The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment will be held in Bangkok from 5 to 8 September 2017, jointly organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Environment.
Held under the theme ‘Towards a resource-efficient and pollution free Asia-Pacific’, the Summit provides an opportunity to assess the state of environmental sustainability in the region, identify regional perspectives and priorities, and agree on concerted actions to promote sound environmental management and sustainable use of natural resources.
For the first time, the Summit will bring together two UN ministerial-level meetings on the environment, namely the seventh Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific, and the second session of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific.
High-level officials from over 30 countries in the region will attend, including ministers from Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPR Korea, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Cook Islands. The Summit will be opened on 7 September by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment.
Please note only the above listed sessions are open to the media and observers. For further information, visit the Ministerial Summit website http://apministerialenv.org/
For media registration, please provide the following information (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number; Email Address; Mobile No; Organization/New Agency, as well as the latest electronic copy of a passport-sized photo for printing the badge in advance) and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For individual interview requests with senior UN officials or participating Ministers, please contact:
Katie Elles, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, M: (66) 9481 525 36 / E: email@example.com
Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, UN Environment Regional Office Asia Pacific, M: (66) 8170 013 76 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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