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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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 07 Dec 2012
    Prime Minister to host Launch of Leadership Academy for Muslim Women

    Women in the 14 Southern Provinces will get a major political boost on Tuesday, December 11, when H.E. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presides over the national launch of a Leadership Academy for Muslim Women at Government House.

  • 06 Dec 2012
    More than 1,500 university students to rally on Anti-Corruption Day

    To encourage the Thai public to “Refuse to be Corrupt,” the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network will hold a major rally at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) this Sunday, December 9, International Anti-Corruption Day. More than 1,500 students from across Thailand will gather in front of the BACC at 3 p.m.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    Workshop to build health care capacity for HIV-related treatment in four ASEAN countries

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), and the National Health Security Office will host a regional workshop for health experts in Bangkok 26-29 November to examine Thailand’s landmark Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme, with an aim to build capacity in their respective countries on HIV/AIDS treatment and care services.

  • 19 Nov 2012
    Anti-corruption themed art exhibit starts December 9

    Twenty three universities from across Thailand will participate in a special anti-corruption themed art exhibition sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) starting on International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC).

  • 29 Oct 2012
    Rising urban poverty and inequality hindering Asian cities ability to tackle climate change

    Asia’s cities are central to the world’s battle against climate change. With the dual challenges of supporting the urban poor to adapt and reduce emissions, cities hold the keys to a sustainable and inclusive future. This was the message from a meeting of Mayors and Senior Officials from 10 city governments across Asia hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

  • 21 Sep 2012
    Thailand and UNDP launch initiative to boost disaster management capacity

    In late 2011, flood waters swept through Thailand, affecting more than 11 million people. A year has passed since floodwaters inundated most of the country and metropolitan Bangkok, but the Royal Thai Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are determined to make the heavy toll of natural disasters a thing of the past. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and UNDP have launched a new initiative to boost the capacity of the Department to be able to respond to large-scale floods and other natural disasters.

  • 20 Sep 2012
    UNDP offers six-point plan to fast-track women in politics in Asia-Pacific

    BANGKOK— It will take 50 years for gender balance to be achieved in Asia-Pacific national legislatures if the increase in women’s participation in parliaments remains at the current pace, says a UN Development Programme (UNDP) study released this week. Economic progress will be limited without equal opportunity for men and women to influence political and economic decision-making, according to the report, which offers a six-step action plan to fast-track women into politics.

  • 17 Sep 2012
    Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education

    As many as 10,000 junior Thai police officers per year will soon receive education on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination due to a new partnership signed today, 17 September, by the Royal Thai Police, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Foundation for AIDS Rights and the Department of Rights Protection of Ministry of Justice.

  • 23 Aug 2012
    UNDP and private-sector anti-corruption network sign partnership

    The growing coalition against corruption in Thailand got a major boost when UNDP and the Anti-Corruption Network signed a partnership declaration.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Luc Stevens named new UN chief in Thailand

    On 1 July, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Mr. Luc Stevens as United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand.

  • 18 Jul 2012
    UNDP Thailand launches new website

    The UNDP Country Office in Thailand launched its brand new website this week—and became the first country office to finish a UNDP web project that will encompass more than 160 country offices across the globe.

  • 06 Jun 2012
    Royal Thai Government, UN sign joint five-year action plan to build resilience, creativity, and equity in Thailand

    The United Nations and the Royal Thai Government sealed their commitment to work together to achieve the goals set out in the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.