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27 to 29 January 2021

Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

TIID Committee, Seventh Session

Due to measures in place regarding the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand,  please note that the seventh session of the Committee on Trade and Investment will be delivered entirely in a virtual format using the KUDO videoconference platform. Please email us at escap-tiid@un.org if you have missed registering delegates or speakers for the use of KUDO videoconference platform for the session.

The seventh session of the Committee on Trade and Investment, of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 27 to 29 January 2021.

The Committee will focus on: review of recent trends and developments in trade and investment in Asia and the Pacific including impact of rising protectionism and COVID-19 pandemic; promoting inward and outward foreign direct investment in the post-COVID-19 era; the work of the secretariat and associated results and priorities pertaining to trade and investment under the subprogramme on trade, investment and innovation; and consideration of the programme plan for the 2022 annual budget on trade and investment.

Watch live on YouTube:

27 January 2021

28 January 2021

29 January 2021

For live caption of the CTI, please go to: 

https://rt-caption.escap.un.org/TIID.html 

Delegates may please take post-session evaluation survey here: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/CTI7

27 Jan 2021
10:00
10:30
Registration
10:30
11:00
Item 1: Opening of the session

(a) Opening statements;

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Mr. Vangelis Vitalis, Deputy Secretary, Trade and Economic (and the APEC2021 Senior Officials' Meeting Chair)

(b) Election of officers;
(c) Adoption of the agenda.

11:00
12:30
Item 2: Review of recent trends and developments in trade and investment in Asia and the Pacific including impact of rising protectionism and COVID-19 pandemic
12:30
13:30
Item 3: Promoting inward and outward foreign direct investment in the post-COVID-19 era
28 Jan 2021
10:30
12:00
Item 4: The work of the secretariat and associated results and future focus pertaining to trade and investment under the subprogramme on trade, investment and innovation

(a) The work of the secretariat and associated results and priorities pertaining to trade and investment under the subprogramme on trade, investment and innovation

12:00
13:00
Item 4: The work of the secretariat and associated results and future focus pertaining to trade and investment under the subprogramme on trade, investment and innovation

(b) Consideration of the future focus of the subprogramme, including its contribution to areas that should be mainstreamed in the work of all the committees in accordance with the Commission’s conference structure

13:00
13:30
Item 5: Other matters
29 Jan 2021
13:30
16:00
Item 6: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its seventh session
16:00
16:30
Closing
General

The Committee session under the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we live and work. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants as well as taking into account the on-going travel restrictions in many countries, it is decided that the seventh session of the Committee on Trade and Investment will be in virtual format with delegates to join virtually through KUDO videoconference platform.

The 3-hour sessions will take place in the morning and afternoon over 3 days (27 to 28 January from 10.30-13.30 and 29 January from 13.30-16.30, GST+7). We would like to thank everyone in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

For the session to proceed as smoothly as possible, given time constraints, it is requested that country interventions should be brief and focus on the substantive agenda items only and directly address the specific issues for discussion. This will allow the Chair to give an opportunity to all countries to present their point of view and contribute to the discussions. Longer statements can be submitted to the secretariat at escap-tiid@un.org and will be uploaded to the Committee website after the closing of the meeting. After the Committee session, an evaluation of the virtual meeting will be undertaken to capture your feedback and recommendations for the secretariat to take into account when planning future meetings.

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 but no later than 28 December 2020. Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants. Letters of credentials can be sent via email to the Committee secretariat at the following address: escap-tiid@un.org (with copy to proksch.unescap@un.org and sukpaibool@un.org) or fax at + 662288 1027.

Registration and identification badges

Once letter of credential has been submitted, all participants are requested to register online at: https://meetings.unescap.org/ well in advance.

Only the names of duly accredited and registered participants will be included in the list of participants.

Communications

  

Meeting documents

  

Daily subsistence allowance

  

Click on the flags or names to download the statements.

Agenda Item 2 Recent trends and developments in trade and investment in Asia and the Pacific
Agenda Items 3 Promoting inward and outward foreign direct investment in the post-coronavirus-disease era

for more information, please contact

Trade, Investment and Innovation Division +66 2 288-1234 escap-tiid@un.org