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  • 06 Jun 2012
    Royal Thai Government, UN sign joint five-year action plan to build resilience, creativity, and equity in Thailand

    The United Nations and the Royal Thai Government sealed their commitment to work together to achieve the goals set out in the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • 10 May 2012
    Asia-Pacific can no longer afford to grow first and clean up later, UNDP report says

    Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 27 Mar 2012
    UNV to call for Thai National Volunteers at Street Fair

    The United Nations Volunteers will join the Volunteer Spirit Network at the 2nd Volunteer Street Fair next weekend, March 31-April 1 at Benjasiri Park. The outdoor street fair will spotlight the work of volunteers and launch a large-scale recruitment of Thai nationals for volunteer opportunities at UN agencies.

  • 08 Mar 2012
    "The Glass Ceiling" shines light on political inequality

    Recognizing the importance of women’s political empowerment in Thailand and in the Asia-Pacific, UNDP and the Ministry Of Social Development and Human Security publicly launch a new documentary today, on International Women’s Day,

  • 21 Dec 2011
    Thai Government, UN to recognize important contributions of volunteers

    This year, In recognition of the important contributions of volunteers make in the lives of the Thai people, the Ministry will host a celebration at the Miracle Grand Hotel on December 21st which will mark the recognition of International Volunteer Day in Thailand (December 5) and the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    UNDP seminar to ask: Is political equality a reality for women?

    In an effort to close the political gap women face when seeking public office, UNDP and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) will host a national seminar on women’s political empowerment held at the Amari Watergate Hotel, December 8.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    Students, UNDP and NACC fight back against corruption

    With public acceptance of corruption at an all-time high, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand is fighting back, aiming to change attitudes and educate a new generation about the many dangers of corruption in Thai society. In partnership with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), UNDP will host a major anti-corruption event on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the Open Space at Siam Discovery Plaza in Bangkok.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    New UN report highlights contributions volunteers make to development goals

    Volunteerism provides an important path out of poverty as well as a means to overcome social exclusion, as the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) illustrates.

  • 02 Nov 2011
    Inequalities and environmental challenges threaten progress in Asia, Pacific

    Pollution, deforestation and rising sea levels threaten development in island nations of Asia and the Pacific, while South Asia must overcome acute poverty and internal inequalities to maintain current rates of progress, warns the 2011 Human Development Report, released here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 14 Oct 2011
    UNDP beefs up capacity to deal with severe flooding in Thailand

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has expressed deep concern and offered support to the Government of Thailand as the country battles severe flooding that has killed more than 280 people and affected more than two million others since July this year.

  • 01 May 2011
    New UN Partnership Framework Agreement signed at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A new five-year agreement of cooperation worked out between United Nations and the Royal Thai Government was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    UNDP reviews new Country Programme Document

    Taking the next step toward redefining itself in the face of Thailand’s changing development picture, UNDP held its second public consultation with government and national partners this week, convening the Local Project Appraisal Committee, or LPAC, at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, on March 29.

  • 23 Mar 2011
    UNDP partnership to help communities preserve fragile river basins

    UNDP and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) came together on March 22 to provide local communities the resources and expertise needed to preserve their environment. The partnership launches a ฿5 million baht (USD $857,000) small grant programme that will aim to 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.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    2010 UNDP Human Development Report highlights Thailand’s successes, challenges

    UNDP’s 20th anniversary Human Development Report – “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development” – was launched on November 4 at the United Nations in New York. The new HDR gives a revealing review of global development data and trends of recent decades, and the introduction of new humandevelopment indices.

  • 08 Sep 2010
    On 10/10/10, UNDP in Thailand joins "One Day on Earth" to capture people's stories across the globe

  • 24 Aug 2010
    Drugs, Trafficking and Violent Crime: Protecting Thailand’s personal security

    Persistent violence in the South, the increased use of methamphetamines, and human trafficking continue to cause major challenges for Thailand. From the social stigma of reporting domestic abuse to the fear of daily violence, people from all walks of life struggle to maintain and protect basic human freedoms.

  • 16 Jul 2010
    Thailand’s economy gets ‘Creative’

    Thailand is being ‘Creative’ as it looks for innovative ways to grow and adapt to new economic realities. The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), in partnership with UNDP, are moving forward with a new strategy to build a “Creative Economy,” a complementary economic model that uses creative assets to generate economic growth and development. In short, it is a way of turning creative ideas into an economic reality.

  • 16 Jul 2010
    Provinces work to include Thailand’s poor

    What can Thailand do when development, tourism, agriculture conflict with one another? In a growing society, the growing demand for food production or industry can have an adverse effect on ecosystems, and an even worse effect on the poor, who depend on the country’s natural resources for their livelihoods.