- Baan Bang La Conservation Group Wins Global Equator Prize for Long-Standing Efforts on Mangrove Conservation 30 Jun 2017
- Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) contributes US$50,000 to inaugurate the Social Innovation for Development Center, operated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 10 Mar 2017
- Thailand’s journey to universal access to HIV treatment a model for other countries 2 Feb 2017
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift In History Means Make Or Break For Asia-Pacific
25 Apr 2016
The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth. Region-wide, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents.
UNDP to launch report on people-centered development in Asia-Pacific
13 Apr 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it will launch its new human development report “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development,” on April 26 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
UNDP partners with Royal Thai Government and ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ to launch new Gender Equality Act
3 Sep 2015
The 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.
UNDP helps Thailand towards a corrupt –free public procurement system
7 Jan 2015
UNDP and key partners met to discuss how to mitigate the risks in the public procurement process following the completion of the new integrity risk assessment. The objective of the assessment was to determine the standard and performance of Thailand’s public procurement system and to identify and integrate relevant best practices.
Low political will and poor coordination hold back anti-corruption efforts in Asia and the Pacific, says new UNDP report
9 Dec 2014
Corruption remains a major hurdle to human development in Asia and the Pacific, where strong national policies to tackle corruption are often faltering due to a lack of political will and poor coordination, says a new report published by the United Nations Development Programme today.
UNDP university survey reveals integrity gap among Thai students
8 Dec 2014
Findings from a recent university survey revealed that a majority of students can identify corruption and integrity, but feel they have no other choice than to participate in corruption when confronted with opportunities to gain an advantage.
UNDP Innovation Summit: Updating Development in Asia-Pacific
30 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.