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Prestigious Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development held at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group

 

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Pattaya, Thailand – More than 350 representatives including ministers, dignitaries, senior officials and civil society representatives from 53 ESCAP Member States attended the successful Asia- Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development held at the award-winning Royal Cliff Hotels Group on May 19-21, 2014.

Royal Cliff was the certified venue entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand and the United Nations Economic And Social Commission (UN ESCAP) to host the prestigious forum which serves as a platform for countries in the Asia- Pacific region to discuss and identify regional sustainable development challenges and prepare for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) that will be held in New York in July 2014.

Under the theme “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, the forum commenced with an opening ceremony at the Heads of State Chamber of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel.  Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Under‐Secretary‐General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP and H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand gave the welcome remarks.   Chaired by H.E Mr. Bektas Mukhametjanov, Vice Minister of Environment and Water Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the forum focused on developing strong regional inputs for global dialogue and decision-making, regional economic integration for accelerating economic growth as well as reaffirmed the organizations’ commitment to lead and support social development priorities for the successful achievement of its goals.

"Royal Cliff Hotels Group was proud to have been involved in the success of the inaugural meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.”  Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, Executive Director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said.  “To be the host of such a prestigious forum is a prominent endorsement to the quality of Royal Cliff’s exceptional facilities and services.  We are truly delighted to welcome such an international and elite group of industry decision makers who were able to experience firsthand the superiority of our venue and the range of  the services we can offer.” 

PEACH is a world-class multipurpose award winning convention facility under the flagship of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. This highly rated convention centre is the perfect venue to hold any kind of event, and is able to accommodate up to 10,062 people theatre-style.  For a truly remarkable and memorable event experience,   PEACH offers an ideal location, modern facility and professional service to host a wide variety of engagements including international conferences, product launches, concerts, exhibitions, incentives, grand wedding celebrations and banquets.

For more information on the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH, please visit www.royalcliff.com and www.peachthailand.com.

 

 
Photo Caption: The opening ceremony of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development at the Heads of State Chamber at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel on May 19, 2014.

 

Photo Caption: The opening ceremony of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development at the Heads of State Chamber at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel on May 19, 2014.

Photo Caption:  Ministers, dignitaries and high-ranking representatives of ESCAP member countries during the opening ceremony of Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development Heads at the State Chamber at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel on May 19, 2014.

Photo Caption:  H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand (left) was warmly welcomed  by Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Managing Director Mrs. Panga Vathanakul (center) and Mr. Robert Schnabel, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Resident Manager (right) at Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Photo Caption:  H.E. Mr. Bektas Mukhamedjanov, Vice-Minister of Environment and Water Resources of Kazakhstan (left) with the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Resident Manager Mr. Robert Schnabel (right upon arrival) at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel.

Photo Caption:  Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s General Manager Mr. Antonello Passa (left) and Resident Manager Mr. Robert Schnabel (right) warmly welcomed Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Under‐Secretary‐General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP (center) at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Photo Caption: Mr Shunichi Murata, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNESCAP (right)  was warmly greeted by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s General Manager Mr. Antonello Passa (left) at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Photo Caption: H.E. Mr Saidrahmon Nazriev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Tajikistan (center) was warmly greeted by Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s General Manager Mr. Antonello Passa (2nd from right) at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel.

Photo Caption:  Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s General Manager Mr. Antonello Passa (left) warmly welcomed Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Minister of the Environment and Green Development Ministry, Member of the Mongolian Parliament, and President of the Mongolian Geological Association (right).

Photo Caption:  H.E. Mr Mofazzal Hossein Chowdhury Maya, Minister of Disaster Management and Relief, People’s Republic of Bangladesh (4th from left) with Royal Cliff Hotels Group General Manager Mr. Antonello Passa (3rd from left) at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel in Pattaya.