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  • 05 Oct 2012
    Student anti-corruption movement gains momentum

    “I realize the problem of corruption—there is a lot of it in Thailand, but I didn’t know what I could do," said a frustrated Sayuti Salam, a student at Prince of Songkhla University in Hat Yai. He’s now a minority. ABAC, a Thai polling firm recently reported that nearly two-thirds of Thai people hold the view that corruption in government is acceptable as long as they also benefit from it.

  • 22 Sep 2012
    UNDP kicks off second year of 'Water for People' partnership

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) kicked off the second year of their joint partnership on Friday, September 21 in Bangkok with a small ceremony. The four-year partnership is helping communities who live along Thailand's two major river basins--the Chao Phraya and the Mae Klong--both restore the environment and improve their livelihoods.

  • 21 Aug 2012
    UNDP brings climate change leaders together for action on UNFCCC

    On the eve of a major UN climate change conference, UNDP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) brought together more than 50 climate change coordination officers to discuss the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process and Thailand’s climate change policy framework.

  • 13 Aug 2012
    UNDP and Royal Thai Police work to fight HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination

    UNDP and the Royal Thai Police are working on a plan to educate junior police cadets to understand HIV-related stigma and discrimination. At a meeting with the Royal Thai Police, The Foundation for AIDS Rights, and UNAIDS, and the Ministry of Justice, a draft curriculum was presented that could be tested as early as this September.

  • 10 Aug 2012
    Thailand’s climate change master plan nears completion

    Thailand’s draft climate change master plan went through its last round of public consultation on 8 August at the Twin Towers Hotel in Bangkok. Organized by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning’s Office of Climate Change Coordination, the forum received about 500 participants from government agencies, civil society’s organizations, academic institutions and development partners.

  • 23 Jul 2012
    Small Karen village gets help on sustainable energy use from UNDP

    Three years ago, Mae Kopi, a small Karen village in the Northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son was without power. But when the lights came on, life in Mae Kopi changed. The village was given power via a 30kw hydroelectric generator from the Ministry of Energy’s Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE).

  • 20 Jul 2012
    UNDP uses journalism to promote peace in Southern Thailand

    Amid conflict in Thailand’s Southern Provinces, access to public information can be difficult. The media has an important role to play in conflict situations and heavily influences public opinion—with both good and bad results. Single-sided coverage of current events can alter public perceptions on the ground.

  • 06 Jul 2012
    University networks formed at UNDP anti-corruption camp

    UNDP held a weekend camp for university student leaders to educate them about the many dangers of corruption in Thai society and help prepare them to take action.

  • 03 Jun 2012
    Thailand moves closer to climate change fiscal framework

    Thailand moved one step close to having a comprehensive policy to address climate change financing. At a June 1 workshop in Bangkok led by the Ministry of Finance’s Fiscal Policy Office, agencies examined the “Climate Public Expenditures and Institutional Review” or CPEIR. The review is the first building block toward a comprehensive fiscal policies and budgetary process.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Thai province brainstorms about green and inclusive growth

    More than twenty agencies came together May 31 in Nan Province to brainstorm how they could strike a better balance in agricultural development over the next 10 years.

  • 23 May 2012
    Reducing tension through social cohesion and community security essential says new UNDP film

    To help reduce social tension, successful interventions must build community security and social cohesion, says a new UNDP Thailand documentary soon to be released in June.

  • 16 May 2012
    Leadership Academy aims to give Muslim women a political boost

    UNDP Thailand took another step towards the goal of political equality—this time with Muslim women in Southern Thailand. On May 10 and 11, Muslim men and women met in Bangkok to discuss a leadership academy for Muslim women.

  • 03 May 2012
    Thailand and neighboring countries to boost migrants' access to HIV treatment

    Thousands of migrants from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar who live with HIV in Thailand will have better access to health services as part of a commitments made last month.

  • 01 May 2012
    UNDP Thailand holds training to draft national guidelines for HIV Prevention

    Thailand just got one step closer to better HIV prevention among two key affected groups.

  • 22 Jun 2011
    'Water for People' Partnership finalized with Metropolitan Waterworks Authority

    UNDP Thailand and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) finalized a ฿20 million baht (USD $857,000) small grant programme on June 24 that will facilitate a set of 20 projects that will address key environmental issues in Thailand’s most important river basins--the Chao Phraya and the Mae Klong. The ceremony was held at the UNDP Thailand Country Office in Bangkok.

  • 10 Mar 2011
    UNDP Thailand Hosts Delegates from Vietnam

    UNDP Thailand and the Royal Thai government hosted representatives from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and UNDP in Vietnam on March 7 and 8, sharing knowledge and lessons learned about development challenges in a middle income country.

  • 03 Feb 2011
    UNDP prepares new CPD for 2012-2016 programme cycle

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is fast at work developing the new Country Programme Document (CPD), the framework by which UNDP works with the Royal Thai Government and other national partners to develop a country programme.

  • 26 Jan 2011
    UNDP joins Alliance to Promote Renewable Energy in Mae Hong Son

    Mae Hong Son is going where no province has gone before. It aims to become the first province in Thailand to become completely energy sufficient, with help from a new UNDP project. UNDP Thailand and key partners signed a declaration on January 29, kicking off a transformative new renewable energy project at Doi Kong Mu Temple in Mae Hong Son.

  • 12 Nov 2010
    UNDP aims to lower energy costs for consumers, market energy-efficient appliances

    Consumers in six Asian countries could eventually see thirty to 50 percent reductions in the electricity costs to use their household appliances, due to the collaborative efforts of a UNDP/GEF project.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Workshops introduce Renewable Energy Project in Mae Hong Son

    Access to electricity is only one click away for many of the Thais; but for a number of villagers living in the rugged terrain of Mae Hong Son, it is still a luxury. With 2.7 M supported from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP is working in partnership with Thailand Environment Institute, Mae Hong Son Provincial Office, and Ministry of Energy on the project ‘‘Promoting Renewable Energy in Mae Hong Son and Near By Provinces’ to overcome barriers preventing widespread and sustainable utilization of renewable energy technologies for the provision of energy services in rural areas of Thailand.

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