Officials Discuss New Direction
BANGKOK(United Nations Information Services)-- New directions in the
work of ESCAP was on top of the agenda on the second day of ESCAP's
Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary of ESCAP explained his new vision
and direction for ESCAP focussing on the alleviation of poverty; reinforcing
the weakening positions of developing countries arising from the process
of globalization; detecting and tackling emerging issues and increased
use of information technology.
Many delegates attending the Senior Officials Meeting said they supported
the fresh plans to revitalize ESCAP's programme delivery.
The Senior Officials today discussed how these emerging issues of the
region can be synchronized with the work of ESCAP.
The subjects under discussion are regional economic cooperation; environment
and natural resources development, statistics, socio-economic measures
to alleviate poverty in rural and urban areas; transport, communications,
tourism and infrastructure development and least developed, landlocked
and island developing countries.
The issues and developments at the regional level will be presented
to the Ministerial Segment of the Commission which starts from Monday,
23 April to Wednesday, 25 April.
Editors please note
23 April 2001
08.45 – 9:30 hrs. Opening of
the Ministerial Segment by Thai Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra
Approx. 09.40 hrs. H.E. the Prime Minister
opens the exhibition on “United for Human Security in Asia and the Pacific”.
15:00 – 17:00 hrs. Regional preparation
for the Special Session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS
17:00 – 17:30 hrs. ESCAP HRD Award
presentation ceremony will be presided over by ESCAP’s
Executive Secretary Mr. Kim Hak-Su and H.E. Mr. Kiyohiro Araki,
Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
17:30 – 18:00 hrs. Press conference
on the special session HIV/AIDS