Leading the discussion at the 45th Session of the Typhoon Committee on January 29 are (from left) the Secretary of the Typhoon Committee, Mr Olavo Rasquinho; the Officer-in-Charge of the Disaster Risk Reduction Section of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Nokeo Ratanavong; Mr Shun, who is the Chairman of the Typhoon Committee for 2013; and the Chief of the Tropical Cyclone Programme Division of the World Meteorological Organization, Mr Koji Kuroiwa.