Fisherman provides employment opportunities for young people in southern Thailand11 Feb 2016Aka who is a fisherman by trade, makes the model boats to supplement his income to support his wife and six children. However, since June 2015, Aka has being imparting his boat making skills with young men in the village after receiving a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.
New Book “Parks for Life” highlights the immense value of national parks in Thailand10 Feb 2016The new book, Parks for Life: Why We Love Thailand’s National Parks, aims to create a better recognition of, and greater commitment and support to protect the country’s rich biodiversity. The publication advocates for investing in the management of protected areas to promote inclusive economic growth that takes the real value of biodiversity and ecosystems into account in decision-making in the country’s development.
Livelihood opportunities for women in southern Thailand boosted through training and small grants10 Feb 2016Nonphan, is the founder of Sai Khao Agricultural Housewives Community Enterprise, a small cooperative, which prepares, preserves and sells Garcinia – a local fruit. The community enterprise is one of eight selected community livelihood projects to recently receive a small grant through UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project. The small grants, which are financially supported by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund, aim to assist local communities to become more resilient amid the ongoing violent conflict in southern Thailand, through the improvement of their livelihoods.
Small grants reducing unemployment and increasing livelihoods in southern Thailand8 Feb 2016UNDP's STEP II Project awarded small grants to eight community projects in targeted provinces in southern Thailand (Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat). The grants are generously financed by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund. The small grants aim to assist local communities to become more resilient amid the ongoing violent conflict in southern Thailand, through the improvement of their livelihoods.
Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand at The Opening of the Exhibition on Sustainable Development Goals17 Nov 2015The exhibition aims to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand, highlight their importance for Thai people, as well as commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UN through emphasizing the partnership between UN Country Team Thailand and the Royal Thai Government.
Private sector dialogue examines the human and economic impact of LGBTI workplace discrimination in Thailand3 Nov 2015Discrimination and exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the private sector workplace, which is widespread across the Asia-Pacific region including in Thailand, has both economic as well as human associated costs.
United Nations and P&G Thailand win Best Communications Campaign Award13 Oct 2015P&G and the United Nations in Thailand celebrated receivership of the Best Communications Campaign Award for the My World survey campaign. The Best Communications Campaign award recognises the efforts of P&G Thailand in working with the United Nations, media outlets, and developing advertising products and tools to showcase peoples’ engagement on the post-215 development agenda.
Haoliang Xu: “The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific”5 Oct 2015Speech prepared for a lecture at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on October 5, 2015 in Washington DC
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.
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- Aka who is a fisherman by trade, makes the model boats to supplement his income to support his wife and six children. However, since June 2015, Aka has being imparting his boat making skills with young men in the village after receiving a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project. “This project gives many young men in the village who are struggling to secure employment, and who are prone to drug use and abuse, with an opportunity to learn new skills,” said Aka speaking in Malay. Read Aka's story here: http://bit.ly/1KcNqb8 Thursday AT 10:00 PM
- UNDP marks its 50th anniversary at the end of this month, and the incredible results we have accomplished across the world and especially in Asia and the Pacific are testimonials of an organisation dedicated to the best in development. Over the last five decades, UNDP has created shared history, credibility, and trust with governments to translate ambitious reform ideas into concrete, actionable plans that produced tangible results. From creating a development plan for Singapore to supporting the growth of tourism in Thailand, from the introduction of the sustainable development concept in China, to the Doi Moi reforms in Vietnam, UNDP has worked with governments to build a better future for their peoples and brought about remarkable progress. Visit our new #UNDP50 website for more information on the history of UNDP in Asia and the Pacific here: http://bit.ly/20XbG5c Thursday AT 06:24 AM
- Did you know that Thailand has over 120 national parks? Did you also know that the parks help protect biodiversity, provide a safe home for native plants and animals, and maintain ecological stability? Our new book, “Parks for Life”, - developed by our CATSPA project with the Department of National Parks, Plant and Wildlife Conservation, with generous funds from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) – will help you understand the immense value of national parks in Thailand. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1o22s9Y Wednesday AT 10:00 PM
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