ASEAN Vienna Committee Meets With UNODC Director General Yury Fedotov And Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol Of Thailand
The ASEAN Vienna Committee (AVC) under the chairmanship of H.E. Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre organized a luncheon meeting on 5 April 2012 with United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) Director General Yury Fedotov and Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, as Special Guest of Honor. The luncheon meeting was held at the Vienna International Center.
The AVC exchanged views on the initiatives of the UNOV in Southeast Asia, such as those focusing on poverty alleviation and economic development, crime prevention and improvement of justice systems, and the role of alternative development in the fight against drug trafficking and transnational organized crime. Director General Fedotov is scheduled to visit Southeast Asia in the middle of May 2012 and meet with Heads of State and other partners in the region. During his trip, Director General Fedotov will also explore options on how to further improve the Regional Program of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Southeast Asia.
In photo (from left): H.E. Mr. Dato' Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Ambassador of Malaysia; H.E. Ms. Nongnuth Phetcharatana, Ambassador of Thailand; H.E. Mr. Nguyen Thiep, Ambassador of Vietnam; Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand; Director General Yury Fedotov of the United Nations Office in Vienna; H.E. Ms. Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, Ambassador of the Philippines; H.E. Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, Ambassador of Indonesia; and H.E. Mr. Khamkheuang Bounteum, Ambassador of Lao PDR.