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The 5th Conference of UN-NGO-IRENE/Asia-Pacific was held in Qinghai Province
  The 5th Conference of UN-NGO-IRENE/Asia-Pacific themed on ¡°Women Empowerment in Development of Outlying Regions¡± was held in Xining City, Qinghai Province, China on April 2, 2010 under the co-sponsorship of China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) and the NGO Branch of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The Conference was attended by about 50 delegates representing about 30 non-governmental organizations from 10 Asian countries, namely, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Mr. Sha Zukang, Under Secretary General of the United Nations sent a video message of congratulations to the Conference. Mr. Andrei Abramov, Chief of the NGO Branch of UN DESA attended the Conference and delivered a speech. The participants had extensive discussions on the three sub-themes-¡°Present Situation of Women in the Outlying Regions¡±, ¡°Empowering Women for Economic and Social Development in the Outlying Regions¡± and ¡°Tapping the NGO Resources for Women¡¯s Development in the Outlying Regions¡±.
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