Asia-Pacific World Tsunami Awareness Day Commemoration

WTAD 2020 event Bangkok
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok

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A commemoration event will be co-organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UNDRR Asia-Pacific at the UN Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The event will live-streamed and recorded on Youtube:



  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR (video message)
  • Mr. Animesh Kumar, OIC & Deputy Chief, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UNDRR
  • Ms. Nora Gale, Head a.i. Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System Secretariat (ICG/IOTWMS), IOC-UNESCO
  • Mr. A.R. Subbiah, Director, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)
  • Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission and Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP
  • Ms. Suchitra Durai, Ambassador of India to Thailand
  • Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
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