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Report of the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference can be found under “AGENDA AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS” tab.

The Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Asia and the Pacific.It was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online from 15 to 17 November 2023.  

Mandate and context 

Pursuant to ESCAP resolution 74 (XXIII) of 17 April 1967, the Conference is a statutory organ of UN ESCAP and convenes every ten years. The 2023 Conference and its preparatory process will coincide with other important events and developments:  

  • the 75-year anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human rights 

  • the 60-year commemoration of the first Asian Population Conference, held in December 1963 in New Delhi, India,  

  • the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the 2013 Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development.   

  • the half-way mark to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.  

  • The 30-year review of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development during the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on Population and Development 

The Conference provided an opportunity to review the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development and the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development in the region. It focused on intersecting population and development considerations as they related to sustainable development, both now and in the future. 

Population dynamics in Asia and the Pacific 

Population and development considerations are of great importance to Asia and the Pacific. The region is home to 60 per cent of the world’s population, and what happens here matters at the global level. Asia and the Pacific has been undergoing a momentous transition from high to low fertility and mortality levels and to increased longevity and migration levels, resulting in older, more urban populations. Within these broad trends, population dynamics differ across subregions and countries. For example, some are already experiencing population decline, whereas others continue to grow, albeit at a declining rate.  

The region is at a critical juncture. In recent decades, countries have made considerable progress in overall socioeconomic development in terms of health, poverty eradication, sanitation, nutrition and education, to name a few. They now face both new and residual challenges and opportunities, such as a shrinking labour force, population ageing, and increased internal and international migration. Many people continue to face persistent socioeconomic inequalities – including gender inequality – disrespect for human rights and ageism. Inequalities and vulnerabilities have been exacerbated by climate change, disasters, conflicts, the COVID-19 pandemic and digital transformation. 

The Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference addressed these issues with a focus on placing people at the center of sustainable development. 

For additional information, see:

2013 Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development;
Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Declaration on Population and Development;
2020 Report of the Committee on Social Development on its sixth session, containing the Asia-Pacific indicator framework
Summary report prepared in follow-up to the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development in 2018; and 
2021 ESCAP Population Data Sheet;
2022 ESCAP Population Data Sheet;
2023 ESCAP Population Data Sheet.

Outreach material related to the 7th APPC

Video: Overview of the 7th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 – 17 November 2023

Blog: Investing in people to build a more equitable future
Blog: We owe it to Aleta
Press release: UN population and development review in Asia and the Pacific urges focus on individual rights and choices
Op-ed: Why demography is key to unlocking a sustainable future for Asia and the Pacific
Blog: The role of data and statistics in advancing the population and sustainable development data
Blog: Safe, regular and orderly migration for inclusion and sustainability
Blog: Promoting intergenerational solidarity for a more inclusive and sustainable Asia and the Pacific
Report: Expert Group Meeting Asia-Pacific Population and Development Report 2023 (13-14 June 2023)
Summary Report: Expert Group Meeting on Population Ageing and Low Fertility (11-12 July 2023)

Watch the history of Asian and Pacific Population Conference here.

 

Call for proposals of side events

ESCAP member States, relevant stakeholders, United Nations partners, international organizations and others are invited to submit side event proposals by 20 October 2023 at the latest.

Please click here for more information and complete the form.

See full list of side events here

Call for CSOs to participate in the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference  

CSOs and youth-led organizations are invited to apply to participate in the Seventh APPC and preparatory CSO and Youth Forums. 

Please click here for more information and complete the form. Find a PDF version of the application form here.  

The deadline to submit the completed CSO form is 5 October 2023 23:59, BKK time
15 Nov 2023
09:00
09:45
Item 1: Opening of the Conference

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(a) Opening ceremony 

Opening remarks by:

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • H.E. Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand 
  • Ms. Diene Keita, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme), UNFPA 
  • Ms. Laisa Bulatale, Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Fiji
  • Ms. Sangay Dechen Gyanzo, Y-PEER Bhutan, Bhutan

(b) Election of officers 

(c) Adoption of the agenda 

Group photo

09:45
12:00
Item 2: Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the PoA of the ICPD

Item 2: Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific

Video presentation

High-level panel discussion 

Moderator: Mr. Pio Smith, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNFPA

Panellists:

  • Ms. Gita Sen, Senior Advisor and Distinguished Professor, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health (RCESDH), Public Health Foundation of India, India
  • Mr. Naohiro Ogawa, Visiting Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Japan
  • Ms. Rothina Ilo Noka, Director of Women's Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Community Services, Vanuatu

Country Statements (members and associate members, observers (4 minutes))

12:00
14:00
Lunch
12:30
13:45
Side event - Harvesting the demographic dividend to achieve the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development: experiences from China since 1994
Conference Room 4, UNCC read more

Organizers: China Population and Development Research Center (CPDRC), China Family Planning Association (CFPA) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), China Country Office
Venue: Conference Room 4, UNCC

Side event - Understanding the challenges, opportunities and best practices for the SRHR of women and LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced persons and other people on the move in transition countries in Asia
Meeting Room G, UNCC and Zoom read more

Organizers: Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, ARROW, Equal Asia Foundation, Asia Pacific Alliance on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA), ILGA Asia, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network
Venue: Meeting Room G, UNCC and Zoom

Side event - Population and development outlooks and challenges in South-East Asia
Meeting Room H, UNCC read more
14:00
17:00
Item 2 (continued):

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Item 2 (continued): Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific

Statements: members and associate members, observers (4 minutes), IGOs, UN entities, CSOs (3 minutes

17:30
19:30
RECEPTION (Level 2, UNCC)
16 Nov 2023
09:00
12:00
Item 3: Thematic discussion on achievements, challenges, gaps and emerging issues in the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as the PoA of the ICPD

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Item 3: Thematic discussion on achievements, challenges, gaps and emerging issues in the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific

Round tables:

a) Population dynamics, sustainable development and climate change 

Moderator: Mr. Stuart Gietel-Basten, Professor of Social Science, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

 

Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand
  • Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Ms. Laisa Bulatale, Team Leader – Gender and Transitional Justice Programme, Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Fiji
  • Ms. Sadikshya Aryal, Co-founder, Himalayan Innovations, Nepal

Open discussion with member States and other participants

b) Health, including sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights 

 

Moderator: Ms. Fingani A. Mphande-Nyasulu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

 

Panellists:

  • Ms. Shireen Jejeebhoy, Visiting Distinguished Faculty, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India
  • Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Paul Ong, Chief Strategy Officer, Tsao Foundation, Singapore
  • Ms. Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Malaysia

Open discussion with member States and other participants

12:00
14:00
Lunch
12:30
13:45
Side event - Solomon Islands and Maldives at the crossroads to achieving sustainable socioeconomic development as Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)
Meeting Room A, UNCC read more

Organizers: Bureau of Statistics (MBS), Maldives and Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination, Solomon Islands
Venue: Meeting Room A, UNCC

Side event - The changing realities of population in Asia and the Pacific: Low-fertility and population ageing in the post-COVID era
Meeting Room G and Zoom read more
Side event - Contraceptive policy atlas for Asia and the Pacific region 2023
Meeting Room H, UNCC read more

Organizers: International Planned Parenthood Federation East and Southeast Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR), Malaysia, FP 2030 Asia Pacific Hub, European Parliamentary Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF)
Venue:
Meeting Room H, UNCC

14:00
17:00
Item 3 (continued)

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Item 3 (continued): Thematic discussion on achievements, challenges, gaps and emerging issues in the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific

c) Inequalities and social exclusion, and rights 

Moderator: Ms. Alia El-Yassir, Regional Director, UN Women, Asia-Pacific Regional Office

Panellists:

  • Ms. Balqais Yusoff, Head of Strategy Management, Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia
  • Mr. Rey Asis, Programme Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Mission for Migrants, Hong Kong, China
  • Hon. Mr. Michael Kirby, Former Judge of the High Court, Australia
  • Ms. Bandana Rana, Member of the United Nations Committee on the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Nepal

Open discussion with member States and other participants

d) Partnerships and regional cooperation 

Moderator: Mr. Srinivas Tata, Director, Social Development Division, ESCAP

 

Panellists:

  • H.E. Ms. Noemí Ruth Espinoza Madrid, Ambassador, Deputy Head of Mission to the People’s Republic of China for the Republic of Honduras, and Chair of 57th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD)
  • Ms. Mengjun Tang, Senior Research Fellow, China Population and Development Research Center, China
  • Mr. Paata Shavishvili, Deputy Executive Director, National Statistics Office of Georgia, Georgia
  • Ms. Dorodi Sharma, Senior Advisor - Advocacy and Engagement, International Development Association (IDA)

Open discussion with member States and other participants

17 Nov 2023
10:00
11:15
Side event - Leaving no one behind: don’t forget deaf women! Importance of reproductive rights of deaf women and sign language-based communication
Meeting Room A, UNCC and Zoom read more

Organizers: Social Development Division, ESCAP and the Nippon Foundation
Venue: Meeting Room A, UNCC and Zoom

Side event - Migrants and refugees as actors of development: bringing and amplifying migrants and refugees’ voice in the population and development discourse
Meeting Room G, UNCC and Zoom read more

Organizers: Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) and Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)
Venue: Meeting Room G, UNCC and Zoom

Side event - Rights-based approaches as the foundation to achieving just and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific
Meeting Room H, UNCC and Zoom read more

Organizers: Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA), David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Directorate General of Family Planning, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, Equality Now, FP2030 Asia and the Pacific Hub, IPPF ESEAOR, SERAC Bangladesh and Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)
Venue: Meeting Room H, UNCC and Zoom

12:00
14:00
Lunch
12:30
13:45
Side event - Harnessing lessons learned in the region to accelerate reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality: experiences from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
Meeting Room A, UNCC read more

Harnessing lessons learned in the region to accelerate reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality: experiences from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka with the aim of achieving the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

Organizers: Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Venue:
Meeting Room A, UNCC

Side event - Getting everyone in the picture: investing in children
Meeting Room G, UNCC and MS Teams read more

Organizers: UNICEF, Statistics Division, ESCAP and Vital Strategies
Venue: Meeting Room G, UNCC and MS Teams

Side event - Scaling up humanitarian financing for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and family planning (FP) in emergencies in Asia and the Pacific
Zoom read more

Organizer: FP2030

 

14:00
14:20
Item 4: Other matters

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14:20
15:20
Item 5: Adoption of the report of the Conference

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15:20
16:00
Closing of the Conference

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General

This document provides links to external and third-party websites, 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 Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference (7th APPC) is scheduled to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok (UNCC) and online from 15 to 17 November 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 27 October 2023 to [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 Social Development Division at the address below.

Social Development Division
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 the Registration Link: https://indico.un.org/event/1005445/. Only registrations of accredited delegates will be accepted.

Information for Delegates

Note: This section below is for delegates, government officials and other members of government delegations participating in the 7th Asian and Pacific Population Conference. For general information concerning all participants, please refer to the Information Note Section.

PART I: Guide to participation
PART II: Side event and Exhibition
PART III: Protocol arrangement
PART IV: Detailed guide to participation by agenda item

PART I: Guide to participation

This guide includes information to assist delegates attending the 7th Asian and Pacific Population Conference with their preparations and to facilitate their participation. The document includes useful information on paperless meetings, order of speakers, and the discussions conducted by each agenda item.

The 7th Asian and Pacific Population Conference will take place from 15 to 17 November 2023 in a hybrid modality at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online.

Country interventions

To participate in deliberations, delegates are requested to complete the speaker request form to identify which members of the delegations participating in-person or 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 Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific, are kindly requested to inscribe on the speakers list by Friday, 10 November 2023, using the speaker request form

Statements by ESCAP members and associated members may need to be summarized, as the delivery time will be limited to four minutes. Statements by observers, intergovernmental organizations or United Nations entities should not exceed three minutes; and statements by stakeholders should not exceed three minutes. All statements will be posted online, including longer statements that cannot be delivered from the floor in full.

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 Conference. Statements will be posted to the Conference 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 Conference (Chinese, English, French and Russian) and will be posted on the official documents page of the Conference website (under agenda and official documents) when they are issued. The report will be available on the Conference website in all languages following the Conference.

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 Conference.

PART II: Side events and Exhibition

Delegations and stakeholders interested in organizing side events linked with the Conference are requested to review the Call for side event proposals and complete the Side Event Form and return it to the following email address:[email protected] by the date indicated on the Conference website.

PART III: 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 27 October 2023.  

Part IV: Detailed guide to participation by agenda item

Agenda item 1: Opening of the session

Supporting documents:

1)        Provisional Agenda (ESCAP/APPC(7)/1/Rev.1)

2)        Annotated Provisional Agenda ((ESCAP/APPC(7)/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 09:00 hours on Wednesday, 15 November 2023, the Conference will be opened by the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The Executive Secretary, followed by other senior officials and other representatives, will provide opening remarks.

Following these remarks, the Secretary of the Conference will then preside over the election of officers of the Conference. In line with its rules of procedure and usual practice, the Conference will elect, from among its members, a Chair and Vice-Chairs of the Conference.

Once the Chair and Vice-Chairs are elected, the Chair will take a seat at the rostrum and deliver some remarks. The Chair will then present the provisional agenda which will then be adopted by the Conference.

The Chair may invite addresses by high-level dignitaries and speakers.

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

Agenda item 2: Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific.

Supporting documents:

Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/2)/Rev.1

The impacts of climate change on population and development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/3)

Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific: a summary of the outcomes of stakeholder consultations (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/1)

Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific: a summary of the results of voluntary national surveys reported by member States (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/2)

Gender equality and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/3)

Universal health care in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/4)

Data and statistics to monitor the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/5)

Organization:

Agenda item 2 will start at about 09:30 on Wednesday, 15 November 2023 and conclude at 17:00 pm on the same day. There will be a 2-hour lunch break from 12:00-14:00. Side events might be organized during the lunch break. For more information on organizing side events, see Part II of this document.

The Chair will open agenda item 2, and the Meeting will proceed with a high-level panel discussion which will last for about 1 hour.

Following the panel discussion, member States will have the opportunity to present their national statements, followed by observer countries, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations entities and stakeholders, time permitting.

In view of time constraints, delegations are advised that statements made by individual ESCAP members and associated members should not exceed four minutes; statements made by observers, intergovernmental organizations or United Nations entities should not exceed three minutes; and statements by stakeholders should not exceed three minutes.

Delegations wishing to deliver country statements under agenda item 2 are requested to inscribe on the speakers list by Friday, 10 November 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 Conference. Statements will be posted to the Conference website after delivery unless requested otherwise.

Agenda item 3: Thematic discussion on achievements, challenges, gaps and emerging issues in the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific:

(a) Population dynamics, sustainable development and climate change;
(b) Health, including sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights;
(c) Inequalities and social exclusion, and rights;
(d) Partnerships and regional cooperation.

Supporting documents:

Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/2)/Rev.1

The impacts of climate change on population and development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/3)

Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific: a summary of the outcomes of stakeholder consultations (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/1)

Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific: a summary of the results of voluntary national surveys reported by member States (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/2)

Gender equality and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/3)

Universal health care in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/4)

Data and statistics to monitor the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/APPC(7)/INF/5)

Organization:

Agenda item 3 will start at 09:00 am on Thursday, 16 November 2023 and conclude at 17:00 pm on the same day. There will be a 2-hour lunch break from 12:00-14:00. Side events might be organized during the lunch break. For more information on organizing side events, see Part II of this document.

There will be four round-table discussions which will also allow for interventions from the floor.

Four concept notes for the roundtable discussions will be posted on the meeting website in due course. They also provide information on guiding questions, which will allow delegations to prepare for the discussion. After about a 60-minute discussion among the panelists, the discussion will be opened to delegations to make short ad-hoc interventions from the floor.

In view of time constraints, delegations are advised that interventions made by individual States should not exceed four minutes; interventions made by observers, intergovernmental organizations or United Nations entities should not exceed three minutes; and interventions by stakeholders should not exceed three minutes. Discussions on this agenda item will be webcast live.

Agenda item 4: Other matters

Agenda item 4 of the provisional agenda provides the opportunity for members and associate members to raise other matters not covered under the items above.

 

Organization:

Agenda item 4 will start at 14:00 am on Friday, 17 November 2023. Prior, there will be a 2-hour lunch break from 12:00 to14:00. Side events might be organized during the lunch break (if there is need, side events can also be organized from 10:00 to 12:00 on 17 November). For more information on organizing side events, see Part II of this document. Discussions on this agenda item will be webcast live.

Agenda item 5: Adoption of the report on the Seventh Conference

Supporting documents:

Draft report (ESCAP/APPC(7)/L.1)

Organization:

Agenda item 5 will start once the discussion under agenda item 4 has concluded on Friday, 17 November 2023.

Under agenda item 5, the Conference will consider the adoption of the report.

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.

The draft record of proceedings of the Conference, prepared by the secretariat, will be circulated among members and associate members for comments after the Conference.

 

 

Registration and identification badges

Online registration and identification badge

In order to facilitate the registration process, participants are REQUIRED to register online at the Registration Link: https://indico.un.org/event/1005445/ well in advance, but no later than 27 October 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 and are attending in-person must obtain photo badges at the registration counter, located on the Ground Level, UNCC, from 08:00 to 09:00 hours every day of the Conference.

Participants who are not able to register online during the times indicated above are requested to do so upon their arrival at UNCC in order to have meeting badges issued. Please also note that 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 includes meetings and social functions. 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 issued.

Communications

All communications regarding the Conference should be directed to the Social Development Division, ESCAP, via email at [email protected].

Meeting documents

Considering the carbon footprint involved in producing papers and printing documents, it is strongly recommended to utilize soft copies to 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.

Participants wishing to circulate any papers or literature at the meeting are requested to contact [email protected] for the necessary arrangements.

UNCC encourages sustainable meeting practices including the Paper-Smart Initiative. 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

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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 near CR2 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.

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).

List of registered participants (as of 14 November 2023)

Only participants who completed the online registration and are included in their Governments' letter of credentials are included in the list. 

MEMBERS

Armenia

  • Mr. Davit Khachatryan, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia
  • Ms. Gayane Gharagyozyan, Advisor for Coordination of Functions in the Structural Departments, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  • Ms. Mary Gasparyan, Chief Specialist, Foreign Relations Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Ms. Nune Pashayan, Head, Department of Maternal and Child Health protection, Ministry of Health

Australia

  • Ms. Julia Feeney, Permanent Representative of Australia to ESCAP
  • Mr. Micheal Carey, Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to ESCAP
  • Ms. Rosemary Mckay, A/g Assistant Secretary, Health System Branch, Global Health
  • Ms. Jemma Thompson, Program Officer, Universal Health Coverage Section, Global Health Division
  • Ms. Laura Kyle, Policy Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Bangladesh

  • Mr. Md. Kawser Ahmed, Member (Secretary), General Economic Division, Bangladesh Planning Commission
  • Ms. Shahan Ara Banu, Director General (Grade-1), Directorate-General of Family Planning, Health Education and Family Welfare Division
  • Mr. Syed Mehdi Hasan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare
  • Ms. Ishrat Jahan, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance
  • Mr. Saroar Ahmed Saleheen, Economic Counsellor and Alternate Permanent, Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok
  • Mr. Md. Dilder Hossain, Deputy Secretary and Project Director, Population and Household Census Project 2021, Statistics and Informatics Division
  • Ms. Kismot Jahan Ferdousi, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Woman and Children Affairs
  • Ms. Mohsina Akter Banu, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Bhutan

  • Mr. Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor, Social Cluster Secretary
  • Mr. Chencho, Director, Office of Cabinet Affairs and Strategic Coordination, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Mr. Kinga Jamphel, Director, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health 
  • Ms. Tashi Tshomo, Senior Program Officer, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health 
  • Mr. Sonam Norbu, Senior Research Officer, Office of Cabinet Affairs and Strategic Coordination, Cabinet Secretariat

Brunei Darussalam

  • Mr. Awang Hafiz bin Haji Kifle, Head of Division of Elderly and Pensions, Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports
  • Mr. Haji Mohamad Asyraf bin Mohammad Ali, Assistant Community Development Officer, Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth &and Sports

Cambodia

  • Mr. Bin Troachhey, Minister, Ministry of Planning
  • Mr. Bunnak Poch, Secretary of State, Ministry of Planning
  • Mr. Tean Soserey, Secretary of State and Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Planning
  • Mr. Kongvenn Lyda, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Planning
  • Mr. Chea Chantum, Secretary General of the General Secretariat for Population and Development, Ministry of Planning
  • Ms. Nhean Sochetra, General Director of the Department of Social Development, Ministry of Woman Affairs
  • Mr. Lim Sothea, Director General of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Mr. Suviddya Hang, Deputy Secretary General of General Secretariat for Population and Development, Ministry of Planning    
  • Mr. Hour Tola, Deputy General of the National Social Assistance Fund (NSAF)
  • Ms. Kim Rattana, Director of National Maternal and Child Health Center (NMCHC), Ministry of Health
  • Mr. Nuon Vireak, Director of the Population Policy Department of the General Secretariat of Population and Development, Ministry of Planning    
  • Mr. Thann Chantola, Deputy Director of Training and Development of General Secretariat of Population and Development, Ministry of Planning
  • Mr. Var Chivorn, Executive Director, Reproductive Health Associate of Cambodia
  • Mrs. Chan Theary, Executive Director, Reproductive and Child Health Alliance

China

  • Mr. Yang Jinrui, Deputy Director General, Department of Population Surveillance and Family Development, National Health Commission of China (NHC)
  • Mr. Hu Changzhi, Counselor, Embassy of China in Thailand
  • Ms. You Xiaoliu, Director, Department of Population Surveillance and Family Development, National Health Commission of China (NHC)
  • Ms. Jian Yue, Assistant, Department of International Cooperation, National Health Commission of China (NHC)
  • Mr. Zhang Xuying, Deputy Head, China Population and Development Research Center (CPDRC)
  • Ms. Tang Mengjun, Director, Department of International Cooperation, China Population and Development Research Center (CPDRC)
  • Mr. Liang Xiao, Director, China Family Planning Association
  • Ms. Yang Fan, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China
  • Mr. Chen Youbing, Assistant Permanent Representative of China to ESCAP, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the ESCAP
  • Ms. Liu Jianxiu, Assistant Permanent Representative of China to ESCAP, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the ESCAP

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Je Bong Kim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Thailand, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Nam Song Ri, Counsellor and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Yong Han, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Fiji

  • Mr. Amenatave Yauvoli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Fiji to the Republic of Indonesia; High Commissioner to Singapore; High Commissioner to Malaysia; Permanent Representative to UNESCAP; and Permanent Representative to ASEAN
  • Ms. Elenoa Voceduadua Vueti, Ministry of Finance
  • Ms. Vakaoca Kedrayate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Vasiti Cirikiyasawa, Fiji Embassy in Jakarta
  • Mr. Jone Vakalalavanua, Ministry of Finance

India

  • Mr. Nagesh Singh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Ms. Paulomi Tripathi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Mr. Sivaguru Muthuswamy, First Secretary and Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Mr. Daya Shankar, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Mr. Manjul Mayank Pandey, Joint Director, Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner
  • Dr.    Pawan Kumar,   Additional Commissioner,    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Dr.    Divya Valecha,    Assistant Commissioner,    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Mr. Bhaskar Kalra, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Indonesia

  • Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the UNESCAP
  • Mr. Bonivasius Prasetya Ichtiarto, Deputy of Population Control, The National Population and Family Planning Board
  • Mr. Amich Alhumami, Deputy of Human, Community, and Cultural Development, Ministry of National Development Planning
  • Mr. Sukmo Yuwono, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, and Deputy Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the UNESCAP
  • Ms. Lina Widyastuti, Director of Report and Statistics, the National Population and Family Planning Board
  • 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
  • Ms. Dyah R. Andrini, Counsellor, Directorate of Socio-Cultural and International Organization of Developing Country, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Pinkan Ovanita Tulung, Second Secretary, Directorate of Socio-Cultural and International Organization of Developing Country, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Mustika Hanum Widodo, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • Mr. Seyed Reza Nobakhti, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to ESCAP
  • Mr. Mohsen Najafikhah, Deputy Head of Budget and Planning Organization
  • Mr. Ali Hajilari, Chief of Division for Specialized International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dr. Saber Jabbari, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • Mr. Mehdi R.G.Q. Noei, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Ms. Tahereh Zandi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Nariman Yousefi, Statistical Center of Iran
  • Ms. Tahereh Zandi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Behzad Sheikh, Budget and Planning Organization advisor

Japan

  • Ms. Yoko Kamikawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Reiko Hayashi, Deputy Director-General, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research (IPSS)   
  • Mr. Tetsuya ItaniDirector, Ministry of Heath, Labour and Welfare
  • Mr. Yamato Kobayashi, Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan        
  • Ms. Satomi Ichino, Assistant Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan                                                                                           
  • Mr. Tatsushi Nishioka, Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Thailand
  • Ms. Yoshiko Motoyama, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Thailand
  • Ms. Yurie Osawa, Alternate Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Thailand
  • Mr. Yosuke Kobayashi, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Thailand

Kiribati

  • Ms.Tiroia Teikake, RAMCAH Public Health Specialist, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services

Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • Ms. Phonevanh Outhavong, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment
  • Mr. Kalouna Nanthavongduangsy, Deputy Director General, Department of Planning, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • Ms. Vilaivanh Keopaseuth, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Lao Women's Union
  • Ms. Manola Matmanisone, Deputy Director of Education and Sport Statistics Center, Department of Planning, Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Mr. Suthanu Butphomvihane, Director of Statistic Division, Department of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
  • Mr. Alomlangsy Rajvong, Director of UN Economic and Social Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affair
  • Mr. Holy Phanthavong, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Lao PDR to the Kingdom of Thailand

Malaysia

  • Dato'Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Chairman, National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Ms. Farah Adura Hamidi, Deputy Secretary General (Operation), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Mr. Abdul Shukur Abdullah, Director General, National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Prof Dr. Tey Nai Peng, Board Member, National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Mr. Hairil Fadzly Md Akir, Deputy Director General (Management), National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Mr. Ismahalil Ishak, Director, Strategic Planning Division, National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development
  • Mr. Mohd Khairi Nasir, Senior Assistant Director, Strategic Planning Division, National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development
  • Dr. Wan Nur Sudin, Medical Officer, Human Reproduction Division, National Population and Family Development Board Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Ms. Nur Farhana Luk, Assistant Secretary, International Relations Division, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Ms. Ku Azzuanith Ku Azmi, Alternate Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ESCAP, Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok 

Maldives

  • Ms. Hawla Ahmed Didi, Permanent Representative of Maldives to UNESCAP, Embassy of Maldives
  • Mr. Hussain Niyaaz, Secretary, Economic and Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Maimoona Aboobakuru, Director-General, Health Protection Agency
  • Mr. Ahmed Inaz, Associate Professor, Maldives National University
  • Ms. Aishath Shahula, Firsy Secretary, Embassy of Maldives
  • Ms. Fathimath Riyaza, Statistician, Maldives Bureau of Statistics
  • Ms. Shuba Minhaj, UNICEF Youth Reference Group Member
  • Mr. Mohamed Anam, UNICEF Youth Reference Group Member
  • Ms. Fathimath Hanan Rasheed, Second Secretary, Embassy of Maldives

Marshall Islands

  • Mr. Kitlang Kabua, Minister of Culture and Internal Affairs
  • Mr. Scott Keju, Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office
  • Ms. Molly Murphy, Marshall Islands and Epidemiology and Prevention Initiatives

Mongolia

  • Mr. Amartuvshin Gombosuren, Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia
  • Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to ESCAP
  • Ms. Badamlyankhua Mishigragchaa, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mongolia
  • Ms. Mandkhai Batsuren, Director-General, Department of Multilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
  • Ms. Guamaral Altangerel, Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mongolia to ESCAP

Nepal

  • Mr. Ramesh Kumar KC, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Population
  • Ms. Sangita Shrestha, Chief Hospital Nursing Administrator, Bir Hospital
  • Mr. Mohan Niraula. Under Secretary
  • Ms. Suna Karmacharya, Senior Community Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health and Population
  • Dr. Sumitra Thapa, Senior Consultant Gynecologist, S.P., Armed Police Force Hospital, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Mr. Padam Bahadur Giri, Council Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital
  • Ms. Dev Kumari Guragai, Secretary

Netherlands (Kingdom of The)

  • Mr. Remco van Wijngaarden, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Mr. Christiaan Bergweff, Deputy Head of the Political and Economic Department and Altemate Permanent Representative to ESCAP

New Zealand

  • Mr. Jonathan Kings, Ambassador, New Zealand Embassy
  • Ms. Abigail Poole, Deputy Head of Mission, New Zealand Embassy  

Pakistan

  • Ms. Faiza Haseeb, Deputy Permanent Representative, Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok
  • Mr. Shakeel Ahmad, Chief, Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives
  • Mr. Ata Ur Rehman, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony
  • Ms. Nagina Akhtar, Director (PPW), Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
  • Mr. Ashfaq Ahmed, Deputy Director (PPW), Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination

Palau

  • Mr. Chance Skibang Douglas, Associate Budget Analyst, Ministry of Finance
  • Ms. Philomena Temengil, Vice President, Belau Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

Papua New Guinea

  • Mr. Peter Mirino, Acting High Commissioner
  • Mr. John Aseavu Igitoi, National Statistician

Philippines

  • Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales, Undersecretary and Executive Director, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Millicent Cruz Paredes, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Philippines Embassy in Bangkok
  • Mr. Adonis P. Sulit, CESO II, Undersecretary for Policy and Plans, Department of Social Welfare
  • Ms. Monina Josefina H. Romualdez, Undersecretary for Operations Group, Department of Social Welfare and Development
  • Ms. Lolito R. Tacardon, Deputy Executive Director, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Beatriz Ines L. Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary and Consul, Philippines Embassy in Bangkok
  • Dr. Mara Jean S. Almazora-Millar, Medical Officer IV, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Department of Health
  • Ms. Marites U. Cipriano, Planning Officer III, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Aileen N. Tongson, Project Evaluation Officer V, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Lyra Gay Ellies S. Borja, Population Program Officer V, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms.Teresa C. Soriano, Regional Director, Region II, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Lourdes P. Nacionales, Regional Director, Region III, Commission on Population and Development Region III
  • Mr. Bruce N. Ragas, Regional Director, Region VII, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Rolagenia G. Reyes, Executive Assistant IV, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Rosa Blanca R. Enrique, Executive Assistant III, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Sarah B. Jalilul, Project Evaluation Officer II, Commission on Population and Development
  • Ms. Rosette G. Razon, Attache, Embassy of the Philippines in Bangkok

Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Jeong-han HAHM, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Mr. Sang Hoon LEE, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Ms. Mingjung CHO, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Mr. Yeongseo KIM, Assistant Director, International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Ms. Wan SO, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand

Russian Federation

  • Ms. Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection
  • Mr. Evgeny Tomikhin, Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Mr. Oleg Shamanov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP
  • Ms. Antonina Gladkova, Deputy Head of International Cooperation Division, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • 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
  • Ms. Svetlana Nikitina, Director, Department of Population and Healthcare Statistics Federal State Statistics Service
  • Ms. Venera Chumarina, Deputy Head, Department of Population and Healthcare Statistics Federal State Service

Samoa

  • Ms. Magele Sekati Fiaui, Associate Minister, Ministry of Finance
  • Ms. Taiaopo Faumuina, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Samoa Bureau of Statistics
  • Mr. Funefeai Tupufia, Principal Macroeconomic Officer, Ministry of Finance
  • Ms. Avaia Tuilaepa Lautusi, Principal Nurse, Ministry of Health

Solomon Islands

  • Mr. Rexon Annex Ramofafia, Minister, Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination
  • Mr. Roy Mae, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination
  • Ms. Naomy Polahi, Chief Planning Officer, Social and Governance Sector, Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination
  • Mr. Andrea Tipoki, Director, Youth Development Division, Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs
  • Mr. Ben Angoa, Director, Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA)

Sri Lanka

  • Ms. C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne, Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Mr. G. D. M. A. Priyantha, Director-General of Health Services, Ministry of Health
  • Ms. J. M. S. D. Rathnayake, Additional Director General, Department of National Statistics
  • Ms. K.M.D.S.D. Karunaratne, Additional Director-General (Statistics), Department of Census and Statistics
  • Ms. A.W.S. Samanmali, First Secretary, Head of Chancery and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP
  • Ms. Vireshika Swarni Bandara, First Secretary (Commercial) and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Thailand

  • Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • Mr. Nut Chayutimand, Personal Assistant, Office of the Minister
  • Mr. Wisanu Khongsuwan, Personal Assistant, Office of the Minister
  • Ms. Asdaporn Krairapanond, Advisor to the Minister of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Minister
  • Mr. Sarawut Boonsuk, Deputy Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Boonyarit Sukrat, Director, Reproductive Health Bureau, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Benjawan Tawatsupa, Director, Health Forecast Division, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Nuttapon Sirilar, Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level Health Impact Assessment Division
  • Ms. Somruetai Kantiwong, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner Level
  • Ms. Kornkamol Porapuckham, Foreign Relations Officer, Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Sasipim Arampibulkit, Director, Foreign Affairs Division
  • Ms. Tanareerat Choorith, Director, International Cooperation Division
  • Ms. Aungkana Inuooy, Foreign Relations Officer, Foreign Affairs Division
  • Mr. Jinnawatr Chaiwanichya, Foreign Relations Officer, Foreign Affairs Division
  • Mr. Thanaphat Khetsuphan, Policy and Planning Analyst, Foreign Affairs Division
  • Mr. Trin Sriwong, Director, Strategy and Planning Division
  • Mr. Kamonchanok Saelao, Development Worker, Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division
  • Ms. Pathcarin Lekkar, Policy and Planning Analyst, Professional Level
  • Mr. Somsak Rodloy, Foreign Relations Officer, Strategy and Planning Division
  • Ms. Sonthariya Netirungsiwatchara, Social Development Worker, Senior Professional Level, Strategy and Planning Division
  • Ms. Netchanok Kuntawong, Social Worker, Senior Professional Level, Gender Equality Promotion Division, Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • Ms. Aoranich Sawatdee, Social Development Worker, Practitioner Level, Gender Equality Promotion 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
  • Mr. Albert Potjes, Foreign Work Assistant, Strategy and Planning Division
  • Ms. Chanapat Puangphaetra, Director, Care system and Social Surveillance Subdivision
  • Ms. Witchanee Dokbua, Social Development Worker, Senior Professional Level, Older Persons Welfare Promotion and Rights Protection Division, Department of Older Persons, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • Ms. Chayaporn Thatakian, Social Development Worker, Professional Level, Strategic and Planning Division
  • Ms. Suthida Konglertmongkol, Social Development Worker, Practitioner Level, Strategic and Planning Division
  • Mr. Panithan Phonphaibun, Foreign Relations Officer, Academic Assistant, Strategic and Planning Division
  • Ms. Worawan Plikhamin, Deputy Secretary-General, Social Sector
  • Ms. Patcharawan Ubonloet, Policy and Plan Analyst, Human and Development Sector
  • Ms. Chomquan Pinyowit, Director, Development Affairs Division
  • Ms. Natchaya Suwannasri, Second Secretary, Development Affairs Division
  • Ms. Somreuthai Pollasen,Sustainable Development Diplomacy Officer, Development Affairs Division
  • Ms. Patchareewan Jensarikorn, Public Health Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Ponsuda Jannarong, Assistant Director, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Papavee Chairak, Public Health Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Nichaman Eiamsaengchan, Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Kirana Dheva-aksorn, Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Dechakorn Yongyuen, Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Napalai Kaewkum, Public Health Technical Officer, Practitioner Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Suchada Suddaeng, Public Health Technical Officer, Practitioner Level, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Bontor Nontapapat, Public Health Academic Officer, Bureau of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Sudkhed Detpetukyon, Secretary to Deputy Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Asadawut Phutthakee, Secretary to Deputy Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Mr. Kanjanavat Ponghirandejbodi, Secretary to Deputy Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • Ms. Ruttiya Bhula-or, Vice Dean, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  • Ms. Chadatan Osatis, Lecturer, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Timor-Leste

  • Mr. Juvencio de Jesus Martins, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Mr. Leoneto S. L. A Mantilo, Director-General for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Mr. Armando da Costa, Director-General, Secretary of State for Equality
  • Ms. Merina Xareal, First Secretary, the Embassy of Timor-Leste in Thailand
  • Mr. Mateus Lemos Soares, Executive Secretary of CNJTL, Chair of Youth SUN-Networks

Tonga

  • Dr. Reynald Ofanoa, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Health
  • Mr. Tevita Finau, Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education and Training
  • Ms. Olive Mafi, Social Enterprise and Gender and Capacity Building Manager, Tonga National Youth Congress and Civil Society
  • Ms. Latavao Telekaki, Assistant Government Statistician, Statistics Department

Turkmenistan

  • Ms. Jahan Pigamova,    Head of the Demographic Statistics Department,    State Committee on Statistics of Turkmenistan
  • Ms. Maral Yaylyyeva,  Deputy Head of the International Relations Division,    Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Pupulation
  • Ms. Elita Shumskaya, Chief Specialist of Strategic and Sustainable Development Department,    Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turmenistan

Tuvalu

  • Ms. Eselealofa Apinelu, High Commissioner of Tuvalu to Fiji
  • Mrs. Tinaraoi Toafa Simeona, Senior Economist, Ministry of Finance
  • Ms. Alio Jane Panapa, Personal Assistant to the High Commissioner of Tuvalu to Fiji

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Ms. Nabila Suria, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to ESCAP, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, Bangkok 
  • Mr. Samuel Beckwith, Regional Director, Health, South East Asia, British Embassy, Bangkok

United States of America

  • Mr.  Andrew Shaw, Economic Counselor, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok
  • Mr.  Paul Neville, International Organizations Advisor, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok
  • Ms. Diane Boulay, Refugee Program Specialist, Humanitarian Affairs, United States Mission to the United Nations Geneva
  • Ms. Sofija Korac, Adviser, ECOSOC, United States Mission to the United Nations New York
  • Ms. Sochea Sam, Project Management Specialist, Office of Health, U.S. Agency for International Development, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Uzbekistan

  • Mr. Fakhriddin Sultanov, Consul-General and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Mr. Nuriddin Mamatkulov, Consul and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Ms. Gateklao Saosanub, Assistant to the Permanent Representative to ESCAP, the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

  • Ms. Rothina Ilo Noka, Director of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Community Services
  • Mr. Viran Tovu, ICPD Focal Point and Principal Policy Analyst, Health Sector, Department of Strategic Planning, Panning & Aid Coordination, Prime Minister’s Ministry
  • Mr. Charlington Leo, Deputy Government Statistician, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management
  • Mr. Joe Higgs Kalo, Principal Administrator, Ministry of Youth and Sport
  • Ms. Judith Yanhambath, Disability Representative, Civil Society

Viet Nam

  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Trinh, Deputy Director-General Director, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • Mr. Mai Trung Son, Deputy Director, General Office For Population And Family Planning, Ministry of Health
  • Ms. Pham Lam Phuong, Principal Official, Department of Labour, Culture and Society, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • Mr. Cao Thanh Phu, Principal Official, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • Mr. Bui Phuong Thao, Official, Ministry of Health
  • Ms. Doan Thi Thuy, National Youth Center, Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Cook Islands

  • Mr. Tingika Elikana, Associalte Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Sandrina Thondoo, Director, Treaties, Multilateral, and Oceans Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
  • Ms. Valerly Wichman, Director, Central Policy and Planning, Office of the Prime Minister

Niue

  • Ms. Sonya Talagi, Minister, Ministry of Social Services
  • Ms. Moira Jackson, Deputy Principal              

PERMANENT OBSERVERS

Belarus

  • Mr. Uladzimir Baravikou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Permanent Observer

South Africa

  • Mr. Darkey Ephraim, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa

OTHER (OBSERVER TO THE UN)

  • Holy See

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

UN BODIES AND SPECIALIZED AGENCY

  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS Asia-Pacific)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Office)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women Regional Office Asia-Pacific)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia)
  • World Health Organization We Western Pacific Region (WHO WPRO)

RELATED ORGANIZATION

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)

OTHER ENTITIES

  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)    
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

  • 2030 Youth Force Indonesia
  • Ageing Nepal
  • Asia Feminist LBQ Network
  • Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women
  • Asian Population Association
  • Asia-Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Asia-Pacific Mission for Migrants
  • Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education
  • Association of Youth Organizations Nepal
  • Bangladesh Youth Health Action Network
  • Beyond Beijing Committee Nepal
  • Blind Youth Association Nepal
  • Blue Diamond Society
  • BRAC
  • Bumi Setara
  • Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population
  • Child Helpline Cambodia
  • China Family Planning Association
  • China Youth Network
  • Circle of Young Minds for Research and Development Career
  • College of Youth Activism and Development
  • Coordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Development Action for Women Network
  • Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era
  • Equal Asia Foundation
  • Equality Now
  • Family Planning 2030
  • Family Planning New Zealand
  • Family Planning NSW
  • Family Planning Organization of the Philippines
  • Fiji Women’s Rights Movement
  • Films 4 Peace Foundation
  • First Pasefika Fono Network
  • Forum for Dignity Initiatives
  • Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti
  • HealthNet TPO
  • HelpAge India
  • Hope for Women
  • Human Development Organization
  • International Community of Women Living with HIV Asia-Pacific
  • International Migrant Alliance Research Foundation
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation, East and Southeast Asia and Oceania region
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation, South Asia region
  • Inti Muda Indonesia
  • Life Savors
  • Likhaan Center for Women’s Health Inc.
  • Malaysian Youth Diplomacy (MyDiplomacy)
  • Medical Services in the Pacific
  • Me For Myself International Campaign for Mental Health and Well-being
  • Monfemnet National Network
  • Nagorik Uddyog
  • Naripokkho
  • Pacific Disability Forum
  • Plan International Asia-Pacific
  • Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand
  • Population Foundation of India
  • Rahnuma Family Planning Association of Pakistan
  • Rural Women’s Social Education Centre
  • Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
  • Samahan ng mga DH sa Gitnang Silangan
  • SERAC-Bangladesh
  • Seven Sisters Foundation
  • Sherpa for Change
  • Soroptimist International
  • SPEAK Trust
  • The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka
  • The Young Changemakers
  • The YP Foundation
  • Tsao Foundation
  • United Filipinos in Korea
  • United Nations Foundation
  • United Nations Youth Advisory Panel Cambodia
  • United Nations Youth Advisory Panel Mongolia
  • Visible Impact
  • Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre
  • Working Group on Disabilities and 2030 Agenda
  • Yayasan Kesehatan Perempuan
  • Yayasan Tabu Indonesia Berdaya (Tabu.id)
  • YIELD Hub
  • Young Advocates for SRHR
  • Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka
  • Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  • Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality Indonesia
  • Youth Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development
  • Youth Peer Education Network Asia-Pacific
  • Youth Peer Education Network Bhutan
  • Youth Peer Education Network Philippines
  • Youth Peer Education Network Thailand
  • Youth Voices Count
  • YUWA

Statements are uploaded in the order they are delivered. 

Wednesday 15 November 2023 

Agenda Item 1: Opening of the Conference  

Agenda Item 2: Review of progress made towards the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific  
 

Statements 

Thursday 16 November 2023 

Agenda item 3: Thematic discussion on achievements, challenges, gaps and emerging issues in the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, as well as of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the key actions for its further implementation in Asia and the Pacific      

3a) Population dynamics, sustainable development and climate change 

 
3c) Inequalities and social exclusion, and rights 

3d) Partnerships and regional cooperation     

Agenda item 4: Other matters

 Closing of the Conference  

 

Update: 7th Asian and Population Conference - Collective CSO and Youth Statement

Seventh Asian and Pacific Conference Youth and CSO Forum

Prior to the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference a Youth Forum and a CSO Forum will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 13 and 14 November 2023. The CSO and Youth Forums are codesigned and implemented by a team of stakeholders led by the 7th APPC CSO Steering Committee (SC), UNESCAP and UNFPA, APRO.

Agenda

Call for CSOs to participate in the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference  

CSOs and youth-led organizations are invited to apply to participate in the Seventh APPC and preparatory CSO and Youth Forums. 

Please click here for more information and complete the form. Find a PDF version of the application form here.  

The deadline to submit the completed form is 5 October 2023 23:59, BKK time  

Stakeholder engagement

Leading up to the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference, ESCAP and UNFPA will engage with relevant stakeholders on the different priority actions of the 2013 Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. Relevant documents can be found below:

Note on stakeholder engagement

Briefings

30 March 2023

Concept note
Agenda
Presentations

Group photo

Stakeholder consultations

21 June 2023

Report of the 1st stakeholder consultation
Concept note
Agenda
Presentations

Group photo

26 July 2023

Report of the 2nd stakeholder consultation
Concept Note
Agenda
Presentations

Group photo

17 August 2023

Report of the 3rd stakeholder consultation
Concept Note
Agenda
Presentations

Group photo

12 September 2023

Report of the 4th stakeholder consultation
Concept Note
Agenda
Presentation

Group photo

Voluntary national survey

 

ENGLISH           RUSSIAN           CHINESE          

 

Survey conducted to inform the Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference

 

American Samoa Afghanistan Armenia Australia Azerbaijan  
           
Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Darussalam Cambodia China  
           
Cook Islands Fiji France French Polynesia Georgia  
           
Guam Hong Kong, China India Indonesia Iran, Islamic
Republic of
 
           
Japan Kazakhstan ENG | RUS Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Korea, Democratic
People’s Republic 
 
           
Lao People’s Democratic       
Republic
Macau, China Malaysia   Maldives Marshall Islands  
           
Micronesia, Federal
States of
Mongolia Myanmar Nauru Nepal  
           
New Caledonia New Zealand Niue Northern Mariana Islands  Pakistan  
           
Palau Papua New Guinea  Philippines Republic of Korea Russian Federation  
           
Samoa Singapore Solomon Islands Sri Lanka Tajikistan   
           
Thailand Netherlands, Kingdom of the      Timor-Leste Tonga Türkiye  
           
Turkmenistan Tuvalu

United Kingdom of Great Britain      
and Northern Ireland

United States of America      Uzbekistan  
           
Vanuatu Viet Nam        

 

 

 

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