25 Nov, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand, 28 November 2016, (UNESCAP News release & Travel Impact Newswire) – As a major employer of women, the travel & tourism industry is almost certainly a victim by extension of this global scourge. Readers wishing to join the campaign are invited to watch the Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to be held at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok from 10:45 – 12:15 on 28 November 2016.
The entire event will be broadcast YouTube Live – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r85nv1atmvU
This year, the global ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ campaign focuses on the need for more sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this regard, the regional commemoration event
will include an interactive panel discussion on the importance of gender-responsive budgeting as well as innovative measures from across the
Asia-Pacific in preventing and ending violence against women and girls.
The event is being organized by the United Nations Regional Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, co-chaired by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Women.
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
Dr. Miwa Kato, Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Sutada Mekrungruengkul, Assistant to the Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand; and Member of the Sub-Committee on Women’s Affairs, National Legislative Assembly, Thailand
Ms. Malaykanh Keomounty, Director, Administrative and Personnel Division National Commission for the Advancement of Women Secretariat, Lao PDR
Mr. James Holden, Human Resources Director (Thailand, Myanmar and Lao PDR), Procter & Gamble
Mr. Sangeet Gopal Kayastha, Coordinator and Focal Person, Y-PEER Asia-Pacific Centre
Ms. Jean Chong, Founder of Sayoni