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.
Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)13 May 2015In commemoration of the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17), the United Nations in Thailand recognises the important progress that has been made in Thailand in protecting the human rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
UNDP engages youth in strengthening democracy in Thailand30 Mar 2015One hundred and sixty young people aged between 15-20 from schools and universities from all regions of Thailand, were present at the United Nations building in Thailand today to learn about youth participation in strengthening democratic governance.
Quenching the Thirst: UNDP and Metropolitan Waterworks Authority holds exhibition to celebrate World Water Day in Thailand20 Mar 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority celebrated World Water Day by organizing an exhibition on 18 March at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre. World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It is a day to celebrate water. It is a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It is a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
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- On Monday, UNDP Thailand Deputy Resident Representative, Martin Hart-Hansen, provided the opening remarks for the workshop surrounding the launch of Thailand's new Gender Equality Act. This is the first Thai law to provide specific protection to LGBTI people in Thailand. UNDP Thailand is delighted to be partnering with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand in launching this new law! 5 hours ago
- #ThrowbackThursday #UN70 #UNDPInThailand Original Photo Caption (1984) The Rubber Research Center of Thailand Thailand produces about 12 per cent of the world’s natural rubber. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) have been assisting the Thailand Rubber Programme since 1965. These two agencies helped the Government establish the Rubber Research Centre (RRC) at Hat Yai. The subsequent project assisted the Government need for accelerated rubber replanting. The present project aims to increase the replanting by more than 100 per cent. It assists in training farmers in bud-grafting and tapping, and in implementing standard quality controls. The rubber industry directly benefits small holders (1.5 million people), and indirectly has an impact on 4.2 million people. As rubber trees have a productive life-span of 25 years, Thai farmers are assured of long-term employment. Photo: A staff member compares various kinds of soil on display at the Rubber Research Center in Hat Yai. Photo Credit: UN/UNDP Photo 154173 Maggie Hopp 9 hours ago
- In September, countries will have the opportunity to adopt a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. To learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in simple terms for children, visit this website: http://bit.ly/1Ejf1hg #GlobalGoals #Action2015 Yesterday AT 04:31 AM
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