http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-04-18T00:30:09.999ZArticlesAdobe CQSmall grants make big impact in tackling water pollution for Bang Kra-sorb, in Thailand’s Samutprakarn firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/13/small-grants-make-big-impact-in-tackling-water-pollution-for-bang-kra-sorb-in-thailand-s-samutprakarn-province2014-04-09T08:32:38.551Z2014-04-09T08:32:38.551ZUNDP given ‘Friends of Thailand Climate’ Award from Thai Governmentnoemail@noemail.orgsaranya.tanvanaratskulUNDP 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/26/undp-given-friends-of-thailand-climate-award-from-thai-government2013-12-03T03:21:36.226Z2013-12-03T03:21:36.226ZMuslim women present hopes to UNDP, Government and email@example.comEighteen 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/16/muslim-women-present-hopes-to-undp-government-and-donors2013-12-03T03:18:52.722Z2013-12-03T03:18:52.722ZUNDP-sponsored Institute helping safeguard Thailand's protected firstname.lastname@example.orgIn 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/26/undp-sponsored-institute-helps-safeguard2013-12-03T03:27:01.213Z2013-12-03T03:27:01.213ZCollege freshmen give added boost to MY World campaign in Thailandnoemail@noemail.orgsaranya.tanvanaratskulThailand’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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/10/college-freshmen-give-added-boost-to-my-world-campaign-in-thailand2013-12-04T03:11:15.263Z2013-12-04T03:11:15.263ZYoung Thai voters push two top concerns of gender equality and job email@example.comWith 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/03/young-thai-voters-push-two-top-concerns-of-gender-equality-and-job-opportunities2013-07-16T01:23:48.132Z2013-07-16T01:23:48.132ZQuality of life is linked to the quality of the environment, PEI firstname.lastname@example.org-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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/22/quality-of-life-is-linked-to-the-quality-of-the-environment-pei-confirms2013-12-04T04:07:20.696Z2013-12-04T04:07:20.696Z‘MY World’ gives children with special needs a voice in Thailandnoemail@noemail.orgsaranya.tanvanaratskulSiriporn 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.
http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/20/-my-world-gives-children-with-special-needs-a-voice-in-thailand2013-12-03T09:20:42.557Z2013-12-03T09:20:42.557ZUN, Procter and Gamble hold MY World corporate launch email@example.comAt 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/22/un-procter-and-gamble-hold-my-world-corporate-launch-event2013-12-04T04:08:51.127Z2013-12-04T04:08:51.127ZDisaster response capacity building begins at UNDP firstname.lastname@example.orgBuilding 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/27/disaster-response-capacity-building-begins-at-undp-workshop2013-12-04T04:11:31.007Z2013-12-04T04:11:31.007Zsecondaryemail@example.comAsh, 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/21/secondary-school-hosts-my-world-national-launch-in-thailand2013-12-04T04:13:17.025Z2013-12-04T04:13:17.025ZUNDP brings local NGOs together to listen to ASEAN firstname.lastname@example.orgFakthong, 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/14/undp-brings-local-ngos-together-to-listen-to-asean-challenges2013-12-04T04:14:13.121Z2013-12-04T04:14:13.121ZPublic gets good look at corruption from the 'email@example.comStarting with a Special Preview held on December 9 (International Anti-Corruption Day) and closing on 16 December, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) wrapped up its first-ever anti-corruption themed art exhibition.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/12/17/public-gets-good-look-at-corruption-from-the-inside-2013-12-04T04:16:28.299Z2013-12-04T04:16:28.299Z Leadership Academy gets a boost from Thai Prime Minister, UNDPnoemail@noemail.orgsaranya.tanvanaratskulThe United Nations Development Programme, and the Ministry of Social Security and Human Development gave a big boost to women in the Southern Provinces of Thailand on Tuesday December 11 when H.E. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the national launch of a Leadership Academy for Muslim Women at Government House.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/12/13/-leadership-academy-gets-a-boost-from-thai-prime-minister-undp2013-12-04T04:17:18.880Z2013-12-04T04:17:18.880ZStudents crowd Bangkok on Anti-Corruption Day, December firstname.lastname@example.orgTaking a personal stand against corruption, more than 1,500 university students from all over Thailand came by bus, by car, and by plane to meet at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) for a massive afternoon rally. The 3 p.m. rally was also the network’s first announcement to the public.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/12/11/students-crowd-bangkok-on-anti-corruption-day-december-92013-12-04T04:18:07.688Z2013-12-04T04:18:07.688ZRenewable energy and ecotourism could be ‘green’ boost for rural Thai email@example.comMillions of tourists flock to Thailand every year for its rich culture, exotic cuisine, and distinct architecture. But far fewer people make the journey into Thailand’s rural north. To catch the eyes of potential visitors, a rural province is trying a green approach. http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/10/15/renewable-energy-and-ecotourism-could-be-green-boost-for-rural-thai-province2013-12-04T07:11:20.871Z2013-12-04T07:11:20.871ZLocals learn benefits of environmental protection through PEInoemail@noemail.orgsaranya.tanvanaratskulPeople who make their living from Thailand’s natural resources are seeing the benefits of environmental protection and pro-poor development planning thanks to the work of UNDP’s Poverty-Environment Initiative. “It’s clear that people understand much more about how well-being is linked directly to ecosystems and the surrounding environment,” said Pawin Talerngsri, PEI Project Coordinator in Thailand. http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/10/10/locals-learn-benefits-of-environmental-protection-through-pei2013-12-04T07:09:28.509Z2013-12-04T07:09:28.509Z Student anti-corruption movement gains momentum firstname.lastname@example.org“I realize the problem of corruption—there is a lot of it in Thailand, but I didn’t know what I could do," said a frustrated Sayuti Salam, a student at Prince of Songkhla University in Hat Yai. He’s now a minority. ABAC, a Thai polling firm recently reported that nearly two-thirds of Thai people hold the view that corruption in government is acceptable as long as they also benefit from it.
http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/10/05/-student-anti-corruption-movement-gains-momentum-2013-12-04T07:10:16.540Z2013-12-04T07:10:16.540ZUNDP kicks off Year Two of 'Water for People' email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) kicked off the second year of their joint partnership on Friday, September 21 in Bangkok with a small ceremony. The four-year partnership is helping communities who live along Thailand's two major river basins--the Chao Phraya and the Mae Klong--both restore the environment and improve their livelihoods.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/09/22/undp-kicks-off-year-two-of-water-for-people-partnership2013-12-04T07:08:05.408Z2013-12-04T07:08:05.408Z UNDP brings together climate change leaders for action on UNFCCCnoemail@noemail.orgsaranya.tanvanaratskulOn the eve of a major UN climate change conference, UNDP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) brought together more than 50 climate change coordination officers to discuss the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process and Thailand’s climate change policy framework.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/08/21/-undp-aids-climate-change-leaders-for-action-on-unfccc2013-12-04T07:21:12.197Z2013-12-04T07:21:12.197Z