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15 to 19 May 2023 | Open meeting

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The seventy-ninth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held from 15 to 19 May 2023 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.

Guided by the theme “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development”, the annual session will be an opportunity to strengthen regional cooperation on climate change.

The session will bring together Government leaders from across Asia and the Pacific and other key stakeholders to discuss policy options and areas of regional cooperation required to accelerate climate action in the region and beyond. With dedicated discussions on catalysing climate finance and investments, complemented by a climate solutions fair, the session will allow identifying opportunities, sharing solutions and facilitate engagement of a broad set of partners and stakeholders, to both reduce the risks and impacts of climate change and foster ambitious climate action in Asia and the Pacific towards net-zero pathways and limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 

The cover for Theme study 2023The theme study sets out the transformations that are needed for Asia and the Pacific to transition to a net-zero-carbon future in support of sustainable development. It provides an outline of the regional context of climate change and identifies policies and actions that could be taken in various sectors of the economy to support the global climate agenda, while also making broad economic, social and environmental gains. To close the emissions gap in key sectors, efforts must be made to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Low-carbon mobility and logistical solutions are crucial for accelerating innovation, developing technologies and tapping into greener fuels. The move towards low-carbon transport options requires an integrated approach to land use and urban planning, as Asia and the Pacific is rapidly motorizing. Furthermore, Governments need to boost their climate-smart trade and investment sectors so that they can decarbonize industries that are currently notable for exporting carbon-intensive goods. Trade and investment should be utilized as force multipliers to combat climate change but are still missing from the existing regional climate landscape. The theme study also contains information on climate-related financing needs in the region and addresses data gaps for better monitoring. Given the carbon neutrality commitments from the majority of Asia-Pacific countries, the report recommends strengthening regional policy dialogue and technical cooperation on low carbon, climate-resilient transition.

CREDENTIALS AND REGISTRATION

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government or organization, at the earliest convenience, preferably by 11 May 2023 to [email protected].

All participants who appear in the letter of credentials are requested to register online at https://indico.un.org/event/1003482/ as soon as possible but no later than 11 May 2023. Only the names of duly accredited and registered participants will be included in the list of participants.

 

DELEGATES ASSESSMENT

Participants are kindly requested to assess the 79th session of the Commission by completing the questionnaire under the following link.

15 May 2023
09:30
12:00
Agenda item 1. Opening of the session
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Agenda item 1 (b) Election of officerslivewebcast

Agenda item 1 (c) Adoption of the agenda

Agenda item 1 (a) Opening addresses

- Statements by Heads of State or Government on the theme of the session

- Keynote speeches

 

- Group photo (ESCAP Hall)

12:00
12:15
Inauguration of the Sustainability and Innovation Centre & Opening of the Climate Solutions Fair
Level 1, UNCC
12:15
13:15
Lunch for Head of States/Governments and Ministers
13:15
14:15
SIDE EVENTS
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online
14:30
17:00
Agenda item 2 Theme topic: “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development"
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Agenda item 2 (a) General debate

- Keynote speeches

- Country statement

18:00
20:00
RECEPTION HOSTED BY ESCAP AND MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
16 May 2023
09:30
12:00
Agenda item 2 Theme topic: “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development”
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Agenda item 2 (a) General debate (continued)livewebcast

- Keynote speeches

- Country statement

11:00
13:00
Election to the Governing Council of APCTT
Conference Room 1, UNCC
12:00
12:45
Lunch
12:45
13:45
SIDE EVENTS
13:50
14:00
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between ESCAP secretariat and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online
14:00
15:30
Agenda item 2 (b) Strengthening subregional cooperation
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Subregional perspectives on “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development”  (Concept Note)

- Dialogue with subregional organizations

- Country interventions

15:30
17:00
Agenda item 3 Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island Developing States
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Agenda item 3: Special Body of Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island Developing States (Concept Note)

   

Welcome and introduction

Keynote address

  • H.E. Ms. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister, Samoa

Presentation of the Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2023: Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Seamless and Sustainable Connectivity

Statements

  • H.E. Mr. Mark Brown, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cook Islands
  • H.E. Mr. Seve Paeniu, Minister of Finance, Tuvalu
  • H.E. Mr. Askar Zhambakin, Vice-Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry, Kazakhstan
  • H.E. Mr. Begmyrat Atayev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Turkmenistan
  • H.E. Mr. Ankhbayar Nyamdorj, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia
  • H.E. Mr. KORM Ribaun, Secretary-General, National Committee for ESCAP, Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Sefanaia Nawadra, Director-General, Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  • Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Managing Director of the United Nations Technology Bank for the Least developed Countries, and Member of the Committee for Development Policy for the United Nations
  • Mr. Dulguun Damdin-Od, Executive Director, International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries (ITTLLDC)

Country statements

17 May 2023
10:00
12:00
Agenda item 2(c): Special session: Catalyzing climate finance and investment
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

 

 Special Session on Catalyzing Climate Finance and Investment (Concept Note)livewebcast

- Opening addresses:

- Panel discussion:

  • Keynote remarks by Mr. Pekka Morén, Special Representative of Finance Minister, Finland & Founding Country of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
  • Keynote remarks by H.E. Mr. Naseer Ahamed, Minister of Environment, Sri Lanka

- Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. Namgay Tshering, Minister of Finance, Bhutan
  • H.E. Mr. Seve Paeniu, Minister of Finance, Tuvalu
  • H.E. Ms. Chea Serey, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Cambodia
  • Ms. Chavinda Hanratanakool, Chairman, Association of Investment Management Companies, Thailand
  • Mr. Koichiro Oshima, Managing Executive Officer, MUFG Bank
  • Mr. Alexey Miroshnichenko, First Deputy Chairman, State Development Corporation VEB.RF (presentation)

- Country interventions

12:00
12:45
LUNCH
12:45
13:45
SIDE EVENTS
14:00
17:00
NETWORKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
UNCC and online

CLIMATE SOLUTIONS FAIR

18 May 2023
10:00
12:00
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Agenda item 4livewebcast

Review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission:

(a) Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

(b) Social development

(c) Environment and development

(d) Disaster risk reduction

(e) Energy

12:00
12:45
LUNCH
12:45
13:45
SIDE EVENTS
14:00
16:00
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Agenda item 4

Review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission: (continued)

(f) Transport

(g) Macroeconomic policy, poverty reduction and financing for development

(h) Trade, investment, enterprise and business innovation

(i) Information and communications technology, science, technology and innovation

 

19 May 2023
10:00
12:00
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

livewebcastAgenda item 5

Management Issues

Introductory statement by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

(a) Proposed programme plan for 2024;
(b) Overview of partnerships, extrabudgetary contributions and capacity development.

 

Agenda item 4

Review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission: (continued)

(j) Statistics

Agenda item 6

Activities of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Kinzang Dorji, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Bhutan to ESCAP

Agenda item 7

Dates and venue of and theme topic for the eightieth session of the Commission (2024)

Agenda Item 8

Other Matters

  • Statement on credentials and on elections of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology for the term 2023-2026 by H.E. Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Indonesia, Vice-Chair of seventy-ninth session 
12:00
12:45
LUNCH
12:45
13:45
SIDE EVENTS
14:00
16:00
Agenda item 9: Adoption of the report of the Commission on its seventy-ninth session
ESCAP Hall, UNCC and online

Vote of thanks

  • Fiji
May
15
2023
13:15-14:15 || The Role of Youth in Asia Pacific in Achieving the SDGs

Online

May
15
2023
13:15-14:15 || Mine Action: Demining for Sustainable Development

In-person and online

May
15
2023
13:15-14:15 || Streamlining Nature-based Solutions to Enhance Mitigation and Climate Resilience in the Asia-Pacific Region

In-person and online

May
15
2023
13:15-14:15 || Pacific Perspectives on Accelerating Climate Action

In-person and online

May
15
2023
13:15-14:15 || Fostering Smart and Innovative Blue Solution for the Archipelagic and Island States

In-person

May
16
2023
12:45-13:45 || Enabling Food Systems Transformation through Climate Smart Agri-Innovation

In-person and online

May
16
2023
12:45-13:45 || Disaster Resilience: Early Warnings for All in Asia and the Pacific

In-person and Online

May
16
2023
12:45-13:45 || Connecting Local, National and Regional Strategies to Achieve Carbon Neutrality in Asia and the Pacific

In-person

May
16
2023
12:45-13:45 || Sustainability at ESCAP: Delivering climate solutions with business partners

In-person

May
16
2023
12:45-13:45 || Approaches to Loss and Damage in the Pacific

In-person and online

May
16
2023
12:45-13:45 || The National Climate Monitoring System of Russia as the «Science Architecture» for Modelling of Mitigation and Adaptation Measures

Online

May
17
2023
12:00-14:00 || Luncheon for the LLDCs and Partners under the theme of "Climate Change and its impact on LLDCs”

In-person

May
17
2023
13:00-14:30 || Enhancing Cross Border Connectivity towards SDGs and Shared Prosperity in BBIN – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal

In-person

May
17
2023
13:15-14:15 || Fossil Fuel Free Pacific

In-person and online

May
17
2023
13:30-14:30 || Catalyzing Climate Finance and Investment (part II)

In-person and online

May
17
2023
15:00-16:30 || Accelerating Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific for Sustainable Development - The ESBN Asia-Pacific Green Deal for Business

In-person and online

May
17
2023
15:30-17:00 || Acceleration of Climate Action: Engagement and Empowerment of Youth for the Future

In-person and online

May
17
2023
15:30-17:00 || Climate Change, Regional Air Pollution and Health Impacts

In-person and online

May
17
2023
15:30-17:00 || Russian Cities, Regions and Businesses Accelerate Climate Action for Sustainable Development

Online

May
17
2023
15:30-18:00 || Climate Change and the Right to Education

In-person and online

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal: Green Transition and National Efforts towards Net-Zero Target

Online

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

In-person and onine

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || Priorities for Subregional Cooperation for Climate Action and SDGs in South and South-West Asia

In-person and online

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || Opening Green Windows: Technological Opportunities for a Low-carbon World in Asia and the Pacific

In-person and online

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || Accelerating the Decarbonization of Transport in Asia and the Pacific

In-person and online

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || From Vulnerability to Resilience: Approaches to Climate Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific

In-person and online

May
18
2023
12:45-13:45 || Impact of the Aral Sea in Turkmenistan

In-person

May
19
2023
12:45-13:45 || Cooling: The Unseen Climate Challenge

In-person and online

May
19
2023
12:45-13:45 || Scaling Up Climate Change Adaptation Technology Applications for a Resilient Future in Asia and the Pacific

In-person and online

May
19
2023
12:45-13:45 || Green Power Corridors : Aligning Power System Connectivity with Sustainable Development

In-person and online

General

Note: 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 79th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok (UNCC) and online from 15 to 19 May 2023. The opening of the session will take place in the morning of Monday, 15 May 2023.

Credentials

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government or organization, at the earliest convenience prior to 11 May 2023 to [email protected] with copy to the team of the Secretary of the Commission (Mr. Lorenzo Santucci, Secretary of the Commission at [email protected], Ms. Caridad Canales Davila, Deputy Secretary of the Commission at [email protected] and Ms. Paradee Pathaibanlue, Senior Staff Assistant at [email protected]). Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants. Originals may be sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary at the address below.

Office of the Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Executive Office Suite

United Nations Conference Centre The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Each delegate who appears in the aforementioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible at https://indico.un.org/event/1003482/. Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted.

Registration and identification badges

In order to facilitate the registration process participants are REQUIRED to register online at https://indico.un.org/event/1003482/ well in advance, but no later than 11 May 2023, to facilitate smooth coordination of the issuance of photo badges as well as the compilation of the list of participants.

Please note that prior online registration is mandatory in line with standard security procedures to facilitate security clearance and entrance to the premises. A document containing tips on completing the online registration on behalf of another participant can be accessed on the registration portal, noted above.

Participants who have registered online can obtain photo badges at the registration counter, located on the Ground Level, UNCC, from 08:00 to 10:00 hours on the opening day of the event.

Participants who are not able to register online during the times indicated above are requested to do so upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference 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 include meetings and social functions. The loss of a meeting badge should be immediately communicated to the registration counter or the UN security, so that the incident could be recorded, and a new badge can be issued.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Lorenzo Santucci
Secretary of the Commission
Office of the Executive Secretary
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: +66.2.2881051
E-mail: [email protected] with a copy to [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 ESCAP secretariat to their Governments/Agencies/Organizations prior to the session. Hard copy will only be made available upon request (print on demand service) and only one set per member State delegation.

Documents for circulation or distribution at the session should be handed to Mr. Lorenzo Santucci, Secretary of the Commission, (email: [email protected]), Office of the Executive Secretary, Executive Office Suite, Level 2, United Nations Conference Centre.

In accordance with the UN regulations for the control and limitation of documentation, the secretariat cannot undertake to process and/or reproduce a document or a statement submitted by individual delegations, unless the Commission specifically takes a decision to that effect and approves the financial implications thereof.

Meeting organizers are encouraged to avoid handing out print copies of documents, newsletters, flyers or other such material. As an alternative, they are urged to use innovative and eco-friendly means to deliver such information, such as using QR codes, social media, website or email.

Daily subsistence allowance

N/A

Health and vaccination Health and vaccination

Upon arrival at the port of entry in Thailand, participants who are nationals of or have traveled from/through countries listed below, which have been declared Yellow Fever infected areas, must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a valid Yellow Fever vaccination at the Health Control Office upon arrival before proceeding to immigration. A valid vaccination certificate means that the vaccine was administered at least 10 days prior to travel to the affected country. The International Health Certificate must also be submitted together with the visa application form.

The countries/areas listed below have been declared yellow fever infected areas (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand dated 30 November 2022):

  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Benin
  4. Bolivia
  5. Brazil
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cameroon
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Colombia
  12. Congo
  13. Republic of the Congo
  14. Cote d’Ivoire
  15. Ecuador
  16. Equatorial Guinea
  17. Ethiopia
  18. French Guiana
  19. Gabon
  20. Gambia
  21. Ghana
  22. Guinea
  23. Guinea-Bissau
  1. Guyana
  2. Kenya
  3. Liberia
  4. Mali
  5. Mauritania
  6. Niger
  7. Nigeria
  8. Panama
  9. Paraguay
  10. Peru
  11. Rwanda
  12. Sao Tome & Principe
  13. Senegal
  14. Sierra Leone
  15. Somalia
  16. Sudan
  17. Suriname
  18. Tanzania
  19. Togo
  20. Trinidad & Tobago
  21. Uganda
  22. Venezuela

Zika virus

Zika is endemic in Thailand and cases have been reported amongst tourists. All travelers are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites while in Thailand. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Thailand or talk to their doctor about the implications of traveling to Thailand during this time.

In addition to the above, Medical Services Division at UNHQs advises that pregnant UN personnel should not undertake duty travel or be relocated to countries/areas where local transmission of Zika virus is known to occur. Women who are seeking pregnancy should obtain individual advice from their medical practitioner on risk management regarding their plans to travel into a Zika-affected area. For further information, please refer to the Zika virus FAQ.

Information on other non-vaccine preventable diseases to watch out for while in Thailand can be found here: Thailand - Traveler view | Travelers' Health | CDC.

Air pollution and Health

Bangkok, like many metropolitan Asian cities in the world, is periodically affected by high levels of air pollution, with haze and high concentrations of PM2.5 particularly of concern for sensitive groups.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand advises tourists to monitor Bangkok’s air pollution and take precautions when necessary. People who have existing asthma or are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution should consult their treating physician as to whether a trip to Bangkok is advisable at this time. Information on the Air pollution can be found Air4Thai website, maintained by the government of Thailand with daily information on air pollution.

Insurance and emergency medical service

Delegates are strongly encouraged to subscribe to a travel or health insurance which is valid in the Kingdom of Thailand, in order to cover any medical bills or hospitalization fees. In case of medical emergency, please call 1669. The nearest hospital to the UNCC is Bangkok Adventist (Mission) Hospital, which has English speaking medical support staff +662-282-1100.

When feeling unwell while in the UNCC: Anyone who feels unwell while already within the UNCC is advised to call any medical service staff at +66 2288 1352/1353/1761 during business hours, for further guidance. After business hours, they are advised to call the UN Medical Officer at +66 2288 1353 for further guidance. In case of a medical emergency within the UNCC, they are advised to call UN Security at +66 2288 1102/1120 for assistance in calling an ambulance.

Visa requirements Visa and entry requirements

Visa Requirements

Participants are REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate entry visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General before entering Thailand, EXCEPT for those nationals listed at List of Countries entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival.

Please note that participants holding UN Laissez-Passer (UNLP) travelling on official business to Thailand are also REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate visa before entering.

To apply for an appropriate entry visa to Thailand, participants are required to contact their nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General for the most updated information regarding visa application procedures and required documents. The list of Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General can be found at https://www.thaiembassy.org.

Participants who wish to apply for a visa outside their country of residence or reside in a country where there is no Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate, should check with the meeting organizer for the location where it is possible for them to apply for a Thai visa. Please note that certain nationalities, for security reasons, are not allowed to apply for a visa except at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General which has jurisdiction over the concerned territory.

Participants who may need further assistance from ESCAP on their visa application should contact the meeting organizer, well in advance, for necessary action.

Participants who wish to apply for a visa on arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Muang International Airport should follow the below requirements:

  1. The applicant must possess a passport from the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply for visa on arrival (List of countries entitled for Visa on Arrival) with the validity of more than 30 days, at least one completely blank page, and be in possession of a valid return ticket with date of departure within 15 days of the date of entry.
  2. The applicant must fill out an application form, which is available at the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport, supply one recent passport-sized photograph and a fee of Thai Baht (THB) 2,000.
  3. QR code for online application is available at Visa On Arrival (immigration.go.th). Upon presentation of printed Transaction Reference Number, the applicant could obtain the visa at the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport before proceeding for immigration procedures.
  4. The applicant must provide proof of means of living expenses at the amount of THB 10,000 per person or THB 20,000 per family.

NOTE: The information provided above is accurate as of October 2022.

Entry Requirements (as of 1 March 2023)

Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) issued “Public Health Measures for Foreign Travellers Entering Thailand”, which is effective from 1 March 2023 until further notice, as per the following:

  • Proof of vaccination is No longer required.
  • Proof of health insurance is No longer required.
  • Any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival shall be recommended to get COVID-19/RT-PCR test at arrival.

For more information, travelers can contact the DDC Hotline 1422.

Accessibility support for persons with disabilities Accessibility support for persons with disabilities

The UNCC is fully wheelchair-accessible and houses the Accessibility Centre on Level 1. For more information, please visit the Accessibility Centre’s webpages

Travel agent Travel agent

The American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX-GBT) office is located on Level 1, UNCC, and is open weekdays from 08:00 to 17:00 hours. Remote support is available on other days ([email protected])

Travel Advisory Travel Advisory

Visitors are advised to be respectful of Thai customs at all times. Please note that Thailand has laws against making negative comments about the institution of the monarchy. Such laws are strictly enforced and are applicable to spoken, written, gestures and electronic communication, including social media.

Transport to attend meetings Transport to attend meetings

Participants need to make their own transport arrangements to and from the UNCC. Metered taxis are readily available in the city and you may also book your transportation via applications such as Grab and Volt. Some hotels close to the UN building may provide complimentary transfer service on fixed schedule, to and from the UNCC, so please check with the hotel concierge.

Transport from and to Airport Transport from and to Airport

Participants need to make their own transportation arrangements from Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Mueang International Airport to their respective hotels. For the Airport Rail Link, an express and commuter rail connecting to Makkasan Station (MRT subway Petchaburi Station) and Phayathai Station (BTS Skytrain), passengers should go to Level B. Detailed information can be found at https://www.srtet.co.th/index.php/en/.

Electric taxis (EVsociety/VIP) are currently available at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The counter is located next to the main taxi area. The service is available 24 hours and can be pre-booked via:

Line ID: @evsociety
Phone: +66 2039 8888
Email: [email protected]
EV Society Facebook

Metered-taxi and bus services are readily available at the airport. More information is available at https://www.bangkokairportonline.com

To use the airport limousine service, participants should only contact the authorized officials at the counters located in the airport arrival zone. These officials will issue a ticket for the assignment of a limousine for transporting passengers to the desired destination, upon request. The Suvarnabhumi International Airport limousine service counters are located on Level 2 at Baggage Claim and Arrival Hall exits, channels A, B and C.

For public taxis, participants are advised to proceed to the Level 1 of the Passenger Terminal, between exit doors 4 and 7, outdoor area, where they will find automatic dispensing machines from which they can collect a queuing ticket for a public taxi. In addition to toll fees, there is a THB 50 surcharge to be added to the meter charge from the airport to the city. Please refer to the airport website noted above for details.

Souvenir shop Souvenir shop

The souvenir shop is located on Level 1 of UNCC. It is open from 09:00 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. The shop can be contacted at +66 2288 1295.

Safety and Security Safety and Security

For security and safety reasons, participants are reminded NOT to leave their belongings unattended. Belongings left unattended within the UNCC may be removed to the nearest Lost and Found counter or the Security Operations Centre.

All drone unmanned aircrafts are prohibited from flying over the UNCC as per the security requirements.

All occupants of the UNCC MUST comply at all times with all lawful directions given by the officers of the United Nations Security and Safety Section. Failure to do so may lead to the participant’s removal from the UNCC.

Contact numbers:

UN Security
Security Control Centre (24/7): +66.2.2881102
UN Security Emergency Number: +66.2.2881100
Mobile +66.81.8078471

Thailand Emergency Numbers:
Police general emergency call: 191
Fire: 199
Ambulance and rescue: 1669/1554
Tourism Police: 1155

Zero Tolerance towards harassment

The United Nations has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of harassment, including sexual harassment, and will deal with such complaints promptly. Please refer to the United Nations Code of Conduct and report any incident to the Security and Safety Section either in person or by phone at +66 2288 1102.

Security protocols for UN personnel

In line with security procedures for UN staff, travel notification through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) is required prior to any official travel. Upon notification of travel on TRIP, UN staff members will automatically receive an updated security advice for UN visitors to Thailand. Please visit https://dss.un.org to apply for this travel notification.

In addition, the UN Department of Safety and Security requires all UN personnel, including interns and consultants, to complete the mandatory BSAFE Security Awareness Training These security certifications are required to be completed, prior to having commenced official travel.

Prayer and meditation rooms Prayer and meditation rooms

Prayer and meditation rooms are located in front of ESCAP Hall on Level 2, UNCC.

Postal services Postal services

Postal services are available at the United Nations branch of Thailand Post, located on the Ground Level of UNCC. It is open from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. The office can be contacted at extension 2911.

Lost and Found Lost and Found

Please contact the Security Operations Centre, either in person or by phone at +66.2.2881102.

Airline reservations Airline reservations

Many international airlines operate regular services to and from Bangkok. Participants are advised to secure their return bookings prior to their departure for Bangkok. If this is not possible, they should make firm return bookings immediately upon arrival in Bangkok. Travel services are available through the American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX-GBT) office located on Level 1, UNCC.

Library facilities Library facilities

ESCAP Library facilities are available on Level 1, Service Building from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. For details on the use of the ESCAP Library facilities, please consult the staff on duty or call extensions 1329 and 1360. Further information about the ESCAP Library can be found on its website at http://www.unescap.org/library.

Internet services Internet services

Free wireless internet access is available in all conference and meeting rooms and in the public areas of the UNCC. Please use UN-WiFi, no password is required. Use of internet at UNCC is governed by relevant Organizational policies and guidelines. Failure to adhere to policies may result in revoking of those services.

Hotel accommodation Hotel accommodation

Hotels, located relatively close to ESCAP or by mass-transit routes, may be used by participants, should they choose to. The selection of hotels at a walking distance from the UNCC is encouraged to reduce participants’ local travel emissions and their exposure to traffic. Click here for a list of hotels, with indicative prices.

NOTE: ESCAP cannot vouch for accuracy of the information or rates contained in the document. The list is meant purely for reference and for ease of participants. The special discount rates provided are subject to change without notice. Please confirm the room rates with the hotel directly.

Participants are responsible for booking their own rooms and are requested to contact the hotel well in advance. Any cancellations, postponements or other changes should be reported to the hotel. Rooms not occupied may be charged to the participants as per the hotel’s policies.

Before departure from Bangkok, participants should settle directly with the respective hotels all accounts, including room charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance telephone calls, Internet usage, business center usage, laundry, room and hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to late arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is given.

Foreign currency declaration Foreign currency declaration

Any person who brings or takes an aggregate amount of foreign currency exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalent into or out of the Kingdom of Thailand shall declare such amount of foreign currency to a Customs Official. Failure to make such a declaration or making any false declaration to a Customs official is a criminal offence.

For reference, participants may use – at their discretion – online currency conversion tool, such as https://freecurrencyrates.com for indicative currency conversion rates.

Floor plans UNCC Floor plans

The UNCC floor plans are available at https://www.unescap.org/uncc/our-rooms. The UN buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is permitted only in the designated areas outside of the buildings and in the UNCC, the designated smoking area is outside of the Public Foyer.

Financial & administrative arrangements Financial & administrative arrangements

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

  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. Costs 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.
Electric plug and socket Electric plug and socket

The electric power in Thailand is 220V running at 50Hz and the plug types used are either Type A, Type B, or Type C. A hybrid socket is almost universally found, which accepts a combination of the above plug types.

Delegates are strongly encouraged to carry their own adapters for use with laptops and other electrical appliances as the Secretariat will not be able to provide these. In case of need, adapters can be purchased from shops in the city dealing in electronic and electrical items.

Catering services Catering services

Operating hours

Catering services are available at the following locations:

  • International Cafeteria (Level 1, UNCC), which serves breakfast from 7.30 to 10.00 hours, and Thai, Halal and International menus for lunch from 11:00 to 14:00 hours on Monday through Friday.
  • Coffee Corner (Level 1, UNCC), which serves assortment of bakery pastries and beverages, is open from 07:00 to 17:00 hours on Monday through Friday.
  • Rajapruek Lounge (Ground Level, UNCC), which serves light meals and beverages, is open from 07:00 to 17:00 hours on Monday through Friday.

In line with the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) and Environmental Management System (EMS} principles, no single use plastic is available in the UNCC. Single-use food and drink containers have been banned within the UN compound in Bangkok. When purchasing coffee/tea at the Coffee Corner, meeting participants will be asked to pay a deposit of THB 100 for a cup, which will be returned upon return of the cup.

Dining venues at the UNCC also do not provide food storage boxes, plastic cutlery or straws for take-away orders. Diners wishing to take food away are advised to bring their own reusable food containers.

Banking facilities Banking facilities

Banking services are available at the Siam Commercial Bank, United Nations Branch, located on Level 1 of the Service Building, from 08:30 to 15:30 hours during weekdays. (telephone extension 2168).

Siam Commercial Bank ATMs can be found near the registration desk, on the Ground Level of UNCC, and near its UN Branch office, noted above.

Weather Weather

The weather in Bangkok is usually warm and humid. Light tropical clothing would be appropriate. The conference and meeting rooms at the UNCC are air-conditioned and the temperature is maintained in the range of 23-24 degrees Celsius (73-75 degrees Fahrenheit).

António Guterres
Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations
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António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017.

Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, Mr. Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015,  heading one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations during some of the most serious displacement crises in decades. The conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the crises in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Yemen, led to a huge rise in UNHCR’s activities as the number of people displaced by conflict and persecution rose from 38 million in 2005 to over 60 million in 2015.

Before joining UNHCR, Mr. Guterres spent more than 20 years in government and public service. He served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, during which time he was heavily involved in the international effort to resolve the crisis in East Timor.

As president of the European Council in early 2000, he led the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs, and co-chaired the first European Union-Africa summit. He was a member of the Portuguese Council of State from 1991 to 2002.

Mr. Guterres was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in 1976 where he served as a member for 17 years. During that time, he chaired the Parliamentary Committee for Economy, Finance and Planning, and later the Parliamentary Committee for Territorial Administration, Municipalities and Environment. He was also leader of his party’s parliamentary group.

From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Guterres was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where he chaired the Committee on Demography, Migration and Refugees.

For many years Mr. Guterres was active in the Socialist International, a worldwide organization of social democratic political parties. He was the group’s vice-president from 1992 to 1999, co-chairing the African Committee and later the Development Committee. He served as President from 1999 until mid-2005. In addition, he founded the Portuguese Refugee Council as well as the Portuguese Consumers Association DECO, and served as president of the Centro de Acção Social Universitário, an association carrying out social development projects in poor neighbourhoods of Lisbon, in the early 1970s.

Mr. Guterres is a member of the Club of Madrid, a leadership alliance of democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world.

Mr. Guterres was born in Lisbon in 1949 and graduated from the Instituto Superior Técnico with a degree in engineering. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. He is married to Catarina de Almeida Vaz Pinto, Deputy Mayor for Culture of Lisbon, and has two children, a stepson and three grandchildren.

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
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Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on 13 September 2018.

Prior to joining ESCAP, Ms. Alisjahbana was Professor of Economics at Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia, a position she assumed in 2005. She joined Universitas Padjadjaran as a lecturer in 1988. Since 2016, she has served as Director for the Center for Sustainable Development Goals Studies at Universitas Padjadjaran and Vice Chair of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences.

She also serves on the Governing Board of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and member of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia - AIPI), the Forum of Statistics Community (Forum Masyarakat Statistik or Advisory Council of the Indonesian Statistics), the International Advisory Board of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies and Council Member of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

From 2009 to 2014, she was Minister of National Development Planning and the Head of the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia. She served as Co-chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation from 2012 to 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was Alternate Governor of the World Bank and Alternate Governor of the Asian Development Bank representing the government of Indonesia. In 2016, she was a member of the High Level Independent Team of Advisors to support the ECOSOC Dialogue on the longer term positioning of the United Nations Development System in the context of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Ms. Alisjahbana has been involved in various research projects and consultancies to the United Nations University/Institute for Advanced Study in Tokyo, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the European Commission, and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Ms. Alisjahbana earned her Bachelor degree in Economics and Development Studies from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia, a Masters degree in Economics from Northwestern University, USA and a Ph.D in Economics from University of Washington, USA. She was awarded the Mahaputra Adipradana Order (Bintang Mahaputra Adipradana) from the Republic of Indonesia, honorary brevet from the Indonesian Navy and honorary flight wing from the Indonesian Air Force.

Csaba Kőrösi
H.E. Mr. Csaba Kőrösi
President of the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly
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Born in Szeged (Hungary), 1958 

Professional career: 

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983.  

Foreign posts: Tripoli (Libya), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Tel Aviv (Israel), Athens (Greece) New York (UN)  

Some former positions held:

Deputy State Secretary in charge of security policy, multilateral diplomacy and human rights

Vice-President of the UN General Assembly (2011-12)

Co-chair of the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals  

Vice-Chair of Bureau of HABITAT III (2014)

Director for Environmental Sustainability, Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary  

Sherpa to the President of Hungary, at the High Level Panel on Water co-convened by the UN Secretary General and the President of the World Bank Group 

Education:  

Moscow Institute of International Relations  

University of Leeds (UK), Institute of International Relations,  

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, (Israel) Truman Institute for Middle East Studies

Harvard University (USA), Kennedy School of Government  

Languages (apart of mother tongue Hungarian): English, Arabic, French, Russian  

Decorations:

Order of Phoenix, Greece

Order of Merit, Poland

Order of Merit, Sovereign Maltese Order

Order of Merit, Hungary

Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy (2015)

AfricaConnectOnline Award for Global Achievement established by the African and CARICOM Countries (2015)

Marital status:

Married to Edit Móra. They have one daughter, Lili Kőrösi

H.E. Ms. Lachezara Stoeva
H.E. Ms. Lachezara Stoeva
Seventy-eighth President of ECOSOC
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Her Excellency Lachezara Stoeva was elected the seventy-eight President of the Economic and Social Council on 25 July 2022. Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York.

Her Excellency Lachezara Stoeva assumed her duties as Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations on 16 February 2021.

Before her appointment, Ms. Stoeva headed the Department of Economic, Financial and Administrative Affairs of the United Nations, in Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2016 to 2019, prior to which she was Acting Deputy Permanent Representative and Counsellor, responsible for issues including international security and disarmament. Prior to her posting in New York, Ms. Stoeva headed the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation from 2013 to 2014, and the Department of International Development Cooperation from 2012 until 2013.

She first joined the Ministry in 2002 and has worked extensively on international security issues with an emphasis on arms control, non-proliferation and United Nations issues. Ms. Stoeva holds master’s degrees in European politics and government from the London School of Economics and in political science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

She was born in 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

H.E. Mr. Mark Stephen Brown
H.E. Mr. Mark Stephen Brown
Prime Minister, Cook Islands and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum
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PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES: 

First elected a Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands in 2010, general election. Re-elected in the general elections of 2014 and 2018 

MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS: 

Elected Deputy Prime Minister in 2018 and Prime Minister on 1 October 2020, following retirement of Henry Puna. Currently he is Minister Responsible for: 

  1. Finance & Economic Management 

  1. Foreign Affairs & Immigration 

  1. Police 

  1. National Environment Services 

  1. Public Service Commission 

  1. Seabed Minerals and Natural Resources 

  1. Infrastructure Cook Islands 

  1. Cook Islands Investment Corporation 

  1. Attorney General. 

COMMITTEE SERVICES: 

Served as a Member of the following Select Committee: 

  • Standing Orders Committee 

  • To Tatou Vai Committee (Chairman) 

PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION: 

Served many years in the government public service; includes Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and as a policy advisor to the Prime Minister’s office. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE: 

He has served as Vice-President of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Cook Islands Touch Association. 

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION: 

Primary School – Nikao Side School. Secondary School – Tereora College & Gisborne Boys High School, NZ. 

Attained a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Massey University. 

Master in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific. 

TRADITIONAL TITLE (TA’ONGA MATAKEINANGA): 

Te-ara Rangatira no Vakatini Ariki. 

PERSONAL : 

Married to Daphne nee Hosking with 2 children. 

H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo
H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo
President, Indonesia
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Ir. H. Joko Widodo is the 7th President of the Republic of Indonesia who took office on October 20, 2014. Born in Surakarta, Central Java, on June 21, 1961, Joko Widodo first entered the government as Mayor of Surakarta (Solo) from July 28, 2005 to October 1, 2012. 

After that, Joko Widodo served as Governor of DKI Jakarta on October 15, 2012 before being elected president of the Republic of Indonesia in the 2014 presidential election. During the presidential election Joko Widodo was elected with his partner, Jusuf Kalla. 

In the 2019 presidential election, Joko Widodo was re-elected as the President of the Republic of Indonesia for his second term. This time, Joko Widodo was accompanied by Vice President K.H. Ma'ruf Amin and inaugurated on October 20, 2019 for the upcoming 2019 to 2024 term. 

Infrastructure development became a priority program during his first leadership. The development carried out evenly to the outer regions of Indonesia is carried out to catch up with Indonesia in this sector compared to other countries. 

The priority program is accompanied by programs in the form of social assistance such as the Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), to the Family Hope Program (PKH). In addition, since the beginning of his term, Joko Widodo also seeks agrarian reform with one of them accelerating the issuance of land rights certificates to reduce the occurrence of land disputes due to the absence of certificates. 

In his second term, Joko Widodo shifted the government's focus on the development and capacity building of Indonesian human resources to be able to compete with other countries. The infrastructure development program is still continuing at the same time. 

FERDINAND R. MARCOS JR.
H.E. Mr. Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.
President of the Philippines
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President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. was voted as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines on 09 May 2022 and vows to be a leader for every Filipino and stands steadfast behind his vision of uniting the nation and delivering a brighter future for the people.

He has dedicated his life to serving the Filipino people for over two decades.  His long and faithful service has been one characterized by his genuine care for the welfare of his constituents, and a firm determination to elevate the quality of life of every Filipino.

Early Life

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., commonly referred to as Bongbong and by the initials BBM, was born on the 13th of September 1957 in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte.  He attended La Salle Greenhills elementary school (1964), and completed his secondary education at Worth School in West Sussex, England (1974).  He earned a Special Diploma in Social Studies from Oxford University (1978).  Bongbong subsequently enrolled at the Wharton School of Business for a Master of Business Administration, which was eventually cut short due to him being elected in 1980 as Vice Governor of his home province, Ilocos Norte.

Family

Bongbong is the only son and namesake of the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. and former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.  He has three sisters: Imee, Irene and Aimee.

In 1993, Bongbong married Louise “Liza” Cacho Araneta.  They are blessed with three children: Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro”, Joseph Simon and William Vincent “Vinny”.

Government Service Record

  • served as Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte from 1980 to 1983;
  • served as Governor of Ilocos Norte from 1983 to 1986 and 1998 to 2007;
  • served as Representative of the 2nd District of the Province of Ilocos Norte from 1992 to 1995 and 2007 to 2010; and
  • served as Senator from 2010 to 2016.
H.E. Mr. Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.
H.E. Mr. Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.
President, Palau
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Surangel Whipps, Jr. is the 10th President of the Republic of Palau. Inspired by his father’s childhood and humbling beginnings, Whipps is a two-term senator having served in the 8th and 9th Olbiil Era Kelulau (OEK, Palau National Congress) from 2009 through 2016, when he first ran for the presidency. Whipps’ Senate report card maintains his reputable record in policy making to promote and protect the best interests of Palauans.  He conducted more than 100 oversight hearings to promote transparency and accountability in delivery of government services. He is also best known for spearheading the first bill introduced in the 9th OEK that became law to increase the minimum wage since its enactment in 1997.  Whipps brings to the leadership role over 30 years of experience managing one of the largest growing company in Palau.  As CEO and president of the Surangel and Sons Company, he led its expansion from a one floor store with 50 employees to a diversified company employing over six-hundred people.

Whipps’ slogan – “A Kot a Rechad er Belau” (Palauan People First) actually originated from his father, who was active in the Save Palau movement to protect Palau’s marine resources, and who ran for congress many times before being elected.  In response to unfair treatment in the workplace, lack of career opportunities for Palauans, challenges hindering young Palauan entrepreneurs, and the unchecked exploitation of Palau’s natural resources, the slogan represented conviction that Palauans must reap the opportunities Palau has to offer, and the commitment to push for the improved welfare of Palauans to be foremost in their country by their government.  In 1997, Whipps’ father introduced the minimum wage law that was finally increased for the first time in 2013 by Whipps. The second presidential race by Whipps in 2020 became the fifth time he had gone around Palau visiting all the households in a national election.  His firsthand observations continue to warrant need to prioritize Palauans and the work towards the realization of “A Kot a Rechad er Belau”.

Whipps’ platform envisions Palauans to have improved quality of life and have incentives and opportunities to pursue their happiness.  As a result, they are the force that drives the progress of our island nation. One of Whipps’ primary policy priorities include a focus on developing and promoting our human resources and fostering our economy, while striking a balance in the protection of our environment with putting the Palauan people first.  His broad knowledge and vision for our island nation are enriched by his past and current participation in various community and non- and semi-governmental organizations that include the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Transition Committee, COFA Trust Fund Board, 2nd Constitutional Convention, Post Con-Con Political Education Committee, Council of Chiefs, Palau Conservation Society, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), Workforce Investment Act, Palau Chamber of Commerce, the Palau SDA School Board, Executive Committee Guam Micronesia Mission, Guam SDA Clinic, Palau Shipping Company, and Honorary Counsel of the  Republic of Korea to Palau. His experience is combined with his formal background earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in economics from Andrews University in Michigan and an MBA from Anderson Graduate School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  As a requirement for his MBA, Whipps was part of a team that conducted a field study in Palau in which the results are still applicable today and were shared with the executive and OEK at that time:  Policy Recommendations-Foreign Investment, Foreign Labor, and Minimum Wages. His initiation into the national government was as Special Assistant on economic matters and foreign policy to the late President Ngiratkel Etpison.

Whipps was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 9, 1968, while his Palauan father and American mother from Maryland, were working their way through college.  At the age of four, when his parents finished their schooling, they moved to Palau and has been their home since.  Whipps grew up with their family business that started with his parents improvising to sustain their living by opening a restaurant, fishing and selling their catch, taking tourists out to the rock islands and diving, and selling goods out of their house. While in elementary school he worked at the restaurant, fished at night with his father, and drove the boat with tourists.  In high school, he spent every afternoon at the store, and while in college, he spent every vacation working in the family business.  He is also proud of his first entrepreneurial work at age ten mowing lawns in his neighborhood. Whipps is the eldest of the four children of Rekemesik Surangel and Marilyn Whipps.  A Seventh-day Adventist, he maintains his father’s tenets for happiness – a God centered home, always time for family, hard work ethic, and achieve highest education opportunity.  Whipps married Valerie Esang Remengesau in 1999. They are proud parents of three daughters named after his endeared paternal aunts and grandmother — Moded, Ultei, and Ngederong — and a son, his name sake, Surangel Arthur, also named after his maternal American uncle.  Having a big family has brought more joy to his favorite pastimes.  Together with his wife and kids, they play basketball, go fishing and diving, including skiing and snowboarding during spring breaks.

Sheikh Hasina
H.E. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
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SHEIKH HASINA, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, was born on 28 September, 1947 at Tungipara under Gopalganj district. She is the eldest of five children of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of independent Bangladesh. 

She graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1973. She was elected Vice President of the Students Union of Government Intermediate Girl’s College. She was a member of the students League Unit of Dhaka University and Secretary of the Students League Unit of Rokeya Hall. She actively participated in all the mass movements since her student life. 

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with the members of his family was martyred on the fateful night of 15 August 1975. Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana were the only survivors as they were in West Germany at that time. Later she went to the United Kingdom from where she started her movement against the autocratic rule in 1980. Sheikh Hasina was unanimously elected President of Bangladesh Awami League in 1981 in her absence, while she was forced to live in exile in New Delhi. Ending six years in exile, she returned home finally on 17 May 1981. 

In the parliamentary election held in 1986, she won three seats. She was elected Leader of the Opposition. She led the historic mass movement in 1990 and announced the constitutional formula for peaceful transfer of power through Articles 51 and 56 of the Constitution. 

Following the election of 1991 Sheikh Hasina became Leader of the Opposition in the country’s Fifth Parliament, She steered all the political parties in the parliament towards changing the Presidential system into the Parliamentary one. 

Sheikh Hasina created awareness among the people and waged a struggle for Non-party Caretaker Government to ensure free and fair polls. Her movement reached the peak after a non-cooperation movement in March 1996 and the provision for Non-party Caretaker Government was incorporated in the Constitution. 

At the call of Sheikh Hasina a large number of people of all walks of life expressed solidarity with the movement at the ‘Janatar Mancha’. In the Parliamentary election held on 12 June 1996, Bangladesh Awami League emerged as the majority party and she assumed the office of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 23 June 1996. 

After becoming the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina adopted a number of pragmatic policies for overall development of the nation including poverty alleviation. During the last four years her government achieved laudable success including signing of the historic 30 year Ganges Water Sharing Treaty with India, signing of historic peace Accord on Chittagong Hill Tracts and inauguration of the Bangabandhu Bridge on the river Jamuna. 

She has authored several books including “Why Are They Street Children”, “The Origin of Autocracy”, ‘Miles to Go”, “Elimination of Poverty and Some Thoughts”, “People and Democracy”, “My Dream My Struggle” and “Development for the Masses.” She performed holy Hajj and Umrah several times. 

In 1996, the people of Bangladesh gave her a strong mandate as the Prime Minister of the country. Despite serious resource and constraints and recurrent natural calamity as well as widespread poverty, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during the first two years of her government, has lived up to her unswerving commitment to the cause of peace, democracy, development and human rights. 

Her first act of peace within months of her assumption of office was the initiative for resolution of the long-standing water-sharing dispute with India through a 30-years treaty. This put an end to a very complex regional dispute. 

Her visionary idea of a business summit among the political and private sector leaders of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan has added a new chapter in the history of South Asia. 

Her dedicated leadership also made possible a peace agreement in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, thereby solving the 23-year old insurgency in the Hill districts of Bangladesh. This peace accord brought an area inhabited by nearly 5 million people out of violence and into a time of peace and development. Though the international media has not given much prominence to this accord, it is uniquely remarkable because the peace accord benefited such a large number of people and the whole area has been brought under development programs following the complete surrender of arms by the insurgents. 

Her quest for peace has taken her to India and Pakistan to talk to the leaders of these two countries soon after the nuclear test urging reduction of tension in the region. 

Prime Minister Hasina has been a strong advocate for the Culture of Peace at global, regional and national levels. In many major conferences, she espoused the concept of the Culture of Peace, most recently in South Africa at the 12th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which has a membership of 114 countries. Her initiative has resulted in the first-ever resolution by the Plenary of the United Nations General Assembly on the Culture of Peace. She also provided leadership for the declaration by the UN of the period 2001 to 2010 as the International Decade for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World. 

Prime Minister Hasina’s determination for the eradication of poverty, in particular through wide-ranging microcredit programmes, has been recognized world-wide. Her co-chairpersonship of the Microcredit Summit in February 1997 which resolved to bring 100 million families of the world out of poverty by 2005 focused world attention to her strong commitment to the eradication of poverty and enlistment of the poorest of the poor. She has been a champion of microcredit by spreading the message in major international forums. Her leadership led to the adoption for the first time by UN General Assembly a far-reaching resolution on the role of microcredit in the eradication of poverty. 

Along with poverty eradication, she has focused on the empowerment of women and has successfully completed legislation to ensure adequate representation of women in the local government bodies, leading to the election of more than 14,000 women to these bodies in 1997. She has taken major initiatives to stop violence against women and children. She has also provided leadership in the field of education, particularly for the education of girls in her own country as well as advocating it for global support. Her government has greatly enhanced budgetary allocation for primary education focusing on girls’ education. 

To improve the quality of life of the people of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has particularly focused on human development, paying special attention to healthcare, family planning, nutrition, women’s rights and survival and development of children. At the UN and other forums, she has been a major voice in support of the cause of children and their rights. 

Her keen interest resulted in the signature by Bangladesh of the Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and ratification of the Landmines Treaty, being the first country in South Asia to do so. 

Sheikh Hasina took oath as Prime Minister of Bangladesh at a ceremony held at Banghabhaban on January 06, 2009. 

Sheikh Hasina is married having one son and one daughter.

OYUN-ERDENE
H.E. Mr. Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrain
Prime Minister, Mongolia
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Educations 

2001 BA in Journalism, “Bers” College, Mongolia 

2005 Proficiency course in International fiscal management, Melbourne University, Australia  

2008 BA in Legal studies, School of Law, National University of Mongolia 

2008 MA in Pedagogy, School of Social Science, State Pedagogical University of Mongolia 

2011 BA in Political science, School of Politics and Social Science, National University of Mongolia  

2015 MA in Public administration, Harvard Kennedy School, USA 

Labors 

2001 Head of Administration, Governor’s office, Berkh town, Khentii aimag  

2002 Coordinator, Khan Khentii Area Development Program of “World Vision Mongolia” organization 

2006 Regional Director, “World Vision Mongolia” organization 

2008 Head, Social Policy Department, Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar 

2009 Head, MPP Governing Council Secretariat  

2016–2020 Member of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia 

2019–2020 Minister of Mongolia, Chief of the Cabinet’s Secretariat 

2020-Present Member of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia 

Awards 

2010 Honorary medal of Labour 

Foreign languages 

Russian, English 

H.E. Ms. Fiame Naomi Mataafa
H.E. Ms. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa
Prime Minister, Samoa
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Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa made history as the first woman Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa after the 2016 elections.

She first entered politics in 1985 as a member for Lotofaga under the Human Rights Protection Party. She became a Cabinet Minister in 1991 and held the Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Labour portfolios from 1991 to 2006. After the March 2006 General Elections, Hon. Mata’afa continued in cabinet with a new set of portfolios: Women, Community and Social Development; Public Service Commission, Salaries Tribunal; and Office of the Ombudsman. Following the 2011 General Elections her portfolios changed to Justice and Courts Administration. Hon Mata’afa currently holds the portfolio for Natural Resources and the Environment.

Internationally, Hon. Mata’afa has represented Samoa and the Pacific Islands on the Executive Board of UNESCO and the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning. She has served as the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University of the South Pacific (USP) and also the Pacific Regional representative on the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Hon. Mata’afa is a keen advocate for women’s development especially in the area of women in politics. She has been a longstanding member and is the current President of the Samoa National Council of Women and has previously chaired the Inailau Women’s Leadership Network. Hon. Mata’afa leads the Women in Leadership Advocacy ( WinLa) network of women parliamentarians, chief executive officers and public service commissioners in Samoa.

“Fiame” is the chiefly ranking title of the Lotofaga district. Hon. Mata’afa was conferred the title in 1977.

His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)
H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)
Prime Minister of Thailand
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Prime Minister of Thailand

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General Prayut Chan-o-cha 
Prime Minister
Name: General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)
Date of Birth: 21 March 1954, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Spouse: Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha
Children: 2 daughters
 
Education:
1971           Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Class 12)
1976           Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (Class 23)
1976           Infantry Officer Basic Course (Class 51)
1981           Infantry Officer Advanced Course (Class 34)
1985           Command and General Staff College (Class 63)
2007           National Defence College
 
Career:
1990           Battalion Commander, Second Infantry Battalion, 21stInfantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard
1998           Commanding Officer, 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard
2003           Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, King’s Guard
2006           Commanding General, 1st Army Area
2008           Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Army
2009           Deputy Commander in Chief, Royal Thai Army
2010           Commander in Chief, Royal Thai Army (until 30 September 2014)
2014           Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (Until 16 July 2019)

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H.E. Mr. Siaosi ‘Ofakivahafolau Sovaleni Hu’akavameiliku
Prime Minister, Tonga
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Honourable Hu’akavemeiliku Siaosi Sovaleni was appointed as Tonga’s Prime Minister on  December 27, 2021.

Prior to his premiership appointment, Hon. Sovaleni served as Minister of Education and Training from October 10, 2019, a position, he would hold for the next four years under the new Government. Minister for Police, Fire Services, and Emergency Services, and Minister for His Majesty’s Armed Forces, are among his other portfolio assignments.

The Hon. Prime Minister being a USP alumnus graduated as a Gold Medalist in 2008 with a Postgraduate Diploma for Managers in Advanced Analytics Skills and a Master of Business Administration in 2009.  He has also studied in New Zealand and England, where he received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Computer Science, a minor in Mathematics from Auckland, New Zealand and his Master of Science in Computation from Oxford, England.

Kausea Natano
H.E. Mr. Kausea Natano
Prime Minister, Tuvalu
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The Honourable Kausea Natano is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu. He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Tuvalu on the 19th September 2019. Honourable Kausea Natano first became a Member of Parliament in the year 2002 and was appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, then re-elected for a second term as a Member of Parliament in 2007. That year, he was appointed as the Minister for Public Utilities and Industries. In 2010, Hon. Kausea Natano was re-elected for a third term in Parliament where he was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communication and Transport; and Minister for Public Utilities and Industries. Hon.Kausea has served as a Politician for over 18 years. Earlier in his career, Hon.Kausea Natano served in the Customs Department and later became the Director of Customs and Inland Revenue. He also served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Bank of Tuvalu.

Hon.Kausea Natano is an Alumni of the University of the South Pacific and was one of the few students that attended King George V Secondary School in Kiribati while Tuvalu was still under the Colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands. He was born on 5th July 1957, married to Mrs Selepa Kausea Natano and have a daughter and three boys.

H.E. Mr. Namgay Tshering
H.E. Mr. Namgay Tshering
Minister of Finance, Bhutan
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His Excellency Lyonpo Namgay Tshering is Bhutan’s third democratically elected Minister of Finance, who formally took charge of the Ministry on 7th November 2018. Prior to joining politics, his Excellency Lyonpo served as the project coordinator of the World Bank and Global Fund Project and as the Planning Officer and Program Manager in the Ministry of Health.

Fekitamoeloa Katoa ' Utoikamanu
H.E. Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ' Utoikamanu
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Tourism, Tonga
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H.E. Mr. Seve Paeniu
H.E. Mr. Seve Paeniu
Minister of Finance, Tuvalu
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Hon Seve Paeniu was elected to the Parliament of Tuvalu in the 2019 Tuvaluan general election to represent the Nukulaelae electorate. He was appointed as the Minister of Finance and Economic Development. 

Hon. Paeniu attended Nelson College, New Zealand (1983-1984), He graduated from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1987. He went to complete a Master of Arts degree in Economics in 1995 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

He served as Assistant Planning Officer with the Tuvalu Ministry of Finance from May 1988 to August 1989. In September 1989 he became the Ministry’s Director of Planning, serving until December 1993. He was also Economic Consultant with the Asian Development Bank for the Republic of Marshall Island.

As the Minister of Finance, he acts as the governor of the National Bank of Tuvalu, and he represents the government of Tuvalu on the board of directors of the Tuvalu Trust Fund. He also represents Tuvalu on boards of governors of the Asian Development Bank.

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University and President Sustainable Development Solutions Network
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Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including debt crises, hyperinflations, the transition from central planning to market economies, the control of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, the escape from extreme poverty, and the battle against human-induced climate change. 

Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs held the position of Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18). 

Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). Other books include To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013), The Age of Sustainable Development (2015), Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017), A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018), and most recently, The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020). 

Sachs was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has received 32 honorary doctorate degrees. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world,” and Time magazine called Sachs “the world’s best-known economist.” A survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the three most influential living economists. 

Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard. 

Lee George LAM
Dr. George Lam
Chair of the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) and President, Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation
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A champion for sustainable development, ESG investment, digital transformation and the Green Economy, Dr. Lam is Chair of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Business Network (ESBN), and the ESBN Task Force on Sustainable and Inclusive Finance.  He is a member of the Governance Committee of the Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, and the Development Bureau Common Spatial Data Advisory Committee, of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and Convenor of the Panel of Advisors on Building Management Disputes of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Home Affairs Department. He is also a member of the Court of the City University of Hong Kong and the Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Committee of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC), Vice Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of the World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME), and President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation. 

Dr. Lam earlier served as Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport, Hong Kong's digital technology flagship and global innovation hub.  He was a member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization, the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee, and the Central Policy Unit, of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.  A former member of the Hong Kong Bar, Dr. Lam is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), a Fellow of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), an Honorary Fellow of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management and the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Alliance (HKITDA).  In 2019, Dr. Lam was awarded by the Hong Kong Government a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for serving the public.

Sunita Narain
Ms. Sunita Narain
Director General of CSE and editor of Down To Earth
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Sunita Narain has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre and the treasurer of the Society for Environmental Communications and editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth

She is a writer and environmentalist, who uses knowledge for change. In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government. She has also received the World Water Prize for work on rainwater harvesting and for its policy influence in building paradigms for community based water management. In 2005, she also chaired the Tiger Task Force at the direction of the Prime Minister, to evolve an action plan for conservation in the country after the loss of tigers in Sariska. She advocated solutions to build a coexistence agenda with local communities so that benefits of conservation could be shared and the future secured. Narain was a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Climate Change as well as the National Ganga River Basin Authority. 

Narain began her work in the early 1980s, as a co-researcher with Anil Agarwal, an eminent and committed environmentalist who gave the country its environmental concern and message. In 1985, she co-edited the State of India's Environment report, which built an understanding in the country on why India is so important for the poor. With Anil Agarwal she learnt that environment and development are two sides of the same coin and that for the millions of poor, who live on the margins of subsistence, it a matter of survival. In 1989, learning from the successful initiatives of people to manage their environment, Anil Agarwal and she wrote Towards Green Villages advocating local participatory democracy as the key to sustainable development. She has continued to research and write about how environment must become the basis of livelihood security of people in the country. She has also linked issues of local democracy with global democracy, arguing that every human being has an entitlement to the global atmospheric common. In 2012, she has authored the 7th State of India's Environment Reports, Excreta Matters, which presents a comprehensive analysis of urban India's water and pollution challenges. 

Kim Allen
Mr. Kim Allen
Commonwealth Youth Council
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Kim Allen, from Papua New Guinea, has over 10 years of youth volunteer work and four years of experience in the development and conservation field across various reputable organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, USAID, and Cardno International Development.  

He initiated various community-led projects, including water and sanitation, school library books and classrooms, climate action awareness and school relocation, and youth leadership programs. Kim is a member of various local, national, regional, and international youth networks working on climate change, environment conservation, good governance, and the Sustainable Development Goals. His engagement across various levels enabled him to represent fellow youths at various national, regional, and international levels. He is passionate about seeing young people realize their potential to improve their lives and that of their communities. He serves as the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council and a member of the Pacific Island Forum Secretary General’s Young Climate Leaders Alliance. He holds a Master of Arts in International Development from Nagoya University, Japan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. 

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Ms. Prim Rajasurang Wongkrasaemongkol
APFSD Youth Representative
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Prim Rajasurang Wongkrasaemongkol is a 16-year-old young woman, youth advocate, and delegate from the APFSD Youth Forum 2023 and Thailand Representative in YPEER Asia Pacific. She was the opening speaker at APFSD 2023 and APFSD Youth Forum 2023, and the youth speaker at APFSD Youth Forum 2022. She is the youth speaker at the ECOSOC Youth Forum and UN Youth Representative to the UN World Data Forum 2023.

At age 14, Prim's team was a global nominee for the NASA Space App Challenge 2021 for advancing AI technology and innovation to tackle climate change and plastic marine debris. Leverage innovation and technology to raise awareness of debris in canals, and accelerate actions on net-zero, where she successfully engages youth, volunteers, and local communities to work together to clean the waterways. Prim is passionate about expanding the impact of climate action through youth engagement and innovation.

When youth work together, we are stronger. Prim has empowered a network of junior scientists to bring data, science, and innovation to accelerate youth impact on sustainable development. With the establishment of a strong youth partnership, she has been building capacity and taking action to protect the lives of endangered species and biodiversity.

She is the founder of the Child Teach Child program, which engages youth participation in the community to empower marginalised children through quality education and socioeconomic development. She is actively contributing to many projects in the society, engaging youth participation and innovations to accelerate the recovery of the pandemic with climate action.

Simon Stiell
Mr. Simon Stiell
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 15 August 2022 the appointment of Simon Stiell of Grenada as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The appointment has been made after consultation with the Conference of Parties through its Bureau.  

He will succeed Patricia Espinosa of Mexico to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.  The Secretary-General also wishes to extend his appreciation to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Ibrahim Thiaw, who will continue to serve as Acting Executive Secretary of UNFCCC until Mr. Stiell assumes this position.  

Mr. Stiell, a true champion for formulating creative approaches for our collective global response to the climate crisis, brings to the position a unique skillset developed over a thirty-three year career, coupled with vast experience in bilateral, regional and multilateral affairs.  

Mr. Stiell served as senior minister in the Government of Grenada from 2013 through June 2022, holding the portfolio of Minister for Climate Resilience and the Environment for five years.  He previously served as Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Minister of State with responsibility for human resource development and the environment and as a Parliamentary Secretary within the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries.  He also served as a member of Grenada’s Upper House of Parliament, the Senate, where he served as Leader of Government Business.  

Prior to joining government, Mr. Stiell’s career spanned some fourteen years within the technology sector, holding senior executive positions in a number of industry leading companies, from Silicon Valley based technology start-ups to major corporations, including Nokia and GEC Plessey Telecommunications.  

Mr. Stiell originally trained as an engineer at London Metropolitan University and College of North West London, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. 

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Mr. Petteri Taalas
Secretary-General, WMO
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Professor Petteri Taalas has been the Secretary-General of WMO since 1 January 2016. He was appointed by the World Meteorological Congress in 2015 for a first four-year term. He is now serving his second four-year term (Jan 2020-Dec 2023). 

  • Director General, Finnish Meteorological Institute, 2007–2015 and 2002–2005 
  • Director, WMO Development and Regional Activities Department, 2005–2007 
  • Research professor remote sensing, 2000–2002, and Head of research, Scientist, 1986-1999, leader of ozone research unit 

International activities and memberships 

  • Member of WMO Executive Council since 2008 and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Council 2002–2005, 2007 to present 
  • Chairman of EUMETSAT Council 2010–2014 and EUMETNET Council 2003–2005 
  • Delegate of Finland to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  2007–2015 

National activities and memberships 

  • Chairman of the board, University of Eastern Finland since 2010 
  • Alumnus of the year of University of Helsinki 2012 
  • Member of the Finnish Science Academy since 2010, Advisory board of Fortum Energy Company (turnover 6.2 bn €) and of the Finnish Space and Arctic boards 2003–2005, 2009 to present 

University and other degrees 

  • PhD in Meteorology, University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, 1993 
  • Management, Executive Education, Helsinki School of Economics, 1998 and 2004 

List of publications 

Author of ~50 peer-reviewed papers on satellite technology, global change, climate & atmospheric chemistry, dozens of other publications & presentations. 

 

Ms. Rabab Fatima
Ms. Rabab Fatima
High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
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Ms. Rabab Fatima began her tenure as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States in August 2022.

It is the role of the High Representative to mobilize international support in favour of the ninety-one most vulnerable member states of the United Nations. It is her mandate to advocate on their behalf and raise awareness of their economic, social and environmental potential and ensure that the pressing needs of the 1.1 billion people who live there remain high on the international agenda.

As Secretary-General of the forthcoming Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Doha, Qatar, in March, 2023, one of Ms Fatima’s first priorities will be to lead the implementation of an ambitious new Programme of Action for the LDCs. This global compact will support the Least Developed Countries through the decade 2022-2031 as they seek to recover from COVID-19, tackle climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The new High Representative will also lead preparations for the Third United Nations Conference on the Landlocked Developing Countries and the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Small Island Developing States, both of which are scheduled for 2024.

Ms. Fatima brings to the position more than thirty years of experience in national and international civil service, encompassing bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, policymaking, advocacy, programme planning and implementation.

Prior to her appointment, she was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York. During that stint, she co-chaired the preparatory committee of the LDC-5 Conference, and served as the Presidents of the Executive Board of UNICEF (2020) and UN-Women (2022); and the Vice-President of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board; Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission; and led other inter-governmental processes.

She was also the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan (2016-2019), and has served as Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh (2015-2016), Regional Representative for South Asia (2007-2011) and Regional Adviser for South and South-West Asia and Regional Adviser for Climate Change and Migration (2012-2015) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, and Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London (2006-2007).

Ms. Fatima joined her country’s diplomatic service in 1989 and served in various capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Bangladesh missions in New York, Kolkata, Geneva and Beijing.

She holds a master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, United States, and a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of Canberra, Australia.

Henry Puna
H.E. Mr. Henry Puna
Secretary-General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
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Mr Henry Puna is the 10th Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum. 

He is the first Cook Islander to hold this post. 

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General is responsible, in close consultation with the Forum Chair and within the limits set by the Forum Leaders from time to time, for setting Forum Leaders’ Meeting agendas and coordinating responses by members to regional events, particularly crises. The Secretary General also performs several other key functions which include being the Pacific Ocean Commissioner. As the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, the Secretary General advocates for the secure future of Pacific people based on the sustainable development, management and conservation of the Pacific Ocean and its resources. 

Prior to taking up the regional role on May 24th, 2021, Secretary General Puna was Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, from November 2010 until October 2020. 

Born in Aitutaki in 1949 and raised in Rarotonga, he spent his formative years witnessing the transition to self-governance for his nation. He was one of the first wave of Cook Islands solicitors, starting at Auckland University then the University of Tasmania, obtaining a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1979. He is an alumnus of Australia National University in Canberra and was admitted to the bar in September 1980. 

Secretary General Puna’s formative years combined with his return to atoll life as a pearl farmer and parliamentarian, supplied rich insights and lived knowledge of the resilience and resourcefulness of small island communities bearing the brunt of climate change across the Blue Pacific. 

Holding portfolios including Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Marine Resources, Energy and Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Tourism, and the Outer Islands, Puna steered his nation on a path which has earned the Cook Islands global recognition for Oceans sustainability and renewable energy. 

As the Cook Islands Foreign Affairs Minister and Leader, he pursued a more vigorous level of international diplomacy for the Cook Islands, extending foreign relations and formal ties to more than 50 nations including the People’s Republic of China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, and Singapore. 

Before politics, between 1989 and 1996, Mr Puna served on the board of the South Pacific Ports Association, and the Pacific Forum Line. His executive roles in national government heading Trade, Labour and Transport as well as operating within the constraints facing regional shipping and transportation strengthened his affinity for the hardships and vulnerabilities of connecting remote atoll-based communities across ocean states. 

A key focus in his early years as Prime Minister was transforming access to energy across all inhabited islands of the Cooks. His championing of renewable, clean energy and support ensured the bilateral and global funding partnerships for a successful transition to solar energy, breaking the monopoly of fossil fuel. 

At the international level, as the 43rd Forum Chair and host of the 2012 meetings and Leaders Retreat, he invited former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to a milestone meeting with Forum Leaders, who renewed their commitment to address human rights for women, through a new Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration. 
In 2016, in recognition of his service to the region and academia, he received an honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, and served as Chancellor of the University from 2017-2018. 

As a Forum Leader championing climate change, tuna fisheries, and innovative partnerships for oceans and energy sustainability, a landmark global achievement has been the 2017 founding legislation establishing the world’s largest multiple-use marine park, the Marae Moana. 

Henry Puna is 71 in 2021, and an avid golfer and fisher. He is married to Cook Islands Member of Parliament for Manihiki, Akaiti Puna. 

Zhang Ming
H.E. Mr. Zhang Ming
Secretary-General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
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Born in June 1957 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, graduated from the Faculty of Asian and African Languages of the Beijing University of Foreign Studies, has a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Since 1983, he has worked in the Department of West Asian and North African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, at the Chinese Embassy in P.D.R. Yemen, and at the Chinese Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman.

1992-1997 Deputy Director of the Department of West Asian and North African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; 
1997-2001 First Secretary, Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the State of Israel; 
2001-2006 Deputy Director-General of the General Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; 
2006-2009 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to the Republic of Kenya, Permanent Representative to UNEP and Permanent Representative to UN-Habitat; 
2009-2010 Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; 
2010-2011 Director-General of the General Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; 
2011-2013 Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China; 
2013-2017 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China; 
2017-2021 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union; 
2022 — Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. 

Married, has a son. 

Khusrav Noziri
H.E. Mr. Khusrav Noziri
Secretary-General, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
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The Secretary General of the ECO is elected and appointed by the Council of Ministers from among the candidates nominated by the Member States on the basis of qualifications, experience and suitability as laid down in the Staff Regulations of the ECO Secretariat. As the Chief Administrative Officer of the Organization, Secretary General is responsible for all activities of the Organization. The Secretary General is discharging his duties over a non-renewable three-year terms of office.

H.E. Amb. Khusrav NOZIRI (Tajikistan national) is ECO Secretary General. He is the 13th Secretary General of the ECO who started his tenure in August 2021.

Esala Ruwan Weerakoon
H.E. Mr. Esala Ruwan Weerakoon
Secretary-General, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
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H.E. Esala Ruwan Weerakoon of Sri Lanka assumed office of the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on 01 March 2020.  

Prior to assuming the post of Secretary General, Weerakoon served as Senior Additional Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka. Previously, he was Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka. He had also served as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India and Ambassador to Norway.

During his diplomatic career spanning over 30 years, Weerakoon served as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington DC; Chargé d’Affaires in Japan; and Deputy High Commissioner to Australia. His diplomatic postings included assignments in different capacities in Sri Lanka’s Missions in the United Kingdom, France, Malaysia and Seychelles. He joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service as a probationer in 1988.

Apart from working in different Divisions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Weerakoon served as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Development; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development; and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing.

Weerakoon was educated at Royal College, Colombo. He studied economics at the University of Kelaniya and undertook post-graduate studies at the London School of Economics.  

Tenzin Lekphell
H.E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell
Secretary-General, Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
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H. E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell took up the position of the Secretary General of BIMSTEC on 06 November 2020.

After graduation, Mr. Lekphell started his career as a militia officer in the capacity of a Lieutenant (1990-2004) at the Royal Bhutan Army. Thereon, he joined the Bhutanese civil service, where he served for more than a decade (1994-2007) before he resigned to participate in Bhutan’s historic democratic elections of 2013 and 2018. Earlier, he served as the Chief Labour Officer, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources from 1999 – 2007 and Planning Officer, Ministry of Agriculture from 1994-1998. Being the founding leader and the Secretary General, H. E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell, subsequently became the Advisor and Executive Member of the third political party of Bhutan, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which is the present ruling party of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

He was the founder of Institute for Management Studies (IMS), first private management training institute of Bhutan and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute from 2009 – 2017. He also launched several private ventures that have enabled creation of employment for numerous Bhutanese youth. Mr. Lekphell spearheaded several national projects in Bhutan, i.e., NATION IN PRAYER (2019 – 2020), TENDREL (2016).

In 2016, Mr. Lekphell achieved Global Environment Leader Award from Global Environment Foundation, New Delhi, for the initiative TENDREL- planting of 108,000 trees to welcome the birth of the first Prince. In 2003, he received Druk Yugyel Medal from His Majesty the King for gallantry following the military service to the nation.

Mr. Lekphell holds a Masters Degree in Science (Agriculture Economics) from London University, United Kingdom and Bachelors in Science from Sherubtse College, affiliated to Delhi University, India.

H. E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell is married to Mrs. Chokey Yangzom and blessed with three children.

Mr. BEK Bum-hyn
Mr. BEK Bum-hym
Deputy Secretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
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Mr. BEK Bumhym has been posted as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) since September 2021.

Since he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK in 1993, Mr. BEK has served various key positions and posted to the diverse continents and cultural areas such as Germany (2016-2018), China (2011-2016), Geneva (2006-2008), Uzbekistan (2003-2004), and Austria (2000-2003). He also served as the strategist in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at Office of the President. His other key careers included an adjunct professor of China Youth University of Political Studies and of Yonsei University, and Ambassador for International Affairs of Gangwon Province.

He studied Journalism at Yonsei University and also received a master’s degree in Administration Science, Deutsche Hochschule Für Verwaltungswissenschaften in Germany, and a Ph.D. in Political Sciences, University of World Economy and Diplomacy.

H.E. Mr. Andrey Slepnev
H.E. Mr. Andrey Slepnev
Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
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He was born on September 13, 1969 in the town of Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Region

Andrey Slepnev graduated from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod with a degree in applied mathematics, and M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University with a law degree.

He began his career in insurance sector, and it took him a few years to make strides from the project manager toward the Director General of the Russian Union of Motor Insurers.

From 2003 to 2005, he worked as Deputy Director General of the Union called "Coordinating Council of Employers' Associations of Russia".

From 2005 to 2007, he headed the Department for Supporting Priority National Projects of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation.

In 2007, he took the office of Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; in 2009, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

From February 2012 to January 2016, he was Member of the Board - Minister in charge of Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

From February 2016 to April 2018, he held the positions of Aide to D.A. Medvedev, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation - Director of the Department for Project Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.

From May 2018 to February 2020, he was Director General of Russian Export Center, JSC.

He is married and has three children.

Sefanaia Nawadra
H.E. Mr. Sefanaia Nawadra
Director-General, SPREP
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Mr Nawadra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Canberra and a Masters of Environmental Management from the Imperial College, University of London. He takes over SPREP’s top job from his previous role as the Head of the UNEP Sub-regional office for the Pacific. He has worked as SPREP’s Marine Pollution Adviser and the Director for the Environment Monitoring and Governance Division. He also worked as Conservation International’s Fiji Country Director; Environment Director (Pacific) of Sinclair Knight Merz Engineering Consultants; Health Safety and Environment Manager for Shell Pacific Islands Limited; and several senior technical positions within the Fiji Government’s Environment and Agriculture Departments.

He is from the village of Naivuruvuru, district of Verata in the province of Tailevu, with maternal links to the village of Vuna on the island of Taveuni. He is married to Talica and they have four children – two boys and two girls. 

pekka-moren
Mr. Pekka Morén
Special Representative of Finance Minister, Finland and Founding Country of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
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Education

Master´s Degree, Social Sciences, Economics, University of Helsinki and University of Edinburgh, in 1995

Relevant professional experience

  • Director, Head of International Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance, 2016
  • Director, Head of Euro Area Stability, Ministry of Finance, 2011-2016
  • Financial Counsellor, Advisor on EU and International Affairs, 2008
  • Economist, EU Commission, Secretariat on Economic and Financial Committee and Eurogroup, 2003
  • Director, Head of Financial Stability and Markets, Ministry of Finance, 2001
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and UN Climate Change High Level Champion
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Dr. Mohieldin, is an economist with more than 30 years of experience in international finance and development. He is the United Nations Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda.

He was the former Minister of Investment of Egypt from 2004-2010, and most recently, served as the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships. His roles at the World Bank also included Managing Director, responsible for Human Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, and the World Bank Institute; World Bank President's Special Envoy on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda (later, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)), and Financing for Development; and Corporate Secretary and Executive Secretary to the Development Committee of the World Bank Group's Board of Governors.

Mr. Mohieldin also served on several Boards of Directors in the Central Bank of Egypt and the corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2005. His professional experience extends into the academic arena as a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and as a Visiting Professor at several renowned Universities in Egypt, Korea, the UAE, the UK and the USA. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Durham University Business School. He also holds leading positions in national, regional and international research centers and economic associations.

Mr. Mohieldin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; a Master’s in Economics and Social Policy Analysis from the University of York, United Kingdom; a Diploma of Development Economics from the University of Warwick; and a B.Sc. in Economics from Cairo University. He also participated in high-level certification programmes at Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. In 2018, the American University in Cairo conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of Humane Letters “in recognition of renowned attainments and achievements”.

He has authored numerous publications and articles in leading journals in the fields of economics, finance and development in English and Arabic.

Alexey Miroshnichenko
Mr. Alexey Miroshnichenko
First Deputy Chairman, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
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Alexey Miroshnichenko is the First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of VEB.RF. VEB.RF is Russia’s state corporation established for national economic development. In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production, and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. Prior to joining VEB.RF, Alexey was Head of Transaction Risks in Financial Markets Department, Vice President, Executive Vice President, First Vice President at Gazprom bank (Joint Stock Company), one of the largest multi-faceted financial institutions in Russia, from 2010-2018. He holds a PhD in mathematical and instrumental methods in economics from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. 

Mrs. Chavinda Hanratanakool
Mrs. Chavinda Hanratanakool
Chairman of Association of Investment Management Companies, Thailand
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Chavinda Hanratanakool has taken role as Chairman of Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC) Thailand since 2022. She has more than 33 years of experience in investment field. 

She has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Krungthai Asset Management PCL (KTAM) since 2014. Prior to joining KTAM, she started her career as Assistant Vice President - Fund manager, Portfolio Management Department at Citibank Private Banking, Bangkok. She also has experiences in Private Fund and Property Fund from leading companies such as Merrill Lynch Phatra Securities, Ayudhya Investment and Trust PCL and ING Fund (Thailand).

She has Bachelor of Art from Thammasart University and Master degree in Business Administrations, major in Economics from University of Missouri Columbia, USA

Mr. Koichiro Oshima
Mr. Koichiro Oshima
Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group, MUFG Bank, Ltd.
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Koichiro Oshima has taken role of Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group since April 2020. He has over 30 years of experience in financial services sector, and a long track record of service at MUFG Bank.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Oshima has had experience in investment banking and structured finance, in MUFG Bank offices across Japan and in Singapore.

Mr. Oshima has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Osaka University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

List of registered participants (as of 8 May 2023)

Members

 

Armenia

  • H.E. Mr. Vahram Kazhoyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
 

Australia

  • Ms. Julia Feeney, Australia’s Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Michael Carey, Australia's Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Kristin Tilley, Ambassador for Climate Change, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra (in person)
  • • Dr. Gemma Edgar, Counsellor (Development) (in person)
  • • Ms. Omar Sheriff, Assistant Director, Climate Change Coordination and Strategy, Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra (in person)
  • • Mr. Shayne Mckenna, First Secretary (Development) (in person)
  • • Ms. Nicole Lowrey, Second Secretary (Development) (in person)
  • • Ms. Lucy Buddle, Second Secretary (Political/Economic) (in person)
  • • Dr. John Dore, Lead Water Specialist (in person)
  • • Dr. Rutmanee Ongsakul, Senior Program Manager (Development) (in person)
  • • Mr. Michael Canares, Performance and Quality Advisor (Development) (in person)
  • • Ms. Panitee Nuykram, Public Diplomacy Officer (Development) (in person)
  • • Ms. Rasa Pattikasemkul, Operations Officer (Development) (in person)
  • • Mr. Dwight Ronan, Senior Program Manager (Development) (in person)
  • Ms. Emily D’Ath, First Secretary (Development) (in person)
  • Ms. Felicity Lee, First Secretary (Development) (in person)
  • Ms. Suchitra Pluemchit, Operation Officer (Development) (in person)
 

Azerbaijan

  • • Mr. Rafiq Verdiyev, Deputy Head, National Hydrometeorology Service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan (online)
  • • Mr. Hasan Mammadov, Third Secretary, Economic Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (in person)
  • • Mr. Toghrul Mammadov, Leading Advisor, Sustainable Development and Social Policy Department of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (online)
 

Bangladesh

  • Ms. Sharifa Khan, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance (online)
  • • H.E. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Hye, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the ESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok(in person)
  • • Mr. Farid Aziz, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance(online)
  • • Mr. Mohd. Monirul Islam, Joint Secretary (SDG), Prime Minister's Office(online)
  • • Mr. A.H.M Jahangir, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance(online)
  • • Ms. Zakia Afroz, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(online)
  • • Mr. Faiyaz Murshid Kazi, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs(online)
  • • Mr. Syed Rashedul Hossen, Economic Minister and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok(in person)
  • • Mr. Shaila Yasmin, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce (online)
  • • Mr. Mustafa Murshed, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Finance (online)
  • • Ms. Musammat Shahina Akter, Deputy Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance (online)
  • • Ms. Dayamayee Chakraborty, Counsellor (Political) and Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UNESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Nirjhar Adhikary, Counsellor (Political) and Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UNESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok (in person)
 

Bhutan

  • • H.E. Mr. Namgay Tshering, Minister of Finance (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Kinzang Dorji, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Royal Bhutanese Embassy (in person)
  • • Mr. Ugyen Dorji, Officiating Director, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External
  • • Mr. Pema Wangyel, Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal Bhutanese Embassy (online)
  • • Mr. Tandin Dorji, Counsellor, Royal Bhutanese Embassy (in person)
  • • Ms. Chimi Pem, Senior Program Officer, Department of Macro-Fiscal and Development Finance, Ministry of Finance (online)
  • • Mr. Lhendup Tshewang, Second Secretary, Royal Bhutanese Embassy (in person)
  • • Ms. Jigme Wangmo, Assistant Desk Officer, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (online)
 

Brunei Darussalam

  • • Mr. Ajman Haji Meludin, Permanent Secretary (Civil Service Governance), Prime Minister’s Office
  • • Mr. Muhammad Zulhilmi Haji Amir Hamzah, Assistant Director of Printing, International Office, Prime Minister’s Office
 

Cambodia

  • ​​​​​​• H. E. Mr. LY Thuch, Senior Minister, President of NC-ESCAP and First Vice President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance (in person)
  • • H. E. Mr. HUN Saroeun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of  the Kingdom of Cambodia to Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • H. E. Mr. KORM Ribaun, Secretary-General, National Committee for ESCAP (in person)
  • • H.E. Prof. Dr. CHHEM Kieth Rethy, Minister Delegate attached to Prime Minister and Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • • H.E. Mr. LY Panharith, Secretary-General of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. RATH Saravuth, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. ROS Seilava, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance (online)
  • • H.E. Mr. THENG Pagnathun, Delegate of the Royal Government of Cambodia in charge of Director General of Planning, Ministry of Planning (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. SUY Chiheang, Deputy Secretary-General of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. KIM Veara, Deputy Secretary-General of NC-ESCAP (in person)
  • • H.E. Dr. HUL Seingheng, Director General, General Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • • H.E. Mr. Salah A Essa, Advisor to Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (in person)
  • • Dr. PHIM Runsinarith, Advisor to NC-ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. THUCH Dalin, Minister Counselor, Royal Embassy of Cambodia to Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. CHAO Lay, Director of General Administration Department, Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority
  • • Mr. SIENG Chamrong, Director of Department of Cooperation and ASEA Affair, Ministry of Mines and Energy
  • • Mr. TE Rattana, Acting Director of Asia-Pacific Department, Ministry of Commerce (in person)
  • • Mr. LY Chandara, Acting Director of Administration Department, NC-ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. YORN Sambath, Deputy Director, Statistics and Economy Analysis Department, General Department of Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • • Mrs. BOU Kosma, Deputy Director of Department of Cooperation and ASEA Affair, Ministry of Mines and Energy
  • • Mr. SEAN Lyheng, Economist, New Economy Department, General Department of Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance (online)
  • • H.E. Mr. Samheng Boros, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Chhour Sopannha, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and Delegation of the Royal Government of Cambodia in charge of Director General of the National Social Assistance Fund (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Nuom Sokhon, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. San Sokhaphirum, Advisor to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance (in person)
  • • Mr. Khem Sam Ath, Deputy Director Geneal of the National Social Assistance Fund (in person)
  • • Mr. Chea Sokha, Deputy Director Geneal of Directorate General of Social Service (online)
  • • Mr. Lang Vicheth, Assistant to the National Committee for ESCAP (in person)
 

China

  • • H.E. Mr. Han Zhiqiang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Ke Yousheng, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of China to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Yan Jiarong, Chief Adviser, National Energy Conservation Center, China (in person)
  • • Mr. Wu Haichao, Second Secretary, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Sun Jiran, Assistant Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of China to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Geng Yun, Assistant Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of China to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Liu Jianxiu, Assistant Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of China to ESCAP (in person) 
 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • • Mr. Ri Nam Song, Permanent Representative to ESCAP and Counsellor, DPRK Embassy in the Kingdom of Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Han Yong, Counsellor, DPRK Embassy in the Kingdom of Thailand (in person)
 

Fiji

  • • Hon. Mr. Sakiusa Tubuna, Assistant Minister, Office of the Prime Minister (in person)
  • • H.E. Ambassador Amenatave Yauvoli, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Fiji to ESCAP and Fiji's Ambassador to Indonesia (in person)
  • • Ms. Keleni Seruvatu, Acting Director, Multilateral Affairs Bureau Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Vasiti Cirikiyasawa, Second Secretary, Fiji Embassy, Indonesia (in person)
 

France

  • • H.E. Ms. Chrysoula Zacharopoulo, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • • H.E. Mr. Thierry Mathou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Rémi Lambert, First Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP, Embassy of France in Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Sébastien De Vaujany, First Secretary, Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Eve Lubin, Counsellor for Culture and Cooperation, Embassy of France in Thailand
  • • Mr. Xavier Grosmaitre, Science and Higher Education Attaché, Embassy of France in Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Jean-Pierre Marcelli, Regional Director for South-East Asia, French Development Agency (AFD) (in person)
  • • Mr. Xavier Mari, Representative in Thailand, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)
  • • Mr. Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky, Representative in Thailand, Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)
  • • Mr. Serge Morand, Researcher, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • • Mr. Johan Broc, Cooperation Officer for Science, Academic and Climate Affairs, Embassy of France in Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Titouan Briand, Political Officer, Embassy of France in Thailand (in person)
  • • Ms. Manon Vigier, Regional partnership and projects Officer, French Development Agency (AFD) (in person)
  • • Mr. Guillaume Marchand, Communications Officer, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)
 

Georgia

  • Mr. Akaki Lomidze, Head, Division of Multilateral and Regional Economic Cooperation, Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (online)
  • Ms. Eteri Gaiashvili, Counsellor, Division of Multilateral and Regional Economic Cooperation, Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (online)
  • Mr. Luka Shiukashvili, Attaché, Division of Multilateral and Regional Economic Cooperation, Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (online)
 

India

  • • H.E. Mr. Nagesh Singh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mrs. Alpana Dubey, Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • • Mr. Shri Surinder Pal Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)
  • • Dr. Ramanuj Banerjee, Scientist 'F', DSIR and National Focal Point for APCTT (in person)
  • • Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Counsellor and Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Bhaskar Kalra, Assistant Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok (in person)
 

Indonesia

  • H.E. Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister for National Development Planning and Head of the National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative of the Republic of lndonesia to ESCAP (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Scenaider Clasein Hasudungan Siahaan, Deputy Minister for Development Financing, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency  (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Maliki, Acting Deputy Minister for Population and Manpower, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Mr. Sukmo Yuwono, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Raden Siliwanti, Director for Multilateral Financing, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Ms. Wiwien Apriliani, Coordinator for UN and Global Cooperation, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Mr. Andreas Wisnu Dewanto, Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Ahmad Rama Aji Nasution, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok
  • • Mr. Christian Pangaribuan, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Dinar Dana Kharisma, Senior Planner, Ministry of National Development Planning/ National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Mr. Benny Khairuddin, Senior Policy Planner, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (in person)
  • • Ms. Mustika Hanum Widodo, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Fisca Miswari Aulia, Junior Planner, Ministry of National Development Planning/ National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Ms. Radot Mindo Romauly, Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (in person)
  • • Mr. Muhammad Fadhil Dwijatmiko, Staff, Directorate for Multilateral Funding, Ministry of National Development Planning/ National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Mr. Komang Arya Partha Wijaya, Staff, Directorate for Multilateral Funding, Ministry of National Development Planning/ National Development Planning Agency (in person)
  • • Ms. Luckmi Purwandari, Director of Air Pollution Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
  • • Ms. Ratna Kartikasari, Intermediate Expert Environmental Impact Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (in person)
  • • Mr. Mego Pinandito, Deputy Chairman for Development Policy, National Research and Innovation Agency (online)
  • • Mr. Muhammad Abdul Kholiq, Director of Environment, Maritime, Natural Resources, and Nuclear Policy, National Research and Innovation Agency (online)
  • • Erna Sri Ardiningsih, Executive Director Indonesian Space Agency, National Research and Innovation Agency
  • • Agus Hidayat, Policy Analyst, National Research and Innovation Agency
  • • Yunita Permatasari, Researcher, National Research and Innovation Agency (online)
  • • Intan Permatasari, Researcer, National Research and Innovation Agency
 

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • • H.E. Mr. Seyed Reza Nobakhti, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Kingdom of Thailand
  • • H.E. Mr.  Ali Gholampour, Head of Department for Development and International Trade and Financial Institutions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr.  Mahdi Hajimohammadi, Desk Officer on the Development Issues, Department for Development and International Trade and Financial Institutions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Mehdi Rouzeh Gir Qaleh Noei, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of lran to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Mansour Kiaei, Third Secretary of the Iran Embassy in Thailand
 

Japan

  • • H.E. Mr. AKIMOTO Masatoshi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. OBA Yuichi, Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. MARUO Yuji, Executive Assistant to the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. TEJIMA Akiko, Senior Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. NAKAYAMA Asako, Assistant Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. HIRANO Orie, Director for International Statistical Affairs, Office of Director·Genernl for Policy Planning on Statistical Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (online)
  • • Ms. ARITA Chika, Deputy Director for International Statistical Affairs, Office of Director-General for Policy Planning on Statistical Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (online)
  • • Mr. YAMASAKI Minoru, Director for International Training Cooperation, Office of Director-General for Policy Planning on Statistical Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (in person)
  • • Ms. HIGASHINO Mieko, Section Chief (International Training Cooperation), Office of Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Policy), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (online)
  • • Ms. YOSHIMURA Yuka, Official (International Training Cooperation), Office of Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Policy), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (online)
  • • Mr. NAKAHARA Issei, Deputy Director, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (online)
  • • Mr. KANDO Ryosuke, Researcher, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (online)
  • • Ms. MOTOYAMA Yoshiko, First Secretary and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. TERAI Toru, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. YAMAGUCHI Takuya, Third Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Myanmar  (in person)
 

Kazakhstan

  • • H.E. Mr. Askar ZHAMBAKIN, Vice-Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • • H.E. Mr. Arman ISSETOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Didar TEMENOV, Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Ayazhan MUKANOVA, Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • • Mr. Nurbolat ALIMBAYEV, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to ESCAP (in person)
 

Kyrgyzstan

  • • Ms. Aysuluu Amanova, Chief of Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • • Mr. Ermek Ashyrov, Head of Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • • Ms. Dariya Atasheva, Expert of Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic (online)
 

Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • • H.E. Mr. Phoxay KHAYKHAMPHITHOUNE, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Khamphan ANLAVAN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Soulisack SOULITHONE, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Lao PDR to ESCAP (in person) 
  • • Mr. Kalamoungkhoune SOUPHANOUVONG, Deputy Director General, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Alomlangsy RAJVONG, Acting Director of UN Socio-Economic Division, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Kedmany ZOUPHONETHEVA, Second Secretary and Assistant to the Permanent Representative of the Lao PDR to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Phonexay RAISOULIVONG, Deputy Director, Secretary to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affair (in person)
  • • Ms. Chandavone PHANTHAVONG, Officer of UN Socio-Economic Division, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. Boualamphone KEOPHOXAY, Officer of UN Socio-Economic Division, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
 

Malaysia

  • • ­­­Mr. Che Kodir Baharum, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Economic Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Bong Yik Jui, Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to UNESCAP, Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Aznifah Isnariah Abdul Ghani, Undersecretary, Multilateral Economics and Environment Division, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Mr. Asdirhyme Abdul Rasib, Undersecretary, Sustainable Energy Division, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (online)
  • • Dato' Herman Abdul Hamid, Deputy Director, Equity Development Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Ms. Raudatil Jannah Abdul Wahab Zen, Deputy Director, Macroeconomics Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Paarteeben Subramaniam, Deputy Director, Regional Development Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Ms. Fadzilah Abu Hassan, Minister Counsellor (Economy), Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Hairuddin Maslan, Counsellor (Agriculture), Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok
  • • Ms. Nik Nor Aiza Nik Abdul Aziz, Principal Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Economic Division, Ministry of Economy (in person)
  • • Ms. Zahiah Md Alwee, Principal Assistant Director, Agriculture Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Taufik Ahmad, Principal Assistant Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Chandran Sundaraj, Principal Assistant Director, Social Services Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Ms. Tan Wie Nie, Principal Assistant Director, Manufacturing Industry, Science and Technology Section Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Rizal Shahurein Kamaruddin, Principal Assistant Director, Infrastructure and Utilities Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Radin Shah Izuan Mohd Hambali, Principal Assistant Director, K- Economy Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Maximilian Tariq Conrad, Principal Assistant Secretary, Fiscal and Economics Division, Ministry of Finance
  • • Ms. DG Merlyn Nourahmad, Principal Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Economics and Environment Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Mr. Leong Wei Jiea, First Secretary, Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Ku Azzuanith Ku Azmi, Second Secretary, Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Siti Atiqah Fatin Zainal Abidin, First Secretary (Agriculture), Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok
  • • Ms. Derma Taksiah Ariffin, First Secretary (Economy), Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Nidyakala Manian, Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Economics and Environment Division, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Ms. Ezrin Balqis Abd Lataf, Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Economics and Environment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Ms. Nur Syazana Azman, Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Economics and Environment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Mr. Sakkaravarthy Rajendran, Assistant Director, International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Ms. Nabillah Rashidah Abdul Kadir Assistant Director, Services Industry Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • Mr. Jaymeer Singh Kashimar, Assistant Director, Regional Development Division, Ministry of Economy (online)
  • • TPr. TS. Puan Norliza Hashim, Chief Executive Officer, URBANICE Malaysia
  • • Dr. Azmizam ABD. Rashid, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, URBANICE Malaysia
 

Maldives

  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Latheef, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • H.E.  Ms. Aishath Mohamed Didi, Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services (in person)
  • H.E.  Ms. Fazna Shakir, Minister of State for Gender, Family and Social Services (in person)
  • Ms. Huda Ali Shareef, Permanent Representative of Maldives to UNESCAP, Embassy of Maldives in Bangkok
  • Ms. Aishath Shahula, First Secretary, Embassy of Maldives in Bangkok (in person)
  • Ms. Fathimath Hanan Rasheed, Second Secretary, Embassy of Maldives in Bangkok (in person)
 

Marshall Islands

  • • Hon. Mr. Christopher J Loeak, Acting President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment
  • • Mr. Clarence Samuel, Director, Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment
  • • H.E. Mr. Junior Aini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Suva, Fiji
  • • Mrs. Rina Keju, Deputy Chief of Missions, Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Suva, Fiji
  • • Ms. Teri Elbon, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • • Mr. Warwick Harris, Deputy Director, Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment
  • • Mr. Terry Keju, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Suva, Fiji
  • • Mr. Augustine Kaious, Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President
  • • Mr. Balton Nathan, Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • • Ms. Asia Chong-Gun, Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • • Ms. Mikela Heine, Foreign Service Officer, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • • Ms. Yumiko Mark, Foreign Service Officer, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 

Micronesia (Federated States of)

  • • Mrs. Lucille Overoff, Assistant Secretary for Climate Change, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Management (online)
  • • Mr. Correy Abraham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Adaptation Unit, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Management (online)
  • • Mr. Iven Yaropiy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Mr. Sean Michael Frank, Foreign Service Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs (online)
 

Mongolia

  • • Mr. ANKHBAYAR Nyamdorj, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • H.E Mr. TUMUR Amarsanaa, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. DAVAADASH Sambuu, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to ESCAP (in person)
 

Nauru

  • • Mr. Dominic Tabuna, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • • Mr. Samuel Grundler, Ag/ Deputy Secretary, Planning Aid Division
  • • Ms. Jaala Jeremiah, Director for Water Resource Management
  • • Ms. Duchene Itaia, Director for Asia
 

Nepal

  • Hon. Dr. Jay Kant Raut, Member, National Planning Commission
  • H.E. Mr. Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok
  • Mr. Lekh Nath Gautam, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok
  • Mr. Yadu Nath Acharya, Director, National Planning Commission
  • Mr. Khaga Raj Pandeya, First Secretary and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok
 

Netherlands (Kingdom of The)

  • • H.E. Mr. Remco van Wijngaarden, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Ms. Miriam Otto, Head of the Political and Economic Department and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Christiaan Bergwerff, Deputy Head of the Political and Economic Department and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Pheaktra Doung, Policy Officer and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
 

New Zealand

  • • H.E. Mr. Jonathan Kings, New Zealand Ambassador to Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Nathan Hollis, First Secretary (Trade and Economics), New Zealand Embassy (in person)
 

Pakistan

  • H.E. Mr. Sahebzada A. Khan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Senior Chief Manager, Member (Space Application and Research), SUPARCO (online)
  • Mr. Yasir Hussain, Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission and Alternate Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP (in person)
  • Ms. Faiza Haseeb, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Dr. Atif Shahzad, Manager (Space Application and Research), SUPARCO (online)
 

Palau

  • H.E. Mr. Surangel S. Whipps, Jr., President, Office of the President (in person)
  • H.E. Mr. Steven Victor, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (in person)
  • • Ms. Kiku O. Brell, Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President (in person)
 

Papua New Guinea

  • H.E. Mr. Peter Vincent, High Commissioner, High Commission of Papua New Guinea, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mr. Peter Mirino, Minister Counsellor, High Commission of Papua New Guinea, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (in person)
  • Ms. Mou Begura, Director, International Organization Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Jerominah Mugau, Foreign Service Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • Mr. Michael Kumung, Deputy Secretary Policy, Department of National Planning and Monitoring
  • Mr. Reichert Thanda, A/FAS, Development Cooperation Management Division, Department of National Planning and Monitoring
  • Mr. Lawrence Pero Duguman, FAS, Policy and Budgets Division, Department of National Planning and Monitoring
  • Ms. Nicole Masta, Acting Secretary Regional, Aid Effectiveness and UN Branch, Department of National Planning and Monitoring
  • Ms. Debbie Kumaso, Acting Assistant Secretary Infrastructure Policy Branch, Department of National Planning and Monitoring
  • Ms. Kebe Mada, Acting Assistant Director, Policy Development, Department for Community Development and Religion (online)
  • Mr. Gideon Kaevakore, Executive Manager, Partnership and Planning Division, Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
  • Ms. Cecilia Bula, Acting Manager, Innovation and Digital Education Division, Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
  • Ms. Stephanie Minjihau, Research and Liaison Officer, Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
  • Mr. Timothy Mais, Executive Manager Policy, National Energy Authority
  • Ms. Jeklin Talonu, Executive Manager Legal, National Energy Authority
  • Mr. Paliau Andreas, Projects Engineer, National Energy Authority
  • Mr. Ravu Frank, City Manager, National Capital District Commission
 

Philippines

  • • H.E. Ms. Millicent Cruz-Paredes, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Dr. Maria Catalina E. Cabral, Undersecretary, Department of Public Works and Highways (online)
  • • Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, Undersecretary and Executive Director, Commission on Population and Development (in person)
  • • Ms. Edna May G. Lazaro, Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Gay Jane P. Perez, Deputy Director General, Office of the Deputy Director General for Space Science and Technology, Philippine Space Agency (online)
  • • Mr. Eugene G. Cabrera, Director II, Office of Civil Defense, Department of National Defense (in person)
  • • Mr. Ariel C. Blanco, Director, Space Information Infrastructure Bureau, Philippine Space Agency (online)
  • • Atty. Sharon L. Aledo, Director, Legal Service, Maritime Industry Authority (online)
  • • Mr. Roald Taperla, Officer-in-Charge, Supervising Economic Development, Specialist, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Staff, National Economic and Development Authority (in person)
  • • Ms. Ana Dominique M. Consulta, Officer-in-Charge, International Cooperation Division, Department of Transportation
  • • Ms. Virginia M. Bathan, Chief Statistical Specialist, Macroeconomic Accounts Service, Philippine Statistics Authority (in person)
  • • Mr. Kritzman G. Caballero, Chief, Space International Cooperation Division, Space Policy and International Cooperation Bureau, Philippine Space Agency (online)
  • • Atty. John Beau Masiglat, Officer-in-Charge, Procurement, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Atty. Edeliza M. lruguin, Officer-In-Charge, Corporate Planning Office , Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Sofia Paula R. Fulmaran, Senior Corporate Planning Analyst/ Officer-in-Charge, Strategic Planning Division, Corporate Planning Office, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Atty. Irish S. Precion, Supervising Civil Aviation Regulations Officer, Officer-in-Charge, Regulatory Standards Department, Flight Standards Inspectorate Service, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Beatriz Ines Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Ms. Stacy Danika Alcantara-Garcia, Acting Director, Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • • Atty. Noveanne P. Banogon, Attorney Ill, Civil Aeronautics Board (online)
  • • Atty. May Maureen G. Dizon, Attorney IV, Legal Service, Maritime Industry Authority (online)
  • • Ms. Maria Lynn P. Melosantos, Project Development Officer IV, Department of Science and Technology (in person)
  • • Ms. Rubina S. Badoy, Planning Officer V, Planning and Policy Service, Maritime Industry Authority (online)
  • • Ms. Pfarlin I. Cortes, Planning Officer III, Planning and Policy Service, Maritime Industry Authority (online)
  • • Ms. Danica Joy I. Gangcuangco, Planning Officer Ill, Planning and Policy Service, Maritime Industry Authority (online)
  • • Ms. Jasmin Marie C. Uson, Supervising Communications Development Officer, International Cooperation Division, Department of Transportation (online)
  • • Ms. Michelle A. Caoili, Senior Communications Development Officer, International Cooperation Division, Department of Transportation (online)
  • • Mr. John Patrick A. Dayao, Senior Communications Development Officer, International Cooperation Division, Department of Transportation
  • • Ms. Ma. Pilipinas P. Abando, Senior Communications Development Officer, International Cooperation Division, Department of Transportation (online)
  • • Ms. Fresh Aira L. Sison, Communications Development Officer II, International Cooperation Division, Department of Transportation (online)
  • • Ms. Joanne D. Elmedolan, Senior Transportation Development Officer, The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (online)
  • • Ms. Mary Angelie B. Sto. Domingo, Supervising Science Research Specialist, Space International Cooperation Division, Space Policy and International Cooperation Bureau, Philippine Space Agency (online)
  • • Engr. Vincent Paul Galdones, Aviation Services Safety Inspector II, Aerodrome and Air Navigation Safety Oversight Office, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Genilyn S. Ducejo, Corporate Planning Assistant, Office of the Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Gina H. Adove, Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Eloisa Mae Ilagan, Junior Executive Assistant, Office of the Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
  • • Ms. Rowena M. Ricafort, Assistant, Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Rosette G. Razon, Attaché, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok (in person)
 

Republic of Korea

  • • H.E. Ms. Hyoeun Jenny KIM, Ambassador and Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Joyoung JEON, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Changkyun AHN, Second Secretary, Multilateral Economic Organizations Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Sehyuk LEE, Second Secretary, Climate Diplomacy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. Hye Jung HWANG, Second Secretary, Development Agenda and Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Ms. Wan SO, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand (in person)
  • • Ms. Eunyoung JANG, Director, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Ministry of Science and ICT (online)
  • • Ms. Su Hyun PARK, Deputy Director, Multilateral Cooperation Division,  Ministry of Science and ICT (online)
  • • Ms. Soohyeon KANG, Deputy Director, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • • Ms. Sungeun KIM, Acting Deputy Director, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Ministry of Science and lCT (online)
  • • Mr. Gihyeon GWON, Assistant Director, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Ministry of Science and ICT (online)
  • • Ms. Heejin JEONG, Deputy Director, Multilateral Customs Team, Ministry of Economy and Finance (online)
  • • Ms. Hayun KANG, Director, International Cooperation Research Division, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) 
  • • Mr. Sang-yirl NAM, Senior Research Fellow, International Cooperation Research Division, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) (online)
  • • Mr. Byungwoo KIM, Researcher, International Cooperation Research Division, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KlSDJ) (online)
  • • Ms. Eunhye KIM, Researcher, lnternational Cooperation Research Division, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KlSDI) (online)
  • • Ms. Eun Joo KIM, Principal Researcher, Division of Global Innovation Strategy, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) (online)
  • • Ms. Ji Sun KIM, Researcher, Division of Global Innovation Strategy, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
  • • Mr. Jihoon CHOI, Researcher, Division of Global Innovation Strategy, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) (online)
  • • Ms. Min-kyung KANG, Research Fellow, The Incheon Institute, Incheon Carbon Neutrality Center (in person)
 

Russian Federation

  • H.E. Mr. Evgeny Tomikhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation (in person)
  • Mr. Oleg Shamanov, Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation (in person)
  • • Mr. Dmitry Shyan, Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
  • • Mr. Taras Pronin, Head of ECOSOC section, Department of International Organizations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Mr. Georgy Oksenoit, Head of International Statistics Department, Russian Federal Statistics Service
  • Mr. Aleksey Miroshnichenko, First Deputy Chairman, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
  • Ms. Alexandra Khlebnova, Deputy Head of Design and Analytical Section, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Mr. Aleksey Borisov, First Deputy Chairman, Russian UN Association
  • Ms. Anastasia Ivanova, Head of International Cooperation Section, Department of Informational Statistics, Russian Federal State Statistics Service
  • Ms. Ksenia Pavlova, Head of Statistical Methodology for Monitoring SDGs Harmonization Section, Department of Informational Statistics, Russian Federal State Statistics Service
  • Ms. Antonina Gladkova, Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Section, Department of Legal, Legislative and International Activities of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation (online)
  • Mr. Timofey Shtakhov, Attaché, Department of International Organizations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Mr. Egor Alimov, Attaché, Assistant Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP
  • Mr. Andrey Stanislavov, Attaché, Assistant Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP
 

Samoa

  • H.E. Ms. Fiamē Naomi MATA'AFA, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (in person)
  • Ms. Peseta Noumea SIMI, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (in person)
  • Mr. Vani Vai, Aide de Camp for the Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister (in person)
 

Singapore

  • • Mr. LOH Chee Heong, Deputy Director-General (Climate Change and Sustainable Development), International Organisations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Mr. Logaventhan KARUPPANNAN, Deputy Director (Climate Change and Sustainable Development), International Organisations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
  • • Ms. Hannah HAW Ee Ling, Desk Officer (Climate Change and Sustainable Development), International Organisations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (online)
 

Sri Lanka

  • Hon. Naseer Ahamed, Minister of Environment, Ministry of Environment (in person)
  • H.E. Mrs. Colonne Appuhamillage Chaminda Inoka Colonne,
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP"
  • Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene, Senior Adviser to the President on Climate Change
  • Ms. Chamindry Deshinie Samaranayake Saparamadu, Director General, Sustainable Development Council of Sri Lanka (online)
  • Ms. A.W.S. Samanmali, First Secretary (Commercial) and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Mrs. Vireshika Swarni Bandara, First Secretary (Commercial) and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Ms. K.N.K. Vidyalankara, Director (Environment Planning and Economics), Ministry of Environment (online)
  • • Mr. Samantha B. Abeywickrame, Advisor to Hon. Minister of Environment (online)
 

Tajikistan

  • • H.E. Mr. Ardasher Qodiri, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Bahodur Rahmonov, Counsellor, Embassy of Tajikistan in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Permanent Mission of Tajikistan to the ESCAP (in person)
 

Thailand

  • H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Sarun Charoensuwan, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Kittivudh Pinyowit, Minister Counsellor, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Peerapong Phimonwichayakit,    Counsellor, Office of the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mrs. Eksiri Pintaruchi, Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Phuchphop Mongkolnavin, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Ek-on Khunacharoen, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Cataleya Phatoomros, Director, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Patreya Wattanasin, Minister Counsellor, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Thipsuda Khamtho, Counseller, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Aditat Panupong, First Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Katesuda Thongna, First Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Sirisa Prachumyaat, Second Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Natchaya Suwannasri, Second Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Chanya Na Pikul, Project Coordinator, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • • Ms. Somreuthai Pollasen, Project Coordinator, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Bolbongse Vangphaen, Deputy Director-General, Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mrs. Chatvadee Chindawongse, Director, ASEAN Strategy and Cooperation Division, Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Duangporn Darongsuwan, First Secretary, ASEAN Strategy and Cooperation Division, Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Panote Preechyanud, Counsellor, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Theerawee Guradetphop, Second Secretary, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Nasak Pongsri, Attaché, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Yothin Boonla, Official Photographer, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Arnon Jangsawang, Official Photographer, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Athipon Konkhunchat, Official Photographer, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Louis Sidhakornbhakdi, Official Photographer, Press Division, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Prinat Apirat, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Mathurawee Wisuthakul, Director, Economic Information Division, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Naruthai Klinadung, Counsellor, Economic Information Division, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mrs. Ureerat Chareontoh, Director-General, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
  • • Mrs. Arunee Hiam, Deputy Director-General, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
  • • Ms. Chidchanok Malayawong, Director, Development Promotion and Coordination Division, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
  • • Mr. Maes Suwantra, Counsellor, Development Promotion and Coordination Division, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
  • Ms. Chananchida Maliwam, Development Cooperation Officer, Development Promotion and Coordination Division, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
  • Mr. Thuttai Keeratipongpaiboon, Director, International Strategy and Coordination Division, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Office of the Prime Minister
  • • Dr. Arnunchanog Sakondhavat, Director of Macroeconomic Modeling, Macroeconomic Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ms. Thunjira Sakoonrang, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Macroeconomic Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Office of the Prime Minister
  • • Mrs. Patcharawee Sueannik, Director, River Basin Management Division, Office of the National Water Resources, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Mrs. Bawornrat Sukrakanchana, Expert on Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy and Master Plan Division, Office of the National Water Resources, Office of the Prime Minister
  • • Ms. Nilobol Aranyabhaga, Expert on Hydrology, The National Water Command Center, Office of the National Water Resources, Office of the Prime Minister
  • • Ms. Phannarai Aksornthueng, Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level, Policy and Master Plan Division, Office of the National Water Resources, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ms. Piyachanok Isro, Foreign Relations Specialist, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the National Water Resources, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ms.Rupporn Hongskul, Chief, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ms. Nattha Ratanawechtrakul, SMEs Policy Analyst, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion, Office of the Prime Minister
  • • Ms. Suchaya Pengkasukantho, SMEs Policy Analyst, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ms. Vanida Khumnirdpetch, Director, Bureau of Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • • Ms. Natcha Lueang-iam, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Bureau of Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • • Ms. Pasinee Napombejra, Policy and Plan Analyst, Senior Professional Level, International Agricultural Economics Division, Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Ms. Kunla Thinvilai, Policy and Plan Analyst, Practitioner Level, International Agricultural Economics Division, Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Ms. Margaret C. Yoovatana, Director of International Agricultural Affairs Group, Planning and Technical Division, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • • Ms. Khanit Wannaronk, Director of Crop Production Engineering Group, Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • • Ms. Chawee Lomlek, Policy and Plan Analyst, Senior Professional Level, Planning and Technical Division, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • • Ms. Phatthicha Plianphanich, Policy and Plan Analyst, Practitioner Level, Planning and Technical Division, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • • Mr. Sarig Ubolbarn, Trade Officer, Senior Professional Level, Bureau of America, Pacific, and International, Organizations, Department of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Commerce
  • • Ms. Somrudee Kosanan, Trade Officer, Practitioner Level, Bureau of America, Pacific, and International, Organizations, Department of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Commerce
  • • Ms. Thasawan Samorwong, Foreign Relations Officer, Senior Professional Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  • • Ms. Ishariyaporn Smiprem, Foreign Relations Officer, Senior Professional Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  • • Ms. Tip-arpa Thiralitkamhang, Foreign Relations Officer, Professional Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  • • Mr. Pathomdanai Ponjan, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  • • Ms. Jitsupa Tungkasiri, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  • • Mr. Jackrakrit Srisun, Foreign Relations Officer, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
  • • Mr. Chalump Oonariya, Meteorologists, Professional Level, Climate Center, Meteorological Development Division, Thai Meteorological Department
  • • Ms. Pailin Sangkhao, Foreign Relations Officer, Professional Level, Meteorological Development Division, Thai Meteorological Department
  • • Mr. Nuthakit Singhaphet, Meteorologist, Weather Forecast Division, Thai Meteorological Department
  • • Mrs. Kanjana Phumalee, Director, Policy and Statistical Technique Division, National Statistical Office
  • • Ms. Tittita Aungabsee, Human Resources Officer, Professional Level, Office of the Secretary, National Statistical Office
  • • Ms. Panisa Lohawech, Statistician, Practitioner Level, Policy and Statistical Technique Division, National Statistical Office
  • • Mr. Taran Osiri, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Ms. Natpakhan Thiangtham, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Ms. Supawan Ayanabutr, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Digital Economy Drive Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Ms. Niramai Phueakniem, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, National Space Affairs Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Mr. Pravead Tanakunkit, Computer Technical Officer, Professional Level, Digital and Technology Infrastructure Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Ms. Mooktida Saekow, Plan and Policy Analyst, Digital Economy Policy Development Center, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Ms. Juthamas Kritsadarak, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, National Space Affairs Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Ms. Sirinart Sorasak, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Mr. Pongsakorn Banjongjit, Plan and Policy Analyst, Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Mr. Kittisak Jantakarn, Plan and Policy Analyst, Digital Economy Policy Development Center, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission
  • • Dr. Poonpat Leesombatpiboon, Executive Director, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Weerawat Chantanakome, Special Counsellor on International Affairs, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Nuchanat Pakpleenok, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Aunchana Laohaprasart, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Bongkoch Chakamanont, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Vetis Thanakorndit, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • Ms. Mueanfar Chalermchituthai, Foreign Relation Officer, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Supachai Sampao, Chief of Energy Efficiency Standard and Conservation Group, Energy Efficiency Promotion Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Sutthasini Glawgitigul, Chief of Energy Cooperation Section, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mrs. Sukamon Prakobchat, Engineer, Senior Professional level, Energy Research Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Yaowateera Achawangkul, Mechanical Engineer, Senior Professional Level, Energy Research Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Lumyai Mungpanklang, Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level, Information and Communication Technology Center, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Thakorn Chaiviriyakul, Electrical Engineer, Senior Professional Level, Energy Regulation and Conservation Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • Ms. Juthamas Kijjanuluck, Scientist, Senior Professional Level, Energy Research Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Kittiya Kaewmee, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Siriyapohn Petchamli, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Information and Communication Technology Center, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Wannapa Buangam, Engineer, Practitioner Level, Energy Efficiency Promotion Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Anupong Sukee, Scientist, Practitioner Level, Energy Research Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Ms. Siriphat Khwunpetch, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy
  • • Mr. Panithan Suksamran, Director of the International Organizations Cooperation Section, International Economic Policy Division, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
  • • Ms. Phanida Pruchayakul, Senior Economist, Professional Level, International Economic Policy Division, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
  • • Mrs. Nongnuch Chunbandhit, Director, International Cooperation Strategy Group, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Mr. Panthawat Kopkitthanarot, Plan and Policy Analyst, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Mr. Surachai Sathitkunarat, Assistant to the President, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Mr. Asira Chirawithayaboon, Senior Policy Specialist, Division of the Secretariat of the National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Mrs. Pranpreya Sriwannawit Lundberg, Director, Division of International Policy Partnership on Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Mr. Parinand Varnasavang, Policy Specialist, Division of International Policy Partnership on Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Ms. Chanida Sansaard, Policy Specialist, Division of Sustainability Policy, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Ms. Doungkamon Phihusut, Senior Project Analyst, Program Management Unit for Human Resources and Institutional Development, Research and Innovation, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Ms. Saravanee Singtong, Director, Division of Sustainability Policy, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Ms. Soontharee Namliwal, Policy Specialist, Division of International Policy Partnership on Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • • Dr. Boonnanida Sodha, Director, International Relations Division, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
  • • Ms. Pimprapai Supornrat, Senior International Relations Officer, International Relations Division, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
  • • Mr. Atthanit Sumpantarut, Director-General, Community Development Department, Ministry of Interior
  • • Mr. Vithoon Nuannukul, Deputy Director- General, Community Development Department, Ministry of Interior
  • • Ms. Kanjana Thongkasem, Director, Planning Division, Community Development Department, Ministry of Interior
  • • Mr. Urint Hutasingh, Director, Office of Foreign Relations, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior
  • • Ms. Kanichaya Rodruangsri, Town Planner, Senior Professional Level, Comprehensive Planning Bureau, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior
  • Mr.Vajraphon Srivaratanaboon, Town Planner, Professional Level, National and Regional Planning Bureau, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior
  • • Ms. Ariya Tepasit, Town Planner, Practitioner Level, National and Regional Planning Bureau, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior
  • • Mr. Bhumi Khamchamnan, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner Level, Office of Foreign Relations, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior
  • • Ms. Ornyajai Phoolthanang, Foreign Relations Officer, Senior Professional Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
  • • Ms. Pimnapat Tosati, Foreign Relations Officer, Professional Level, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
  • Ms. Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom, Director, International Human Rights Division, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice
  • • Ms. Khanita Meeyen, Justice Officer, International Human Rights Division, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice
  • • Ms. Arunsiri Chachikul, Labour Specialist, Practitioner Level, International Cooperation Bureau, Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour
  • Ms. Natcha Saengsuwannaphat, Labour Specialist, Practitioner Level, International Cooperation Bureau, Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour
  • Ms. Kanyapak Prombangyuan, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner Level, International Cooperation Bureau, Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour
  • • Mr. Pavich Kesavawong, Director, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Sujittra Kiatsutthakorn, Environmentalist, Senior Professional Level, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Arunee Srivilai, Environmentalist, Practitioner Level, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Nareerat Panmanee, Director, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Ms. Suriwassa Thanyanattawit, Environmentalist, Professional Level, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Subsinee Anurak, Environmentalist, Practitioner Level, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Mr. Irwin Vich Gonsalves, Policy and Plan Analyst, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Ms. Bajaree Saguwanwongse, Environmentalist, Senior Professional Level, Climate Change Cooperation Promotion Division, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Ms. Ratsadaporn Khunnarong, Environmentalist, Practitioner Level, Climate Change Cooperation Promotion Division, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Mrs. Poonsri Wanthongchai, Forestry Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, Mangrove Research and Development Institute, Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Boonjira Phadermrod, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Mangrove Conservation Division, Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Nanthiwa Kerdchuen, Environmentalist, Senior Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Siwaporn Rungsiyanon, Environmentalist, Senior Professional Level, Quality and Noise Management Division, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Mr. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Environmentalist, Senior Professional Level, Water Quality Management Division, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Sirirat Yensong, Environmentalist, Professional Level, Air Quality and Noise Management Division, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Mrs. Ekpadcha Kaewtrakarnwong, Environmentalist, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Nareerat Thanakasem, Director, Climate Action Academy, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public   Organization)
  • Ms. Anothai Sangthong, Director, Communications and Carbon Credit Registry Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public   Organization)
  • Ms. Naiyana Chaitiemwong, Director, Health Impact Assessment Division, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • • Ms. Sasipim Arampibulkit, Director, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Tanareerat Choorith, Foreign Relations Officer, Professional Level, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Aungkana Inuooy, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner, Foreign Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Mr. Trin Sriwong, Director, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Children and Youth, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Kamonchanok Saelao, Social Development Worker, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Children and Youth, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Nantanoot Suwannawut, Social Development Worker, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Prim Keawpradub, Foreign Relations Officer, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Siriporn Gudeerat, Social Worker, Professional level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Older Persons, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Mr. Panithan Phonphaibun, Foreign Relations Assistant, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Older Persons, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Chittakul Vilaichitt, Social Development Worker, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Atchima Aree, Social Development Worker, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Pichaya Sarleephol, Foreign Relations Officer, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Mr. Jirasin Thongma, Foreign Relations Officer, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • Ms. Sonthariya Netirungsiwatchara, Social Development Worker, Senior Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Nattakarn Saipetch, Social Development Worker, Practitioner Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Pongjit Thabtheing, Social Development Worker, Practitioner Level, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Mr. Albert Potjes, Foreign Work Assistant, Strategy and Planning Division, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • • Ms. Oranee Boonphun, Director, Division of International Relations and Technical Cooperation of Housing, National Housing Authority
  • • Ms. Angkana Vichit, Policy and Planning Analyst, Division of International Relations and Technical Cooperation of Housing, National Housing Authority
  • • Ms. Chantima Thawornnan, General Administration Officer, Division of International Relations and Technical Cooperation of Housing, National Housing Authority
  • • Mr. Prapatpaow Awakul, Director, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Dusadee Pratipsindhu, Chief, International Organizations and United Nations Sub-Division, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Krittika Buranadis, Director, Bureau of Safety Planning, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mrs. Chutinthorn Mankhong, Chief, Sustainable Transport Promotion Group, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Popponpat Yamwan, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Orawan Liengsukson, Director of International Highways Development Sub-Division, Bureau of International Highways Cooperation, Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Natnaree Sutheesophon, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Bureau of International Highways Cooperation, Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Sawita Aksharanugraha, Transport Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, Planning Division, Department of Land Transport, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Sarat Nitiwongvorakul, Transport Technical Officer, Practitioner Level, Planning Division, Department of Land Transport, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Pana Supatitipong, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Sorrawit Saisorn, Transport Technical Officer, Practitioner Level, Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Preecha Soparat, Director, International Cooperation Division, Bureau of Planning, Department of Rural Roads, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Ratsamee Duangkham, Plan and Policy Analyst, International Cooperation Division, Bureau of Planning, Department of Rural Roads, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Sittisak Choomura, Engineer, Senior Professional Level, Ship Engineering and Innovation Group, Ship Standard Bureau, Marine Department, Ministry of Transport
  • • Ms. Nattaphan Suksri, Environmentalist, Practitioner Level, Environment Division, Marine Safety and Environment Bureau, Marine Department, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Nathapon Sukwinya, Director, Project Planning and Development Center, Special Project and Construction Department, State Railway of Thailand, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Chitkamon Pondate, Chief, Research Planning Development and Information Division, Traffic Business Strategy Bureau, State Railway of Thailand, Ministry of Transport
 

Timor-Leste

  • • H.E. Mr. Juvencio de Jesus Martins, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Roberto Caetano de Sousa Vicente, Executive Director of TIC TIMOR I. P. (in person)
  • • Mrs. Merina Ursula Xareal, First Secretary of Timor-Leste Embassy in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. João Evangelista Tilman Martins, Third Secretary of Timor-Leste Embassy in Bangkok (in person)
 

Tonga

  • • Honorable Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Tourism
  • • Ms. Ilaisipa ‘Alipate, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. Elsie Fukofuka, Senior Assistant Secretary for Foreign Affairs (in person)
 

Türkiye

  • H.E. Mrs. Serap ERSOY, Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Thailand, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Bangkok (in person)
  • Mr. Muhammet Maruf Yaman, Head of Foreign Affairs Department, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of the Republic of Türkiye (in person)
  • Mr. Melihcan ERSEN, Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Bangkok
  • Ms. Ayse Mehlika YILDIZ ERSEN, Third Secretary and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Bangkok (in person)
 

Turkmenistan

  • • H.E. Mr. Begmyrat Atayev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
  • • H.E. Mr. Muhammetnyyaz Mashalov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Malaysia and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to ESCAP
  • • Mr. Serdar Eyeberenov - Deputy Head of the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
 

Tuvalu

  • • Honourable Seve Paeniu, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance (in person)
  • • Mr. Asau Leauma, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Finance (in person)
 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • • Ms. Alicia Forsyth, Deputy Director for Climate Strategy and Co-ordination, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • • Mr. Neil Beauchamp, Head of International Climate Engagement Climate Strategy and Co-ordination Department, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • • Mr. David Corbelli, Senior International Development Manager, MET Office (in person)
  • • Mr. Andrew Beirne, Economic and Sustainable Development Counsellor, British Embassy Bangkok
  • • Mr. James McCormick, Head of Multilateral and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, British Embassy Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Suneal Housely, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, British Embassy Bangkok (in person)
 

United States of America

  • • Ms. Michele Sison, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • • Mr. Robert Godec, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
  • • Mr. Brad Arsenault, Resilient Ecosystems Team Lead, Regional Environment Office, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bangkok, Thailand (online)
  • • Ms. Betty Chung, Deputy Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development - Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia, Manila, Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Margaret Dapice, Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Political Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Ms. Curtrice Dorsey, Multilateral Policy Analyst, Office of Development Cooperation, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, U.S. Agency for International Development (online)
  • • Ms. Jennifer Eldridge, Senior Climate/ Environment Officer, Office of Specialized and Technical Agencies, Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, U.S. Department of State (in person)
  • • Ms. Regina Burns Mackenzie, Coordinator for the Pacific and Mongolia, U.S. Agency for International Development Philippines, Pacific and Mongolia, Manila, Philippines (online)
  • • Ms. Dawn McCown, Senior Advisor, Indo-Pacific Hub – East Asia and the Pacific, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Paul Neville, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Ms. Cristina Olive, Senior Coordinator, Indo-Pacific Hub – East Asia and the Pacific, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Steve Olive, Mission Director, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bangkok, Thailand (online)
  • • Ms. Sarah Quinzio, Deputy Director, Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Office for East and Southeast Asia, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Ryder Rogers, Environment Office Director, U.S. Agency for International Development - Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia, Manila, Philippines (online)
  • • Mr. Edwin Sagurton Jr., U.S. Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Thomas Schmidt, Director, Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Office for East and Southeast Asia, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (online)
  • • Mr. Craig Simons, Climate Coordinator, Office of Economic Policy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State (online)
  • • Ms. Katherine Skarsten, Deputy Director, Office of Economic and Development Affairs, Bureau of International Organizations, U.S. Department of State (online)
  • • Mr. John Smith-Sreen, Office Director, Indo-Pacific Office, U.S. Agency for International Development India, New Delhi, India (online)
  • • Mr. Paul Stempel, Economic Officer, Office of Economic and Development Affairs, Bureau of International Organizations, U.S. Department of State (in person)
  • • Ms. Kaarli Sundsmo, Acting Senior Coordinator, Indo-Pacific Strategy, Asia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C. (online)
  • • Ms. Aisha Talib, Economic Associate, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
  • • Mr. Trigg Talley, Managing Director for Climate Negotiations and Programs, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, U.S. Department of State (in person)
  • • Ms. Amelia Vander Laan, Regional Climate Officer, Office of Security and Transnational Affairs, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State (online)
  • • Ms. Caratlux Liumpetch, Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Office for East and Southeast Asia Specialist, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (in person)
 

Uzbekistan

  • • Mr. Olimjon Tuychiev, Director of the Agency for Innovative Development, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (in person)
  • • Mr. Khajiev Mardonbek, Leading Specialist, International Relations Development Department of the Agency for Innovative Development, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (in person)
  • • Mr. Fakhriddin Sultanov, Consul-General and Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP, Consulate-General of Uzbekistan in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Nuriddin Mamatkulov, Consul and Deputy Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP, Consulate-General of Uzbekistan in Bangkok (in person)
 

Vanuatu

  • Mr. Sylvain KALSAKAU, Head, United Nations Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade (in person)
  • Mr. Richardo COLMAR, UN Senior Desk Officer, United Nations Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade (in person)
  • Dr. Christopher Yeoman BARTLETT, Climate Diplomacy Manager, United Nations Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade (in person)
  • Ms. Orsiany LOUHGMAN, UN Desk Officer for Programs and Funds, United Nations Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade (in person)
 

Viet Nam

  • • H.E. Mr. Do Hung Viet, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • • H.E. Mr. Phan Chi Thanh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Viet Nam to Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • • Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Tran Anh Duong, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Transport
  • • Mr. Tran Minh, Vice President, Information and Communications Public Management Institute, Ministry of Information and Communication
  • • Ms. Dinh Thi Tam, Deputy Director-General, Viet Nam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • • Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Mai, Deputy Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to ESCAP
  • • Mr. Luong Quang Huy, Head, Division of GHG emission reduction and ozone layer protection, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment
  • • Mr. To Nam Toan, Head, Division of Science, Technology, Environment and International Cooperation, Department for Roads, Ministry of Transport
  • • Dr. Nguyen Sy Linh, Head, Department of Climate Change and Global Issues, Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Mr. Pham Tien Anh, Head, Division of Economic Diplomacy, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Ms. Vo Ngoc Diep, Third Secretary, Embassy of Viet Nam in Thailand
  • • Ms. Nguyen Thanh Tu, Main Statistician, Department of Social and Environmental Statistics, General Statistics Office, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • • Ms. Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, Reporter, Figures and Events Review, General Statistics Office, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • • Ms. Trinh Thuy Nguyen, Forecaster, Climate Prediction Division, National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center, Viet Nam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam
  • • Mr. Dinh Nho Minh, Desk Officer, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • • Mr. Hoang Trong Thang, Desk Officer, Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation, Viet Nam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • • Ms. Nguyen Thi Hang, Desk Officer, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Information and Technology
  • • Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, Desk Officer, Department of Science, Education, Resources, and Environment, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • • Mr. Nguyen Binh An, Desk Officer, Division of Northeast Asia and South Pacific, Department of Asian-African Market, Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • • Ms. Trinh Ngoc Tu, Desk Officer, Division of Southeast Asia, South Asia and Regional Cooperation, Department of Asian - African Market, Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • • Mr. Le Minh Tuan, Desk Officer, Division of Multilateral Cooperation, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Associate members

cook islands

 

Cook Islands

  • • Honourable Mark Brown, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Honourable Tingika Elikana, Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs (in person)
  • • Ms. Tepaeru Herrmann, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (in person)
  • • Ms. Sandrina Thondoo, Director, Treaties, Multilateral and Oceans Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (in person)
 

Hong Kong, China

  • • Mr. LEE Sheung Yuen, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Miss POON Yuen Chi, Teresa, Deputy Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Miss Nathgarn Teeyavute, Commercial Relations Manager, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Mr. Kongpak Phupa, Associate, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok (in person)
  • • Miss Imane Malki, Associate, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok (in person)
 

Macao, China

  • • Mr. Tai Kin Ip, Director of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (online)
  • • Ms. Mai Pang, Head of Economic Cooperation Division of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (online)
  • • Mr. Cheung Chon Kit, Senior Officer of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (online)

Permanent observers

Belarus  

Belarus

  • • H.E. Mr. Uladzimir Baravikou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Permanent Observer to ESCAP (online)
 

Finland

  • H.E. Ambassador Jyri Järviaho, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Observer to ESCAP (in person)
  • Mr. Pekka Morén,Special Representative of Finance Minister, Finland & Founding Country of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
  • Mr. Miika Tomi, First Secretary and Deputy Permanent Observer to the ESCAP, Embassy of Finland (in person)
  • Ms. Nella Virkola, Junior Desk Officer, Embassy of Finland
Germany  

Germany

  • • Mr. Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission and Permanent Observer to ESCAP
  • • Mr. Johannes Daniel Christoph Kerner, First Secretary and Economic and Commercial Counsellor
 

Italy

  • • H.E. Ms. Maria TRIPODI, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Paolo DIONISI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Observer to ESCAP (in person)
  • • H.E. Mr. Stefano STEFANINI, Ambassador and Member of the Rome EXPO 2030 Promoting Committee (in person)
  • • Mr. Giovanni DAVOLI, Counsellor and Undersecretary Tripodi's Chief of Staff (in person)
  • • Ms. Francesca BLASONE, Counsellor and Alternate Permanent Observer to ESCAP (in person)
  • • Mr. Andrea Conti, Second Secretary, Head of the Consular Section of the Embassy of Italy
 

Nigeria

  • • H.E. Mr. Ovikuroma Orogun Djebah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Observer to ESCAP (in person)
 

San Marino

  • Mr. Lorenzo Riccardi, Minister at large of the Republic of San Marino and Permanent Observer to ESCAP
  • Ms. Yu Zhang, Counsellor of the Economic Development Agency  
spain  

Spain

  • • H.E. Mr. Felipe de La Morena Casado, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to the Kingdom of Thailand
sweden  

Sweden

  • • Ms. Tove Goldmann, Senior Programme Manager -Environment and Climate Change, Embassy of Sweden (in person)
  • • Ms. Jenny Collste Lager, Programme Officer-Human Rights and Democracy, Embassy of Sweden
 

Switzerland

  • Mr. Conradin Rasi, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Embassy of Switzerland
  • Ms. Sophie Steiner Kernen, Deputy Head of the Political and Economic Section, Embassy of Switzerland (in person)
  • Mr. Marco Rudin, Political and Economic Attaché, Embassy of Switzerland (in person)

Intergovernmental Organizations

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • • Mr. Patrick Osewe, Chief, Health Sector Group
  • • Mr. Wendy Walker, Chief, Social Development Thematic Group
  • • Ms.  Samantha Hung, Chief, Gender Equality Thematic Group
  • • Mr. Thomas Abell, Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development
  • • Mr. Dinesh Arora, Principal Health Specialist
  • • Ms. Yukiko Ito, Principal Social Development Specialist
  • • Mr. Benjamin Coghlan, Senior Health Specialist
  • • Mr. Arin Dutta, Senior Health Specialist
  • • Mr. Najibullah Habib, Senior Health Specialist
  • • Mr. Saad Abdul Paracha, Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist
  • • Mr. Oleksiy Ivaschenko, Senior Social Protection and Jobs Specialist
  • • Ms. Zonibel Woods, Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)
  • • Ms. Carmela C. Fernando-Villamar, Digital Technology Officer
  • • Ms. Michelle Apostol, Associate Health Officer
  • • Ms. Sara Azfar, Senior Partnership Specialist

Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA)

  • H.E. Amb. Kairat SARYBAY, Secretary General (in person)
  • Mr. Arkadii KOSHCHEEV, Senior Officer (in person)
  • Ms. Gulnara ALIMBAYEVA, Personal Assistant to the CICA Secretary General

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

  • • H.E. Ambassador Khusrav Noziri, Secretary-General of ECO
  • • Mr. Husnu Tekin, Director for Energy, Minerals and Environment, ECO Secretariat
  • • Mr. Morteza Khansari Bozorgi, Program Officer for Energy, Minerals and Environment, ECO Secretariat

ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee

  • • Mr. Duan Yihong, Secretary of Typhoon Committee (online)
  • • Mr. Liu Jinping, Hydrologist of Typhoon Committee Secretary (online)

International Think Tank for Landlocked developing countries (ITTLLDCs)

  • • Mr. Dulguun Damdin-Od, Executive Director (in person)
  • • Ms. Enkhtuul Jantsankhorol, Admin Officer (in person)

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)

  • • Mr. Henry Puna, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum (in person)
  • • Mr. Henry Cocker, Engagement Adviser – Sustainable Development, Pacific Islands Forum
  • • Ms. Joan Puloka, Executive Coordination Officer (in person)

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

  • • Mr. Zhang Ming, Secretary General (in person)
  • • Mr. Iskander Baitassov, Advisor (in person)
  • • Ms. Fan Yingchuan, Expert (in person)
  • • Mareulan Ibraimov, Referent (in person)
  • • Ms. Shao Chen, Official (in person)

Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS)

  • • Mr. BEK Bum-hym, Deputy Secretary-General (in person)
  • • Ms. Prum KANG, Program Officer (in person)

UN Specialized Agencies and Bodies

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

  • • Prof. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General
  • • Mr. Ben Churchill, Head, WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific
  • • Mr. Jun Yu, Regional Officer, WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific
  • • Mr. Muhibuddin Usamah, Technical Coordinator (Services), WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific

Funds and Programmes

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • • Ms. Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative Asia and the Pacific, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Ms. Marlene Nilsson, Deputy Regional Director, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Mr. Mozaharul Alam, Regional Subprogramme Coordinator for Climate Action, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Ms. Makiko Yashiro, Regional Subprogramme Coordinator for Nature Action, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Mr. Mushtaq Memon, Regional Subprogramme Coordinator for Chemical and Pollution Action, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Mr. Subrata Sinha, Environmental Affairs Officer, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Mr. Jonathan Gilman, Regional Development Coordinator, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office
  • • Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Programme Management Officer, Energy and Climate, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office

Research and Training Institutes

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

  • • Dr. Jonghwi Park, Academic Programme Officer, UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Other UN Entities

United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries

  • • Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Acting Managing Director
  • • Ms. Federica Irene Falomi, Economic Affairs Officer (in person)

The UN Secretariat

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

  • • Ms. Katia Chirizzi, Deputy Regional Representative, Head of Delegation
  • • Ms. Romchat Wachirarattanakornkul, Assistant Human Rights Officer on Climate  Change and Environment (in person)
  • • Ms. Florien Eva Celesta van Weerelt, Intern (in person)

United Nations Development Coordination Office (DCO)

  • • Mr. David Mclachlan-Karr, Regional Director (in person)

Related Organizations

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  • Ms. Jane Gerardo-Abaya, Director of the Division for Asia and the Pacific, Department of Technical Cooperation
  • Mr. Gashaw Gebeyehu Wolde, Section Head of Asia and the Pacific Section, Department of Technical Cooperation (online)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • Ms. Sarah Lou ARRIOLA, Regional Director, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Mr. Stuart SIMPSON, Deputy Regional Director, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Mr. Chaoqiang XIONG, Regional Migration Policy Support Officer (in person)
  • Mr. Tawanda MATANDA, Policy and Liaison Support Officer (in person)
  • Mr. Christopher RICHTER, Regional Migration, Environment and Climate Change Specialist (in person)

Non-Governmental Organizations

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)

  • • Mr. Liberato Bautista, President
  • • Mr. Cyril Ritchie, First Vice President (in person)
  • • Ms. Sheila Bordier, Senior Associate (in person)
  • • Ms. Para Lim, Associate (in person)

Global Peace Foundation

  • • Mr. Leonard T. Faustino, Deputy Executive Director
  • • Mr. Kier S. Aventurado
  • • Mr. Robert T. Capiral, Coordinator

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

  • • Mr. Junichi Fujino, Programme Director of the Integrated Sustainability Centre

International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW)

  • • Ms. Narudee Kiengsiri, IFBPW Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator
  • • Ms. Chularat Israngkool NA Ayutthaya, 1st Vice President
  • • Ms. M L Preeyapun Sridhavat, IFBPW, UNESCAP main representative

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

  • • Dr. Sebastian Cordoba, IFSW-Asia Pacific Main Representative to the United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

  • • Mr. Gessen C. Rocas, External Relations Director

Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association - International (PPSEAWA International)

  • • Ms. Mondhiya Bhangsbha, President, PPSEAWA International (online)
  • • Dr. Chaiskran Hiranpruk (online)
  • • Miss Tiemtip Kittibut (online)
  • • Miss Sawitta Wichitrakorn (in person)
  • • Mr. Korn Wichitrakorn (in person)

Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George

  • • Ms. Paola Benaglia, Vice Delegate and Designate Representative to UNESCAP (in person)

SERAC-Bangladesh

  • • Mr. SM Shaikat, Executive Director

Soroptimist International (SI)

  • • Dr. Theresa Devasahayam, SI UN Representative (in person)

Other Entities

ALSTOM (THAILAND) LTD.

  • • Mr. Yohann Levasseur, Thailand Country Managing Director, Turnkey and RS Director East Asia Cluster
  • • Mr. Norrarit Pinnemitr, Customer Director

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

  • • Dr. Qian Wan, Lecturer, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  • • Ms. Enrui Zhu, Student, Electronic Engineer, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • • Ms. Ana Clarissa Torio, Student, Medical Laboratory Science, The University of Philippines
  • • Mr. Dilawaier Dilixiati, Student, Applied Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • • Mr. Sala Wiangkao, Student, Intergrated Innovation, Chulalongkom University
  • • Ms. Ziye Feng, Student, French Major, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • • Ms. Alyssa Marielle Casabar, Student, Community Development, The University of Philippines
  • • Ms. Honor Browne, Popular Health, Economic Statistics, The University of Auckland
  • • Ms. Xiyingzu Yu, Student, English, Public Administration Leadership, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • • Ms. Fatin Nur Izzati Binti Jufry, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Malaya.
  • • Mr. Yingyilong Hu, PhD Candidate, Chulalongkom University
  • • Mr. Aale Muhammad, Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkom University
  • • Mr. Ratapongse Phoolsuwan, Observer, OIA Chulalongkom University

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

  • Ms. Kathryn Clarkson, Head of Delegation and Representative to United Nations ESCAP, IFRC Country Cluster for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam (in person)
  • Ms. Barbara Wibmer, Support Services and Partnerships Coordinator, IFRC Country Cluster for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam (in person)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Ms. Salsabile Douai, Regional Migration Advisor for Asia and the Pacific (in person)
  • Ms. Jidapa Jinda, Humanitarian Affairs Advisor (in person)

Kwansei Gukuin University

  • Prof. Shun-ichi Murata, Dean of UN and Foreign Affairs Studies Programme Office (in person)
  • Ms. Miyuki Yokoyama, Administrative Head, UN and Foreign Affairs Studies Programme Office (in person)
  • Mr. Shota Ochi, Administrative Staff, UN and Foreign Affairs Studies Programme Office(in person)

Northeast Asia Economic Development Union

  • • Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Chairman (in person)
  • • Mr. Kang Young-Sun, Secretary General (in person)
  • • Mr. Parin Sathianpag, Director

Private Sector Representatives

  • • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Development Limited
  • • Gabriel Tan, Managing Director, Guava Amenities Pte Ltd.
  • • Ng Kian Meng, Director-Finance, Guava Amenities Pte Ltd.
  • • Piyachart Isarabhakdee, CEO, BRANDi and Companies Co., Ltd.
  • • Sasarin Borwornchokchai, Principal Consultant, Experience Management, BRANDi and Companies Co., Ltd.
  • • Eetu Kuneinen, Eurasia Continental Fintech
  • • Albert Oung, President, World Green Organisation
  • • Henry Ee, Managing Director, Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia)
  • • Irene Wong, Founder, IX Fintech Limited

Youth Representatives

  • • Sadia Jahan Rothi, Board Director, Eco-Network, Bangladesh (through YOUNGO)
  • • Lekzang Jayoed Dorji, Assistant Environment Officer, Department of Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Bhutan (through NFP)
  • • Raeed Roshan Ali, AIS Officer for Pacific Ocean, Archipelagic and Island States Forum Secretariat, UNDP, Indonesia, Fiji (through NFP)
  • • Pooja Dwivedi, Coordinator for a bilateral educational project "Combating Environmental Pollution through Internationalisation of Education (COMPOLL) between IIT Delhi and TU Dresden Germany, India (through YOUNGO)
  • • Damayanti Prabasari, Co-Founder and Head of Programme Division, ClimEduNow, Indonesia (through YOUNGO)
  • • Khampasong Khanvene, Officer, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Lao PDR (through NFP)
  • • Mogesh Sababathy, Founder of Project Ocean Hope & Youth Climate Advocate, Malaysia (through YOUNGO)
  • • Sainsanaa Amarsanaa, Permitting & Compliance Associate, Government Relations and Permitting Department, Energy Resources LLC, Mongolia (through YOUNGO)
  • • Sonika Poudel, Program Director (PD) and Member of the Board of Directors (BOD) in the Youth for Environment Education And Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation), Nepal (through YOUNGO)
  • • Kim Allen, Chairperson of Commonwealth Youth Council, Member of Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Young Climate Leaders Alliance, Papua New Guinea (through YOUNGO)
  • • Brian Jason B. Delos Santos, Information Officer I, Information and Knowledge Management Division, Climate Change Commission, Philippines (through YOUNGO)
  • • Kalvary Porte, Higher Ground Initiative Project Manager, Department of Climate Change & National Resilience, Republic of Nauru (through NFP)
  • • Yeongyeon Kwon, Assistant Manager in Governmental Organization, Climate Change International Cooperation Team, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, Republic of South Korea (through NFP- self funded)
  • • Karunarathnalage Lilan Udayanga Dayananda, Co-founder and Managing Director, Elzian Agro (Private) Limited and Earth Restoration (Private) Limited, Sri Lanka (through YOUNGO)
  • • Biloli Alisher, Head of Department Inventory and Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases, Agency for Hydrometeorology, The Committee of Environmental Protection, Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Tajikistan (through NFP)
  • • Subsinee Anurak, Government Officer, ONEP, Thailand (through NFP)
  • • Prim Rajasurang Wongkrasaemongol, Thailand (by UNDP)
  • • Leyli Yagshyyeva, Co-ordinator, Regional Eco Hub, Turkmenistan (through NFP)
  • • Saumya Surbhi, YEHRD Protection Coordinator, UNDP (Partner)
  • • Lameya Alam, YECAP Fellowship Coordinator, UNDP (Partner)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The three-year term of the current members of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) will end at the seventy-ninth session of the Commission.  The Commission will therefore elect new members to serve on the Governing Council (for the period 2023-2026) of the regional institution during the session.

The Statute of APCTT (Commission resolution 72/3) stipulates that “the Centre shall have a Governing Council consisting of a representative designated by the Government of India and no fewer than eight representatives nominated by other members and associate members of ESCAP elected by the Commission. The members and associate members elected by the Commission shall be elected for a period of three years but shall be eligible for re-election”. In addition to the host country (India), the current members of the Governing Council are: Bangladesh; China; Indonesia; the Islamic Republic of Iran; Nepal; Pakistan; the Republic of Korea; Sri Lanka; Thailand; and Uzbekistan.

The Commission will elect new members to the Governing Council on Tuesday, 16 May 2023 from 11.00 to 13.00 hours, in Conference Room 1, at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok.

Rule 41 of the rules of procedure of ESCAP stipulates that “all elections shall be decided by secret ballot.” The secretariat shall make arrangements for the elections to take place at the United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok.

All delegations are encouraged to participate in person at the session and cast their vote at the United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok. Delegations that are not represented in Bangkok and are unable to send a representative to Bangkok may consider including in their delegation a Bangkok-based representative that shall exercise their voting right. Only duly accredited and registered participants will be allowed to cast a vote.

All members and associate members seeking election or re-election to the Governing Council are requested to complete the nomination form and submit it to the Secretary of the Commission at [email protected] by 16:00 hours Bangkok time (UTC+7) on Friday, 21 April 2023.

If they desire, members and associate members seeking election or re-election to the Governing Council may attach to the nomination form a brief statement (not exceeding two pages) outlining their aims, vision and/or commitments as members of the Governing Council, should they be elected. The document will be made public by the secretariat on the Commission website.

Governing Council members are expected to participate in the Council meetings, to be held at least once a year, to provide guidance to the Centre as stated in the Statute. The cost of participation of the Governing Council members in all meetings of the Governing Council will be borne by the Governments concerned.

To ensure continuity in the work of the Governing Council, elected members are expected to designate at least one representative who would, as far as possible, serve on the Governing Council as national focal point(s) throughout the period of such membership.

RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS

The following members are elected for the Governing Councils of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) for the period 2023-2026: 

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Who can seek election/re-election to the Governing Council?

  • All ESCAP members and associate members can seek election or re-election to the Governing Council.

 

Can associate members of ESCAP vote in the elections at the Commission session?

  • As stipulated in paragraph 6 of the terms of reference of ESCAP, “representatives of associate members shall be entitled to participate without vote in all meetings of the Commission, whether sitting as Commission or as Committee of the Whole". This means associate members can seek election or re-election but may not vote in the elections.

 

How to submit a nomination for election/re-election to the Governing Council?

  • All members and associate members seeking election or re-election to the Governing Council are requested to complete the nomination form and submit it to the Secretary of the Commission at [email protected].
  • If they desire, members and associate members seeking election or re-election may attach a brief statement (not exceeding two pages) indicating their aims, vision and/or commitments as members of the Governing Council, should they be elected to the Council. The document will be made public by the secretariat on the Commission website.

 

When is the deadline to submit a nomination for the Governing Council?

  • The nomination forms must be submitted in advance at the latest by 16:00 hours Bangkok time (UTC+7) on Friday, 21 April 2023. Nomination forms submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Nominations received for the Governing Council will be published on the Commission website as well as displayed at the election venue.

 

When and where will the election to the Governing Council take place?

 

  • The casting of ballots will take place on Tuesday, 16 May 2023 from 11.00 to 13.00 hours at the United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok:

          The United Nations Building

          Rajadamnern Nok Avenue

          Bangkok 10200, Thailand

 

How will the election to the Governing Council be conducted?

  • Only duly accredited delegates of ESCAP member States to the seventy-eighth session of the Commission will be allowed to cast votes.
  • The election will be conducted by secret ballot.
  • At the registration counter in front of the election venue, one representative from each delegation will be requested by the secretariat to:
    • present their Commission accreditation badge;
    • sign the registration sheet; and
    • collect the ballot papers (one ballot paper per regional institution per one delegation).
  • The representative will then enter the election venue to complete the ballot paper, with a clear tick mark (as indicated in the instructions) in the space provided next to the candidate. Delegates can vote for as many candidates as they wish.
  • In accordance with the statute of APCTT, its Governing Council is to consist of the host country (India) and no fewer than 8 representatives of members and associate members of the Commission.
  • The representative will then drop the completed ballot paper in the designated ballot box, then depart the election venue.
  • The representative shall not take a photograph of the ballot paper.
  • Corrections, overwriting, cross-out marks, or other such markings (other than the tick marks on the ballot) shall render the ballot invalid. If the representative made a mistake, they can return the ballot paper to the secretariat and request a new ballot. Returned ballots will be destroyed by the secretariat in front of the representative.

 

To ensure a smooth and transparent election, delegations are requested to:

  • depart the election venue immediately after casting the votes; and
  • refrain from waiting, sitting and/or conversing inside the election venue during the conduct of the election to prevent interruption to other delegations casting their votes.

 

Can elections be observed?

  • ESCAP members and associate members can observe the election process, provided they do not intervene, interfere or in any way disturb the election process and avoid overcrowding the room where the polling station will be located. 
  • Participants at the session, other than accredited member and associate member delegations, will not be permitted into the election venue during the balloting process.
  • Cameras, including mobile phone cameras, are not to be used during the balloting process.

 

How will the votes counting be conducted?

  • The vote counting will be conducted by the secretariat inside the election venue immediately after the conclusion of the election at 13.00 hours on Tuesday, 16 May 2023.  
  • Members and associate members may observe the vote counting.
  • No official announcement of results will be made after the vote counting. If a second round of voting will be necessary, all members and associate members will be promptly notified by the secretariat and the balloting will be arranged prior to Friday 19 May 2023.

 

When will the results of the election/re-election to the Governing Council be announced?

  • The results will be announced by the Secretary of the Commission under agenda item 8 Other matters on Friday, 19 May 2023.

 

Who should I contact if I need to obtain more information on the election/re-election to the Governing Council?

  • Further information can be obtained by contacting:

          Ms. Preeti Soni

          Head

          Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)

          E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

          Telephone: +91-11-30973700

          Fax: +91-11-26856274

Note: This page is for delegates, government officials and other members of government delegations participating in the 79th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). For general information concerning all participants please refer to the Information Note Section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART I: Guide to participation

 

 

 

 

This guide includes information to assist delegates attending the Commission session with their preparations and to facilitate their participation. The document includes useful information on paperless meetings, order of speakers, and the discussions conducted each agenda item.

The seventy-ninth session of the Commission will take place from 15 to 19 May 2023 in a hybrid modality at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online.

Letter of credentials and online registration

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government, at the earliest convenience but before Thursday, 11 May 2023. Only delegates who appear on the letter of credentials will be able to participate and be recognized in the list of participants.

Letters of credential can be sent via email to the Office of the Executive Secretary at the following address: <[email protected]> with a copy to the Commission secretariat team at <[email protected]>, <[email protected]> and <[email protected]>. Originals may be sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary at the address below.

Office of the Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Executive Office Suite, United Nations Conference Centre

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Rajdamnern Nok Avenue

Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Each delegate who appears in the aforementioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible but no later than Thursday, 11 May 2023 at https://indico.un.org/event/1003482/ to facilitate the issuance of name badges and ensure the accuracy of the list of participants.

Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted. Please note that registering online prior to the meeting is mandatory in accordance with standard United Nations security procedures to facilitate security clearance and entrance to the premises.

Online participation

All delegates are encouraged to participate in person. However, if in-person participation is not possible, delegates may participate through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Owing to the limited number of connections available, the online participation via Zoom of members, associate members and Member States of the United Nations that are permanent observers of the Commission will be prioritized.

Based on availability, connections will be made available for observer organizations that would notify the secretariat of their interest to speak under a specific agenda item at <[email protected]> by Friday, 28 April 2023. Tentative speaking slots will be assigned based on the availability of connections and confirmed during the meeting based on time availability and taking into account the speaking order of United Nations intergovernmental meetings.

All other delegates may follow the proceedings via the live broadcast on the Commission website at https://www.unescap.org/events/commission79.

Country interventions

To participate in deliberations, delegates are requested to complete the speaker request form to identify which members of the delegations participating online will have a speaking role during the session. The secretariat will send a link to the Zoom session only to those accounts identified on the form. Please note that the Zoom link is not transferable. Delegations attending in person may request to speak by raising their flag or informing the presiding conference room officers.

Delegations wishing to deliver their country statement under agenda item 2(a) (general debate on the theme topic, “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development”), are kindly requested to inscribe on the speakers list by Friday, 5 May 2023, using the speaker request form

Country statements may need to be summarized and focused on the theme topic, as the delivery time will be limited to three minutes. Prepared texts of longer statements may be circulated.

Delegations are also encouraged to provide statements to the secretariat prior to delivery in electronic format. Statements will be used to facilitate interpretation and drafting of the report of the Commission. Statements will be posted to the Commission website after delivery unless requested otherwise.

For delegates participating online, a guide to using the Zoom videoconferencing platform will be shared in due course. Zoom users will also be invited to a test-run prior to the session to familiarize themselves with Zoom, test the connection and ensure a smooth online participation. All Zoom users are strongly encouraged to join the test-run, especially those who will join the Zoom platform from a meeting room, so they can see if the meeting room’s conference/AV system is adequately linked to Zoom.

Documents and interpretation

Pre-session documents are available in the four official languages of the Commission (Chinese, English, French and Russian) and will be posted on the official documents page of the Commission website (under agenda and official documents) when they are issued. The annual report will be available on the Commission website in all languages following the session.

The session will be conducted in the four official languages of ESCAP – Chinese, English, French and Russian – with live simultaneous interpretation available in the conference room and via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Details on how to choose an interpretation on Zoom will be provided in the Zoom participation guide. Participants following the proceedings via the live webcast on YouTube may also be able to choose among the four official languages of ESCAP.

International sign-language interpretation and live captioning services in the four official languages of ESCAP will also be available simultaneously throughout the session in the secretariat’s continuous efforts to improve accessibility of the Commission.

Paperless meetings

Please note that, in accordance with ongoing efforts of the United Nations towards a paperless Secretariat, printed official meeting documents are no longer provided for member State and associate member delegations except only upon explicit request. In such cases only one set of printed official meeting documents will be provided.

Decisions and resolutions

The Commission will consider a list of decisions under each agenda item. The details on the deliberations under each agenda item are provided in the sections below.

In light of the hybrid format of the session, all negotiations on draft resolutions and draft decisions will be undertaken by the Informal Working Group on Draft Resolutions and will be concluded no later than two weeks in advance of the session and in accordance with the practice adopted by the Commission at its seventy-sixth, seventy-seventh and seventy-eighth sessions, with the use of the silence procedure. Please refer to the note by the secretariat on the process for negotiation and adoption of resolutions at the session. No meeting on draft resolutions and draft decisions will be scheduled as a part of the official programme during the session. Delegations wishing to submit draft resolutions are requested to submit the proposed text to the Executive Secretary in writing at least six weeks before the start of the Commission session (Monday, 3 April 2023).

The draft decisions and draft resolutions will be presented for formal adoption by the Commission under agenda item 9.

Elections to the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)

At the seventy-ninth Commission session, the Commission will elect new members to the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) on Tuesday, 16 May 2023 from 11.00 to 13.00 hours Bangkok time (UTC+7) at the United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok.

In accordance with the rules of procedure of ESCAP, the elections will be conducted by secret ballot and delegates will need to be present in the room to cast their vote. Delegations that are not represented in Bangkok and are unable to send a representative to Bangkok may consider including in their delegation a Bangkok-based representative that shall exercise their voting right. Only duly accredited and registered participants will be allowed to cast a vote.

All members and associate members seeking election or re-election to the Governing Council are requested to complete a nomination form and submit it to the Secretary of the Commission by 16:00 hours Bangkok time (UTC+7) on Friday, 21 April 2023. Detailed information and the nomination forms are available in on the Commission website at https://www.unescap.org/events/commission79#CouncilElection

Liaison officers 

The liaison officers are secretariat staff members who shall be assisting members and associate members of the Commission in addition to their regular duties in the substantive servicing of the Commission session. Delegations may contact the liaison officers should they need assistance. The staff members whose names appear in the list of liaison officers shall serve as liaison officers to members and associate members of the Commission.

 

 

 

 

PART II: Side event and Climate Solutions Fair

 

 

 

 

Delegations and stakeholders interested in organizing side events linked with the theme of the session, “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development” and/or participating in the Climate Solutions Fair, are requested to complete the Side Event Form and Submission Form for the Climate Solutions Fair electronically and return it by Monday, 17 April 2023 to the following email address:<[email protected]>. Organizers will be responsible for all logistical arrangements.

As slots for the side events are limited, priority will be given to members, associate members and observer countries on a first-come, first-served basis. Events with multiple co-organizers/partners are particularly welcome.

 

 

 

 

PART III: Contributions to ESCAP Programme of Work and Regional Institutions

 

 

 

 

With the support of member State donors and partners, ESCAP has, over the years, contributed considerably to the development of Asia and the Pacific by establishing several key regional institutions; negotiating crucial agreements; undertaking quality normative and analytical work; advocating policies to address critical and emerging issues; and building capacities of its members to address development challenges facing the region.

At the Commission session every year, members and associate members of ESCAP indicate their support, both in-kind and financial, to the ESCAP programme of work and the regional institutions.

The contributions to the ESCAP programme of work supplement regular budget resources and help us address development challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region.

ESCAP's regional institutions (APCICT, APCTT, APDIM, CSAM and SIAP) are hubs of capacity building in focused areas directly linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They also act as a platform for exchanging good practices among member States, fostering South-South cooperation. The viability of these regional institutions is largely dependent on the financial and in-kind contributions provided by their host Governments as well as the voluntary contributions made by other donors. In its resolution 71/1, the Commission encouraged all members and associate members of ESCAP to make the necessary regular annual contributions to the regional institutions.

In this regard, we would like to invite all members and associate members to consider making or increasing their pledge for financial support to the ESCAP programme of work and the regional institutions at the seventy-ninth session of the Commission.

Please make your pledge by filling out the pledging form.

Please email the form to [email protected], with a copy to [email protected] or announce your pledge during the deliberations on Agenda item 5 (b): Overview of partnerships, extrabudgetary contributions and capacity development.

The ESCAP secretariat expresses its appreciation to member and associate members for the commitment and ongoing support to the work of ESCAP.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Ms. Zeynep Orhun Girard

Chief, Capacity Development and Partnerships Section

Strategy and Programme Management Division

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Office: +66 22 88 1672

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

PART IV: Visa exemption request

 

 

 

 

Delegates from countries with no Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General may request for visa exemption for participants attending the Commission session.

To request for the exemption, delegates are requested to complete the Request for Visa Exemption Form and return it via email along with the documents mentioned in the form to the email addresses indicated, by 28 April 2023.

Kindly note that this arrangement is subject to change in accordance with the host country’s requirements upon the delegates’ arrival. For more information, please refer to the form or email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART V: Protocol arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

ESCAP provides the following protocol arrangements for delegates at the ministerial level and above from a member state which does not have a diplomatic mission in Thailand:

  1. Airport transfer
  2. Transfer between hotel and meeting venue
  3. Airport VIP Lounge (if available)
  4. Police escort and police lead car (only for Head of State/Head of Government)

Should there be a requirement for additional police escort, the cost shall be borne by the requesting country. Delegates are responsible for securing hotel reservations and the cost of their accommodation.

In order to facilitate arrangements, delegations are requested to complete the Protocol Arrangement Form and return it via email to addresses indicated in the form, at least two weeks before the start of the session, on Friday 28 April 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

Part VI: Detailed guide to participation by agenda item

 

 

 

 

Agenda item 1: Opening of the session

Supporting documents:

1)        Provisional Agenda (ESCAP/79/1/Rev.2)

2)        Annotated Provisional Agenda (ESCAP/79/1/Add.1)

Agenda item 1 of the provisional agenda includes (a) opening addresses; (b) election of officers; and (c) adoption of the agenda.

Scheduled to begin at 10:00 hours on Monday, 15 May 2023, the session will be opened by the Chair of the seventy-eighth session of the Commission, who will also deliver a statement in that capacity, highlighting key work of ESCAP since the Commission last met in May 2022.

The Chair will also preside over the election of officers of the seventy-ninth session. In line with its rules of procedure and usual practice, the Commission will elect, from among its members, a Chair and two Vice-Chairs of the session.

If the plenary so decides, the rule may be applied differently to enable the Commission to elect more than two Vice-Chairs, as has been the practice at previous sessions, in which case the Commission may elect a bureau of officers composed of a Chair and several Vice-Chairs.

Following the election of officers, the Chair of the seventy-ninth session will present the provisional agenda of the session before the Commission for adoption.

After the agenda is adopted, the Chair will invite the Executive Secretary to deliver her welcome and policy address. Other high-level dignitaries may also be invited to address the Commission.

The Chair will then invite special remarks by Heads of State/Government of ESCAP member States on the theme of the session. These special remarks will set the scene for the deliberations of the session and provide a vision from the region on how to accelerate ambitious climate action in Asia and the Pacific while highlighting opportunities and practical solutions towards net-zero pathways.

Special remarks by the Heads of State/Government will be followed by interventions by selected keynote speakers from academia, private sector and civil society.

All deliberations will be webcast live and statements delivered will be made available on the Commission website for download.

Agenda item 2: Theme topic, “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development”

(a)       General debate;

(b)       Strengthening subregional cooperation;

(c)       Catalysing climate financing and investment.

Supporting documents:

1) Summary of the theme study on accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development (ESCAP/79/2)

2) Report of the Governing Council of the Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia on its seventeenth session (ESCAP/79/3)

3) Subregional cooperation to accelerate climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development (ESCAP/79/4)

Agenda item 2 (a) will start from afternoon of Monday, 15 May 2023 and will continue during the morning of Tuesday, 16 May 2023.

At the outset, the secretariat will present key findings and recommendations of the study prepared by the secretariat on the theme topic of the session.

With regards to the general debate or “country statements” on the theme topic, Ministers and Heads of Delegations may wish to focus their country statements on the recommendations of the theme study which describes the transformations that are needed in Asia and the Pacific to transition to a net zero future in support of sustainable development and identifies policies and actions needed in various sectors of the economy (e.g. energy, transport, trade, industry) to support the global climate agenda while also realizing broad economic, social and environmental benefits. The theme study also describes climate finance needs in the region and addresses data gaps for better monitoring. Country statements may focus on sharing experiences and initiatives that address both the causes and the impacts of climate change and how to accelerate climate action in Asia and the Pacific to reduce emissions in line with the 1.5-degree goal. Country statements may also draw attention on how enhanced regional cooperation can foster, bolder climate action for sustainable development.

In view of time constraints, country statements may need to be summarized and focused on the theme topic, as the delivery time will be limited to three (3) minutes. Prepared texts of longer statements may be circulated and will be posted to the Commission website unless requested otherwise.

Delegations wishing to deliver country statements under agenda item 2(a) are requested to inscribe on the speakers list by Monday, 5 May 2023, by submitting the speaker request form.

Delegations are also encouraged to provide statements to the secretariat at <[email protected]> prior to delivery in electronic format, if possible. Statements will be used to facilitate interpretation and drafting of the report of the Commission. Statements will be posted to the Commission website after delivery unless requested otherwise.

Guest keynote speakers will be invited to provide brief remarks on specific dimensions of the theme topic for the session.

The consideration of agenda item 2 (b) of the provisional agenda will start in the afternoon of Tuesday, 16 May 2023 and will feature a dialogue on the subregional dimensions of the theme of the session. The secretariat will introduce the agenda item, reflecting on the role of subregional cooperation in advancing regional climate priorities through cooperation and highlighting the key areas of cooperation between subregional organizations and ESCAP.

The introduction will be followed by a dialogue with the Heads of subregional organizations from across the Asia-Pacific region focusing on outlining the climate action priorities in each subregion, highlighting the key areas of cooperation between subregional organisations and ESCAP as well as identifying potential cooperation areas among subregions. Moreover, the dialogue will allow heads of subregional organizations to discuss a key priority (climate action) for the United Nations ahead of the annual meeting of heads of regional organizations to be convened by the United Nations Secretary-General.

The Chair will then open the floor to delegations for brief country interventions.

Agenda item 2(c): Special session: Catalyzing climate finance and investment will start in the morning of Wednesday, 17 May 2023 and will serve as the second edition of Regional Forum on Climate Initiatives to Finance Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals.  The session will discuss best practices and successes from across the ESCAP region in improving the policy and regulatory environment to support greater inflows of finance, particularly in mobilizing private finance and the use of sustainable financial instruments, towards climate mitigation, adaptation and transition as well as actions that ministers can take in building a positive and stable regulatory environment for finance to be directed at climate action, including sustainable bond frameworks and monitoring mechanisms, amongst other issues.

The secretariat and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will introduce the agenda item.

The introduction will be followed by a dialogue with minsters of finance from across the region.  The Chair will then open the floor for brief country interventions

Under agenda item 9, the Commission is expected to adopt a resolution on the theme topic of the session and adopt decisions to:

Take note of the following documents:

(a) Summary of the theme study on accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development (ESCAP/79/2)

(b) Subregional cooperation to accelerate climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development (ESCAP/79/4)

(c) Report of the Governing Council of the Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia on its seventeenth session (ESCAP/79/3)

Agenda item 3: Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island Developing States

Supporting document:

Summary of the Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2023: Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Seamless and Sustainable Connectivity (ESCAP/79/5)

Under agenda item 3, the Special Body will consider the role of transport, energy and digital connectivity as a catalyser of sustainable development, including climate action in least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States of Asia and the Pacific.

The secretariat will present the findings and recommendations of Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2023: Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Seamless and Sustainable Connectivity. The report examines how regional cooperation on seamless and sustainable connectivity can facilitate a long-term transformation towards a net zero carbon emissions future. Recognizing ongoing efforts and existing initiatives and considering the large financing gaps in the countries in special situations, the document underscores the need to seek synergies between transport, energy and digital connectivity initiatives in the region.

The consideration of the agenda item will include a high-level panel discussion with ministers from least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) or small island developing States (SIDS) in Asia and the Pacific.

The Chair will then open the floor for brief country interventions.

Under agenda item 9, it is anticipated the Commission will adopt decisions to:

Take note of the following document:

Summary of the Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2023: Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Seamless and Sustainable Connectivity (ESCAP/79/5)

Agenda item 4: Review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission

Supporting documents:

  1. Summary of progress in the implementation of Commission resolutions (ESCAP/79/6)
  2. Report on the Tenth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (ESCAP/RFSD/2023/6)
  3. Summary of round table discussions (ESCAP/RFSD/2023/6/Add.1)
  4. Report of the Committee on Social Development on its seventh session (ESCAP/CSD/2022/5)
  5. Report of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (ESCAP/MIPAA/IGM.3/2022/3)
  6. Outcome document entitled “Accelerating Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002, to Build a Sustainable Society for All Ages in Asia and the Pacific” (ESCAP/MIPAA/IGM.3/2022/3/Add.1)
  7. Report of the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013–2022 (ESCAP/APDDP/2022/3)
  8. Asia-Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Disability-Inclusive Development towards 2030 (ESCAP/APDDP/2022/3/Add.1)
  9. Trends in social development: the future of work in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/79/7)
  10. Report of the Committee on Environment and Development on its seventh session (ESCAP/CED/2022/4);
  11. Ministerial declaration on protecting our planet through regional cooperation and solidarity in Asia and the Pacific, 2022 (ESCAP/CED/2022/4/Add.1)
  12. Report of the Governing Council of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization on its eighteenth session (ESCAP/79/8)
  13. Enabling cities to take climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (ESCAP/79/9)
  14. Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management on its seventh session (ESCAP/79/10)
  15. Update on the financial situation of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (ESCAP/79/10/Add.1)

  16. Early warning and action for all by 2027: transformative adaption for a riskier Asia-Pacific region (ESCAP/79/11)
  17. Accelerating the just energy transition to make progress in achieving net-zero-emissions targets in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/79/12)
  18. Report of the Committee on Transport on its seventh session (ESCAP/CTR/2022/6)
  19. Enhancing the environmental sustainability of transport systems to support climate action in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/79/13)
  20. Securing public debt sustainability while pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (ESCAP/79/14)
  21. Report of the Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/MCREI/2022/5)
  22. Report of the Committee on Trade, Investment, Enterprise and Business Innovation on its first session of (ESCAP/CTIEBI(1)/8)
  23. Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology on its eighteenth session (ESCAP/79/15)
  24. Harnessing trade, investment, innovation and technology transfer for climate action (ESCAP/79/16)
  25. Report of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation on its fourth session (ESCAP/CICTSTI/2022/6)
  26. Report of the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/MCSASD/2022/3)
  27. Jakarta Ministerial Declaration on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/MCSASD/2022/3/Add.1)
  28. Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development on its seventeenth session (ESCAP/79/17)
  29. Promoting digital transformation in Asia and the Pacific through the Action Plan for Implementing the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Initiative, 2022–2026 (ESCAP/79/18) 
  30. Report of the Committee on Statistics on its eighth session (ESCAP/CST/2022/8)
  31. Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its eighteenth session (ESCAP/79/19)
  32. Getting everyone in the picture for more effective climate change action (ESCAP/79/20)
  33. Annual reports of international and intergovernmental organizations provided to the Commission (ESCAP/79/INF/1)

Consideration of agenda item 4 will start with an overarching presentation by the secretariat on the progress of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.

The Commission will then consider each sub-item in order. The Chairs of the subsidiary bodies of the Commission that have met in between sessions will present the outcomes of these meetings, highlight actions requested of the Commission as well as key discussions at the subsidiary body under the relevant sub-item. 

In their statements, member States may address the points for action in the reports of the subsidiary bodies and in the notes by the secretariat on the specific subitems, as well as provide further guidance.

Members and associate members are also invited to review the progress of implementation of ESCAP resolutions, as pertinent to their national context, and provide further guidance. Discussions under this agenda item will be webcast live.

Under agenda item 9, it is anticipated the Commission will endorse through resolutions the following documents:

  1. Ministerial declaration on protecting our planet through regional cooperation and solidarity in Asia and the Pacific, 2022 and the Regional Action Programme on Air Pollution annexed to it (ESCAP/CED/2022/4/Add.1).
  2. Jakarta Declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2023–2032 (ESCAP/APDDP/2022/3/Add.1)
  3. Jakarta Ministerial Declaration on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/MCSASD/2022/3/Add.1).

Moreover, the Commission is expected to adopt decisions to:

Endorse the following documents:

(a) Report on the Tenth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (ESCAP/RFSD/2023/6)

(b) Report of the Committee on Social Development on its seventh session (ESCAP/CSD/2022/5)

(c) Report on the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013–2022 (ESCAP/APDDP/2022/3)

(d) Report of the Governing Council of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization on its eighteenth session (ESCAP/79/8)

(e) Report of the Committee on Environment and Development on its seventh session (ESCAP/CED/2022/4)

(f) Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management on its seventh session (ESCAP/79/10)

(g) Report of the Committee on Transport on its seventh session (ESCAP/CTR/2022/6)

(h) Report of the Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/MCREI/2022/5)

(i) Report of the Committee on Trade, Investment, Enterprise and Business Innovation on its first session (ESCAP/CTIEBI(1)/8)

(j) Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology on its eighteenth session (ESCAP/79/15)

(k) Report of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation on its fourth session (ESCAP/CICTSTI/2022/6)

(l) Report on the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/MCSASD/2022/3)

(m) Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development on its seventeenth session (ESCAP/79/17)

(n) Report of the Committee on Statistics on its eighth session (ESCAP/CST/2022/8);

(o) Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its eighteenth session (ESCAP/79/19)

(p) Report on the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (ESCAP/MIPAA/IGM.3/2022/3) and the outcome document entitled “Accelerating Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002, to Build a Sustainable Society for All Ages in Asia and the Pacific” (ESCAP/MIPAA/IGM.3/2022/3/Add.1).

Take note of the following documents:

(a) Summary of round table discussions (ESCAP/RFSD/2023/6/Add.1);

(b) Summary of progress in the implementation of Commission resolutions (ESCAP/79/6);

(c) Trends in social development: the future of work in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/79/7);

(d) Enabling cities to take climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (ESCAP/79/9);

(e) Update on the financial situation of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (ESCAP/79/10/Add.1);

(f) Early warning and action for all by 2027: transformative adaption for a riskier Asia-Pacific region (ESCAP/79/11);

(g) Accelerating the just energy transition to make progress in achieving net-zero-emissions targets in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/79/12);

(h) Enhancing the environmental sustainability of transport systems to support climate action in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/79/13);

(i) Securing public debt sustainability while pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (ESCAP/79/14);

(j) Harnessing trade, investment, innovation and technology transfer for climate action (ESCAP/79/16);

(k) Promoting digital transformation in Asia and the Pacific through the Action Plan for Implementing the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Initiative, 2022–2026 (ESCAP/79/18);

(l) Getting everyone in the picture for more effective climate change action (ESCAP/79/20);

(m) Annual reports of international and intergovernmental organizations provided to the Commission (ESCAP/79/INF/1).

Agenda item 5: Management issues

Supporting documents:

  1. Proposed programme plan for 2024 (ESCAP/79/21)
  2. Overview of partnerships, extrabudgetary contributions and capacity development (ESCAP/79/22)

Agenda item 5 of the provisional agenda will review the work programme of ESCAP and begin with a presentation by the secretariat, followed by consideration by the Commission subitem-by-subitem. The Chair will open the floor for brief country interventions for each subitem.

Under agenda item 5 (a), the Commission will review the proposed programme plan for 2024.

Under agenda item 5(b), members and associate members will have the opportunity to announce their intended contributions for 2023. Delegations intending to pledge contributions are requested to complete and submit the pledging form available on the Commission website.

Under agenda item 9, it is anticipated the Commission will adopt decisions to:

(a)       Endorse the proposed programme plan for 2024;

(b)       Take note of the note by the secretariat on the overview of partnerships, extrabudgetary contributions and capacity development (ESCAP/79/22) and thank members and associate members for their pledges.

Agenda item 6: Activities of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission

Supporting document:

Report of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission (ESCAP/79/23)

Agenda item 6 of the provisional agenda will review the intersessional activities of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission as presented by the Rapporteur of the Advisory Committee. After the presentation, the floor will be opened for country interventions.

Under agenda item 9, it is anticipated that the Commission will adopt a decision taking note of the report of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission.

Agenda item 7: Dates and venue of and theme topic for the eightieth session of the Commission (2024)

Supporting document:

Dates and venue of and theme topic for the eightieth session of the Commission (2024) (ESCAP/79/24)

Under agenda item 7 of the provisional agenda, the Commission will decide on the dates and venue of the eightieth session of the Commission, to be held in 2024, as well as the theme topic to be considered by the Commission at that session.

Following the presentation of the agenda item by the secretariat, the floor will be opened for country interventions.

Under agenda item 9, it is anticipated the Commission will adopt a decision fixing the dates of its eightieth session to be held in 2024. Through the same decision the Commission will determine the theme for its eightieth session.

Agenda item 8: Other matters

Agenda item 8 of the provisional agenda provides the opportunity for members and associate members to raise other matters not covered under the items above. Discussions on this agenda item will be webcast live.

The Chair will also announce the result of the elections for the Governing Councils of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT).

Agenda item 9: Adoption of the report of the Commission on its seventy-ninth session

Supporting documents:

1)        Draft report to be adopted by the Commission: Organization of the seventy-ninth session of the Commission (ESCAP/79/L.1)

2)        Draft report to be adopted by the Commission: Statement of programme budget implication of actions and proposals of the Commission (ESCAP/79/L.1/Add.1)

3)        Draft resolutions to be adopted by the Commission

4)        Draft decisions to be adopted by the Commission

Under agenda item 9, the Commission will consider for adoption the report of its seventy-ninth session.

Pursuant to paragraph 7 of the annex of Commission resolution 78/2 of 27 May 2022 on “A conference structure of the Commission to advance sustainable development”, the report of the Commission will be composed of its decisions and resolutions.

The draft record of proceedings of the Commission session, prepared by the secretariat, will be circulated among members and associate members for comments within fifteen days of the conclusion of the session.

Following the adoption of the report, the Executive Secretary will deliver a closing statement. The Chair may also deliver a closing statement before formally closing the session.

Day 1 - 15 May 2023

Agenda item 2 Theme topic: “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development"

Agenda item 2 (a) General debate

Members:

Day 2 - 16 May 2023

Agenda item 2 Theme topic: “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development”

Agenda item 2 (a) General debate (continued)

Members:

Associate Members:

Permanent Observers:

Other Organizations:

Agenda item 2 (b) Strengthening subregional cooperation

- Country interventions

Members:

Associate Members:

Agenda item 3 Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island Developing States

- Country statements

Members:

Day 3 - 17 May 2023

Agenda item 2(c): Special session: Catalyzing climate finance and investment

- Country interventions

Members:

Associate Members:

Other Organizations:

Day 4 - 18 May 2023

Agenda item 4 Review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission

(a) Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

(b) Social development

(c) Environment and development

(d) Disaster risk reduction

(e) Energy

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Japan
  • Russian Federation
  • United States of America

(f) Transport

(g) Macroeconomic policy, poverty reduction and financing for development

(h) Trade, investment, enterprise and business innovation

Members:

Other Organizations:

(i) Information and communications technology, science, technology and innovation

Members:

Other organizations:

Day 5 - 19 May 2023

Agenda item 5 Management Issues

(b) Overview of partnerships, extrabudgetary contributions and capacity development

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea

Agenda item 4 Review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific and issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission (continued)

(j) Statistics

Members:

Other organizations:

Agenda item 6 Activities of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission

  • China
  • Fiji

The Climate Solutions Fair, at the 79th session of the Commission, will provide an opportunity for member States and stakeholders to share successful examples, perspectives, insights, and lessons learnt on solutions that can both reduce the risks and impacts of climate change and foster ambitious climate action in Asia and the Pacific towards net-zero pathways and limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The Fair will be held from 15 to 19 of May 2023. On Wednesday, 17 May 2023, from 14.00-17.00 hours participants will have the opportunity to interact with the exhibitors at the Fair who will be able to present or showcase their solutions.

Members and associate members of the Commission, permanent observers to ESCAP or other UN Member States interested in showcasing a solution at the Fair can submit a proposal to set up a “Country Booth”.  Each “Country Booth” may showcase initiatives or solutions led by government, private sector, local authorities, non-governmental organizations or other stakeholders.  UN entities submitting joint proposal are invited to set up a booth under the UN pavilion.

Delegations and stakeholders interested in submitting a proposal are requested to complete the form below electronically and return it by Monday, 17 April 2023 to the following email:[email protected]

Concept note and Form

All queries related to side events should be addressed to Ms. Madina Tlenchiyeva, Associate Expert, Office of the Executive Secretary, at [email protected] with copy to Mr. Lorenzo Santucci, Secretary of the Commission, at [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]

for more information, please contact

Office of the Executive Secretary +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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