UNDP partners with Royal Thai Government and ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ to launch new Gender Equality Act 3 Sep 2015The 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 system7 Jan 2015UNDP 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 report9 Dec 2014Corruption 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 students8 Dec 2014Findings 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-Pacific30 Oct 2014The 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 countries5 Mar 2014The 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 disaster30 Jan 2014A 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 2014A 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.
Officials learn why public financing is key to environmental policies at Bangkok workshop29 Nov 2013More than 70 officials from key agencies in Thailand learnt more about Climate Change Finance at a workshop organized by UNDP and the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP).
Thailand's journey to universal HIV/AIDS treatment inspires other ASEAN countries 20 Nov 2013Thailand's journey to providing treatment and care to people living with HIV and AIDS was the subject of a panel discussion at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific (ICAAP).
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- SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy One in five people lack access to electricity, and as the demand continues to rise there needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy across the world. Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Find more information on SDG 7 here: http://bit.ly/1FsOchu #GlobalGoals #Action2015 23 September AT 04:00 AM
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- Supporting those affected by conflict, drug use and unemployment in Southern Thailand. Through our STEP project vulnerable women affected by conflict, and young men affected by unemployment and susceptible to drug use, have been given the opportunity to turn their lives around for the better. Training on project proposal writing, project management, financial management, and vocational training was provided to 20 women, 42 young men and 15 community leaders from Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces. The training enabled them to access the STEP project small grants available and to gain a better understanding of peace-building and social cohesion processes to strengthen their communities. #UNDPThailand #STEPProject 23 September AT 12:07 AM
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