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06 to 08 September 2022 | By invitation only

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YouTube webcasting is available below:

Day 1: Tuesday 6 September 2022, from 1000-1600 hrs.

YouTube link for 'Floor language': https://youtu.be/SswGQiIo0Ac
YouTube link for 'English': https://youtu.be/IVEm3woI0J0
YouTube link for 'Sign Language': https://youtu.be/H1eTWgJSuEw

Day 2: Wednesday 7 September 2022, from 1000-1600 hrs.

YouTube link for 'Floor language':  https://youtu.be/XUKHCBLQGPM
YouTube link for 'English': https://youtu.be/YdkDqarrKEc
YouTube link for 'Sign Language': https://youtu.be/QxJgVNJwdls

Day 3: Thursday 8 September 2022, from 1200-1600 hrs.

YouTube link for 'Floor language':  https://youtu.be/MgupNOc5Cdc
YouTube link for 'English': https://youtu.be/viHufqcUZ7o
YouTube link for 'Sign Language': https://youtu.be/DIQvfArKs8A

The Committee on Social Development, Seventh Session was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 6 to 8 September 2022. The Committee session was held virtually via videoconference and in-person for participants who were able to attend the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. 

The Committee focused on four areas of social development, namely: (1) the importance of renewing the social contract and building a resilient workforce to better respond to ongoing and emerging global trends; (2) activities and measures taken to support the implementation of the Action Plan to Strengthen Regional Cooperation on Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific, endorsed by the Committee at its sixth session in October 2020; (3) the situation of older persons, and key outcomes of the deliberations at the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, which was held from 29 June to 1 July 2022; and (4) key findings of the responses to the national surveys on the status of disability-inclusive development, which would inform the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013–2022, to be held from 18 to 20 October 2022. 

 

06 Sep 2022
09:00
10:00
Registration
10:00
12:00
Item 1. Opening Ceremony

a) Opening statement by ESCAP

b) Opening statement by Thai Government

c) Election of officers

d) Adoption of the agenda

e) Presentation by secretariat

Item 2. Strategies for building a healthy, protected and productive workforce in Asia and the Pacific

a) ESCAP presentation/video on Social Outlook

b) Keynote speaker (video)

c) Country dialogue

12:00
14:00
Break
14:00
16:00
(Agenda Item 2 to be continued if necessary)
Item 3. Strategies for strengthening regional cooperation on social protection in Asia and the Pacific

a) ESCAP presentation

b) Panel discussion

c) Country dialogue

07 Sep 2022
09:00
10:00
Registration
10:00
12:00
Item 4. Follow up to the outcomes of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

a) ESCAP presentation

b) Panel discussion

c) Country dialogue

12:00
14:00
Break
14:00
15:45
Item 5. Review of implementation of Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

a) ESCAP presentation

b) Country dialogue

15:45
16:00
Item 6. Other matters
08 Sep 2022
12:00
14:00
Draft report available by 12:00 hours
14:00
16:00
Item 7. Adoption of the report of the Committee on its seventh session
General

The Committee on Social Development will take place from 6 to 8 September 2022 in a hybrid modality at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online.

Credentials

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government, at the earliest convenience but before 1 August 2022.  Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants.

Letters of credentials can be sent to the Social Development Division via email to [email protected]

In addition to submitting a letter of credentials, each delegate who appears in the aforementioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible before 15 August 2022 at https://indico.un.org/e/CSD7.

Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted. Please note that registering online prior to the meeting is mandatory in accordance with standard United Nations security procedures to facilitate security clearance and entrance to the premises.

Registration and identification badges

In order to facilitate the registration process participants are REQUIRED to register online at https://indico.un.org/e/CSD7 well in advance, but no later than 31 June 2022, 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 can obtain photo badges at the registration counter, located on the Ground Level, UNCC, from 08:00 to 10:00 hours on the opening day of the event.

Participants who are not able to register online during the times indicated above are requested to do so upon their arrival at UNCC and before going to the conference room. 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 include meetings and social functions. The 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 can be issued.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:

(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Srinivas Tata
Director
Social and Development Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

Pre-session documents are available in Chinese, English, French and Russian and will be posted on the documents page of the Committee website. 

The KUDO videoconferencing platform provides live simultaneous interpretation in the four official languages of the Commission. Details on how to choose an interpretation channel will be provided in the KUDO participation guide distributed to confirmed participants. International sign language interpretation will be provided for the duration of the Committee. Real-time captioning will also be made available at the following link https://rt-caption.escap.un.org/CSD7.html (Kindly note the link will be activated when the session begins).

Daily subsistence allowance

N/a

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 03 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.

COVID-19 COVID-19 Protocol at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok

SPECIFIC MEASURES BEFORE & DURING THE MEETING

BEFORE THE MEETING

  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and how to manage it.
  • Ensure that you have your health insurance card or information with you at all times.
  • Stay at home or in your accommodation if you or your household feels unwell, develop a fever and/or respiratory symptoms.
  • All personnel entering the UNCC, whether on foot or using their own transport, are subject to thermal screening at all entrances. This is done through self-screening using stationary thermal scanners situated in various access points. If a person has a temperature of >37.3 degrees Celsius, s/he should not enter the UNCC.

 

DURING THE MEETING

  • Wear face masks all the time except when taking the floor to speak in the respective conference/meeting room, sit in designated areas and keep physical distancing.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently – after coughing, before preparing food or eating, after toilet use, after contact with ill persons, and during exposure to high traffic public areas.
  • Avoid sharing personal items.
  • If you feel unwell while in the meeting, do not ignore – report immediately to the meeting organizer.
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

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. An online application is available at Visa On Arrival (immigration.go.th). Upon presentation of printed Transaction Reference Number (TRN) 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.

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.

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 in front of ESCAP Hall 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.

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.

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.

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).

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ESCAP MEMBERS

Armenia

  • Ms. Kristina Hovhannisyan, Head of Provision of Equal Opportunities Department, Yerevan
  • Mr. Vahram Kazhoyan, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Hanoi

Australia

  • Ms. Julia Feeney, Permanent Representative of Australia to ESCAP, Bangkok
  • Mr. Michael Carey, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Bangkok

Azerbaijan

  • Ms. Nailya Verdiyeva, Head of the Demographic Development Division, Employment Policy and Demographic Development Department, Baku
  • Mr. Sabir Gojayev, Head of Disability Policy Department, Baku

Bangladesh

  • Mr. Dr. Nasim Ahmed, Joint Secretary, Dhaka
  • Ms. Nahid Monjura Afroz, Joint Secretary, Dhaka
  • Ms. Shibani Bhattacharjee, Additional Secretary, Barishal
  • Ms. Shobnam Mushtary Rikta, Deputy Secretary, Dhaka
  • Mr. Syed Rashedul Hossen, Minister (Economic) & Alternate Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, Bangkok

Cambodia

  • Mr. Boros Samheng, Minister/Secretary of State, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Keosothea Nou, Deputy Secretary General, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Kundy Iem, Secretary of State, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Ribaun Korm, Secretary-General, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Rith Nguy, Under Secretary of State, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Sokha Chea, Deputy Director, Phnom Penh
  • Mr. Nuom Sokhon, Secretary to H.E. Boros Samheng, Minister, Delegation attached to the Prime Minister

China

  • Ms. Chong Xu, Deputy Director, Beijing
  • Ms. Jia Cao, associate research fellow, Beijing
  • Ms. Jianyu Wang, Director, Beijing
  • Mr. Liang You, Director General, Beijing
  • Mr. Weiwei Deng, Principal Staff Member, Beijing
  • Mr. Xueyao Wu, Expert, Beijing
  • Mr. Yousheng Ke, Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Ms. Yun Geng, Assistant Permanent Representative, Bangkok

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Nam Song Ri, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Bangkok

Fiji

  • Mr. H.E Amena Yauvoli, Head of Mission, Suva
  • Ms. Vasiti Cirikiyasawa, Second Secretary, Suva

Georgia

  • Mr. Paata Shavishvili, Deputy Executive Director, Tbilisi

India

  • Ms. Alpana Dubey, Deputy Chief of Mission, Bangkok
  • Ms. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary, New Delhi
  • Mr. Bharat Lal Meena Bharat, Director, New Delhi
  • Mr. Bhaskar Kalra, Assistant Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Ms. Suchitra Durai, Ambassador, Bangkok

Indonesia

  • Mr. Ahmad Rama Aji Nasution, Economic Coordinator, Jakarta
  • Mr. Ali Said, Director of Population and Labor Statistics, Jakarta
  • Ms. Anisa Fauziah, Attaché, DKI Jakarta
  • Mr. Aryago Mulia, Statistician, Jakarta
  • Mr. Ateng Hartono, Deputy Chief Statistician for Social Statistics, Jakarta
  • Mr. Dicky Komar, Foreign Service Officer/Minister, Jakarta
  • Ms. Dwi Rahayuningsih, Junior Policy Planner, Jakarta
  • Ms. Ika Maylasari, Associate Statistician, Jakarta
  • Ms. Mustika Hanum Widodo, First Secretary, Bangkok
  • Mr. NO FIRST NAME Maliki, Director, Jakarta
  • Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador / Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Ms. Salahuddin Salahuddin, Secretary of DG for Social Rehabilitation, Jakarta
  • Mr. Sukmo Yuwono, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Bangkok

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • Mr. Ali Gholampour, Director, Tehran
  • Mr. Rouzeh Gir Qaleh Mahdi, Deputy Repre. of Iran, Tehran
  • Ms. Tahereh Zandi Aliabadi, Diplomat, Tehran

Japan

  • Mr. Fumihiko Goto, Counsellor and DPR to ESCAP, Kyoto
  • Mr. Toru Terai, First Secretary and Alternate PR to ESCAP, Kumamoto
  • Mr. Yusuke Miyoshi, Researcher and Advisor, Hiroshima

Korea, Republic of

  • Ms. Injung Choi, Deputy Director, Sejong
  • Ms. Jungmin Lee, Senior Deputy Director, Sejong
  • Mr. Ki Jeun Choi, Senior Deputy Director, Sejong
  • Ms. Wan So, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Seoul
  • Mr. YeongSeo Kim, Assistant Director, Sejong

Malaysia

  • Mr. Cheng Liang Ang, Assistant Secretary, Putrajaya
  • Ms. Nur Farhana Luk, Assistant Secretary, Putrajaya
  • Ms. Siti Adibah Abdul Rahman, Principal Assistant Secretary, Putrajaya
  • Ms. Siti Khalilah Abdul Nasir, Assistant Secretary, Putrajaya
  • Ms. Suzilah Mohd. Sidek, Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Mr. Wei Jiea Leong, First Secretary, Bangkok

Maldives

  • Mr. Abdul Malik, Minister of State for Gender, Family & Social Services, Male'
  • Ms. Aishath Siyaana, Assistant Director, Male’ City
  • Ms. Aishath Mohamed Didi, Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services, Male'
  • Mr. Akram Hussain, Deputy Director General, Male'
  • Ms. Aminath Sithura, Programme officer, Male’
  • Ms. Fathimath Hanan Rasheed, Second Secretary, Male'
  • Ms. Fathimath Razana, First Secretary, Male'
  • Ms. Fathimath Leena, Director general, Male
  • Ms. Fazna Shakir, State Minister, Male’
  • Ms. Fazza Fuad, Director, Male’
  • Ms. Ifham Hussain, State Minister, Male
  • Mr. Ismail Shafeeu, Member, Male'
  • Mr. Ismail Azzam Wajeeh, CEO, Male'
  • Ms. Mariyam Sidhmeen, Director, Male'
  • Ms. Mariyam Shirda Usman, Deputy Director General, Male'
  • Mr. Mohamed Shihab, State Minister, Male'
  • Ms. Rugiyya Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Male'

Mongolia

  • Ms. Ariunzaya Ayush, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister's Office, Ulaanbaatar
  • Mr. Dawadash Sambuu, Counsellor and DPR, Bangkok
  • Ms. Khuslen Zorigt, Division Head, Ulaanbaatar

Nauru

  • Mr. Damon Adeang, Cross-Cutting Sector Specialist, Yaren
  • Ms. Lisa Trisca Deiye, Social Welfare Services-Officer, Yaren

Pakistan

  • Ms. Faiza Haseeb, Deputy Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Mr. Muhammad Arshad, Director General (IC), Islamabad
  • Mr. Sahebzada A. Khan, Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Bangkok

Philippines

  • Ms. Beatriz Ines Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary and Alternate PR, Manila
  • Mr. Edgardo Aranjuez, OIC Assistant Director, Manila
  • Mr. Lolito Tacardon, Deputy Executive Director, Quezon City
  • Ms. Ma. Elizabeth Caluag, Division chief, Manila
  • Ms. Pretchell Tolentino, OIC-Director IV, Manila
  • Ms. Rosette Razon, Attache, Manila

Russian Federation

  • Ms. Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister, Moscow
  • Mr. Evgeny Tomikhin, Permanent Representative of Russia to ESCAP, Bangkok
  • Mr. Oleg Shamanov, Deputy Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Ms. Antonina Gladkova, Deputy Head of Division, Moscow
  • Mr. Egor Alimov, Assistant to Permanent Representative, Bangkok
  • Mr. Andrey Stanislavov, Assistant to Permanent Representative, Bangkok

Thailand

  • Ms. Jurairat Buaphiban, Medical Physician, Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Institute, Nonthaburi
  • Ms. Kanokporn Chucherd, Foreign Relations Officer, Bangkok
  • Mr. Panithan Phonphaibun, Academic Assistant, Bangkok
  • Ms. Pataraporn Laowong, Plan and policy analyst, Bangkok
  • Ms. Petchada Watcharawutpattana, Foreign Relations Officer, Bangkok
  • Ms. Piyanut Chaisawat, Public Health Technical Officer, Nonthaburi
  • Ms. Sasipim Arampibulkit, Director of International Cooperation Group, Bangkok
  • Ms. Siriporn Gudeerat, Social Worker, Bangkok
  • Ms. Supaphorn Kitila, Occupational Therapist, Senior Professional Level, Nonthaburi
  • Ms. Woranut On-ubol, Foreign Relations Officer, Bangkok

Timor-Leste

  • Mr. Joao Evangelista Tilman Martins, Third Secretary, Bangkok
  • Mr. Juvencio Martins, Ambassador, Bangkok
  • Sra. Merina Xareal, First Secretary, Dili
  • Ms. Signi Chandrawati Verdial, Deputy Minister of Social Solidarity, Dili

Türkiye

  • Mr. Ahmet Demirtaş, Labour Expert, Ankara
  • Mr. Cahit Toy, Assistant Specialist, Ankara
  • Ms. Medine Kiziltaş Cilvez, Social Security Expert, Ankara
  • Ms. Nilüfer Atagün, social security expert, Ankara

United States of America

  • Ms. Dawn McCown, Senior Advisor, Bangkok
  • Mr. Paul Neville, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mercer Island

INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Ms. Yukiko Ito, Principal Social Development Specialist, Karuizawa

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

  • Ms. Neda Moshref Javadi, Program Officer, HRSD, Tehran

Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)

  • Mr. Sergey Yevdokimov, Head of social protection department, Moscow

NON ESCAP MEETING PARTICIPANTS

Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD)

  • Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Manager, Community Development Department, Bangkok
  • Mr. Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Chief of Networking and Collaboration, Bangkok

Development, Welfare & Research Foundation

  • Ms. Mala Kapur Shankardass, Founder Member & Managing Trustee, Gurugram

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

  • Ms. Asuka Nagatani, Senior Policy Officer for Healthcare and Long-Term Care Policy, Jakarta
  • Mr. Antonio Villanueva, Senior Advisor on Healthcare Policy, Jakarta
  • Mr. Takuma Kato, Director for Healthcare and Long-Term Care Policy, Jakarta

Foundation for Older Persons' Development

  • Ms. Usa Khiewrord, Head of International Relations Department, Chiangmai

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)

  • Mr. Prakash Tyagi, Executive Director, Jodhpur

Help|Age International

  • Mr. Eduardo Klien, Regional Representative, Chiangmai

International Federation on Ageing

  • Ms. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, Toronto

International Human Rights Observer (IHRO) Pakistan

  • Mr. Khalid Sulehri, President, Islamabad

Kyrgyzstan Babushka Adoption Foundation

  • Ms. Aidai Kadyrova, Director, Bishkek

Pacific Disability Forum

  • Mr. Setareki Macanawai, Chief Executive Officer, Suva

Philippine Institute for Development Studies

  • Ms. Celia Reyes, Former President, Manila

South Asian Disability Forum

  • Mr. Atif Muhammad, Chairperson, Islamabad

Tsao Foundation

  • Ms. Mary Ann Tsao, Chairwoman, Singapore
  • Ms. Susana Harding, International Longevity Centre Singapore, Singapore

Zhongshan College

  • Ms. Haiou Li, Vice Chairman, Nanjing
  • Ms. RUI LIU, Director of Foreign Affairs Office, Nanjing
  • Mr. Yi Chen, Chairman, Nanjing

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

  • Mr. Pushkar Sebastian Cordoba, UN Representative, Essendon

International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC - AP)

  • Ms. Anna Lee Tuvera, Director, Gender Equality Activities, Singapore
  • Ms. Joy Hernandez, Communications and Advocacy Officer, Quezon City
  • Mr. Shoya Yoshida, General Secretary, Singapore
  • Mr. Upgi Kim, Director, Economic and Social Policy, Singapore

Salesian Missions

  • Mr. Cafer Tufan Yazıcıoğlu, Legal Advıser, Ankara

UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES AND BODIES

International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • Ms. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist, Gender, Equality & Non-Discrimination at Work, Bangkok
  • Ms. Panudda Boonpala, Deputy Regional Labour Organization, Bangkok
  • Ms. Sara Elder, Senior Economist, Bangkok

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • Mr. Sean Doral, Programme Officer, Bangkok

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Ms. Mizuho Okimoto-Kaewtathip, Inclusive Growth and Prosperity Advisor and Team Leader, Bangkok

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Mr. Bjoern Andersson, Regional Director, Bangkok
  • Ms. Kamma Blair, Programme Specialist, Bangkok
  • Mr. Rintaro Mori, Regional Adviser, Bangkok

World Food Programme (WFP)

  • Ms. Aphitchaya Nguanbanchong, Regional Policy and Programme Officer -Social Protection, Bangkok
  • Mr. Daniel Longhurst, Regional Social Protection and Cash Adviser, Bangkok
  • Ms. Kimberly Deni, Snr Policy Programme Advisor, Bangkok

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT

United Nations Development Coordination Office (DCO)

  • Ms. Catherine Haswell, UN Resident Coordinator Maldives, Male
  • Mr. David William Mclachlan-Karr, Regional Director, Bangkok

for more information, please contact

Social Development Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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