UN’s Under-Secretary-General Heyzer to visit Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under- Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) , will make her first official visit to Cambodia from Aug. 21-24 to further enhance ties between the UN and Cambodia.
The visit is aimed at discussing topics and issues regarding to sustainable development, regional integration, and Cambodia’s achievements and challenges towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, according to a press release from the National Committee for the Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (NC-ESCAP) on Monday.
During the visit, Dr. Heyzer will hold meetings with other key senior government officials and will also pay a courtesy call on Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, said the press release.
Heyzer is the ninth Executive Secretary of the UN-ESCAP, she was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to the position in August 2007.
Her visit to Cambodia is made at the invitation of Cambodia’s senior minister Ly Thuch, the NC-ESCAP’s Chairman.