International Day of Peace 'Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for all'21 Sep 2015Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace.
Op-Ed: Democracy for a better world15 Sep 2015Democracy is one of the universal and indivisible core values and principles of the United Nations. It is based on the freely expressed will of people and links closely to the rule of law and the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Democratic governance means that our human rights and freedoms are respected, promoted, and fulfilled by states and institutions, allowing each and every one of us to live with dignity and freedom.
UNDP announced as key partner for Global Goals campaign7 Sep 2015As world leaders prepare to adopt the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the biggest ever collaboration of campaigners, artists, sports stars, performers and companies unite to tell seven billion people in seven days “It’s Time To Change The World.”
UNDP partners with Royal Thai Government and ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ to launch new Gender Equality Act 3 Sep 2015The first legal instrument in Thailand that provides specific protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people has been formally launched at an event jointly convened by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ initiative and Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand (RSAT). The legal instrument, officially titled the ‘Gender Equality Act B.E. 2558’, prevents discrimination on the basis of gender and is inclusive of LGBTI people. The Act was launched at a three-day workshop which focused on practical policy implications of the new law’s implementation in Thailand. The Act was announced in the Royal Gazette on 13 March 2015 and will come into force on 9 September 2015.
Go Purple to Support LGBTI Youth25 Aug 2015Far too many of this region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth experience dread walking through their schools’ doors, knowing that taunting, exclusion and even violence may await. UNESCO, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Being LGBTI in Asia, encourage parents, peers and teachers to join the #PurpleMySchool campaign aimed at creating safe spaces for LGBTI youth in educational settings throughout the region.
Eastern Sarus cranes released into their natural habitat through reintroduction programme 7 Aug 2015Twelve Eastern Sarus cranes were released into their natural habitat at Huay Jorrakaemak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area, in Buriram province. The event was part of the Eastern Sarus crane reintroduction programme implemented by the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand, in cooperation with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. In Thailand, the species became extinct in the wild in the 1980s with only a few remaining cranes residing in zoos.
Message from Luc Stevens, UN Resident Coordinator on World Day against Trafficking in Persons30 Jul 2015The United Nations endeavours to see a world free from trafficking and exploitation, a world where every life matters, and where every person realises his or her inherent human right to pursue their dreams.
New UNDP Deputy Resident Representative on Board20 Jul 2015Mr. Martin Hart-Hansen was appointed as Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP Thailand country office in April 2015.
Cycling through Thailand on his way to Paris to raise awareness about climate change14 Jul 2015Pole to Paris founder and director, Dr. Daniel Price cycled through Thailand early July to raise awareness about the global climate situation ahead of the United Nations Congress of Parties 21 (COP21), taking place in Paris later this year.
MDGs produced most successful anti-poverty movement in history: UN report13 Jul 2015The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 found that the 15-year effort to achieve the eight aspirational goals set out in the Millennium Declaration in 2000 was largely successful across the globe, while acknowledging shortfalls that remain. The data and analysis presented in the report show that, with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources and political will, even the poorest can make dramatic and unprecedented progress.
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- SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth Over the past 25 years the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically. However, as the global economy continues to recover we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities and employment that is not expanding fast enough to keep up with the growing labour force. This goal aims to encourage sustained economic growth through technological innovation, promoting policies that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. Find more information on SDG 8 here: http://bit.ly/1jatmde #GlobalGoals #Action2015 Yesterday AT 02:44 AM
- SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy One in five people lack access to electricity, and as the demand continues to rise there needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy across the world. Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Find more information on SDG 7 here: http://bit.ly/1FsOchu #GlobalGoals #Action2015 23 September AT 04:00 AM
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