Dato Sri’ Jessy Lai attended a meeting with held by ECOSOC

On 30 October 2018 (Tuesday), Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai flew to Geneva, Switzerland to attend a meeting with the Director-General of the UNOG held by The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The ECOSOC was founded in 1945 according to the United Nations Charter. It is one of the six main organisations of the UN, responsible for liaising economic and social work collaborations between the UN and various specialised organisations. They study issues concerning the economy, society, development, culture, education, and healthcare.

In February 2018, ECOSOC held its first meeting of the year, gathering NGOs from around the world to Geneva to discuss each NGO’s developmental project. This time, each NGO has to report their work to ECOSOC, while receiving guidance, suggestions, and auditing on their projects.

Dato Sri Jessy Lai is representing the European Business Assembly (EBA) to attend this UN meeting and due to her outstanding leadership and astute sense of business, the EBA also proposed that Lai become ambassador of EBA to Malaysia. Her duty is to forge a working relationship between the EBA and Malaysian businesses, so the two region can embark on an “Eastern Partnership”.

2018年10月30日(星期二),拿督斯里赖彩云飞往瑞士日内瓦参与由联合国经济及社会理事会会(ECOSOC)主办的国际会议。

联合国经济及社会理事会ECOSOC 于1945年依照《联合国宪章》设立,是联合国的六个主要机关之一,协调联合国及各专门机构的经济和社会工作,研究有关国际间经济、社会、发展、文化、教育、卫生及有关问题;就其职权范围内的事务,召开国际会议,并起草公约草案提交联合国大会审议。

2018年2月,ECOSOC召开了本年第一次会议,召集了世界各地的非营利组织(NGO)前来日内瓦进行会议,商讨了上半年各个NGO所负责的发展事项,这一次的会议,各个NGO除了需要向ECOSOC成员进行汇报之外,最主要是提供各国NGO有助于可持续发展的政治领导、指导和建议,审查发展合作领域的趋势和进展情况。

拿督斯里赖彩云是以欧洲商业协会代表的身份前往日内瓦参与这项国际会议,也鉴于拿督斯里赖彩云出色的领导能力以及卓越的商业眼光,EBA提出了由拿督斯里赖彩云出任EBA马来西亚大使,负责为EBA与大马企业界搭建友谊桥梁,让两个区域能展开“东方伙伴关系”。