Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of the Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management, represented APSCO Secretariat at the Expert Group Meeting on Space Applications for Sustainable Development (2018-2030), and The 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Consultative Committee (ICC) on the Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP) organized by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 28-30, 2018.
At the forum, APSCO delegation took part in the review of the drafted Development Plan. He delivered a speech to report APSCO’s space-related activities and reflect its willingness to cooperate with UNESCAP in promoting utilization of space technology and its applications for sustainable socio-economical development of the Asia-Pacific region. APSCO also had a great opportunity to meet with experts from its member States which are also the members of UNESCAP to share their common interests. They all strongly supported and appreciated the Secretariat in extending its role to the UN-level on space-related activities.