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01 to 03 November 2023 | By invitation only

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok and online
CMPF4_Heads of Delegation

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YouTube webcast links are available below:

DAY 1 : Wednesday 1 November 2023, 1000-1600 hrs.

Floor https://youtube.com/watch?v=2V1IrvCmt1k
English https://youtube.com/watch?v=7i52Vk3sSh8
Chinese https://youtube.com/watch?v=IpTHkdEjVpg
French https://youtube.com/watch?v=m2WUGkc-TBs
Russian https://youtube.com/watch?v=Mk2yxbvZbGE

 

DAY 2: Thursday 2 November 2023, 1000-1600 hrs.

Floor https://youtube.com/watch?v=4A73J_8ZadA
English https://youtube.com/watch?v=6n69YE_6j3k
Chinese https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ex61JGCtYfE
French https://youtube.com/watch?v=vdp0NUcJzSo
Russian https://youtube.com/watch?v=iZiFoMymHDc

 

DAY 3: Friday 3 November 2023, 1400-1600 hrs.

Floor https://youtube.com/watch?v=OUZloAAVNK8
English https://youtube.com/watch?v=p-AnYTWebds
Chinese https://youtube.com/watch?v=6iKR4VcU6rc
French https://youtube.com/watch?v=qYbnPMihWCE
Russian https://youtube.com/watch?v=mraGL7J_qNQ

 

 

 

 

 

The fourth session of the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online from 1 to 3 November 2023. 

Economies around the globe, including in Asia and the Pacific, are facing difficult macroeconomic conditions. Together with weak economic growth prospects and high inflation, they are experiencing elevated interest rates, a constrained fiscal space and rising public debt levels. In such circumstances, adequately financing efforts aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and at climate action will not be an easy task. Policymakers need to respond to the immediate macroeconomic challenges while not losing sight of long-term sustainable development ambitions.
 

CMPF4 Opening Session

 

In this context, the Committee will focus on assessing the impacts of investments in the Sustainable Development Goals on public debt sustainability and accelerating sustainable finance. The work of the Committee will be carried out with three main objectives: (a) to increase understanding of the need for, and the policy implications of, a long-term public debt sustainability analysis that takes into consideration investments in the Sustainable Development Goals and climate action; (b) to review and develop a consensus on the broad principles underpinning the actions needed to scale up sustainable finance in Asia and the Pacific and understand their policy implications; and (c) to discuss the future direction of the work under the subprogramme, with a focus on financing for development and on engagement with the Consultative Group on Financing Strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals, which was established by the Committee at its third session, held in October 2021.

Various analytical and knowledge products will be shared to enrich the discussions of the Committee and the experience of the participants. High-level panel discussions and side events will be organized with a view to boosting affordable and longer-term financing for Governments and exploring the nexus between climate change and debt vulnerabilities.

Please register here, preferably by 16 October 2023. 

 

CMPF4_2023_Opening Session_1 November

Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development 4th Session

01 Nov 2023
10:00
10:50
Agenda item 1: Opening session

Agenda item 1(a): Opening addresses

 

Welcoming remarks

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

 

Keynote remarks

  • His Excellency Mr. Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies of Sri Lanka

  • Her Excellency Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Minister of Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, and Privatization, Pakistan (Video message)

  • Her Excellency Ms. Chea Serey, Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia

  • Mr. Pekka Moren, Special Representative for Climate Action of the Ministry of Finance of Finland (online)

  • Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD (Video message)
  • Mr. Navid Hanif, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, DESA (Video message)
  • Mr. Avinash Persaud, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados on Investment and Financial Services (Video message)

10:50
10:55
Group photo
10:55
11:00
Agenda item 1(b): Election of officers
11:00
11:05
Agenda item 1(c): Adoption of the agenda
11:05
11:50
Agenda item 2: Assessing the impacts of investments in the Sustainable Development Goals on public debt sustainability: a new approach

Introductory remarks

 

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP

 

Moderator

 

  • Mr. Vatcharin Sirimaneetham, Chief of Macroeconomic Policy and Analysis Section, MPFD, ESCAP

 

Panel discussion 

 

  • Mr. Anar Bat-Ireedui, Director General of the Investment Policy Department of the Ministry of Economy and Development, Mongolia

 

  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam (online)

 

  • Mr. Hasan Muhammad Mohsin, Chief of Macroeconomic Section, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Pakistan

 

  • Ms. Eteri Kvintradze, Director, IMF Capacity Development Office in Thailand

 

 

 

 

11:50
12:00
Country statements and open discussion

Country statements and open discussion under agenda item 2 of the Committee

(To be continued at 14.00 hrs. if needed)

14:00
14:30
Agenda item 3: Bridging the gap in sustainable finance in Asia and the Pacific: principles for action

Introductory remarks

 

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP

 

Moderator

  • Ms. Suba Sivakumaran, Chief of Financing for Development Section, MPFD, ESCAP

Panel discussion

 

  • Ms. Supee Teravaninthorn, Special Advisor to the Vice President of Operations, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (TBC)

 

  • Ms. Urgamalsuvd Nanjid, Head of Monetary Policy and Forecasting Division, Monetary Policy Department, Bank of Mongolia

 

  • Ms. Visakha Amarasekere, Additional Director General (CuD) of the Capital Market, Investment and Sustainable Financing Division of the Department of External Resources, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka

 

  • Mr. Jules Hugot, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Macroeconomic Research Division, Asian Development Bank

 

  • Ms. Daria Silkina, Head of Sustainable Development Finance Unit, Corporate Affairs Department, Bank of Russia (TBC)

 

 

 

 

14:30
15:30
Country statements and open discussion

Country statements and open discussion under agenda item 3 of the Committee

(To be continued if needed to 16.00 hrs.)

02 Nov 2023
10:00
10:30
Agenda item 4: Review of activities carried out in 2022 and 2023 in response to the requests and decisions made by the Committee at its third session

Introductory remarks

 

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP

 

Panel discussion

  • Mr. Veara Kim, Deputy Secretary General, National Committee for ESCAP, Cambodia

 

  • Ms. Gurvinder Kaur, Deputy Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, India (online)

 

  • Mr. Emek Gunaydin, Head of Department, Director-General of Economic Programs and Research, Turkiye (online)

 

  • Mr. Ali Kemal, Chief, Sustainable Development Goals Section, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Pakistan (online)
10:30
11:00
Country statements and open discussion

Country statements and open discussion under agenda item 4 of the Committee 

Moderator

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP
11:00
12:00
Agenda item 5: Consideration of future focus of the subprogramme

Introductory remarks

 

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP

 

Presentations by

 

  • Ms. Suba Sivakumaran, Chief of Financing for Development Section, MPFD, ESCAP

 

  • Ms. Isabela Heng, Chief of Programme Planning and Budget Section, Strategy and Programme Management Division (SPMD), ESCAP

 


Country statements and open discussion under agenda item 5 of the Committee 

Agenda item 6 Other matters may be discussed if time permits.

14:00
16:00
Agenda item 6: Other items

Other matters


Country statements and open discussion under agenda item 6 of the Committee

03 Nov 2023
14:00
15:50
Agenda item 7: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its fourth session

Introductory remarks

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP

Country statements and open discussion under agenda item 7 of the Committee

 

15:50
16:00
Closing remarks

Closing remarks by Ms. Lin Yang, Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP

General

This document provides links to external and third-party websites, for the convenience of meeting participants, and for use at their discretion. ESCAP cannot vouch for the accuracy or correctness of the information contained therein.

Committee on Macroeconomic Policy Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development, Fourth session is scheduled to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok (UNCC) and online from 1 to 3 November 2023.

Requirements Submission channels Deadlines
1. Letter of credentials

Please submit to: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]

   2 October 2023
2. On-line registration

https://indico.un.org/event/1005886/

   5 October 2023
3. Zoom connection request
    (3 connections per country/organization)

Please fill Part I of Speaker Request Form and  submit to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]

   5 October 2023
4. Country Statement

Please fill Part II of Speaker Request Form and  submit to [email protected] and [email protected]

  12 October 2023
5. Video Messages Please fill Part III of Speaker Request Form and  submit to [email protected] and [email protected]   12 October 2023

 

Credentials

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government or organization, at the earliest convenience prior to  2 October 2023 to [email protected] with copies to [email protected] and [email protected]. Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants.

Each delegate who appears in the afore-mentioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible at Indico Registration Link: https://indico.un.org/event/1005886/. Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted.

Registration and identification badges

Online 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/event/1005886/ well in advance, but no later than 5 October 2023, to facilitate smooth coordination of the issuance of photo badges as well as the compilation of the list of participants.

Please note that prior online registration is mandatory in line with standard security procedures to facilitate security clearance and entrance to the premises. A document containing tips on completing the online registration on behalf of another participant can be accessed on the registration portal, noted above.

Participants who have registered online can obtain photo badges at the registration counter, located on the Ground Level, UNCC, from 08:00 to 11:00 and 13:00 to 15:00 hours during the Conference.

Participants who are not able to register online during the times indicated above are requested to do so upon their arrival at UNCC in order to get meeting badges issued. Please also note that only the names of duly registered participants will be included in the list of participants.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are REQUIRED to wear their meeting badges at all times while they are in the UN complex, which include meetings and social functions. Loss of a meeting badge should be immediately communicated to the registration counter or the UN security, so that the incident could be recorded, and a new badge can be issued.

Communications

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

(Name of delegate)
c/o Mr. Hamza Ali Malik
Director
Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD)
ESCAP, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
e-mail address: [email protected]

Meeting documents

Pre-session documents are available in the four official languages of the Commission (Chinese, English, French and Russian) and will be posted on the official documents page of the Committee website when they are issued.  

The session will be conducted in the four official languages of ESCAP – Chinese, English, French and Russian – with live simultaneous interpretation available in the conference room and via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Details on how to choose an interpretation on ZOOM will be provided in the Zoom participation guide. Participants following the proceedings via the live webcast on YouTube may also be able to choose among the four official languages of ESCAP. (Link of YouTube will be shared in due course)

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 30 November 2022):

  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Benin
  4. Bolivia
  5. Brazil
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cameroon
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Colombia
  12. Congo
  13. Republic of the Congo
  14. Cote d’Ivoire
  15. Ecuador
  16. Equatorial Guinea
  17. Ethiopia
  18. French Guiana
  19. Gabon
  20. Gambia
  21. Ghana
  22. Guinea
  23. Guinea-Bissau
  1. Guyana
  2. Kenya
  3. Liberia
  4. Mali
  5. Mauritania
  6. Niger
  7. Nigeria
  8. Panama
  9. Paraguay
  10. Peru
  11. Rwanda
  12. Sao Tome & Principe
  13. Senegal
  14. Sierra Leone
  15. Somalia
  16. Sudan
  17. Suriname
  18. Tanzania
  19. Togo
  20. Trinidad & Tobago
  21. Uganda
  22. Venezuela

Zika virus

Zika is endemic in Thailand and cases have been reported amongst tourists. All travelers are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites while in Thailand. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Thailand or talk to their doctor about the implications of traveling to Thailand during this time.

In addition to the above, Medical Services Division at UNHQs advises that pregnant UN personnel should not undertake duty travel or be relocated to countries/areas where local transmission of Zika virus is known to occur. Women who are seeking pregnancy should obtain individual advice from their medical practitioner on risk management regarding their plans to travel into a Zika-affected area. For further information, please refer to the Zika virus FAQ.

Information on other non-vaccine preventable diseases to watch out for while in Thailand can be found here: Thailand - Traveler view | Travelers' Health | CDC.

Air pollution and Health

Bangkok, like many metropolitan Asian cities in the world, is periodically affected by high levels of air pollution, with haze and high concentrations of PM2.5 particularly of concern for sensitive groups.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand advises tourists to monitor Bangkok’s air pollution and take precautions when necessary. People who have existing asthma or are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution should consult their treating physician as to whether a trip to Bangkok is advisable at this time. Information on the Air pollution can be found Air4Thai website, maintained by the government of Thailand with daily information on air pollution.

Insurance and emergency medical service

Delegates are strongly encouraged to subscribe to a travel or health insurance which is valid in the Kingdom of Thailand, in order to cover any medical bills or hospitalization fees. In case of medical emergency, please call 1669. The nearest hospital to the UNCC is Bangkok Adventist (Mission) Hospital, which has English speaking medical support staff +662-282-1100.

When feeling unwell while in the UNCC: Anyone who feels unwell while already within the UNCC is advised to call any medical service staff at +66 2288 1352/1353/1761 during business hours, for further guidance. After business hours, they are advised to call the UN Medical Officer at +66 2288 1353 for further guidance. In case of a medical emergency within the UNCC, they are advised to call UN Security at +66 2288 1102/1120 for assistance in calling an ambulance.

Visa requirements Visa and entry requirements

Visa Requirements

Participants are REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate entry visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General before entering Thailand, EXCEPT for those nationals listed at List of Countries entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival.

Please note that participants holding UN Laissez-Passer (UNLP) travelling on official business to Thailand are also REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate visa before entering.

To apply for an appropriate entry visa to Thailand, participants are required to contact their nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General for the most updated information regarding visa application procedures and required documents. The list of Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General can be found at https://www.thaiembassy.org.

Participants who wish to apply for a visa outside their country of residence or reside in a country where there is no Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate, should check with the meeting organizer for the location where it is possible for them to apply for a Thai visa. Please note that certain nationalities, for security reasons, are not allowed to apply for a visa except at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General which has jurisdiction over the concerned territory.

Participants who may need further assistance from ESCAP on their visa application should contact the meeting organizer, well in advance, for necessary action.

Participants who wish to apply for a visa on arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Muang International Airport should follow the below requirements:

  1. The applicant must possess a passport from the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply for visa on arrival (List of countries entitled for Visa on Arrival) with the validity of more than 30 days, at least one completely blank page, and be in possession of a valid return ticket with date of departure within 15 days of the date of entry.
  2. The applicant must fill out an application form, which is available at the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport, supply one recent passport-sized photograph and a fee of Thai Baht (THB) 2,000.
  3. QR code for online application is available at Visa On Arrival (immigration.go.th). Upon presentation of printed Transaction Reference Number, the applicant could obtain the visa at the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport before proceeding for immigration procedures.
  4. The applicant must provide proof of means of living expenses at the amount of THB 10,000 per person or THB 20,000 per family.

NOTE: The information provided above is accurate as of October 2022.

Entry Requirements (as of 1 March 2023)

Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) issued “Public Health Measures for Foreign Travellers Entering Thailand”, which is effective from 1 March 2023 until further notice, as per the following:

  • Proof of vaccination is No longer required.
  • Proof of health insurance is No longer required.
  • Any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival shall be recommended to get COVID-19/RT-PCR test at arrival.

For more information, travelers can contact the DDC Hotline 1422.

Accessibility support for persons with disabilities Accessibility support for persons with disabilities

The UNCC is fully wheelchair-accessible and houses the Accessibility Centre on Level 1. For more information, please visit the Accessibility Centre’s webpages

Travel 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.

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.

NOTE: ESCAP cannot vouch for accuracy of the information or rates contained in the document. The list is meant purely for reference and for ease of participants. The special discount rates provided are subject to change without notice. Please confirm the room rates with the hotel directly.

Participants are responsible for booking their own rooms and are requested to contact the hotel well in advance. Any cancellations, postponements or other changes should be reported to the hotel. Rooms not occupied may be charged to the participants as per the hotel’s policies.

Before departure from Bangkok, participants should settle directly with the respective hotels all accounts, including room charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance telephone calls, Internet usage, business center usage, laundry, room and hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to late arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is given.

Foreign currency declaration Foreign currency declaration

Any person who brings or takes an aggregate amount of foreign currency exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalent into or out of the Kingdom of Thailand shall declare such amount of foreign currency to a Customs Official. Failure to make such a declaration or making any false declaration to a Customs official is a criminal offence.

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

Floor plans UNCC Floor plans

The UNCC floor plans are available at https://www.unescap.org/uncc/our-rooms. The UN buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is permitted only in the designated areas outside of the buildings and in the UNCC, the designated smoking area is outside of the Public Foyer.

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.

ESCAP member and associate members
 

Armenia

  • Mr. Vahram Kazhoyan, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Republic of Armenia
     

Australia

  • Ms. Julia Feeney, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Michael Carey, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Laura Kyle, Policy Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
     
     

Bangladesh

  • Mr. Farid Aziz, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division
     
  • Mr. A.H.M. Jahangir, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division
     
  • Mr. Syed Rashedul Hossen, Economic Minister and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Bangladesh, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Ishrat Jahan, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division
     
  • Dr. Md. Rashedur Rahman Sardar, Deputy Secretary, Finance Division
     
  • Mr. Md. Kamrul Hasan, Joint Director, Sustainable Finance Department, Bangladesh Bank
     
  • Mr. Islam Md. Maksudul, Senior Assistant Chief, General Economics Division
     

Cambodia

  • H.E. Ms. Chea Serey, Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia
  • Mr. Leat Yim, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Korm Ribaun, Secretary-General, National Committee for ESCAP
  • H.E. Mr. Veara Kim, Deputy Secretary-General, National Committee for ESCAP
  • Mr. Youraden Seng, Director Banking Supervision Department II
  • Mr. Long Vibunrith, Director Exchange Department
  • Ms. Samnida Ung, Head of Governor Office
  • Mr. LY Chandara, Official, National Committee for ESCAP
     

 

China

  • Mr. Hu Changzhi, Counselor, Embassy of China in Thailand, Bangkok
  • Ms. Liu Jianxiu, Assistant Permanent Representative of China to ESCAP, Bangkok
  • Mr. Yang Jun, Assistant Permanent Representative of China to ESCAP, Bangkok

     

Fiji

 

  • H.E. Mr. Amenatave V. Yauvoli, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Malaysia
     

India

 

  • H.E. Mr. Nagesh Singh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Paulomi Tripathi, Deputy CM and Deputy Permanent Representative, Embassy of India, Bangkok
     
  • Dr. Sivaguru Multhuswamy, Counselor and Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative, Embassy of India, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Shreya Bajaj, Deputy Director, Ministry of Finance, India
     
  • Ms. Neha Singh, Deputy Director, Department of Economic Affairs, India
     
  • Mr. Bhaskar Kalra, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of India, Bangkok
     
     

 

Indonesia

 

  • Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Sukmo Yuvono, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Thailand and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ESCAP, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Ahmad Rama Aji Nasution, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Christian Pangaribuan, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Mustika Hanum Widodo, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bangkok
     

     

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • Mr. Mehdi R.G.Q Noei, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Iran, Bangkok

  • Mr. Mehdi Hjimohammadi, Sustainable Development Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Japan

 

  • Mr. Tatsushi Nishioka, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok

  • Ms. Yoshiko Motoyama, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok

  • Mr. Naoyuki Wada, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Bangkok
     

Kyrgyzstan

  • Ms. Kim Irina, Head of the Department of Financial and Economic Analysis and Monitoring of the Government Programme
     
  • Mr. Karimov Bekzhan, Chief of Specialist of the Public Debt Management Department of the Public Debt Office
     
  • Ms. Almazbekova Begayim, Specialist of the Public Debt Servicing, Department of the Public Debt Office
     

Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • Mr. Oula Somchanmavong, Deputy Director General of Department of Planning, Ministry of Planning and Investment
     
  • Mr. Khamphasone Bouttanavong, Deputy Head of Macroeconomic Division, Ministry of Planning and Investment
     
  • Ms. Samaiphone Bounthideth, Deputy Head of Debt and Disaster Planning Division, Ministry of Planning and Investment
     

Malaysia

  • Ms. Khalilasalwa Salleh, Deputy Director, Macroeconomics Division, Ministry of Economy
     
  • Mr. Maximilian Tariq Conrad, Principal Assistant Secretary, Fiscal and Economics Division, Ministry of Finance
     
  • Mr. Mohd Zainal Othman, Principal Assistant Director, Equity Development Division, Ministry of Economy
     
  • Ms. Sheela Inthiram, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Division
     

Maldives

  • Ms. Hawla Ahmed Didi, Permanent Representative of Maldives to UNESCAP, Embassy of Maldives, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Aishath Shahula, First Secretary, Embassy of Maldives, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Aishath Shiruma Ahmed, First Secretary, Embassy of Maldives, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Fathimath Hanan Rasheed, Second Secretary, Embassy of Maldives, Bangkok
     

Mongolia

  • Mr. Amarsanaa Tumur, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to ESCAP, Embassy of Mongolia, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Bat-Ireedui Anar, Director-General of the Investment Policy Department, Ministry of Economy and Development of Mongolia
     
  • Ms. Urgamalsuvd, Head of Monetary Policy and Forecasting Division, Monetary Policy Department, Bank of Mongolia
  • Ms. Guamaral Altangerel, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mongolia, Embassy of Mongolia, Bangkok
     

Nauru

  • Mr. Peter-Jack Giouba, Economic Sector Specialist, Planning Aid Department

  • Mr. Aduba John Rodiben, Social Welfare Officer, Department of Social Welfare Services

 

Pakistan

  • Mr. Hassan Mohammad Mohsin, Chief of Macroeconomic Section, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives
     
  • Mr. Yasir Hussain, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission and Alternate Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP, Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Faiza Haseeb, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to ESCAP, Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Muhammad Ahmad, Deputy Secretary (EFP), Ministry of Finance
     

 

Philippines

  • Mr. Eufrocinio M. Bernabe, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Finance
     
  • Ms. Beatriz Ines L. Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary, Philippine Embassy, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Rosette G. Razon, Attache, Philippine Embassy, Bangkok
     

Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Hahm Jeonghan, Permanent Presentative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Lee Sanghoon, Deputy Permanent Presentative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. So Wan, Assistant Permanent Presentative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
     

Russian Federation

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

  • Mr. Egor Alimov, Attache, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Bangkok

  • Mr. Andrey Stanislavov, Attache, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Bangkok

  • Ms. Tatiana Romanova, Head of UN and G20 Section, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

  • Ms. Irina Romantseva, Deputy Head of International Development Assistance Section, International Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

  • Ms. Daria Silkina, Head of the Finance for Sustainable Development Section, Corporate Relations Department, Bank of Russia

  • Ms. Daria Svistunova, Leading Economic Expert, International Organizations Cooperation Department, Bank of Russia

  • Mr. Cyrril Astapov, Adviser, Multilateral Financial Cooperation Section, International Organizations Cooperation Department, Bank of Russia

 

Sri Lanka

  • H.E. Mr. Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies of Sri Lanka
     
  • H.E. Ms. Colonne Appuhamillage Chaminda Inoka Colonne, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Visakha Amarasekere, Additional Director General (CuD) of the Capital Market, Investment and Sustainable Financing Division of the Department of External Resources, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka
     
  • Ms. A.W.S. Samanmali, First Secretary and Deputy Permanent Representation of Sri Lanka to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Vireshika Bandara, First Secretary (Commercial) and Deputy Permanent Representation of Sri Lanka to ESCAP, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bangkok

Thailand

  • Mr. Panithan Suksamran, Director of International Economic Policy Bureau, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
     
  • Mr. Pisit Puapan, Director of Macroeonomic Policy Bureau, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
     
  • Ms. Parichart Klingthong, Director of Economic Stability Analysis Division, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
     
  • Ms. Phanida Pruchayakul, Senior Economist, International Economic Policy Bureau, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
     
  • Mr. Kittikun Chumworathayee, Economist, Economic Stability Analysis Division, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
     
  • Ms. Chomquan Pinyowit, Director, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     
  • Ms. Natchaya Suwannasri, Second Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     
  • Ms. Somreuthai Pollasen, Sustainable Development Diplomacy Officer, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     

Turkiye

  • Mr. Emek Gunaydin, Head of Department, Director-General of Economic Programs and Research, Turkiye
     
  • Ms. Ayse Mehlika YILDIZ ERSEN, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Turkiye in Bangkok
     

 

United Kingdom

  • Ms. Anna Pearson, Economic and Sustainable Development Counsellor
     
  • Ms. Nabila Suria, Head of Multilateral and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to ESCAP, British Embassy, Bangkok
     

 

United States

  • Mr. Andrew Shaw, Economic Counselor, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Paul Neville, International Organizations Advisor, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP and First Secretary, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok
     

 

Uzbekistan

  • Mr. Fakhriddin Sultanov, Consul and Deputy Permanent Presentative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP, Embassy of Uzbekistan, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Nuriddin Mamatkulov, Consul-General and Permanent Presentative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP, Embassy of Uzbekistan, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Natnicha Parichatnon, Assistant to the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP, Embassy of Uzbekistan, Bangkok
     
  • Ms. Gateklao Shosanub, Assistant to the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to ESCAP, Embassy of Uzbekistan, Bangkok
     

Viet Nam

  • H.E. Mr. Phan Chi Thanh, Ambassador Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Bangkok

  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam

  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, Principal Officer, department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Planning and Investment

  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Mai, Third Secretary, Deputy Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Bangkok


PERMANENT OBSERVERS

Finland

  • Mr. Pekka Moren, Special Representative for Climate Action of the Ministry of Finance, Finland
     
  • H.E. Mr. Jyri Jarviaho, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Observer to ESCAP, Embassy of Finland, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Miika Tomi, First Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, Bangkok
     
  • Mr. Miro Leppala, Junior Desk Officer, Political Affairs, Embassy of Finland, Bangkok
     

South Africa

  • H.E. Mr. Darkey Ephraim Africa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Observer to ESCAP, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa, Bangkok

OBSERVERS TO THE UN

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

ADB

  • Mr. Jules Hugot, Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division, Economic Research and Development Impact Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

OECD

  • Ms. Pilar Garrido, Director of OEC Development Co-operation Directorate

 

 

 

SPECIALIZED AGENCIES

ILO

  • Mr. Ken Shawa, Senior Economist and Head of Regional Economic and Social Analysis Unit

FAO

  • Mr. Aziz Elbehri, Senior Economist, FAO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific

ITU

  • Ms. Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director, ITU Asia and Pacific

 

 

FUNDS AND PROGRAMME

 

UNEP

  • Mr. Jonathan Gilman, Regional Development Coordinator, UNEP Asia and Pacific Officer

 

UNFPA

  • Mr. Pio Smith, Regional Director
     
  • Mr. Aleksandar Sasha Bodiroza, Deputy Director
     
  • Mr. Davide De Beni, Technical Adviser, Health Economics
     

 

for more information, please contact

Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]
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