ESCAP participated in the Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific, held 2-4 November 2015 in Muscat, Oman. ESCAP, along with ILO, ADB, ISSA and the host government, participated in the final panel, the Regional Social Security Summit, discussing regional trends on social protection, challenges facing the region as well as social protection in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
ESCAP presented its experiences in supporting national and regional efforts to enhance social protection systems during a panel session at the international conference on “The role of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Social Dialogue Institutions in promoting Social Protection Floors for All,” jointly organized by ILO, the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) and the Korean Economic and Social Development Commission, held in Seoul, 20-21 November 2014.
The 2015 Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific (GITC) was held in Jakarta, from 26 to 29 October 2015. The event was co-organized by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea and several other entities. Over 100 youth with disabilities and 62 governmental representatives from 15 countries, including most of those in South-East Asia, participated in IT competitions in the area of information searching, making story books and creating games through Scratch programmes.