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Baan Bang La Conservation Group Wins Global Equator Prize for Long-Standing Efforts on Mangrove Conservation

It is the first UNDP Small Grant community from Thailand to win this global award, which is announced annually to support community conservation efforts worldwide.  

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).

The Social Innovation for Development Center will attract youths and start-ups to help gather ideas for innovation to solve social problems.  

UNDP to launch report on people-centered development in Asia-Pacific

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…  

UNDP partners with Royal Thai Government and ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ to launch new Gender Equality Act

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…  

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

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…  

UNDP helps Thailand towards a corrupt –free public procurement system

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…  

UNDP: Fastest Population Shift In History Means Make Or Break For Asia-Pacific

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…  

UNDP Report lists Thailand among Asia’s fastest growing

Thailand makes UNDP’s list of “high achievers” in East Asia—a group that includes China, Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Malaysia. The rapid human development progress of Thailand and Asia-Pacific nations…  

New UNDP handbook boosts Thailand's resilience against natural disaster

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.  

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