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The three-year terms of the members of the Governing Councils of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) will end at the 75th session of the Commission.
The Commission will therefore elect new members to serve on the Governing Councils of these two regional institutions during the session and the results will be announced under agenda item 10 Other matters.
The elections to the two Governing Councils will take place from 1000 to 1230 hours noon on Thursday, 30 May 2019, in parallel with the plenary session. The election will be conducted in the ESCAP Hall.
All members and associate members desiring to seek election or re-election to any of the Governing Councils are requested to complete the nomination form(s) and submit to the Secretary of the Commission in advance and at the latest by 1700 hours, Bangkok time, Monday, 27 May 2019.
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 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. 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, the ESCAP secretariat invites 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-fifth session of the Commission, to be held in Bangkok from 27-31 May 2019.
Please make your pledge by filling out the pledging form and submitting it via email to [email protected] or announcing your pledge during the deliberations on Agenda Item 6 (d): 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:
Mr. Srinivas Tata, Chief
Capacity Development and Partnerships Section
Strategy and Programme Management Division
Telephone: +66 2288 1667
Facsimile: +66 2288 3035
Email: [email protected]
The United Nations Building
Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Telephone: (66-2) 288-1234
Fax: (66-2) 288-1000