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28 to 30 September 2022 | By invitation only

Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific

YouTube webcast links are available below:

Day 1: Wednesday 28 September 2022, 1000-1600 hrs.

YouTube link for 'Floor language': https://youtu.be/Gy3O3pCWu88
YouTube link for 'English': https://youtu.be/-G9_p7eGZWk

Day 2: Thursday 29 September 2022, 1000-1600 hrs.

YouTube link for 'Floor language': https://youtu.be/4z-BTq5w4i4
YouTube link for 'English': https://youtu.be/i2ElkM47d-k

Day 3: Friday 30 September 2022, 1000-1600 hrs.

YouTube link for 'Floor language': https://youtu.be/nN_-tctKMGI
YouTube link for 'English': https://youtu.be/SsrSnDakjbY

The Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific will focus on how regional economic cooperation and integration through market integration in terms of trade and investment value chains and seamless connectivity in terms of transport, energy, and ICT, can enable resilience to future crises, in an inclusive and sustainable manner. Further, given the growing importance of digitalization, the Ministerial will also examine how regional economic cooperation and integration can help countries in the region build inclusive and resilient digital economies and societies and effectively leverage future opportunities and challenges in market integration and connectivity. 

The Ministerial will build on the Commission Theme Study on “A Common Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific” by focusing on several areas of the Common Agenda’s commitment, namely, leaving no one behind, protecting our planet, improving digital cooperation, boosting partnerships, and being prepared through strategic foresight and supporting regional frameworks. This Ministerial will thus delve deeper into specific aspects of regional economic cooperation and integration which can help further our common agenda and attain the SDGs as well as find solutions to challenges arising from recent and ongoing crises.

28 Sep 2022
09:00
10:00
Registration
10:00
10:25
Item 1: Opening of the Conference

(a) Opening addresses

  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary and Under-Secretary General, ESCAP
  • Woochong Um, Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank 
  • Dr. Biswo Nath Poudel, Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission, Nepal

(b) Election of Officers

(c) Adoption of the agenda

10:25
10:40
Item 2: Building Resilience to Crises through Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration

(Background document: ESCAP/MCREI/2022/1 "Emerging from recent crises: understanding the macroeconomic context" 

Technical Presentations

  1. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP
  2. Roland Avendano, Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Asian Development Bank

 

10:40
12:00
Item 2a: Enabling Resilience through Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development in Times of Crises

(Background document: ESCAP/MCREI/2022/2 “Enabling trade and investment for sustainable development in times of crisis”)

  • Theme Questions for Agenda Item 2a

    What are the supply chain challenges faced by the Asia-Pacific region? How can regional market integration through trade and investment help build resilience in supply chains and ensure continued access to essential goods and services in an inclusive and sustainable manner. What further regional trade and investment strategies and mechanisms can be used to strengthen value chains for this purpose?

    Keynote Speakers

  • H.E. Loknath Sharma, Minister of Economic Affairs, Bhutan
  • H.E. Shri Suman Bery, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Technical Presentation 1

  • Rupa Chanda, Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Sean Doherty Head, International Trade and Investment and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

  • Renuka Weerakone, Director General, Board of Investment Sri Lanka
  • Michael Lim, Managing Director, Crowe Consulting
  • Pamela Mar, Head, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Country Statements

 

12:00
14:00
Lunch
14:00
16:00
Country statements (continued)
29 Sep 2022
10:00
12:00
Item 2b: Enabling Resilience through Seamless and Sustainable Connectivity

(Background document: ESCAP/MCREI/2022/3 “Enabling resilience through sustainable and seamless connectivity”)

Theme Questions for Agenda Item 2b

What are the connectivity challenges for Asia-Pacific countries that have been highlighted in recent times? How can regional cooperation efforts to improve transport connectivity strengthen the effectiveness of the emergency response to crises and other large-scale disruptions which affect access to essential goods? How can regional cooperation improve energy connectivity through cross-border energy infrastructure and green power corridors as well as other regional strategies to enable energy security and climate action? How can digital connectivity enable resilience to crises and what regional strategies and measures could be adopted?

Keynote Speakers

Special Remarks

  • H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

Technical Presentations

  • Weimen Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP
  • Honpeng Liu, Director, Energy Division, ESCAP
  • Tiziana Bonapace, Director, Information Technology and Communications and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP

Moderator: Mr. Winston Chow, Chief of Party, USAID Mekong Safeguards, Asia Foundation

Panel Discussion

  • Selim Raihan, Dhaka University and head of SANEM
  • Rajnesh Singh, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Internet Society
  • Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Center for Energy

Country Statements

12:00
14:00
Lunch
14:00
15:50
Item 2c: Towards an Inclusive Digital Future

Theme Questions for Agenda Item 2c

What are the emerging opportunities in the digital economy and how can countries use them to diversify and build resilience to crises? How can regional cooperation and strategies be used to develop digital capacities for building inclusive and sustainable digital economies and societies and to leverage opportunities created by market integration and digital connectivity?

(Background document: ESCAP/MCREI/2022/4 “Towards an inclusive digital future”)

Keynote Speakers

  • H.E. Baghdat Mussin, Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, Kazakhstan
  • H.E. Ariff Ali, Governor of Reserve Bank of Fiji, Fiji
  • H.E. Newin Chochaiyathip, Vice Minister for Digital Economy and Society, Thailand
  • H.E. Park Yun-Kyu, Vice Minister of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea
  • Mira Tayyiba, Chair of G20 Digital Economy Working Group, Secretary General of Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Indonesia

Technical Presentation

  • Jonathan Wong, Chief, Technology and Innovation Section, TIID, ESCAP

Moderator: Yoonee Jeong, Senior Digital Technology Specialist, Digital Technology for Development, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Panel Discussion

  • Tina Jabeen,  President of Bangladesh Start Up Consortium
  • Kim Zietlow, Director, FDI Center

Country Statements

15:50
16:00
Other matters
16:00
18:00
Side event: Cooperation of the banking sector and business of the Russian Federation and the Asia-Pacific region within the framework of the sustainable development agenda
General

This document provides links to external and third-party website, 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 Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to be held in Bangkok and online, from 28 to 30 September 2022.

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 2 September to [email protected]. Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants. Originals may be sent to the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division at the address below.

 

Trade, Investment and Innovation Division 

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Email: [email protected]

Each delegate who appears in the aforementioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible at Registration Link: https://indico.un.org/e/reci-2022. Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted.

Registration and identification badges

In order to facilitate the registration process participants are REQUIRED to register online at <Indico Registration Link: https://indico.un.org/e/reci-2022 well in advance, but no later than 2 September 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 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 Ms. Rupa Chanda
Director
Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
E-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

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

Documents for circulation or distribution at the session should be handed to Ms. Chaveemon Sukpaibool , (email: [email protected] ).

In accordance with the UN regulations for the control and limitation of documentation, the secretariat cannot undertake to process and/or reproduce a document or a statement submitted by individual delegations, unless the Commission specifically takes a decision to that effect and approves the financial implications thereof.

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

ESCAP does not provide financial assistance for on-site participation in the Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific and participants are to arrange their own travel and logistics on self-financed basis. 

 

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:

  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Bolivia
  4. Brazil
  5. Benin
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cameroon
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Colombia
  12. Republic of Congo
  13. Cote d’Ivoire
  14. Democratic Republic of Congo
  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. South Sudan
  17. Sudan
  18. Suriname
  19. Tanzania
  20. Togo
  21. Trinidad & Tobago
  22. Uganda
  23. Venezuela

Zika virus

Thailand is currently experiencing ongoing sporadic transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. 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.

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.

This website is maintained by the Government of Thailand with daily information on air pollution.

First-aid and emergency medical service

During the event first-aid and emergency medical service will be available at the First-aid room, which is located on the Ground Level of the UNCC, next to the Post Office.

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.

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

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.
  • Complete the online self-declaration form prior to entering the UNCC, sharing emergency contact details and certifying that:
    • you have not tested COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days
    • you have not had symptoms consistent with COVID -19 in the last 7 days
    • you have not had any close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 7 days
    • you accept to comply with the COVID-19 infection prevention measures in place
  • Upon submission of the above-mentioned online self-declaration form, you will receive a clearance email from the ESCAP team. You will be asked to show this email when picking up your meeting badge at the (UNCC) Registration Desk.
  • 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

  • Follow instructions as provided by the organizer and the support staff on the ground, especially through the video on COVID-19 for meeting participants at UNCC and signages.
  • 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.

HEALTH CARE IF YOU ARE UNWELL

When feeling unwell while in the UNCC: Anyone who develops a fever and/or respiratory symptoms 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.

FAQ’S FOR MEETING PARTICIPANTS

I have an important role or presentation to make, and I am unwell. What should I do?

You should not attend the meeting. Speak with the organizers to have a back-up plan activated such as a videorecorded message, videoconference arrangements etc.

Should I or other participants who are well wear face masks?

YES, it is mandatory to wear face masks all the time except when you are taking the floor to speak in a conference/meeting room or when you are consuming food/drinks in catering venues. On these occasions, you need to keep a good physical distance from others.

Is there other information available?

Yes. The information provided in this brief is enough to manage most concerns. However, for further information, we advise that you refer only to reputable and up to date sources. We encourage you to review the ‘Travel Advice’ and ‘Protect Yourself’ sections in the World Health Organization website which is constantly updated to reflect the most recent information.

WHO COVID-19 Webpage - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
UN COVID-19 Staff Webpage - https://hr.un.org/page/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

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

Payment of hotel accounts Payment of hotel accounts

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.

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 in this link MFA list of Visa Exemption and VOA

Participants holding UN Laissez-Passer (UNLP) travelling on official business to Thailand are 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 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. Participants may apply online at https://www.evisathailand.com and contact the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport upon arrival 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 17 December 2021.

Entry Requirements

Further to obtaining a Thai entry visa, all participants are required to register on the Thailand Pass system (click here) and obtain a QR code in order to travel to Thailand. Please find more information in the following links:

Participants may consult with the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate in their respective countries regarding the latest applicable immigration requirements in preparation for and prior to their departure to Thailand.

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, Tuesday through Thursday. 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 should 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, Volt etc. Some hotels close to the UN building provide complimentary transport, according to fixed schedules, to and from the UNCC, so please check with the concierge.

Transport from and to Airport Transport from and to Airport

Participants should 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, it is strongly recommended that participants contact only 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 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.

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.

Please note that, you may have to refer to the current entry requirement to Thailand as the accommodation may require to be Sha Extra Plus (Sha++) or Alternative Quarantine (AQ). Please see the list at Sha++ accommodation.

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 rate will be effective until August 2022 and 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.

Currency exchange facilities are available at hotels and all over Bangkok. Such services are also available at the Siam Commercial Bank, United Nations Branch, which is located on Level 1 of the Service Building (telephone extension 2168). The Bank opens from 08:30 to 15:30 hours, with no lunch break, from Monday to Friday.

For reference, participants may use – at their discretion – online currency conversion tool, such as https://freecurrencyrates.com for indicative currency conversion rates.

Floor plans Floor plans

The UNCC floor plans are available at https://www.unescap.org/uncc/our-rooms

Financial & administrative arrangements Financial & administrative arrangements

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by the ESCAP Secretariat, the Secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditure, including the following:

  1. All expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
  2. Salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
  3. Costs incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
  4. Compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
  5. Any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
  6. Any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
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

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.
  • Rajapruek Lounge (Ground Level, UNCC), which serves light meals and beverages, is open from 08:00 to 17:00 hours on Monday through Friday.

Minimizing wastage

In line with minimizing wastage at the UN in Bangkok, the UNCC employs a strict disposable waste policy. Coffee shops at the UNCC do not provide disposable cups, so the users either bring their own reusable cups/mugs or put a security deposit of THB 100 (per cup/mug), which will be returned to the participant when the cup/mug is returned.

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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Agenda item 2(a): Enabling Resilience through Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development in Times of Crises

MEMBER STATES

 

ARMENIA

H.E. Mr. Vahram Kazhoyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Armenia, Hanoi

Mrs. Hasmik Sargsyan, Chief Specialist, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Economy of Armenia

Mrs. Nina Ter-Grigoryan, Chief Specialist, Department of Economic Cooperation with the European Union, Ministry of Economy of Armenia

 

AUSTRALIA

Ms. Julia Feeney, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Australian Embassy, Bangkok

Mr. Michael Carey, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Australian Embassy, Bangkok

 

BANGLADESH

Mr. Md. Abdur Rahim Khan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Dhaka

Ms. Musrat Meh Jabin, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Dhaka

Mr. Md. Anisur Rahman, Joint Secretary, Road Transport and Highways Division

Ms. Salma Siddiqua Mahtab, Joint Secretary, Information and Communication Technology Division

Mr. Syed Rashedul Hossen, Economic Minister and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Bangkok 

Mr. Mohammad Asaduzzaman Sarker, Deputy Chief (Deputy Secretary), General Economics Division

Ms. Musammat Shahina Akter, Deputy Secretary, Economic Relations Division

 

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Mr. Harris Ibrahim, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry), Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam

Mrs. Sharifah Amalina DP Malai Ahmad Murad, Acting Assistant Director, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam

Mrs. Amanina Shamsul Bahrin, Finance Officer, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam

 

CAMBODIA

H.E. BUN Chanthy, Under-Secretary of State

H.E RATH Saravuth, Director General for International Trade

Mr. TE Rattana, Deputy Director of Asia-Pacific Department 

 

CHINA

Mr. Ke Yousheng, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ESCAP

Mr. Sun Jiran, Assistant Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ESCAP

Ms. Geng Yun, Assistant Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ESCAP

Ms. Liu Jianxiu, Assistant Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ESCAP

 

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA 

Mr. Ri Nam Song, Counsellor and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Thailand

 

FRANCE

Ms. Esma Laouadi, Regional Economic Attaché, Regional Economic Service, Embassy of France in Singapore

 

GEORGIA

Mr. Giorgyi Kobelashvili, Second Secretary, Division for Multilateral and Regional Economic Cooperation, Department of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

 

INDIA

H.E. Mrs. Suchitra Durai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok

Mrs. Alpana Dubey, Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok

Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Counsellor & Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok

Mr. Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India

Mr. Bhaskar Kalra, Attaché and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok

 

INDONESIA

H.E. Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok

Mr. Sukmo Yuwono, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ESCAP

Mr. Ahmad Rama Aji Nasution, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok 

Ms. Febby Fahrani, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok

Ms. Mustika Hanum Widodo, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok 

 

JAPAN

Mr. Fumihiko Goto, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok

Mr. Toru Terai, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok 

 

KAZAKHSTAN

Mr. Kairat Torebayev, Vice-Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Arman Issetov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bangkok

Mr. Nurbolat Alimbayev, Counselor and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bangkok

 

LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

H.E. Mr. Ngampasong Muongmany, Vice Minister, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Lao People's Democratic Republic

 

MALAYSIA

Mr. Mohammad Izuddin Idris, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

Ms. Nur Hazirah Jamal, Senior Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Ms. Hazirah Kan, Senior Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Ms. Azhani Ahmad Shafei, Principal Assistant Director, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Department       

Ms. Suhana Md. Saleh, Director, Economic Planning Unit

Mr. Paarteeben Subramanian, Deputy Director, Economic Planning Unit, Malaysia

 

MONGOLIA

H. E. Mr. Munkhjin Batsumber, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ulaanbaatar

H.E. Mr. Bayarmagnai Myagmarsuren, Deputy Energy Minister, Ministry of Energy,  Ulaanbaatar

H.E. Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Mongolia in Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Khicheengui Jantsan, Director-General of the Public Administration and Management of the Ministry of Energy, Ulaanbaatar

Mr. Davaadash Sambuu, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to ESCAP, Bangkok

 

NAURU

Mr. Samuel Grundler, Director for Planning and Aid Division, Department of Planning Aid Division

Mr. Kane Amundus, Assistant Director for International, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ms. Duchene Itaia, Assistant Director of Asia Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

NEPAL

Honourable Dr. Biswo Nath Poudel, Vice-Chairman, National Planning Commission of Nepal, Kathmandu

Mr. Umesh Chandra Lamsal, Planning Officer, National Planning Commission of Nepal, Kathmandu

 

PAKISTAN

H.E. Mr. Sahebzada A. Khan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Bangkok

Ms. Faiza Haseeb, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Bangkok

Ms. Naila Israr, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Bangkok

 

PHILIPPINES

Hon. Ivan John E. Uy, Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Philippines

Hon. Rosemarie G. Edillon, Undersecretary, Policy and Planning Group, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippines

Hon. Sarah Lynne S. Daway-Ducanes, Assistant Secretary, Policy and Planning Group, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippines

Hon. Philip A. Varilla, Assistant Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Philippines

Mr. Jesus Enrique G. Garcia II, Director, Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Ms. Beatriz Ines Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok

Ms. Stacy Danika Alcantara-Garcia, Assistant Director, Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Ms. Rowena M. Ricafort, Assistant, Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Ms. Rosette G. Razon, Attaché, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok

 

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Mr. Joyoung JEON, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bangkok,

Ms. Wan SO, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bangkok

 

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

H.E. Mr. Evgeny Yurievich Tomikhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bangkok

Mr. Vladimir Ilyichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Mr. Oleg Shamanov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP

Mr. Alexander Dyukarev, Head of UN and G20 Division, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Ms. Maria Sokolova, Lead Advisor, Ministry of Economic Development 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. Tatiana Zavyalova, Senior Vice President for ESG, Sber

Ms. Milana Verkhunova, Managing Director, Sber

Ms. Maya Moshkina, Project leader, Sber

Dr. Aleksei Borisov, First Deputy Chairman, UN Association of Russia

Ms. Evgenia Kondrakhina, Advisor, UN Association of Russia

Ms. Anna Kuchava, Project Coordinator, UN Association of Russia

 

SRI LANKA

H.E. Mrs. C.A. Chaminda I Colonne, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bangkok

Mr. Sampath Manthrinayake, Additional Director General, Department of External Resources, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies

Mr. Samantha Bandara, Director, Department of External Resources, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies

Mrs. A.W.S. Samanmali, Head of Chancery of the Embassy of Sri Lanka and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bangkok

Mrs. Vireshika Bandara, First Secretary of the Embassy of Sri Lanka and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bangkok

 

TAJIKISTAN

H.E. Mr. Abdurahmonzoda Abdurahmon Safarali, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Tajikistan

 

THAILAND

Ms. Ishariyaporn Smiprem, Director of Regional Cooperation Group, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Tip-arpa Thiralitkamhang, Foreign Relations Officer, Professional Level, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Jitsupa Tungkasiri, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner Level, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Jackrakrit Srisun, Foreign Relations Officer, Practitioner Level, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Tanya Thongnunui, Director of Research and Technical Cooperation Sub-division, the Thai Meteorological Department, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Phera Srisongmuang, Computer Technical Officer, Professional Level, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Pravead Tanakunkit, Computer Technical Officer, Professional Level, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Ploychompoo Sittipranee, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Supawan Ayanabutr, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mrs. Apinya Jornsanoh, Computer Technical Officer, Professional Level, Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Dr. Kasititorn Pooparadai, Senior Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Kasama Kongsmak, Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Yanapa Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Senior Officer, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Thaya Navanugraha, Senior Officer, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Mechaya Kaewkor, Officer, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Thalerngsak Vanischakorn, Manager, Public Policy and Strategy Division Corporate Strategy Planning and Development Department 1, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Ms. Areewan Boonglam, General Administrator, Corporate Strategy Planning and Development Department 1, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Natthapong Liamcharoen, Engineer, Corporate Strategic Planning Department 2, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Mr. Yongyooth Horthong, Senior Professional Plan and Policy Analyst, International Affairs Division, Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy

Mr. Vetis Thanakorndit, Plan and Policy Analyst, International Affairs Division, Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy

Mr. Panithan Suksamran, Director of International Organizations Cooperation Division, International Economic Policy Bureau, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance

Mr. Supachat Khlongchoengsan, Enomomist, International Economic Policy Bureau, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance

Ms. Orawan Liengsukson, Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level, Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport

Ms. Natnaree Sutheesophon, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level, Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport       

Ms. Chutinthorn Mankhong, Chief of Sustainable Transport Promotion Group, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport

Ms. Supanat Chalermsupanimit, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport

Ms. Tanachon Bootwong, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport

Ms. Chalissa Sittisophon, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport

Ms. Jerawun Hongsakul, Acting Director of Rail Transport Regulation Division, Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport

Mr. Wattanit Suwannarat, Transport Technical Officer, Professional Level, Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport

Mr. Narin Jaturapisanukul, Civil Engineer, Professional Level, Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport

Ms. Dusadee Pratipsindhu, Chief of International Organizations and United Nations Sub-division, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport

Mr. Satsavas Sukyu, Transport Technical Officer, International Affairs Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport

Mr. Nathapon Sukwinya, Director of Project Planning and Development Center, Special Project and Construction Development, State Railway of Thailand, Ministry of Transport

Mr. Chitkamon Pondate, Chief of Research Planning Development and Information Division, Traffic Business Strategy Bureau, State Railway of Thailand, Ministry of Transport

Dr. Thuttai Keeratipongpaiboon, Director, International Strategy and Coordination Division, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Ministry of Transport 

 

TIMOR-LESTE

H.E. Mr. Eng. Joaquim Amaral, Minister Coordinating for Economic Affairs of Timor-Leste 

H.E. Mr. Juvençio Martins, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Bangkok

Mrs. Merina Xareal, First Secretary and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Bangkok

Mrs. Guida de Araujo Monteiro, General Coordinator to the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Timor-Leste

Mr. João Evangelista Tilman, Third Secretary and Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Bangkok

Ms. Leonesa Fortes, International Senior Economic Advisor for Ministry of Coordinator Economic Affairs of Timor-Leste

Mr. Leonito de Jesus, National Economic Advisor for Ministry of Coordinator Economic Affairs of Timor-Leste

Mr. Antero Viegas, Economic Advisor for Ministry of Coordinator Economic Affairs of Timor-Leste

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mr. Edwin Sagurton Jr., Economic Counselor and U.S. Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Paul Neville, International Organizations Advisor and U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Samuel Blumenthal, Economic Officer, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand,

Mr. James Cerven, Regional Technology Officer, Political-Economic Section, U.S. Consulate General Sydney, Australia

Ms. Margaret Dapic, Political Officer and Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, Political Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

Ms. Dawn McCown, Senior Advisor, Indo-Pacific Hub - East Asia and the Pacific, Regional Development Mission for Asia

Ms. Cristina Olive, Senior Coordinator, Indo-Pacific Hub - East Asia and the Pacific, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development,

Mr. Paul Stempel, Economic Officer, Office of Economic and Development Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Amanda Van den Dool, Natural Resources Officer, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development

 

UZBEKISTAN

Mr. Fakhriddin Sultanov, Consul-General and Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP

Mr. Nuriddin Mamatkulov, Consul, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP

 

VIET NAM

Mr. Trinh Minh Anh, Chief of the Office of the Inter-Agency Steering Committee for International Integration in Economics

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Mai, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Viet Nam in Bangkok

 

 

PERMANENT OBSERVERS

 

BELGIUM

H.E. Mrs. Sibille de Cartier d’Yves, the Ambassador of Belgium, Embassy of Belgium

Mr. Koenraad Du Pont, First Secretary, Embassy of Belgium

 

FINLAND

H.E. Ambassador Jyri Järviaho, the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Observer to ESCAP

Ms. Aini Laakso, Junior Desk Officer, Embassy of Finland

 

GERMANY

Mr. Hans-Ulrich SUEDBECK, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission and Permanent Observer of Germany to ESCAP

 

GUATEMALA

H.E. Mr. Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Guatemala

Mr. Mauro Esteban Guzmán Castillo, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Guatemala in Bangkok

 

HUNGARY

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

H.E. Mr. Ádám Stifter, Deputy State Secretary for Development of Eastern Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Mr. Gyula Budai, Ministerial Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ms. Bettina Makaró, Deputy Chief of Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Ms. Dóra Filipowicz, Protocol Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Ms. Réka Tárnok, Protocol Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Mr. István Boldog, Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Mr. Mátyás Boros, Photographer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Mr. Péter Varga, Security Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Mr. Béla Berki, Security Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

H.E. Mr. Sándor Sipos, Ambassador, Embassy of Hungary to the Kingdom of Thailand

Ms. Anna Bálint, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Hungary to the Kingdom of Thailand

Ms. Kamilla Balla, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Hungary to the Kingdom of Thailand

Ms. Viktória Soóky, Consul, Embassy of Hungary to the Kingdom of Thailand

 

SLOVAKIA

H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Auxt, Ambassor Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Observer to ESCAP

 

SWITZERLAND

Ms. Morgane Kundert, Political and Economic Attaché, Embassy of Switzerland

Mr. Marco Rudin, Political and Economic Attaché, Embassy of Switzerland

 

 

 

RESOURCE PERSONS

H.E. Mr. Ariff Ali, Governor of Reserve Bank of Fiji, Fiji

H.E. Mr. Bagdat Mussin, Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Jasurbek Choriyev, Deputy Minister of Transport, Uzbekistan

Mr. Kim Zietlow, Director, FDI Center

H.E. Mr. Newin, Chochaiyathip, Vice Minister for Digital Economy and Society, Thailand

Mr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Center for Energy

Mr. Michael Lim, Managing Director, Crowe Consulting

Ms. Mira Tayyiba, Chair of G20 Digital Economy Working Group, Secretary General of Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Indonesia

Ms. Pamela Mar, Head, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

H.E. Mr. Park Yun-Kyu, Vice Minister of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea

Mr. Roland Avendano, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

Mr. Sean Doherty, Head, International Trade and Investment and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Mr. Selim Raihan, Dhaka University and head of SANEM

H.E. Mr. Shri Suman Bery, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Ms. Tina Jabeen, President of Bangladesh Start Up Consortium

Mr. Rajnesh Singh, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Internet Society

Ms. Renuka Weerakone, Director General, Board of Investment Sri Lanka

Mr. Winston Chow, Chief of Party, USAID Mekong Safeguards, Asia Foundation

Ms. Yoonee Jeong, Senior Digital Technology Specialist, Digital Technology for Development, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

 

 

 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mr. Woochong Um, Managing Director General

 

CIS Executive Committee

Mr. Ilhom Nematov, Deputy Chairman, Execurive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

 

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

Mr. Akbar Khodaei, Director of Transport and Communications

Mr. Zahid Hussain Abbasi, Director of Trade and Investment

Mr. Uktam Shomurotov, Program Officer

 

Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)

Mr. Andrey Diansky, Head of the Secretariat of the Member of the Board (Minister) in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics

Mr. Askar Japparkulov, Director, Macroeconomic Policy Department

Mr. Andrey Panteleev, Head of Economic Policy Strategies Section, Macroeconomic Policy Department

Mr. Artemiy Vezhlivtsev, Counselor, Sector of Entrepreneurship, Services and Investment Business Development Department

Ms. Damira Karmanova, Counselor, Sector of Entrepreneurship, Services and Investment, Business Development Department

Mr. Sarafinov Stanislav, Consultant, Sector of Entrepreneurship, Services and Investment, Business Development Department

 

International Transport Forum (ITF)

Mr. Young Tae KIM, Secretary-General, Quantitative Policy Analysis and Foresight, International Transport Forum, OECD, Paris

Mr.  Guineng CHEN, Official [Team Lead], Quantitative Policy Analysis and Foresight, International Transport Forum, OECD, Paris

 

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Mr. Alexander Böhmer, Head of the South and Southeast Asia Division

 

Pacific Island Forum Secretariat

Ms. Finau Soqo, Technical Adviser-Economics

Mr. Henry Cocker, Engagement Advisor

 

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Mr. Mani Ratna Sharma, Director

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed, Director

 

Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia (TRACECA)

Ms. Samira Rafizade, Head of International and Internal Affairs Division, Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA

Mr. Goran Andreev, Border-Crossing Expert, Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA

 

 

SPECIALIZED AGENCIES

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Mr. Aziz Elbehri, Senior Economist

 

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Ms. Sara Elder, Senior Economist and Head of Regional Economic and Social Analysis Unit, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

 

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Mr. Ashish Narayan, Programme Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Mr. Stein R. Hansen, Regional Director and Representative, Bangkok

 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Mr. Ben Churchill, Head, WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific

Mr. Jun Yu, Regional Officer, WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific

Dr. Muhi Usamah, Technical Coordinator (Services), WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific

Dr. Victoria Alexeeva, Senior Economic and Societal Impacts Officer, WMO Cabinet Office

 

 

FUNDS AND PROGRAMMES

 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Mr. Mushtaq Memon, Regional Coordinator, Chemical and Pollution Action Subprogramme

Mr. Jonathan Gilman, Regional Development Coordinator

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