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26 to 28 November 2018 | By invitation only

Population dynamics are both drivers and outcomes of sustainable development. Trends such as ageing, fertility decline, urbanization, international migration require proactive responses to achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all people, without compromising the needs of future generations. Central to this goal is the full recognition of the human rights of all persons without distinction of any kind, gender equality and full access to sexual and reproductive health services and enjoyment of reproductive rights. Responding to this challenge, member States of the United Nations at the International Conference on Population and Development recognised that “human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development” and adopted a Programme of Action to spur action on this consensus. Since the adoption of this Programme of Action, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has supported regional review and follow-up in partnership with UNFPA. In the latest review in 2013, member States adopted the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development as the outcome of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference. It outlined progress on population and development and highlighted region-specific policy directions and priority actions to ensure the effective implementation of the Programme of Action in the region. The Declaration requested that ESCAP and UNFPA conduct a regional intergovernmental review meeting of the implementation of the Programme of Action, the key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the recommendations of the present Declaration in 2018 in preparation for the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference in 2023. In response to this mandate, ESCAP and UNFPA are organising the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Declaration on Population and Development Conference from 26-28 November 2018.

ACPR

Leading up to the Midterm Review of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, the Social Development Division is briefing the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission (ACPR) on a regular basis. The following PowerPoints are available:

General information for side event organizers

Side events are organized outside the formal programme of the intergovernmental conference, and provide an excellent opportunity for Member States, Observer States, Observers, UN entities and civil society to discuss themes of the conference or present relevant initiatives. Potential organizers are encouraged to co-organize side events (i.e. with UN entities, CSOs etc.).

Side event organizers are requested to submit the side event request form [click here to download] to the Social Development Division by 26 October 2018. Should you require a fillable form, please contact [email protected]. Organizers are further requested to send a 1 – 2 pages side event flyer for posting on the meeting website by 12 November 2018.

Rooms will be allocated by the meeting organizers; where the total number of requested side events exceed the number of rooms available, the meeting organizers reserve the right to select the side events of most relevance to the meeting theme.

Organizers are kindly requested to hold their event in English or make their own interpretation arrangements as interpretation services are not available for side events.

The meeting organizers are not in a position to provide financial support to side event organizers or their invited guests.

Once a room has been secured and a date and time have been set, the side event will be added to the list of side events posted on the website for the intergovernmental conference [a calendar of events will be posted online].

For more information related to the organization of side events, please contact [email protected].

Members

Afghanistan

  • Dr. Ahmad Jan Naeem, Senior Advisor to Minister of Public Health, Office of the Minister, Ministry of Public Health, Kabul
  • Mr. M. Nabi Sroosh, Director-General, Policy and Result-Based Monitoring, Ministry of Economy, Kabul
  • Mr. Obaid Khan Noori, Deputy Director-General, United Nations and International Conferences Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul

Australia

  • Mr. Paul Stephens, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
  • Mr. Christopher Cullen, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Political and Economic Section, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
  • Ms. Christine Sturrock, Director, Health Programme and Performance Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra
  • Ms. Nalyni Mohamed, Policy Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra

Bangladesh

  • Mr. Mohammed Anwar Hossain, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Dhaka
  • Mr. Mohammed Sherajul Islam, Executive Secretary, Bangladesh National Social Welfare Council, Ministry of Social Welfare, Dhaka
  • Mr. Mohammed Aynul Kabir, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Dhaka
  • Mr. Mohammad Mainul Islam, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Mr. Kabir Ahmed, Economic Counsellor (Joint Secretary) and Alternative Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok
  • Ms. Rokeya Khaton, Deputy Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Dhaka
  • Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Secretary, Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka
  • Mr. Palash Kumar Debnath, Assistant Chief, General Economic Division, Planning Division, Dhaka

Bhutan

  • Mr. Pandup Tshering, Director-General, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Thimphu
  • Mr. Tashi Peljor, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Bangkok
  • Mr. Ugyen Dorji, Chief of Division, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Thimphu
  • Mr. Bholanath Bhattarai, Senior Research Officer and Demographer, Research and Evaluation Division, Gross National Happiness Commission, Thimphu

Cambodia

  • H.E. Mr. Thavrak Tuon, Secretary of State, Ministry of Planning, Phnom Penh
  • H.E. Mr. Chantum Chea, Secretary General, Population and Development Department, Ministry of Planning, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Tia Phalla,  Vice Chair, National AIDS Authority Cambodia, Phnom Penh
  • H.E. Mr. Khindareth Chhim, Deputy Secretary General, National AIDS Authority, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Vireak Nuon, Director, Population Analysis Department, Ministry of Planning, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Suviddya Hang, Deputy Director, Training and Development Department, Ministry of Planning, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Yung Kunthearith, Deputy Director, School Health Department, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Kunthearith
  • Ms. Chan Theary, Executive Director, Reproductive and Child Health Alliance, Ministry of Planning, Phnom Penh
  • Ms. Sek Sisokhom, Manager, Youth Health Programme, Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Cook Islands

  • Honourable Mr. Vaine Makiroa Mokoroa, Minister of Internal Affairs, Rarotonga
  • Ms. Anne Herman, Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rarotonga
  • Ms. Rongo File, Executive Secretary, Cook Islands Welfare Family Association, Rarotonga

China

  • Mr. Wenzhuang Yang, Director-General, Department of Population Monitoring and Family Development, China National Health Commission, Beijing
  • Mr. Jun Wang, Deputy Division Director, Department of Population Monitoring and Family Development, China National Health Commission, Beijing
  • Mr. Yu Bai, Deputy Division Director, Department of Ageing Health, China National Health Commission, Beijing
  • Ms. Menjun Tang, Senior Research Fellow, China Population and Development Research Centre, Beijing

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Yongchol Rim, Secretary General, National Coordinating Committee for UNFPA, Division Director, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pyongyang
  • Ms. Ryugum Han, Senior Officer, Central Bureau of Statistics, Pyongyang
  • Ms. Hyesun Jang, Senior Officer, Population Center, Pyongyang

Fiji

  • Dr. Josefa Koroivueta, Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Suva
  • H.E. Mr. Kolinio Takali, High Commissioner, Fiji High Comission in Kuala Lumpur
  • Mr. Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa, Director, Fiji National Council for Disable, Suva
  • Mr. Pita Tagicakirewa, Counseller, Fiji High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ms. Dilitiana Baleinabuli, Principal Welfare Officer, Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Suva
  • Ms. Romeena Singh, First Secretary, Fiji High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

India

  • Mr. Ashish Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, New Delhi
  • Dr. Saroj Kumar Sikdar, Deputy Commissioner, Family Planning Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi

Indonesia

  • Mr. Nofrijal, Principal Secretary, National Population and Family Planning Coordinating Board, Jakarta
  • Mr. Muhammad Rizal Martua Damanik, Deputy for Training, Research and Development, National Family Planning Coordinating Board, Jakarta
  • Ms. Woro Srihastuti Sulistyaningrum, Director, Population, Youth, Sport and Women Empowerment, Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning, Jakarta
  • Ms. Nanik Purwanti, Chief, Bureau for International Technical Cooperation of the State Secretariat Ministry, Jakarta
  • Mr. Lalu Makripudin, Head, National Family Planning Coordinating Board Provincial Office, West Nusa Tenggara
  • Mr. Ukik Kusuma Kurniawan, Head, Division of International Collaboration, National Family Planning Coordinating Board, Jakarta
  • Ms. Atas Hendartini Habsjah, Women’s Health Foundation, Co-founder and Senior Researcher, Jakarta
  • Ms. Satyawanti Mashudi, Executive Director, Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association, Jakarta

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • Mr. Rashid Bayat Mokhtari, Director, Office of International Specialized Agencies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran
  • Dr. Sayyed-Hamed Barakati, Director-General, Mass, Family and Social Health Bureau, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran
  • Mr. Abbas Tajik, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bangkok
  • Ms.Tahereh Zandi, Second Secretary, International Specialized Agencies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran
  • Mr. Mehrdad Fallahi, Attaché, International Specialized Agencies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran
  • Mr. Ali Sayami, Head of Economic Studies Group, Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Tehran

Japan

  • Ms. Reiko Hayashi, Director, Department of International Research and Cooperation, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo
  • Mr. Hitoshi Kozaki, First Secretary and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok
  • Mr. Yoshinori Suga, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok

Kiribati

  • H.E. Mr. Teburoro Tito, Kiribati Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York
  • Ms. Tiroia Teikake, Public Health Specialist, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Tarawa
  • Mr. Aberaam Tata, Y-Peer Youth worker, Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs, Tarawa

Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • H.E. Mr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane
  • Mr. Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, Director-General, Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Vientiane
  • Mr. Kanya Khammoungkhoun, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vientiane
  • Mr. Kalouna Nanthavongduangsy, Deputy-Director-General, Department of Planning, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane
  • Mr. Morakot Vongxay, Director, International Organizations Division, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane
  • Mr. Siriphonh Phyathep, First Secretary and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Bangkok
  • Mr. Bounsouan Xaiyasinh, Deputy Director, Employment and Promotion Division, Department of Skill Development and Employment, Vientiane

Malaysia

  • Mr. Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Yussof, Director, Family Services Sector, National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Kuala Lumpur
  • Mr. Tey Nai Peng, Member of Board of Director, National Population and Family Development Board, Kuala Lumpur
  • Mr. Kamaruzaman Ali, President, Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development, Putrajaya
  • Ms. Suriana Adanan, Evaluation and MIS Officer, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Putrajaya

Maldives

  • Ms. Aishath Shahuda, Chief Statistician, National Bureau of Statistics, National Bureau of Statistics, Male
  • Dr. Mariyam Jenyfa, Senior Medical Officer, Health Protection Agency, Ministry of Health, Male
  • Ms. Aishath Naaz, Program Director, Society of Health Education, Malé

Marshall Islands

  • Ms. Mailynn Konelios-Langinlur, Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services, Ministry of Health and Human Services, Majuro
  • Ms. Karina deBrum, Deputy Chief, Human Right Officer, Ministry of Culture and Internal Affairs, Majuro

Mongolia

  • H.E. Mr. Tugsbilguun Tumurkhuleg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Mongolia, Bangkok
  • Ms. Tungalagtamir Sandag, Director, Department of Population Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ulaanbaatar
  • Ms. Taznaa Enkhzaya, Director, Public Health Department, Minsitry of Health
  • Ms. Enkhbayar Tumur-Ulzii, Head, National Committee on Gender Equality, Ulaanbaatar
  • Ms. Chimgee Janchivdorj, Senior Adviser, Parliament Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Science, Ulaanbaatar
  • Ms. Ulziibayar Vangansuren, Counsellor, Department of Population Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ulaanbaatar
  • Ms. Myagmarsuren Tsenzee, Senior Specialist, Department of Population Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ulaanbaatar
  • Ms. Enkhtsetseg Byambaa, Professor, Population Training and Research Center, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
  • Mr. Tumen-Ayush Enkhtsogt, Assistant, Parliament Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Science, Ulaanbaatar

Myanmar

  • Dr. Thet Khaing Win, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Nay Pyi Taw
  • Mr. Zaw Min Htun, Director, State Health Department, Ministry of Health and Sports, Nay Pyi Taw
  • Dr. Myo Wutyi, Assistant Director, Regional Public Health Department, Mandalay
  • Dr. Thet Thet Win, Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Sports, Nay Pyi Taw

Nepal

  • Mr. Maddhu Sudan Burlakoti, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu
  • Dr. Jasmine Shrestha, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Ministry of Health, Kathmandu
  • Mr. Arun Gautam, Statistics Director, Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu
  • Mr. Mukti Nath Khanal, Under Secretary, Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu
  • Ms. Pratigya Rai, First Secretary and Assistant Permanent Representative

    to ESCAP, Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok
  • Mr. Bai Kishor Prasad Yadav, Officer, Public Health Officer Parsa
  • Dr. Purosottain Sedain, Deputy Health Administrator, National Centre for AIDS and STD Control, Kathmandu
  • Ms. Shanta Laxmi Shrestha, Beyond Beijing Committee Representative, Civil Society

New Zealand

  • Ms. Jackie Edmond, Chief Executive, Family Planning New Zealand, Wellington
  • Ms. Martha Geary Nichol, International Programmes Manager, Family Planning New Zealand, Wellington

Pakistan

  • Mr. Faraz Zaidi, Counsellor/Charge d' Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to UNESCAP, Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok
  • Mr. Yasir Iqbal Butt, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok
  • Mr. Sadaqat Rahman, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok

Papua New Guinea

  • H.E. Mr. Richard Maru, Minister, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Port Moresby
  • Mr. Koney Samuel, Acting Secretary, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Port Moresby
  • Ms. Christine Aisoli, First Assistant Secretary, National Planning and Monitoring, Port Moresby
  • Mr. Desmond Anthony, Senior Sustainable Development Goals and Population Officer, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Port Moresby
  • Mr. Michael Kumung, Acting National Statistician, National Statistical Office, Port Moresby
  • Mr. Valentine Tangoh, Manager Advocacy and Mobilization, PNG National AIDS Council Secretariat, Port Moresby
  • Mr. Victor Aisa, Finance and Adminstration Manager, National AIDS Council Secretariat, Port Moresby
  • Mr. Jacob Pakao, Accountant, National AIDS Council Secretariat, Port Moresby
  • Ms. Lavinia Mul, Programme Manager, PNG Alliance for Sustainable Development PNG, Port Moresby
  • Ms. Ipul Powaseu, Board Member, Disable People Organisation, Port Moresby

Philippines

  • Mr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III, Undersecretary for Population and Development and Executive Director Commission on Population and Development, Manila
  • Honourable Mr. Edcel Lagman, Representative, 1st District of Albay, House of Representatives, Quezon City
  • Mr. Lolito Tacardon, Deputy Executive Director, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Borromeo, Third Secretary, Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Bangkok
  • Dr. Cherylle Gavino, Medical Officer V, Division Chief, Department of Health, Manila
  • Ms. Herita Macarubbo, Regional Director, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Bai Agnes Sampulna, Regional Director XI, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Lourdes Nacionales, Chief Administrative Officer, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Lilibeth Jacinto, Project Evaluation Officer IV, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Lyneth Therese Monsalve, Supervising Administrative Officer, Department of Health, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Mr. Mark Emann Magas, Project Evaluation Officer, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Susana Codotco, Information Officer V, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Mylin Mirasol Quiray, Assistant Division Chief, Commission on Population, Commission on Population, Manila
  • Ms. Rosette Razon, Attaché and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Bangkok
  • Mr. Benjamin De Leon, President, Forum for Family Planning and Development Inc., Manila
  • Dr. Marilen Danguilan, Chief, External Affairs, Salubris Medical Center, Manila
  • Mr. Tomasito Javate, Supervising Economic Development Specialist, National Economic and Development Authority, Manila

Republic of Korea

  • Ms. Ji-hyun Park, Minister and Permanent Representative to ESCAP

    Embassy of the Republic of Korea
  • Ms. Jung Hyun Ryu, Specialist and Assistant Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bangkok
  • Ms. Eunjeong Kim, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bangkok

Russian Federation

  • Mr. Oleg Shamanov, Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
  • Mr. Arsen Bogatyrev, Second Secretary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow
  • Mr. Dmitry Kulikov, Third Secretary and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
  • Ms. Irina Burova, Attaché and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok

Samoa

  • Mr. Lilomaiava Samuel Ieremia, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Economic Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Finance, Apia
  • Ms. Taiaopo Faumuina, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Census and Surveys, Samoa Bureau of Statistics, Apia

Solomon Islands

  • Dr. Gregory Jilini, Under Secretary, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Honiara
  • Mr. Samuel Aruhu, Director SDGD, Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Honiara

Sri Lanka

  • Mr. Sarath Rupasiri Umagiliya Vithanage, Additional Secretary (Development),  Ministry of Social Empowerment, Ministry of Social Empowerment, Colombo
  • Dr. Loshan Moonesinghe, Consultant and Community Physician, Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Colombo

Thailand

  • Ms. Saranpat Anumatrajkij, Inspector, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Bangkok
  • Ms. Sangdao Aree, Director, Foreign Affairs Division, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Bangkok
  • Mr. Punnat Samchusri, Social Development Officer, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Bangkok
  • Mr. Pathompong Pongburanakit, Analyst, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Bangkok
  • Ms. Woranut On-ubol, Foreign Relations Officer, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Bangkok
  • Ms. Tanareerat Choorith, Foreign Relations Officer, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Bangkok
  • Ms. Amornrat Sricham, Director, International Cooperation Group, Department of Children and Youth, Bangkok
  • Ms. Krisavarna Varamisra, Social Development Officer, Department of Children and Youth, Bangkok
  • Ms. Kannika Charoenluk, Social Development Officer, Senior Professional Level, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Bangkok
  • Ms. Achara Sriratampai, Social Development Officer, Senior Professional Level, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Bangkok
  • Ms. Thida Pongcharoenchai, Social Development Officer, Professional Level, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Bangkok
  • Ms. Arpar Ratanapitak, Director, Older Persons Promotion Division, Department of Older Persons, Bangkok
  • Ms. Pimporn Huisakul, Social Development Worker, Department of Older Persons, Bangkok
  • Ms. Ketsara Chailuangurai, Senior Expert on Social Welfare Promotion, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Bangkok
  • Ms. Angkana Chaiwiriya, Policy and Plan Analyst, Office of National Economic and Social Development Board, Bangkok
  • Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, Director-General, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Sombat Thanprasertsuk, Senior Expert in Preventive Medicine, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Panumard Yarnwaidsakul, Deputy-Director-General, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Sarayuth Uttamangkapong, Director, Bereau of AIDS, TB and STIs, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Mr. Surasak Thanaisawanyangkoon, Chief, International Collaboration Development Section, Bureau of AIDS, TB and STIs, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Ms. Achara Pakdeepinit, Health Technical Officer, Bureau of AIDS, TB and STIs, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Kittipong Saejeng, Director, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Bunyarit Sukrat, Assistant Bureau Director, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Prawich Chawachalasai, Medical Physician, Senior Professional Level, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Dr. Manus Ramkiattisak, Medical Physician, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Ms. Patchareewan Jensarikorn, Public Health Technical Officer, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Ms. Piyarat Eaimkhong, Public Health Technical Official, Ministry of Public Health, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Mr. Watcharakorn Riabroi, Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok
  • Ms. Kanchana Patarachoke, Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Pichit Boonsud, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Pinsuda Jayanama, Director, Social Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Rongvudhi Virabutr, Director, Department Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Parinthorn Apinyanunt, Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Chaiyakorn Kiatpongsan, Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Kanwana Hemkamon, Counsellor, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Wisit Bunyaritthipong, First Secretary, Social Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Worrawit Pattaranit, First Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Supattra Auearee, First Secretary, Social Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Sudasiree Tejanant, First Secretary, Social Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Atipha Vadhanaphong, Second Secretary, Social Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Pornrawe Poenateetai, Third Secretary, Social Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Ms. Arnisa Burapachaisri, Third Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
  • Mr. Tharanut Koonyotying, Third Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok

Timor-Leste

  • H.E. Ms. Elia Da Costa Amaral, Vice and Acting Minster, Ministry of Health, Dili
  • H.E. Mr. Joaquim Amaral, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Embassy of Timor-Leste to Thailand, Bangkok
  • Ms. Elisa Da Silva, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Timor-Leste to Thailand, Bangkok
  • Mr. Pedro Amaral, National Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Dili
  • Ms. Sebastiana Barros Barros, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dili
  • Ms. Maria Do Carmo Moreira, Head of Municipality Unit, General Directorate of Statistics - Ministry of Finance, Dili
  • Ms. Judite Dias Ximenes, President, Rede Feto (ONG), Dili
  • Ms. Eulalia Fatima, Executive Assistant to Acting Minister of Health,Ministry of Health, Dili
  • Mr. Carinton Salazar Gonzaga Freitas, Official of Communication and Health Information, Ministry of Health, Dili
  • Ms. Iris do Rosario da Gola Hamelberg, Health Administration and Management Advisor, Ministry of Health, Dili

Tonga

  • Mr. Viliami Konifelenisi Fifita, Statistician, Tonga Department of Statistics, Nukualofa
  • Ms. Sione Hufanga, President, Tonga Family Health Association, Nukualofa
  • Ms. Vika Savieti, Youth Representative, TALITHA Project, Nukualofa

Tuvalu

  • H.E. Ms. Limasene Teatu, Embassy of Tuvalu to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Taipei

Vanuatu

  • Mr. Viran Tovu, Senior Policy Analyst, Health and Population, Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination, Port Vila
  • Ms. Emmanuel Blessing, Head, Development Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Port Vila
  • Mr. Andy Calo, Senior Statistician, Department of National Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Port Vila
  • Ms. Nelly Caleb, National Coordinator, Vanuatu Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association, Ministry of Justice and Community Service, Port Vila
  • Mr. Bobby Shing, Vanuatu National Youth Council, Port Vila

Viet Nam

  • Dr. Nguyen Duc Vinh, Director, Maternal and Child Health Department, Ministry of Health, Hanoi

United Nations bodies

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

  • Mr. Eamonn Murphy, Regional Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
  • Ms. Shona Wynd, Regional Programme Advisor, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
  • Mr. Stuart Watson, Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

  • Mr. Tam Hoang, Sustainable Urbanisation Specialist, Bangkok

Specialized agencies and related organizations

International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • Mr. Nilim Baruah, Senior Migration Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
  • Ms. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist, Gender, Equality and Non-Discrimination, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

Intergovernmental organizations

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Mr. Hasan Talakaci, Director's Advisor, Manila
  • Mr. Hideaki Iwasaki, Country Director, Thailand Resident Mission, Bangkok

Other Entities

APCOM Foundation

  • Mr. Ryan Joseph Figueiredo, Deputy Director, Bangkok

Asia-Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA)

  • Ms. Alexandra Johns, Executive Director, Bangkok

Asia-Pacific Network on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

  • Ms. Ivy Josiah, Programme and Management Committee member, Chiang Mai

Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

  • Ms. Sai Jyothirmai Racherla, Programme Director, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ms. Biplabi Shrestha, Programme Manager, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ms. Shamala Chandrasekaran, Senior Programme Officer, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ms. Samreen Shahbaz, Programme Officer, Kuala Lumpur

Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu)

  • Mr. Abul Kasem Muhammad Mahbubul Islam, Programme Manager, Dhaka

Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC)

  • Ms. Seema Khan, Board Member, Kathmandu

Centre for Creative Intiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)

  • Ms. Anh Tu Hoang, Vice Director, Hanoi

Civil Society Education Partnership (CSEP)

  • Mr. Jose De Jesus, National Coordinator

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

  • Ms. Yiping Cai, Executive Committee Member, Beijing
  • Ms. Vanita Nayak Mukherjee, Executive Committee Member, Beijing

Ecoforum of Uzbekistan

  • Ms. Nadejda Vakhitova, Program Coordinator, Tashkent

Family Planning Association of India (FPA India)

  • Ms. Amita Dhanu, Assistant Secretary General (Programme Implementation), Mumbai

Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPA Nepal)

  • Mr. Krishna Prasad Bista, Director-General, Kathmandu

Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka (FPA Sri Lanka)

  • Ms. Sonali Therese Gunasekera, Director Advocacy, Colombo
  • Ms. Desaree Soysa, National Council Member, Colombo

Family Planning New Zealand

  • Ms. Martha Geary Nichol, International Programmes Manager, Wellington

Family Planning Organization of the Philippines

  • Ms. Sarah Jane Biton, Office-in-Charge, Program Operations Group, Manila

GCAP Youth SENCAP - Free and Equal Rights

  • Mr. Rudolf Bastian Tampubolon, Executive Representative, Jakarta

HelpAge International

  • Mr. Peter Morrison, Regional Programme Adviser, Chiang Mai

Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA)

  • Mr. Bahaluddin Surya, Vice Chairman, Jakarta

International Planned Parenthood Federation East and South East Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR)

  • Mr. Gessen Camantigue Rocas, Director, Integrated Programme and Advocacy, Kuala Lumpur
  • Mr. Brayant Gonzales, Senior Programme Officer, Kualalumpur

International Planned Parenthood Federation Central Office London

  • Ms. Ana Maria Bejar Miranda, Director of Advocacy, London

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

  • Ms. Satoko Itoh, Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, Tokyo

MAP Foundation

  • Mr. Brahm Press, Director, Chiang Mai

Pacific SRHR Coalition

  • Ms. Menka Goundan, Representative, Suva

Psychological Responsiveness NGO

  • Dr. Choijil Semjidmaa, Executive Director, Ulaanbaatar

Radanar Ayar Rural Development Association

  • Mr. Thura Aung, Executive Director, Head of Division for Development and Cooperations, Bogalay

Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji

  • Ms. Matelita Seva, Executive Director, Suva

Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia

  • Ms. Somolireasmey Saphon, Reproductive Health Association, Phnom Penh

SAHAYOG

  • Ms. Yatirajula Kanaka Sandhya, Assistant Coordinator, Uttar Pradesh

Seven Sisters

  • Ms. Maria Lourdes S. Marin, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok

Youth Advocacy Network (YAN)

  • Mr. Fsahat Ul-Hassan, Chairman, Lahore

Y-PEER Asia Pacific

  • Mr. Sangeet Kayastha, Coordinator, Bangkok
  • Ms. Anju Shrestha, Member, Kathmandu

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) Indonesia

  • Mr. Ryan Fajar Febrianto Haryono, Member for Indonesia, Jakarta

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) Philippines

  • Mr. Jose Maria Nunag, Member for Philippines, Manila

YouthLEAD

  • Mr. Gaj Bahadur Gurung, Regional Coordinator, Bangkok
  • Ms. Ikka Noviyanti, Advocacy and Capacity Development Officer, Bangkok

Panelists

  • Ms. Chinara Aitbaeva, Director, Nash Vek Public Fountation, Bishkek
  • Mr. Gavin Jones, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Ms. Heisoo Shin, Vice-Chair, Committee on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights, Geneva
  • Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York
  • Ms. Junice Melgar, Executive Director, Likhaan Center for Women’s Health Inc., Quezon City
  • Mr. Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, Department of Demography, University of Colombo
  • Ms. Neha Chauhan, Senior Technical Advisor, Advocacy and Accountability, International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Region
  • Mr. Nuno Cunha, Senior Social Protection Specialist, International Labour Organization, Bangkok
  • Mr. Peter Morrison, Regional Programme Adviser, HelpAge International, Chiang Mai
  • Ms. Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Kuala Lumpur
  • Ms. Yiping Cai, Executive Committee Member, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Beijing
  • Ms. Zeba Sathar, Senior Associate and Country Director, Population Council, Islamabad

Joint Secretariat

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

Office of the Executive Secretary

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary
  • Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary
  • Mr. Lorenzo Santucci, Coordination Officer
  • Mr. Ricardo Dunn, Strategic Publications, Communications and Advocacy

 

Social Development Division

  • Mr. Patrik Andersson, Officer in Charge
  • Ms. Cai Cai, Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section
  • Ms. Sabine Henning, Chief, Sustainable Demographic Transition Section
  • Ms. Vanessa Steinmayer, Population Affairs Officer, Sustainable Demographic Transition Section
  • Ms. Therese Bjork, Social Affairs Officer, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section
  • Ms. Ermina Sokou, Social Affairs Officer, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section
  • Mr. Marco Roncarati, Social Affairs Officer, Sustainable Demographic Transition Section
  • Ms. Sayuri Cocco Okada, Social Affairs Officer, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section
  • Mr. Paul Tacon, Social Affairs Officer, Sustainable Demographic Transition Section
  • Ms. Channe L Oğuzhan, Social Affairs Officer, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section
  • Ms. Stephanie Choo, Associate Affairs Officer, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section
  • Mr. Predrag Savic, Associate Affairs Officer Officer, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section
  • Ms. Ilona Zelvyte, Associate Affairs Officer, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section
  • Ms. Jeon-kyoung Cha, NRL Expert, Sustainable Demographic Transition Section

 

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Ms. Laura Londen, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director for Management
  • Mr. Bjorn Andersson, Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Navchaa Suren, Deputy Representative, China
  • Ms. Lorna Rolls, Assistant Representative, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Melania Hidayat, Assistant Representative, Indonesia
  • Mr. Benoit Kalasa, Director, Technical Division, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. John Kennedy Mosoti, Chief, Multilateral Affairs Branch, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Marielle Sander-Lindstrom, Coordinator, ICPD Task Team, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Daniel Schensul, Global Agenda Technical Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Salli Davidson, Programme Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Ingrid Fitzgerald, Gender and Human Rights Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Galanne Deressa, Programme Specialist, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Saira Shameem, Programme Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Robert Stevens, Special Assistant to the Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Ziyad Qamar, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Roy Wadia, Regional Communications Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Sujata Tuladhar, Technical Specialist, Gender-Based Violence, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Catherine Breen-Kamkong, Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Christophe Lefranc, Technical Adviser, Population and Data (Census and Data), Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Rintaro Mori, Technical Adviser, Population Ageing and Sustainable Development, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Golden Mulilo, Programme Specialist, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Sandra Paredez, Population and Development Advisor, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Branwen Millar, Humanitarian Project Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Isabella Thafvelin, Humanitarian Analyst, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Ms. Celeste Hibbert, Communication Specialist, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Mr. Bashir Najeeb, Programme Specialist, Population and Data for Development, Afghanistan
  • Ms. Leila Joudane, Representative, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Mr. Kambiz Kabiri, Programme Analyst, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Mr. Hassan Ali Dalvi Shirazi, Regional Policy and Advocacy Specialist, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Item 2: Review of progress towards the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, the key actions for its further implementation and the recommendations

Item 3 (a): Population dynamics and inequality

Item 3 (b): Advancing gender equality and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights

Item 3 (c): Population dynamics, vulnerable groups and resilience to climate change and disasters

Item 4: Indicator framework for monitoring progress towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

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