Asia-Pacific Leaders Convene to Boost Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity in the Region

The opening of the 69th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 25 April 2013
Photo Credit: UN ESCAP

The 70th Commission Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) under the theme, Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 4 to 8 August 2014. The annual Session comprises two parts: the Senior Officials Segment from 4 to 6 August in preparation for the Ministerial Segment, to be held from 7 to 8 August.

ESCAP will also launch its flagship publication Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014.

ESCAP has prepared a theme study as part of the report on Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity for this Session which proposes frameworks for supporting economic growth and development, particularly through the three dimensions of sustainable development; social, economic and environmental.

What: 70th Commission Session of ESCAP
When: 4 to 8 August 2014
Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

Media Highlights

Monday, 4 August 2014

09:00-10:00 Opening of the Senior Officials Segment

10:00-12:00 High-level exchange on development cooperation in the post 2015 era: perspectives from Asia-Pacific Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

09:00-17:00 Regional Consultation on: Accountability for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

13:30-15:00 Press conference: Launch of ESCAP’s flagship publication Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2014 & Launch of the Survey of the Surveys - Asia and the Pacific: A Story of Transformation and Resurgences – a historic overview of ESCAP’s regional economic analysis since 1948

15:30-16:30 Special Event: Regional Consultation on: Accountability for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Thursday, 7 August 2014

09:00-10:00 Opening of the Ministerial segment

10:30-12:00 Ministerial Roundtable on Theme Study - Regional connectivity for shared prosperity

14:00-15:15 Side event on Mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific region: Paving the way to the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan (co-organized by ESCAP and Government of Japan)

Friday, 8 August 2014

09:00-10:30 Ministerial Panel on Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Sustainable Development and Development Financing

Note to Editors

You or your representatives are cordially invited to a reception hosted by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP at the UN Conference Centre on Monday, 4 August 2014 from 17:30 to 19:30 hours.

Please note the above schedule is subject to change. If there are any changes to the timetable ESCAP will circulate an updated schedule closer to the time.

Media Accreditation

For media registration, please provide us with the following information (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number; Email Address; Mobile No; Organisation/New Agency, as well as the lastest electronic copy of a Passport Size photo for printing the badge in advance) and please email to escap-scas@un.org.

Media Facilities

Journalists will have access to a Media Centre at the United Nations Conference Centre equipped with Internet, Wi-fi, desktops, printers, and photocopier.

Media Briefings and updates will be provided during the Session.

Interview Requests

The Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section (SCAS) handles interview requests with ESCAP Management and senior staff.

Contact

Ms. Katie Elles, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, T: (66) 2 288 1865 M: (66) 9481 525 36 / E: elles@un.org