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Heads of government and other high-level officials from around Asia and the Pacific are in Bangkok over the next five days for the annual session of the United Nations regional commission, where they will discuss how greater economic cooperation and integration in the region can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 73rd session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will meet from 15 to 19 May, under the theme ‘Regional cooperation for sustainable energy,’ with the Senior Official’s segment opening today.
The Presidents of the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Palau, and the Prime Ministers of Tonga and Tuvalu, are amongst the high-level participants taking part in this year’s session. The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand General Tanasak Patimapragorn is scheduled to address the opening of the ministerial segment on 17 May.
Several key ministers will be among the speakers at the High-level Dialogue on 18 May that will explore advancing regional economic cooperation and integration in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
A ministerial roundtable will also be held on 18 May with a focus on the theme of the 73rd session, regional cooperation in a changing energy scene. On 19 May, high-level officials alongside experts from the region will join a panel discussion on the findings of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017, ESCAP’s flagship publication.
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