On October 22 the Delegation took part to the online “Regional Conversation Series 2021: Financing Sustainable Development and Addressing Debt Risks in the Aftermath of COVID-19”, organized by the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP). The panelists highlighted that the unprecedented situation requires unprecedented solutions indeed, hopefully in harmony with green and sustainable goals and keeping in mind urgent short-term strategies, without forgetting their medium and long-term impacts.
On 27 October, the Constantinian Order, invited to join the “Fourth Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean”, a virtual event also by UNESCAP, has been represented through the Delegation for Southeast Asia.Interesting to know about technology progress in detecting and discriminating macro and micro plastics, and how satellite and radar observation can be applied to monitor rivers and the space. Both themes of social sustainability and reducing the impact that unexpected event have on the life of the less fortunate, as well as raising awareness against ocean pollution, are dear to the Royal Family as Their initiatives constantly witness.
On November 22, the Delegate and the Vice Delegate reached the Italian Ambassador and the Italian Trade Commissioner for the opening of “The 6th Italian Cuisine Week in the World”.
The same day, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bangkok extended an invitation to the Delegation to a film screening (substitute of Polish National Day celebration).
On November 26, the Delegation attended the vernissage of the exhibition “PhotoAlchemy” at the Alliance Française, event in partnership with the French Embassy in Thailand and “Galleries Night”.
Again on November 30, the Constantinian Order has been represented at one more “Regional Conversation Series 2021: Equitable Access to Vaccines, Diagnostics and Therapeutics”. The online discussion stressed that around 15 countries won’t reach their anti-Covid goals by the end of 2022 and only 1 out of 4 health worker in Africa is vaccinated. Not to forget: outbreaks of TB, malaria and new pandemics are possible. Dr. Armida Alisjahbana, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP made a straightforward statement: “The world needs vaccines and strategies”.