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F OR PARTICIPANTS ONLY
18 December 2008
UNITED NATIONS
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Workshop on MDG Monitoring
14-16 January 2009
Bangkok
INFORMATION NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS
GENERAL
1. The Workshop on MDG Monitoring is scheduled to be held at the
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, from 14-16 January
2009.
2. The meeting will be inaugurated at 09:00 hours on Wednesday, 14
January 2009 in meeting room 4, UNCC.
REGISTRATION & IDENTIFICATION BADGES
3. Participants are requested to register and obtain meeting badges at
the Registration Counter, located on the ground floor, UNCC, between
0800 and 0845 on the opening day of the meeting. Participants who are
not able to register during the time indicated above are requested to
do so upon their arrival at UNCC before going to the conference room.
Only the names of duly registered participants will be included in the
list of participants.
4. For identification and security reasons, all participants are
requested to wear their meeting badges at all times during the
meeting, social functions and in the United Nations complex. The loss
of a meeting badge should be reported personally to the Chief,
Conference Management Unit, so that a new one can be issued
immediately.
IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS
5. According to the Immigration Bureau of Thailand, nationals of the
following countries/regions may enter and stay in Thailand for a
maximum period of 30 days without a visa. However, if the duration of
stay is expected to exceed 30 days, an appropriate entry visa must be
obtained in advance from Thai diplomatic or consular missions.
1.
Austria
23.
Malaysia
2.
Australia
24.
Monaco
3.
Bahrain
25.
Mongolia
4.
Belgium
26.
Netherlands
5.
Brunei Darussalam
27.
New Zealand
6.
Canada
28.
Norway
7.
Denmark
29.
Oman
8.
Finland
30.
Philippines
9.
France
31.
Portugal
10.
Germany
32.
Qatar
11.
Greece
33.
Russian Federation
12.
Hong Kong, China
34.
Singapore
13.
Iceland
35.
South Africa
14.
Indonesia
36.
Spain
15.
Ireland
37.
Sweden
16.
Israel
38.
Switzerland
17.
Italy
39.
Turkey
18.
Japan
40.
United Arab Emirates
19.
Kuwait
41.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
20.
Luxembourg
42.
United States of America
21.
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
43.
Viet Nam
22.
Macao, China
6. Nationals of the following countries may enter and stay in Thailand
for a maximum period of 90 days without a visa. However, if the
duration of stay is expected to exceed 90 days, an appropriate entry
visa must be obtained in advance from Thai diplomatic or consular
missions:
1.
Argentina
4.
Republic of Korea
2.
Brazil
5.
Peru
3.
Chile
7. Nationals holding valid diplomatic or official passport of the
following countries may enter and stay in Thailand for 30 days as
specified in the relevant visa waiver agreements between Thailand and
the countries concerned.
1.
Cambodia
3.
Myanmar
2.
China
8. Nationals holding valid diplomatic or official passport of the
following countries may enter and stay in Thailand for 90 days as
specified in the relevant visa waiver agreements between Thailand and
the countries concerned.
1.
Argentina
18.
Malaysia
2.
Austria
19.
Mexico
3.
Belgium
20.
Nepal
4.
Bhutan
21.
Netherlands
5.
Brazil
22.
Panama
6.
Chile
23.
Peru
7.
Costa Rica
24.
Philippines
8.
Croatia
25.
Poland
9.
Czech Republic
26.
Republic of Korea
10.
Germany
27.
Romania
11.
Hungary
28.
Russian Federation
12.
India
29.
Singapore
13.
Israel
30.
South Africa
14.
Italy
31.
Switzerland
15.
Japan
32.
Slovak Republic
16.
Liechtenstein
33.
Tunisia
17.
Luxemburg
34.
Turkey
9. Nationals of the following countries may be granted, by the Thai
immigration authority at Suvarnabhumi Airport, a visa for a period of
stay not exceeding 15 days upon arrival, conditional on meeting
certain requirements:
1.
Bhutan
10.
Lithuania
2.
China
11.
Kazakhstan
3.
Cyprus
12.
Maldives
4.
Czech Republic
13.
Mauritius
5.
Estonia
14.
Poland
6.
Hungary
15.
Saudi Arabia
7.
India
16.
Slovenia
8.
Latvia
17.
Slovak Republic
9.
Liechtenstein
18.
Ukraine
These requirements are as follows:
a.
The applicant must be in possession of a valid passport or an
appropriate travel document recognized by the Government of
Thailand;
b.
The applicant must be in possession of an air ticket valid for a
return journey within 15 days;
c.
The applicant must provide two passport-size photographs and pay a
visa fee of approximately 1,000 baht.
10. Participants from countries other than those listed above are
requested to obtain an appropriate entry visa from the Thai diplomatic
or consular missions at the point of origin or en route prior to
entering Thailand.
11. Holders of United Nations Laissez-Passer (UNLP) travelling from
countries where there is no Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate must submit,
at least two weeks prior to their departure date the following
information: full name, occupation, itinerary, copies of their UNLP
and national passports with expiry date of at least six months beyond
the date of arrival in Thailand, to the ESCAP Protocol Office ([email protected]).
The above information is required in order to process a request for
visa waiver to enter Thailand for a period of stay not exceeding 15
days. They are also required to bring their national passports with
them while travelling.
The information provided above is accurate as of the date of issuance
of this note. All participants are advised to consult with the
diplomatic mission/embassy of Thailand in their respective country
regarding the latest applicable immigration requirement prior to their
departure.
WEATHER
12. The weather in Bangkok is warm and humid. Light tropical clothing
would be appropriate. The conference room where the meetings are to be
held is air-conditioned and the temperature is maintained in the range
of 23-24 degrees Celsius (72-73 degrees Fahrenheit).
HEALTH AND VACCINATION
13. The United Nations buildings are smoke-free areas. Participants
are allowed to smoke only in the designated areas. Yellow fever
vaccination is required for participants from countries where the
disease is endemic. Participants are recommended to have had
vaccinations against food-borne diseases, such as hepatitis A, tetanus
and typhoid.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE
14. Any participant who brings or takes an aggregate amount of foreign
currency exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalent out of or into the
Kingdom of Thailand shall declare such amount of foreign currency to a
Customs Officer. Failure to declare upon bringing foreign currency
that exceeds the amount restricted by law or its equivalent out of or
into the Kingdom of Thailand or making any false declaration to a
Customs Officer is a criminal offence, according to the relevant
regulation of Thailand.
AIRLINE RESERVATIONS
15. Many international airlines operate regular services to and from
Bangkok. Participants are advised to secure their return bookings
prior to their departure for Bangkok. If this is not possible, they
should make firm return bookings immediately upon arrival in Bangkok.
Travel services are available on the first floor of the Service
Building in the UN Complex.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
16. The following hotels have been designated as recommended hotels
for which the room rates indicated below are inclusive of service
charge and value added tax and are relatively close to ESCAP.
Name and address
Driving distance
to UNCC
(min.)
Room type
Daily room rates
(Baht)
Single
Double
Siam City Hotel (*****)
477 Si Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai, Bangkok
Tel: (662)247-0123
Fax: (662)247-0165
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Ms. Udomporn P.
([email protected])
15-25
Deluxe
2,800*
3,000*
Amari Watergate Hotel & Spa (*****)
847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok
Tel: (662) 653-9000
Fax: (662) 653-9045
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Mr. Khajohnsak N.
20-30
Deluxe
Deluxe (inclusive of round trip transfer from hotel to UNCC)
2,800*
3,500*/**
3,000*
4,000*/**
Royal Princess Hotel (****)
269 Larnluang Road, Bangkok
Tel: (662)281-3088
Fax: (662)280-1314
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact persons: Ms. Pranee R. and
Ms. Duangjai K.
5-10
Superior
Deluxe
Suite (1 bed room)
Suite (2 bed rooms)
2,400*/**
2,700*/**
7,000*/**
9,000*/**
2,600*/**
2,900*/**
7,500*/**
9,000*/**
Grand China Princess Hotel (****)
215 Yaowarat Road, Bangkok
Tel: (662)224-9977, 224-7997
Fax: (662)224-7999
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Ms. Phet-anong N.
15-20
Deluxe
2,000*
2,200*
Prince Palace Hotel (****)
488/800 Bo Bae Tower
Damrongrak Road, Klong Mahanak
Bangkok
Tel: (662)628-1111
Fax: (662)628-1000
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Ms. Siriporn P.
10-15
Superior
1,600*/**
1,800*/**
Trang Hotel (***)
99/1 Wisutkasat Road
Bangkok
Tel: (662)282-2141-4
Fax: (662)280-3610
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Ms. Nongnooch S.
5-10
Superior
Deluxe
1,200*/**
1,400*/**
1,400*/**
1,600*/**
Hotel Dé Moc (former Thai Hotel) (***)
78 Prajatipatai Road
Bangkok
Tel: (662)282-2833
Fax: (662)280-1299
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Mr. Supap S.
5-10
Standard
Superior
950*/**
1,200*/**
1,250*/**
1,400*/**
* Inclusive of daily American breakfast, service charge and government
tax.
** Complimentary transport services provided according to fixed
schedules, from the hotels to UNCC in the morning and back to the
hotels in the evening.
Note: Other charges for additional services in the hotels are subject
to a 10 per cent service charge and 7 per cent VAT. The hotel room
rates are subject to alteration without prior notice.
17. The rates quoted above represent group room rates, inclusive of
daily American breakfast, service charge and government tax. Other
charges for additional services in the hotels are subject to a 10 per
cent service charge and 7 percent VAT. The hotel room rates are
subject to alteration without prior notice.
18. To facilitate hotel reservation, participants are requested to
complete and submit the attendance/hotel form, attached with the
invitation letter, at an early date or, alternatively, to furnish
particulars by facsimile at least 10 working days in advance to Ms
Varaphorn Prapatsakdi (Fax: +662-2881082 or E-mail:
[email protected]), indicating:
(a) Full Name;
(b) Date and time of arrival;
(c) Flight number;
(d) Hotel accommodation requirements (type of room)
19. Any subsequent changes in arrival plans should be communicated
immediately to the ESCAP secretariat. Cancellation, postponement or
any other changes must be notified at least 48 hours in advance. Rooms
not occupied in accordance with the latest advice will be held for 24
hours at the participant’s expense and then released. All rooms will
be assigned according to information furnished on the enclosed forms
and on a first-come, first-served basis.
PAYMENT OF HOTEL ACCOUNTS
20. Before departure from Bangkok, participants are expected to settle
directly with the respective hotels all accounts, including room
charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance
telephone calls, Internet use, business center use, laundry, room and
hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant
and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges
incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to their late
arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is
given.
ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
21. Participants should make their own transportation arrangements
from Suvarnabhumi Airport to their respective hotels. Limousine,
metered-taxi, and bus services are readily available at the airport.
Detailed information about Suvarnabhumi Airport can be found at
http://www.airportsuvarnabhumi.com. Please note that the Don Mueang
Airport, the old Bangkok International Airport, currently handles Thai
domestic flights only.
22. To avail themselves of the services of limousines and public
metered-taxis as indicated above, it is strongly recommended that
participants contact only the authorized officials at the counters
located in the airport arrival zone. The officials, upon contact, will
issue a ticket for the assignment of either a limousine or a public
metered-taxi for transporting passengers to the desired destination.
Participants may access public taxi counters by exiting gates 3 or 9
of the arrival zone in Survarnabhumi Airport. In addition to toll
fees, there is a THB50 surcharge to be added to the meter charge.
TRANSPORT TO ATTEND SESSIONS
23. Some hotels recommended in paragraph 16 provide complimentary
transport, according to fixed schedules, between the hotels and UNCC.
Otherwise, participants would have to make their own transport
arrangements for attending meetings.
ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF ESCAP SECRETARIAT
24. The address of the ESCAP secretariat is as follows:
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
The United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Telephone numbers: (662) 2881234
Facsimile number: (662) 2881000
25. Mail intended for participants should be sent c/o Mr. Christian
Stoff, Statistics Division, at the address indicated in paragraph 24
above.
ESCAP WORKING HOURS
26. The normal working hours of the ESCAP secretariat are from 07:30
to 15:45 hours, with a lunch break of 45 minutes, from Monday to
Friday. However, staff members concerned with the meeting will be on
duty during meeting hours.
OFFICERS CONCERNED WITH SERVICING THE MEETING
27. The substantive division concerned with the meeting is the
Statistics Division. Pietro Gennari is the Chief of the Division (8th
floor, Block B, Secretariat Building).
28. The Administrative Services Division is responsible for the
administrative and logistic arrangements for the meeting. Mr. Peter
Van Laere is the Chief of the Division. The daily conference services
are the responsibility of Mr. Yang Yafei, Chief, Conference Management
Unit (room G090, ground floor, UNCC, extensions 2571 and 1174).
29. The office of the United Nations Information Services (UNIS) is
located on the ground floor, block A, Secretariat Building. Mr.
Hak-Fan Lau is the Chief of UNIS, extension 1866.
INTERNET SERVICES
30. Eight PCs with high speed internet connection are available in the
UNCC Internet Café on the first floor, UNCC, for the use of
participants free of charge. In addition, free wireless internet
access is also available in all conference/meeting rooms and public
areas of the UNCC.
CATERING SERVICES
31. Catering services are available at the Cafeteria on the fourth
floor of the Service Building from 11:00 to 14:30 hours. Rajapruek
Lounge on the ground floor of the UNCC is open from 07:00 to 17:00
hours on Mondays to Thursdays, and from 07:00 to 20:00 hours on
Fridays. The Canteen on the ground floor of the Service Building is
open from 07:00 to 13:30 hours. In addition, a Coffee Corner serving
sandwiches, pastries, coffee/tea and soft drinks, located on level 1,
UNCC, is open from 07:00 to 17:00 hours.
LIBRARY FACILITIES
32. ESCAP Library facilities are available on the first floor, Service
Building from 07:30 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. For details
on the use of the ESCAP Library facilities, please consult the staff
on duty at the Library or call extensions 1330 and 1360. Further
information about the ESCAP Library can be found at
www.unescap.org/unis/library.
BANKING FACILITIES
33. Banking services are available at the Siam Commercial Bank, United
Nations Building Branch, first floor, Service Building, from 08:30 to
15:30 hours during weekdays. The Bank is closed on Saturday and
Sunday.
POSTAL SERVICES
34. Postal services are available at the Post Office, UN Branch,
ground floor, UNCC. It is open from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, without
lunch break, Monday to Friday, except for official holidays. The Post
Office can be contacted at extensions 1260 and 2114.
MEDICAL SERVICES
35. First-aid and medical services are available at the Medical
Centre, fourth floor, Service Building, during weekdays. The ESCAP
doctor is available from 07:30 to 15:45 hours with lunch breaks from
12:00 to 12:45 hours. Appointments should be made through the nurse at
extensions 1352 or 1761. Hospitalization expenses are to be borne by
each patient.
TRAVEL AGENT
36. American Express Travel office is located on the first floor,
Service Building, next to the Siam Commercial Bank which is open from
07:30 to 16:30 hours during weekdays. AMEX office can be contacted at
extensions 2820, 2821, 2822, 2823 and 2824.
DAILY SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE (only if applicable)
37. Participants whose travel is sponsored by UNSD will be provided
with a daily subsistence allowance at prevailing United Nations rates
in local currency. In order to facilitate the payment of subsistence
allowance, eligible participants are requested to submit copies of the
passport, boarding pass, the arrival/departure form together with
their air tickets to the secretariat staff in the conference room.
38. Any participants who are unable to stay for the duration of the
meeting are requested to inform the secretariat as soon as possible
after arrival, so that the subsistence allowance can be adjusted
accordingly.
FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS (only if applicable)
39. In those cases where the participation costs are borne by the
ESCAP secretariat, the secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as
expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other
expenditure, including the following:
i.
All expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad,
including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations
and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from
the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
ii.
Salary and related allowances for the participants during the
period of the meeting;
iii.
Costs incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance,
accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in
connection with attending the meeting;
iv.
Compensation in the event of death or disability of participants
in connection with attending the meeting;
v.
Any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while
attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third
parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the
participants;
vi.
Any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to
the purpose of the meeting.
RECONFIRMATION OF RETURNING FLIGHT
40. Participants are advised to ensure that their return bookings are
confirmed soon after their arrival in Bangkok. For this purpose, they
should contact American Express travel agent (paragraph 42). Airport
tax is now included into the ticket price.
Attachment
Workshop on MDG Monitoring
10 – 12 December 2008
Bangkok, Thailand
______________________________________________________________________
ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
(Please type or print)
1. NAME (Last, First):________________________________________________
Mr/Ms
2. TITLE:
______________________________________________________________
3. MAILING ADDRESS (OFFICE):
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Phone: __________________________Fax:
___________________________________
E-mail: __________________________
4. ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK:
Date: _____________ Flight number: ____________Time of arrival:
_____________
5. PLEASE RESERVE ACCOMMODATION IN BANGKOK AS INDICATED BELOW:
Name of hotel: ____________________ Single: ________ Double: ________
Check-in date:_________________ Check-out date:
__________________________
6. IF MAKING OWN LIVING ARRANGEMENTS IN BANGKOK, PLEASE INDICATE:
Address in Bangkok:
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Please send this attendance information to both addresses listed below:
Ms Varaphorn Prapatsakdi
Statistics Division
Economic and Social Commission for
Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Building
Rajadamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Fax no.: (662) 288-1082
E-mail: [email protected]
Ms. Jennifer Tungol
Statistics Division
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations
2 UN Plaza, 1664B
New York, NY, 10017
Telephone number: +212 963-9120
Facsimile number: +212 963-9851
E-mail address: [email protected]
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