APSCO Secretary-General attended the 74th Commission Session of the UN-ESCAP

At the invitation of ESCAP Executive Secretary,Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun, attendedthe 74th Commission Session of the United Nations – Economic andSocial Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) on 14-15 May, 2018, inBangkok, Thailand.

   This annual high-level event is one of theuniversal platforms, for countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, that bringstogether leaders, regional experts and the heads of regional organizations todeliberate on policy issues to promote the 2030 Agenda for SustainableDevelopment. APSCO Delegation had availed the opportunity to meet with representativesfrom the Member States and other international organizations. Secretary-Generalof APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun, had a meeting with the Deputy Executive Secretary ofUNESCAP, Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, in his office. Dr. Li brief him about APSCO and illustratedorganizational initiatives in capacity building in disaster- mitigation for thesustainable development of the Member States. Mr. Zahedi expressed his appreciationto this successful regional mechanism, utilizing space technology andapplications, to benefit lives in this region. He also showed his keen interestin joining trainings and other activities with APSCO. Dr. Li warmly extendedinvitation for APSCO’s 10th Anniversary High-Level Forum & 9thInternational Symposium, being held during 14-16 Nov 2018, at Beijing, China.

     On the second day, APSCO delegationvisited the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the focal agency ofThailand for APSCO, and had exchange of necessary information about the recent co-operativeactivities of APSCO.

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