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Urgent action needed on COVID-19 recovery to stay on course for sustainable development

Submitted by chavalit on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:55
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ESCAP to highlight Asia-Pacific priorities at United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum

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Urgent action needed on COVID-19 recovery to stay on course for sustainable development

ESCAP to highlight Asia-Pacific priorities at United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum

The global crisis resulting from the spread of COVID-19, has had a major effect on sustainable development targets, with health systems overwhelmed, businesses shut down, and students kept out of school. The poor and vulnerable have borne the brunt of the pandemic, and tens of millions are expected to experience extreme hunger and poverty.

Governments and key stakeholders will come together at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020, which opens today, to assess the pandemic’s impacts on countries’ initiatives to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as collectively deliberate upon urgent global actions to support recovery and building back better.

In addition to bringing the outcome of regional level deliberations to the global platform, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will hold a series of side events and other activities in collaboration with member States and various partners. 13 ESCAP member countries will also present Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) at the Forum. 

Members of the media and public are cordially invited to tune in to these virtual events.

ESCAP at HLPF Highlights

TUESDAY, 7 JULY

18:30 – 19:45 (GMT+7)
Side event on “Fast-Tracking the SDGs: Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations” co-organized by ESCAP, ADB and UNDP
Webcast: www.youtube.com/unescap
19:00 – 20:00 (GMT+7)
Side event on “SDG Review as an Engine for Action: Promising Practices from Around the World” organized by Partners for Review (GiZ)
Register for webcast: https://www.partners-for-review.de/

WEDNESDAY, 8 JULY
18:30 – 20:00 (GMT+7)
Side event on “SDG 7 Policy Briefs: Achieving SDG7 and Agenda 2030 in the Time of COVID-19” co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Norway and SDG7 Technical Advisory Group
Register for webcast: https://bit.ly/SDG7HLPF

20:00 – 21:00 (GMT+7)
Plenary on “Responding to the Economic Shocks, Relaunching Growth, Sharing Economic Benefits and Addressing Developing Countries’ Financing Challenges”
Webcast: http://webtv.un.org/

MONDAY, 13 JULY
19:00 – 20:00 (GMT+7)
Side event on “Regional Mechanisms for Peer Support to Voluntary National Reviews: The VNR Twinning Experience” co-organized by ESCAP with the Governments of Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Webcast: www.youtube.com/unescap

TUESDAY, 14 JULY
04:00 – 05:30 (GMT+7)
Side event on “Accelerating Transformative Pathways for Equitable Development in Small Island Developing States” co-organized by ESCAP and the Government of Papua New Guinea
Webcast: www.youtube.com/unescap

WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY
13:00 – 14:30 (GMT+7)
Special Event on “Regional Session of Global Technical Meeting (GTM): Reimagining Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda”
Webcast: https://unitednationsvolunteers.swoogo.com/gtm2020

 

20:00 – 21:00 (GMT+7)
Plenary on “Regional Transformations Towards the SDGs in a COVID-19 Era: Messages from the Regions”
Webcast: http://webtv.un.org/

For more HLPF information: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2020

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UN webinar to spotlight best practices of China, Japan and Republic of Korea in managing COVID-19

Submitted by chavalit on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 10:04
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The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) East and Northeast Asia Office will co-host a webinar on “Managing COVID-19 Pandemic – Experiences & Best Practices of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.” 

After the outbreak of COVID-19, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea have adopted different approaches to contain the virus according to the local context. They have effectively curbed further widespread infection and taken measures to ensure a safe and smart return to daily life. Experts working in the frontline will share at the webinar their first-hand experiences, measures taken to counter the virus and lessons learnt, which could contribute to future preparations in other countries and offer a way forward to build resilience against similar pandemics. 

Members of the media and public are invited to participate via the webcast on https://www.youtube.com/unescap

“Managing COVID-19 Pandemic – Experiences & Best Practices of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea” webinar

When: 2 July 2020, Thursday, 15:00-16:30 (Tokyo time GMT+9)

Key speakers:   
•    Dr. Zunyou Wu, Chief epidemiologist, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
•    Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani, Professor, Tohoku University, Member of Japanese government advisory panel on COVID-19
•    Dr. Hyukmin Lee, Professor, Yonsei University, Member of Infectious Disease Control Committee of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
•    Dr. Takeshi Kasai, Regional Director of World Health Organization, Regional Office for Western Pacific (WHO-WPRO)
•    Mr. Hisashi Michigami, Secretary-General of Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS)
•    Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office 

Kindly register and/or send advance questions for the panel to  https://bit.ly/ESCAPTCSWebinar

For media enquiries, please contact:
Mr. Wai Kit Si-Tou, Associate Social Affairs Officer
ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office
T: +82-32-458-6607 / E: [email protected]

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Asia-Pacific countries convene on regional actions to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

Submitted by chavalit on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 12:42
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Heads of State, senior government officials and other stakeholders from 62 countries will convene this week to coordinate stronger regional responses in addressing the significant socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hard hit the Asia-Pacific region. They will also review how these impacts may further affect the region’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.   

For the first time in history, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will also be hosting its two key annual regional meetings - the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) and the 76th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CS76) – on a fully virtual platform.

Themed “Accelerating action for and delivery of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific”, delegates at the APFSD on 20 May will assess six entry points for the region to accelerate action to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, namely:  1. Human well-being and capabilities, 2. Sustainable and just economies, 3. Food systems and nutrition patterns, 4. Enhancing power grid connectivity to achieve affordable and clean energy for all, 5. Urban and peri-urban development and 6. Global environmental commons.

Meanwhile, high-level participants at CS76 on 21 May will delve into the theme “Promoting economic, social and environmental cooperation on oceans for sustainable development” as well as review proposals on coordinated regional action to contain and mitigate the effects of the global health crisis, and enable Asia-Pacific countries to build back better. The session is expected to culminate in two regional-level UN resolutions addressing both these areas.

Members of the media and public are invited to participate via the webcasts on https://www.youtube.com/unescap.

Highlights:

7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development
When:
20 May 2020, Wednesday, 0900 – 1530 (GMT+7)

Key speakers:  

  • H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
  • H.E. Fidelis Magalhães, Minister for Legislative Reforms and Parliamentary Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Ms. Amina J. Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Dr. David Nabarro, Professor of Global Health at Imperial College (London), and one of the Special Envoys to the World Health Organization on COVID-19
  • Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies. Professor, Tamkang University, Associate at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne and the Metafutures School

Launch of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report “Fast-tracking the SDGs: Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations”
When: 20 May 2020, Wednesday, 1230 – 1325 (GMT+7)
Key speakers:

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Mr. Bambang Susantono, Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB
  • Ms. Valerie Cliff, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Deputy Regional Director for Asia & the Pacific and Director of the Bangkok Regional Hub, UNDP
  • Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies

76th Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
When: 21 May 2020, Thursday, 0900 – 1630 (GMT+7)
Key speakers:

  • H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand
  • H.E. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia
  • H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji
  • H.E. Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu as Chair of Pacific Islands Forum
  • Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Ms. Inger Andersen, United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director
  • Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

For media enquiries and individual interview requests with ESCAP spokespersons, 
please contact:

Ms. Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer
Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (+66) 2 288 1869 / E: [email protected]
 

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Virtual Regional Launch Of Changing Sails: Accelerating Regional Actions For Sustainable Oceans In Asia And The Pacific

Submitted by christophe on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 16:24
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Key speakers: 

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP 
  • Ms. Azhar Jaimurzina Ducrest, Chief of Transport Connectivity and Logistics Section, ESCAP 
  • Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen, Chief of Economic and Environment Statistics Section, ESCAP 
  • Mr. Oliver Paddison, Chief of Countries with Special Needs Section, ESCAP 
  • Mr. Manuel Castillo, Environment and Development Policy Section, ESCAP 

The ocean and its resources are the lifelines of Asia and the Pacific. While being the resource for some of the region’s key economic sectors, such as seaborne trade, fisheries and tourism, oceans are also the source of well-being, culture and identity for thousands of coastal communities. The conditions of oceans are inextricably linked to the pathways of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Various indicators, however, are suggesting that the oceans are becoming more fragile with the pressing impacts of climate change, marine pollution and unsustainable economic practices. 

Produced in line with the 76th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, this report examines three key areas – maritime connectivity, sustainable fisheries and marine plastic pollution – around which regional platforms can rally cross-sectoral solutions for the oceans. Among others, the study also draws attention to the lack of data and statistics on the oceans, growing demand for moving towards inclusive and green maritime shipping, deteriorating fish stocks and gaps in fishery management, and mounting pressure of marine plastic pollution in the region. 

Watch live at 11:00 (Bangkok Time) on the 13th of May on YouTube and ask your questions on the live chat or by email at [email protected] .

Note: Questions for the briefing or media interview requests with ESCAP spokespersons may be sent ahead to [email protected]

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Virtual regional launch and Press briefing of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020

Submitted by admind on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 13:16
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The COVID-19 pandemic and continuing trade uncertainties are having far-reaching economic and social consequences for the Asia-Pacific region, with strong cross-border spillover effects through trade, tourism and financial linkages. Economic growth in the region is also expected to sharply decline in 2020.

The longest running UN publication on the region’s progress, this year’s edition of the Survey proposes a transition towards cleaner production, and less material-intensive lifestyles, supported by enabling policies. It further calls for all stakeholders, notably Governments, businesses and consumers, to urgently align their own goals and actions with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Watch live at 11:00 (Bangkok Time) on the 8th of Apri on YouTube and ask your questions on the live chat or by email at [email protected] .

Note: Questions for the briefing or media interview requests with ESCAP spokespersons may be sent ahead to [email protected].

Event URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0MgjDTbuOM

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Regional launch of Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

Submitted by admind on Thu, 19/03/2020 - 10:17
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New UN report highlights uneven and insufficient SDG progress, poor environmental sustainability performance

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The Asia-Pacific region is in danger of failing to achieve any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without extra efforts from all stakeholders. While many countries are moving decisively to improve the quality of education and provide access to affordable and clean energy, progress in other areas such as gender equality and building sustainable cities has been far too slow. More worryingly, the region is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to responsible consumption and production, and climate action. These findings sound the alarm for the region to urgently foster sustainable use of natural resources, increase its resilience against natural disasters and adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change through integrated policies.

For the first time, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is hosting a virtual regional launch and press briefing for its Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 on 25 March at 11.00AM – 1.00PM (Bangkok time). The report uses the latest data on global SDG indicators to determine where additional effort is needed in the region and where momentum for future progress is building. The report also spotlights the diverse patterns of progress across five Asia-Pacific subregions.

Note to Editor: You or your representatives are cordially invited to participate in the virtual regional launch and press briefing via webcast -

What: Virtual regional launch of Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020
When: Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 11.00am – 1:00pm (Bangkok time)
Webcast link: https://www.unescap.org/events/SDG-Progress-Report-Launch-2020
Key Speaker: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP

A full copy of the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 can be accessed following the launch at: https://www.unescap.org/publications/asia-and-pacific-sdg-progress-report-2020

For media enquiries and individual interview requests with ESCAP spokespersons,
please contact:
Ms. Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer
Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (+66) 2 288 1869 / E: [email protected]

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Young change-makers take the lead on realizing women’s rights in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by admind on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 11:42
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Regional Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2020

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Regional Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2020

2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide as the global community takes stock of the progress made for women’s rights. Despite some progress being made in the 25 years since the adoption of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, real change remains agonizingly slow for the majority of women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. At the current rate, it will take 99.5 years to realize equal rights for women and men, girls and boys everywhere.

On occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, celebrated globally on 8 March, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will organize an interactive dialogue under the global IWD theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The dialogue will take place on 9 March in Bangkok and bring together young change-makers, key influencers, civil society and youth groups to exchange valuable experiences on how to strengthen advocacy efforts and youth-led movements advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend -

What: Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2020: Interactive Dialogue on “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”

When: Monday, 9 March 2020, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Where: CR-4, UN Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

Key Speakers:

Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
Ms. Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Ms. Jane Holloway, Social Impact Director, Dragonfly 360
Ms. Net Supatravanij, co-founder, Ila Generation
Mr. Zaak Garett, Founder of #PolicyPlease campaign
Ms. Nanticha (Lynn) Ocharoenchai, Founder of Climate Strike Thailand
Ms. Sohaila Rezaee, Founder of Young Emerging Leaders
Dr. Nantanoot Suwannawut, Bureau of Special Education Administration, Ministry
of Education, Thailand
Ms. Pirawan Wongnithisathaporn, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Thailand

For media registration, please email the following information to [email protected]:
First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number/copy of passport; Email Address; Mobile Number; News Agency; and latest electronic copy of a passport-sized photo.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer
Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (+66) 2 288 1869 / E: [email protected]

Ms. Montira Narkvichien, Regional Communications Specialist
UN Women Asia and the Pacific
T: (+66) 2 288 1579 / E: [email protected]

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Regional Briefing of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 Report

Submitted by admind on Thu, 16/01/2020 - 11:29
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Given persistently high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, the growth outlook of East and South Asia has weakened, according to the new World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 report. Strong external headwinds may also set back policy efforts geared towards tackling development challenges in the region.

The United Nations’ flagship publication on expected trends in the global economy, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 is produced annually by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five UN regional commissions.

Presenters at the Bangkok briefing will focus on the regional outlook and key findings for East and South Asia.

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend:

What: Regional briefing of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 Report
When: Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 10:00am
Where: Meeting Room D, United Nations Conference Centre, Ratchadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

For more information on the report, please visit: www.bit.ly/wespreport

For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer
Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1869 / E: [email protected]

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Asia-Pacific countries to identify barriers, take stock of progress on gender equality

Submitted by admind on Tue, 19/11/2019 - 10:07
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Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review

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Almost 25 years on from the adoption of a game changing global agreement to achieve the rights of women and girls - the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment has been slow and uneven across the Asia-Pacific region. Persisting gender norms and stereotypes, as well as limited gender capacities, are among the critical bottlenecks to achieving transformational change, with negative implications to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, will provide a platform for more than 500 government and civil society representatives to come together to explore policy options and strategies, including innovative approaches, towards realizing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend the Ministerial Conference.

What: Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review
When: 27 – 29 November 2019
Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

Key speakers:

Ms. Armida S. Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
Ms. Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
Ms. Dubravka Šimonovic, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
Ministerial and civil society representatives from over 46 Asia-Pacific countries

Media Highlights:

27 November, 0900 - 1000 Opening Session
27 November, 1200 – 1400 Asia Pacific Commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”
27 November, 1715 - 1900 Launch of the Pathways to Influence and Women’s Transformative Leadership Report
28 November, 1230 – 1330 Identifying good practices on Women, Peace and Security across ASEAN
28 November, 1535 – 1700 Realizing gender equality for women and girls in the thematic area of “Environmental conservation, climate action and resilience building”
29 November, 0900 – 1030 Special Event: “The Power of Gender Data: When Young People Think Outside the Box”
29 November, 1100 – 1230 Special Event: “Time is Now: Partnerships and Innovative Financing to Close the Gender Gap”

For the full programme, visit: https://bit.ly/356hiBk

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For media registration, please provide the following information (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number; Email Address; Mobile No; Organization/News Agency, as well as the latest electronic copy of a passport sized photo for the badge) and send to: [email protected].

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For individual interview requests with senior UN officials or delegates and other media enquiries, please contact:
Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, T: (66) 2288 1869, E: [email protected]
Montira Narkvichien, Regional Communications Specialist, UN Women Asia and the Pacific, T: (66) 2288 1579, M: (66) 8166 88900, E: [email protected]

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Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean to highlight urgency for increasing ocean protection

Submitted by admind on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:49
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Young environmentalist Ralyn “Lilly” Satidtarnasarn and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Ambassador Peter Thomson are among the high-level officials, experts, researchers and civil society representatives coming together in Bangkok on 8 November 2019 to draw attention on the urgent need in the region to take action on protecting our ocean.

The second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), aims to build a shared understanding on opportunities to protect the ocean and all forms of life below water through sustainable fisheries, sustainable shipping and elimination of marine pollution, including through enhanced regional collaboration.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend the second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean.

What: Opening of the second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean
When: 8 November 2019, 0900 – 1000hrs
Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok
Key speakers:
- Ms. Armida Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
- Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
- H.E. Francisco Vaz Patto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Portugal
- Ms. Ralyn Satidtanasarn, Youth representative

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For media registration, please provide the following information (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number; Email Address; Mobile No; Organization/News Agency, as well as the latest electronic copy of a passport sized photo for the badge) and send to: escap‐[email protected].

For media inquiries, please contact:
Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, T: (66) 2288 1869; E: [email protected]

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