At the invitation of ESCAP Executive Secretary, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun, attended the 74th Commission Session of the United Nations ¨C Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) on 14-15 May, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand.
This annual high-level event is one of the universal platforms, for countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, that brings together leaders, regional experts and the heads of regional organizations to deliberate on policy issues to promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. APSCO Delegation had availed the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Member States and other international organizations. Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun, had a meeting with the Deputy Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, in his office. Dr. Li brief him about APSCO and illustrated organizational initiatives in capacity building in disaster- mitigation for the sustainable development of the Member States. Mr. Zahedi expressed his appreciation to this successful regional mechanism, utilizing space technology and applications, to benefit lives in this region. He also showed his keen interest in joining trainings and other activities with APSCO. Dr. Li warmly extended invitation for APSCO¡¯s 10th Anniversary High-Level Forum & 9th International Symposium, being held during 14-16 Nov 2018, at Beijing, China.
On the second day, APSCO delegation visited the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the focal agency of Thailand for APSCO, and had exchange of necessary information about the recent co-operative activities of APSCO.