Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Post-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues in 50 countries 5 Mar 2014

    The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced yesterday its plan to launch Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in initially 50 countries.

  • New UNDP handbook boosts Thailand's resilience against natural disaster 30 Jan 2014

    A new Thai handbook on Disaster Risk Reduction, produced by UNDP Thailand and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), aims to reduce the impact of future disasters on Thai people.

  • UN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world 22 Jan 2014

    A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014. Nominations are open from 146 countries, including Thailand, through March 22, 2014.