http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2015-11-26T02:44:57.847ZPress ReleasesAdobe Experience ManagerUNDP partners with Royal Thai Government and ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ to launch new Gender Equality Act firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/09/02/undp-partners-with-royal-thai-government-and-being-lgbti-in-asia-to-launch-new-gender-equality-act-2015-09-03T03:41:30.954Z2015-09-03T03:41:30.954ZUNDP helps Thailand towards a corrupt –free public procurement email@example.comUNDP 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/01/07/undp-helps-thailand-towards-a-corrupt-free-public-procurement-system2015-06-25T13:35:26.244Z2015-06-25T13:35:26.244ZLow political will and poor coordination hold back anti-corruption efforts in Asia and the Pacific, says new UNDP firstname.lastname@example.orgCorruption 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/12/09/low-political-will-and-poor-coordination-hold-back-anti-corruption-efforts-in-asia-and-the-pacific-says-new-undp-report2015-06-25T13:35:25.150Z2015-06-25T13:35:25.150ZUNDP university survey reveals integrity gap among Thai email@example.comFindings 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/12/08/undp-university-survey-reveals-integrity-gap-among-thai-students2015-06-25T13:35:24.342Z2015-06-25T13:35:24.342ZUNDP Innovation Summit: Updating Development in Asia-Pacificnoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/10/30/undp-innovation-summit-updating-development-in-asia-pacific2015-06-25T13:35:22.849Z2015-06-25T13:35:22.849ZThailand’s LGBT Communities Continue to Face Social Stigma Despite Visibility: Comprehensive UN-US Country Reportnoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoThailand’s first report assessing the challenges facing and opportunities available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities notes that LGBT people enjoy significant visibility in a generally tolerant and welcoming society. Nevertheless, LGBT people continue to encounter social stigma in various settings and are afforded limited job opportunities.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/16/thailand-s-lgbt-communities-continue-to-face-social-stigma-despite-visibility-comprehensive-un-us-country-report2015-06-25T13:35:22.207Z2015-06-25T13:35:22.207ZPost-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues in 50 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/05/post-2015-the-global-conversation-continues-with-new-dialogues-in-50-countries2015-06-25T13:35:21.034Z2015-06-25T13:35:21.034ZNew UNDP handbook boosts Thailand's resilience against natural email@example.comA 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/30/new-undp-handbook-boosts-thailand-s-resilience-against-natural-disaster2015-06-25T13:35:20.107Z2015-06-25T13:35:20.107ZUN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world firstname.lastname@example.orgA 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/22/un-opens-global-call-for-nominations-to-identify-local-sustainable-development-solutions-that-can-change-the-world-2015-06-25T13:35:19.595Z2015-06-25T13:35:19.595ZOfficials learn why public financing is key to environmental policies at Bangkok email@example.comMore 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).http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/29/officials-learn-why-public-financing-is-key-to-environmental-policies-at-bangkok-workshop2015-06-25T13:35:16.009Z2015-06-25T13:35:16.009ZThailand's journey to universal HIV/AIDS treatment inspires other ASEAN countries firstname.lastname@example.orgThailand'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).http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/20/thailand-s-journey-to-universal-hiv-aids-treatment-inspires-other-asean-countries-2015-06-25T13:35:15.590Z2015-06-25T13:35:15.590ZPolice as agents of change in reducing HIV/AIDS stigma in Thailandnoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoRecognizing 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. http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/25/police-as-agents-of-change-in-reducing-hiv-aids-stigma-in-thailand2015-06-25T13:35:17.738Z2015-06-25T13:35:17.738ZUNDP sponsored Thai Youth Anti-corruption Network wins best practice by World Economic Forumnoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/06/20/undp-sponsored-anti-corruption-network-wins-best-practice-by-world-economic-forum2015-06-25T13:35:15.049Z2015-06-25T13:35:15.049ZUNDP Report lists Thailand among Asia’s fastest email@example.comThailand 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.http://www.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/03/15/undp-report-lists-thailand-among-asia-s-fastest-growing2015-06-25T13:35:14.271Z2015-06-25T13:35:14.271Z