NEASPEC 24th Senior Officials Meeting
The 24th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) was hosted by the Government of the Russian Federation via videoconference on 12-13 October 2020.
SOM is an annual occasion to review NEASPEC activities and to formulate new initiatives. In this connection, the SOM-24 reviewed and decided on (a) the NEASPEC Strategic Plan 2021-2025; (b) the North-East Asia Clean Air Partnership (NEACAP) workplan 2021-2025; and (c) the NEASPEC budget plan for 2021-2025.
- Opening remarks by Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office • Welcoming remarks by the Host Government
- Welcoming remarks by the Host Government
Statements by delegations of the member States, UN and international organizations
a) Transboundary Air Pollution
b) Nature Conservation in Transboundary Areas
c) Marine Protected Areas
d) Low Carbon Cities
e) Desertification and Land Degradation
Short presentations to be made by the Secretariat and partner institutions for each programme area, followed by interventions from delegations of member States.
The session will review the draft Strategic Plan revised based on the discussion at the National Focal Point Meeting held on 06 August 2020 and consider the decision for adoption. The session will also review the results of the external evaluation and discuss the way forward.
The session will review the state of the Core Fund and project funds of NEASPEC and discuss budget plans. Member governments are invited to announce intended cash and/or in-kind contributions for 2020-2021
The meeting will invite member States to express interest in hosting the next SOM. Member States may raise any other issues not covered under the items mentioned above.
The Report of the Meeting consists of two major parts: (i) the conclusions and recommendations, and (ii) the proceedings of the SOM. The first part of the Report will be adopted by the SOM, and the second part will be prepared by the Secretariat after the Meeting and will be circulated to member States for review and approval.