiji and Tuvalu and all the Pacific members. ESCAP commends the Pacific’s bold and courageous leadership and vision in the adoption of the framework. We reiterate our commitment to support the implementation of the framework together with members and partners,” said ESCAP Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana. 

The Pacific Regional Framework on Climate Mobility is a first in terms of addressing the issues of migration, displacement, and planned relocation comprehensively. It is also an important flagship initiative to implement the goals outlined in the 2050 Strategy of the Blue Pacific Continent, the region’s long-term strategic policy document, framing the region’s collective direction for the next three decades. 

The PCCMHS programme has, in the past 4 years, been actively supporting the development of this regional collaboration framework on human mobility as a result of climate change. 

In an effort to leave no one behind, the framework encapsulates the lived experiences of women, youth, people with disability, marginalized groups and all communities affected by climate mobility; it contains the advice and lessons of Pacific governments, civil society and academia. It also captures the need to uphold and protect human rights without discrimination; preserve culture and identity; strengthen regional collaboration; and protect those at risk of displacement.  

With far-reaching impacts of climate change on human mobility in the Pacific Islands region, and more than 50,000 Pacific people displaced every year due to climate and disaster related events, the Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, with its low-lying island nations facing multiple threats, including sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification. 

PCCMHS partners look forward to supporting Pacific Island countries in the participatory, inclusive, and transparent implementation of the framework; ensuring migration remains a choice rather than a necessity, and that everyone who moves in the context of climate change is able to enjoy their human rights, regardless of status.  

The PCCMHS programme is comprised of the lead agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the partners, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), together with Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD). The programme has been supported through funding from the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s International Development Cooperation Programme — Ngā Hoe Tuputupu-mai-tawhiti. 

You can access the full PIFS Forum Communique here

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Developing Pacific Guidelines for National Indicator Production Approaches for Policy Making

Submitted by KTRAN1 on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 05:03
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The Sixth Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development held in Suva, Fiji in 6-7 December 2022, provided an important opportunity for the Pacific participants to highlight the key challenges and opportunities of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Participants emphasized the need for guidance in developing a realistic/rational set of indicators that could be used by small islands developing States (SIDS) to report on the SDG’s, other global and regional sector- specific reporting needs, as well as meet their own national reporting requirements. In particular, the challenge of producing adequate and coherent data to report progress against the SDGs was advocated.

The Strategic Framework for Pacific Statistics, 2022-2030, developed under the leadership of the Pacific Community (SPC), includes a relevant outcome under the Key Focus Area 2 “All PICTs are producing and disseminating (either in-house  or  through TA) an agreed core set of high-quality economic, social, and environmental statistics in  a timely and user-friendly manner in line with national priorities and are integrating SDGs and regional/global reporting requirements”. Guidance tools for supporting the production of a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics have been developed, however, no single framework or guidance tool is available to allow Pacific policymakers, planners and statisticians to best develop this “core set” of high-quality and timely statistics. Pacific National Statistical Systems and Planning Offices continue to face funding and capacity constraints to effectively develop and maintain a “core set” or ensure their use can be maximized for policy and planning implementation and monitoring.

The key objective of the EGM will be to commence the formulation of a set of guidance notes to assist countries in the Pacific subregion to first better understand the internal and external demands placed on their National Statistical Systems with respect to indicator requirements, and secondly to identify potential approaches that could be taken to best address the challenges faced by small, often underfunded National Statistical Systems. A particular focus will be to ensure a nationally led and tailored approach, by receiving extensive inputs from national experts, especially  senior officials from National Statistics Offices (NSOs) and Planning Departments, who best understand the capacities within their country, and the ever changing challenges faced with this element of their work, and then guide the follow-up activities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fax: +66.2.2883022, +66.2.2881000
E-mail address: [email protected]

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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.

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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.
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Pacific 2024 Voluntary National Reviews Clinic

Submitted by KTRAN1 on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 04:40
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The voluntary national review (VNR) is a process through which countries assess and present national progress made in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The VNR is a country-led and country-driven process which aims to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating SDG implementation. VNRs are not only a reporting mechanism to periodically take stock, but also a tool to continuously reflect on and improve the SDG implementation process itself. VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multistakeholder support and partnerships for SDG acceleration.

Next generation VNRs enable countries to show development since the previous report by deepening impact and trend analysis, increasing localization, reviewing resource mobilization, and improving engagement with stakeholders. National reviews can also indicate emerging challenges, which is particularly important in the context of ongoing crises of climate change, geopolitical uncertainties, and economic slowdown.

Most countries in the Pacific have completed and reported at least one VNR. Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands are presenting their second report in 2024, while Samoa their third one. At the same time, Voluntary Local Reviews are being prepared in Fiji and Federated States of Micronesia [CR1] with more countries in the sub-regions getting interested in producing such reports. While reporting on the specific context of each country, the VNR also outline challenges, many of which are similar across countries, especially within the same region.

This VNR workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of good practices in preparing VNRs and present ESCAP’s support for the VNR process. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of VNRs as enablers for multistakeholder partnerships and improve policy frameworks to accelerate SDG implementation. 
Held in the format of interactive and forward-looking discussions, the workshop seeks to:
o    Offer a space to discuss VNR preparation.
o    Foster capacity building and peer learning by providing advice on VNR preparation processes and key challenges encountered in the 1st and 2nd VNRs.
o    Provide an overview of ESCAP’s VNR support and tools.
o    Promote south-south cooperation on the VNRs and SDG acceleration.
 

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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.
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    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;
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Submitted by KTRAN1 on Thu, 09/11/2023 - 04:39
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3 November 2023 – This week marked the start of Kiribati’s journey in the development of its first industrial policy. This follows the adoption of the Kiribati 20-Year Vision 2016-2036, or KV20, recognizing the role of developing key priority sectors to tackle socio-economic challenges and drive sustainable growth and advance development goals.

The Kiribati Industrial Policy aims to serve as a comprehensive, whole-of-economy strategy, setting out sectoral pathways to achieve economic growth and development objectives. This is particularly crucial for small island developing state (SIDS) like Kiribati, whose socio-economic development trajectory is influenced by its geographical remoteness and geological made-up, with small and highly dispersed population across 21 inhabited islands. Impact of unusual changes in climate and unexpected global events has also exacerbated the risks and challenges Kiribati faces to accelerate sustainable development.

In ensuring an inclusive process, an inception session to introduce the development of the Kiribati Industrial Policy was held 1 November 2023, with follow-up bilateral consultations over the following days, as part of the early stakeholder engagement efforts.

The Kiribati Industrial Policy will be developed by the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperative (MTCIC) oversee the development of the Kiribati Industrial Policy the next 12 months, with the technical support from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

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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.

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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.

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Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
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c/o Mr. Weimin Ren
Director
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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).
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Seventh Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (PFSD) 2023

Submitted by RSAMOCE on Tue, 19/09/2023 - 09:08
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The annual Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (PFSD) serves as a platform for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss pressing and emerging issues confronting the Pacific region. The Seventh Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (PFSD) will focus on SDG 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 13 (Climate Action), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). Key messages from the Seventh PFSD will be presented to the 11th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) in 2024, which outcomes will be reviewed at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2024 under the theme “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”.

Sustainability is also at the core of the 2050 implementation plan that Pacific Forum Members are developing. The 2050 implementation plan will have initiatives that balance economic growth, social equity, and environmental stewardship in alignment with global commitments and frameworks that advocate for the interests of the Blue Pacific Continent on the world stage.

The implementation plan for the 2050 Strategy is carefully being aligned with both regional priorities and national development goals, ensuring coherence, efficiency, and localized impact.

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This session will set the scene for the two-day forum, providing an overview of the progress of the SDGs and efforts and progress made since the Sixth PFSD. It will discuss the recommendations of the 2023 10th APFSD and HLPF 2023, as well as the 2023 SDG Summit to support the Pacific’s efforts in the discussions at COP28. This session will also discuss how efforts to achieve the SDGs complements the implementation of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.
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While extreme and absolute poverty is relatively low in the Pacific, an estimated one in four Pacific Islanders are likely to be living below their respective national poverty line. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated hardship, particularly for the most vulnerable, as food and fuel prices rise making basic needs increasingly unaffordable. Increasing adverse climate events across the Pacific are further threatening food security. This session will review SDG 1 (no poverty) and SDG 2 (Zero hunger) in the context of their impact on hardship and food security challenges and solutions in the Pacific.  

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Peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all, effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels, and strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights are key to sustainable development. This session will discuss the state of peace and security, justice and governance in the Pacific, and how they can be strengthened through inclusive and participatory approaches.
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This session will take stock of the outcomes from the 2023 Forum Leaders’ Meeting and hear key priorities of the Pacific which will be advocated at COP28. In addition, the session will focus on a targeted climate challenge which the Pacific countries are facing, that is, collective action and advocacy needed for transition from fossil fuel for keeping global warming to 1.5 C.

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This session will look at the actions required to implement the high-impact Pacific-led initiatives identified at the SDG Summit in September 2023. This session will also explore ways to strengthen partnerships between governments and an array of stakeholders on key areas of SDG acceleration such as energy compacts, social protection and digital services. The discussion will further complement the 2050 Strategy in close collaboration with CROP agencies by prioritizing human capital, supporting education, healthcare, technology, and innovation, and laying the groundwork for long-term growth and prosperity.

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This session will highlight key messages from the “Nuku‘alofa Outcome Document” of the Pacific Preparatory Meeting of the 4th International Conference on SIDS, 16-18 August 2023, Tonga. This session will also focus on how the SIDS development agenda can accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. This session will be an opportunity to highlight regional actions in shaping and advancing long-term Pacific SIDS priorities that will feed into the 4th International Conference on SIDS to be held from 30 May – 1 June 2024 in Antigua and Barbuda.

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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)
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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).
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    2. salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
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Regional Dialogue on the Draft Pacific Climate Mobility Framework

Submitted by RSAMOCE on Thu, 03/08/2023 - 11:46
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The Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, with its low-lying island nations facing multiple threats, including sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification. These threats are impacting the socio-economic, cultural, and environmental systems of Pacific Island Countries (PICs), resulting in increased climate-induced human mobility, including migration, displacement, and planned relocation. Over the course of three years, PICs under the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security Programme (PCCMHS) have been actively developing a regional collaboration framework on human mobility as a result of climate change. The development of the regional framework has progressed under the guidance of the Joint Working Group (consisting of Pacific member states, and PCCMHS partners including SPC and PIFS) and its Co-Chairs (Governments of Fiji and Tuvalu). An update on the progress of this work has been reported to the FOC and the FOC Sub-Committee on Regional Security (FSRS). The Pacific Climate Mobility Framework will provide a coordinated approach to climate induced human mobility in the Pacific region, taking into account the unique socio-cultural, economic, and environmental contexts of PICs. It contributes to the implementation of the Thematic Area, “Climate change and disaster1” of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent. It is intended that the Regional Dialogue, held back-to-back with the Senior Officials workshop to develop the implementation plan for the 2050 Strategy will finalize the Pacific Climate Mobility Framework for endorsement by Leaders through the FSRS and the 2023 pre-Forum FOC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).
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Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Pacific Region: 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Submitted by RSAMOCE on Mon, 31/07/2023 - 13:50
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In its resolution 77/245, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2023, prior to the commencement of its 78th session, a regional preparatory meeting in each of the three regions of small island developing States, as well as an interregional preparatory meeting for all small island developing States, to identify and develop input for the Conference, while maximizing coherence and complementarity with respect to other preparatory work.

The preparatory meeting for the Pacific region will be held on 16-18 August 2023 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

Please find details of the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States,  Antigua and Barbuda, 2024 at https://sdgs.un.org/smallislands

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Implementation of the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic (2014) Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/E70_L4E.pdf

Implementation of the Suva Declaration on Improving Maritime Transport and Related Services in the Pacific (2014)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/E70_Res7E.pdf

Implementation of the outcomes of the first Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (2014)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/E70_Res9E.pdf.

Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (2014)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Report%20of%20APPC%202013.pdf

Implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway (2015)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/B1500754.pdf

Strengthening cooperation on sustainable management of water resources in Asia and the Pacific (2015)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/B1500734.pdf

Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (2015)

https://daccess-ods.un.org/tmp/995649.769902229.html

Strengthening regional cooperation on transport connectivity for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific (2016)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/E72_RES5E.pdf

Fostering Regional Cooperation and Partnerships to Respond to the Climate Change Challenge in the Asia-Pacific Region (2016)

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Regional cooperation to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific (2016)

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Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Development for Asia and the Pacific, 2017 (2018)

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Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and the Asia-Pacific Plan of Action on Space Applications for Sustainable Development, 2018–2030 (2019)

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Implementation of the Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind (2019)

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Implementation of the Ulaanbaatar Declaration of the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (2019)

https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/B19/005/65/PDF/B1900565.pdf?OpenElement

Regional cooperation to address the socioeconomic effects of pandemics and crises in Asia and the Pacific (2020)

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Strengthening cooperation to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific (2020)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/E72_RES9E.pdf

Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific (2022)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/ESCAP_78_15_Add1_E.pdf

Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Building a More Resilient Future with Inclusive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (2022)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/ESCAP_RES_78_4_E.pdf

Implementation of the Jakarta Declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2023–2032 (2023)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/B2200897_L4_E.pdf

Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Protecting Our Planet through Regional Cooperation and Solidarity in Asia and the Pacific (2023)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/CED7_L3E.pdf

Implementation of the Jakarta Ministerial Declaration on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (2023)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/MCSASD_2022_3_Add.1_E.pd

Promoting digital cooperation and inclusion through the Action Plan for Implementing the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Initiative, 2022–2026 (2023)

https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/Action%20Plan%20Report%20%28First%20Draft%29_2.pdf

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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;
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