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

    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.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    Small grants make big impact on one woman's fight to preserve wetlands in Thailand community

    When water pollution threatened to destroy the wetlands and orchards Rujirek Plubchang and her ancestors have called home for more than a hundred years, the mother-of-two took decisive action. Now leader of a community environmental group, her initiatives are supported by UNDP Thailand's small grants programme, run in partnership with the Metropolitan Water Works Authority.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    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.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    UN calls on Thais 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 from 146 countries, including Thailand, through March 22, 2014.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Officials in Thailand enhance their understanding of climate change finance at workshop

    More 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).

  • 20 Nov 2013
    Thailand's universal HIV/AIDS treatment inspires ASEAN countries at International Congress

    Thailand'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).

  • 26 Sep 2013
    UNDP given ‘Friends of Thailand Climate’ Award from Royal Thai Government

    UNDP in Thailand was recognized for its efforts to tackle climate change by the Royal Thai Government. The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) awarded UNDP as a ‘Friend of Thailand Climate’ at an event in Bangkok on 26 September.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Police as agents of change in reducing HIV/AIDS stigma in Thailand

    Recognizing the critical role of law enforcement agencies in the HIV response, UNDP Thailand has scaled up an innovative learning programme in partnership with the Royal Thai Police.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Muslim women in the South present hopes to UNDP, Government and donors

    Eighteen months since a group of Muslim women came together at Government House to launch the Leadership Academy for Muslim Women in the Southern Provinces of Thailand, much has been achieved. With the support of UNDP, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, their hopes of empowering themselves and becoming active leaders in their communities took a giant leap.

  • 26 Jul 2013
    UNDP-sponsored Institute helping safeguard Thailand's protected areas

    In an effort to address the emerging challenges of keeping Thailand’s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries both healthy and sustainable, UNDP and the Department the National Parks, Plants, and Wildlife Conservation in Thailand (DNP) established an “innovation” Institute—the benefits of which may extend beyond the country.

  • 10 Jul 2013
    College freshmen give added boost to MY World campaign in Thailand

    Thailand’s Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) held a kickoff event for incoming freshmen on July 4 and 5, bringing together new students and offering them to participate in a range of team-building activities. It was also a way of introducing students to the university’s involvement in MY World, the United Nations Global Survey.

  • 20 Jun 2013
    UNDP-sponsored Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network wins best practice by World Economic Forum

    The Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network, a group of more than 4,000 Thai university students from more than 90 universities has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a “Creative For Good” best practice by the World Economic Forum.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    Young Thai voters push two top concerns of gender equality and job opportunities

    With the aid of two dynamic partners, Thailand has amassed more than 8,000 votes in two weeks—passing more than 16,600 votes to rank sixth out of 194 countries. Over the past two weeks, Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Dhurakij Pundit University International College (DPUIC) held back-to-back events at two major Bangkok-area high schools—each reaching more than 2,500 secondary students.

  • 22 Apr 2013
    Quality of life is linked to the quality of the environment, PEI confirms

    -Experts, academics, and government officials met at the Amari Watergate Hotel today, 22 April to discuss lessons learned, share experiences about critical development challenges and assess their contributions.

  • 20 Apr 2013
    ‘MY World’ gives children with special needs a voice in Thailand

    Siriporn dreams of being a singer. Atikom wants to grow up and become a soldier. But for these two Thai children and many more around the world, obstacles have been put in their way. Some have come from poor families, while others have been abandoned by their parents. Some are removed from homes by local authorities and placed in special homes and schools.

  • 22 Mar 2013
    UN, Procter and Gamble hold MY World corporate launch event

    At Procter and Gamble’s big manufacturing plant in Bangkok, the United Nations in Thailand and P&G officially kicked off their MY World partnership in Thailand—engaging plant employees and inspiring their families and loved ones to take part in the UN global survey.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    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 are helping drive a historic shift, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according to the 2013 Human Development Report, which was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on March 14 in Mexico City.

  • 27 Feb 2013
    Disaster response capacity building begins at UNDP workshop

    Building on a partnership designed to boost disaster response capacity UNDP, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), and Thammasat University are co-hosting a project inception workshop in Pattaya to help DDPM bureaus understand and take ownership of the partnership’ goals and objectives.

  • 21 Feb 2013
    Secondary school hosts MY World national launch in Thailand

    Ash, Angela, Jean and Ruchika, students at Saint John Mary International School in Saraburi got a lot more than they asked for when they called the United Nations in Thailand.

  • 14 Jan 2013
    UNDP brings local NGOs together to discuss ASEAN challenges

    Fakthong, a Programme Officer from the People’s Empowerment Foundation was one of more than 25 NGO representatives from local communities in attendance at an ASEAN brainstorming forum on Monday, January 14, co-sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), and the Thai Research Foundation.