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 April 26 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Promoting gender equality and ending gender-based violence against women, children and LGBTI

A more coordinated, multi-sectoral response is needed to address gender inequality and gender-based violence of marginalized people in Thai society, including women, children and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, said participants at a conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Small communities, Big thoughts | Water management and conservation

The “Small Communities, Big Thoughts” video showcases how UNDP Thailand partnering with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, supports communities to address national water resource conservation problems and promote sustainable development.

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Burning Bright: UNDP and GEF in the Tiger Landscape

This publication highlights the unique contribution of ten GEF financed, UNDP supported projects in six tiger range countries (Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand), demonstrating how conservation activities in tiger habitat can accomplish more than the preservation of one iconic wildlife species.

Experts urge action on LGBTI workplace discrimination in Thailand

Employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is a prevalent but silent issue in Thailand, said experts at a national level meeting to discuss issues related to discrimination in the workplace.


เตาแบบใหม่เพื่อสุขภาพที่ดีขึ้นและลดมลพิษทางอากาศในประเทศไทย ในจังหวัดแม่ฮ่องสอน จังหวัดทางภาคเหนือซึ่งเป็นจังหวัดที่ยากจนที่สุดในประเทศไทย มีประชากรที่สามารถเข้าถึงไฟฟ้าเพียงร้อยละ 55 หลายครัวเรือนไม่สามารถเข้าถึงโครงข่ายไฟฟ้า โดยมากชาวบ้านมักก่อกองไฟ ซึ่งเป็นวิถีชีวิตปกติสำหรับกลุ่มครัวเรือนที่ยากจนที่สุดในจังหวัด ด้วยรายได้ต่อเดือนเฉลี่ยประมาณ 7,936 บาทต่อครัวเรือน ร้อยละ 71 ของครัวเรือนทั้งหมดใช้ไม้ฟืนในการหุงต้ม และเป็นแหล่งเชื้อเพลิงเพื่อให้ความอบอุ่น ซึ่งต้องใช้ไม้ฟืนเป็นจำนวนมาก ทั้งยังปล่อยก๊าซคาร์บอนไดออกไซด์สู่ชั้นบรรยากาศ ซึ่งเป็นอันตรายต่อสุขภาพของคนในพื้นที่ โดยเฉพาะผู้หญิงที่มักอยู่ในครัวใช้ฟืนหุงหาอาหารในบ้าน จึงมีโอกาสสูดดมควันพิษและเสี่ยงต่อการเป็นโรคระบบทางเดินหายใจมากกว่า ยิ่งไปกว่านั้น การก่อกองไฟยังเร่งให้เกิดการเปลี่ยนแปลงทางภูมิอากาศและการตัดไม้ทำลายป่ามากขึ้นอีกด้วย

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Joan Roca promotes sustainable production in Thailand

While promoting sustainable production techniques to farmers in Thailand, UNDP's Goodwill Ambassador Joan Roca presents how chefs can make a difference in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.

Childhood friends uplifting women affected by conflict in southern Thailand | #VoicesofWomen

Childhood friends Duangsuda Srangamphai and Chehyoy Dama, originally from Thienya village, Pattani province in southern Thailand, recently established a community enterprise called Thienya Roasted Coconut to uplift the spirits of women from their village who had been affected by conflict.They received a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.

Commercial buildings in Thailand working towards meeting energy efficiency goals

The Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (PEECB) project, a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) held its third annual seminar.

UNDP @50 | Fifty years of partnerships and development in Asia and the Pacific

On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, UNDP is looking toward the future of people and planet. That future is uncertain. On the one hand, climate change, political turbulence, economic inequality, and other challenges. On the other hand, technological advances, tremendous economic growth, and an unprecedented global consensus about the best way forward.

UNDP Thailand participates at ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2016

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Centre for Biodiversity, in cooperation with ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat and partner organisations, held the Second ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity under the theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” on 15 - 19 February in Bangkok.

Fisherman provides employment opportunities for young people in southern Thailand

Aka who is a fisherman by trade, makes the model boats to supplement his income to support his wife and six children. However, since June 2015, Aka has being imparting his boat making skills with young men in the village after receiving a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.

New book highlights the immense value of national parks in Thailand

The new book, Parks for Life: Why We Love Thailand’s National Parks, aims to create a better recognition of, and greater commitment and support to protect the country’s rich biodiversity. The publication advocates for investing in the management of protected areas to promote inclusive economic growth that takes the real value of biodiversity and ecosystems into account in decision-making in the country’s development.

Product development training boosts livelihoods for women in southern Thailand

Sai Khao Agricultural Housewives Community Enterprise, a small cooperative, which prepares, preserves and sells Garcinia received a small grant through UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.

Small grants reducing unemployment and increasing livelihoods in southern Thailand

UNDP's STEP II Project awarded small grants to eight community projects in targeted provinces in southern Thailand (Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat). The grants, generously financed by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund, aim to assist local communities to become more resilient amid the ongoing violent conflict in southern Thailand, through the improvement of their livelihoods.

UN Exhibition: Introducing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Thailand

The UN SDG exhibition aims to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand, highlight their importance for Thai people, as well as commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UN through emphasizing the partnership between UN Country Team Thailand and the Royal Thai Government. Additionally, the UN plans to bring the exhibition around the country to engage with as many Thais as possible.

Private sector dialogue on LGBTI workplace discrimination in Thailand

Discrimination and exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the private sector workplace, which is widespread across the Asia-Pacific region including in Thailand, has both economic as well as human associated costs. A national executive dialogue on the business of LGBT rights in Asia jointly convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Economist Events.

UN and P&G Thailand win Best Communications Campaign Award

The United Nations and P&G Thailand celebrated receivership of the Best Communications Campaign Award for the My World survey campaign. The Best Communications Campaign award recognises the efforts of P&G Thailand in working with the United Nations, media outlets, and developing advertising products and tools to showcase peoples’ engagement on the post-2015 development agenda.