Thailand tops the UN75 survey in Southeast Asia

8,000 people from Thailand participated in the initiative to mark 75th anniversary of the UN, voicing what should be priorities for the UN in the next 25 years

The UN marked its 75th Anniversary by starting a global conversation primarily through the UN75 online survey asking people around the world about ‘the future we want’. Globally, 1.32 million people participated by completing the survey and sharing their priorities. In Thailand, over 8,000 people participated, which is the highest rate of participation in Southeast Asia.

77 per cent of the participants identified themselves as 30 years old or younger.

77 per cent of participants in the survey were young people, which is in part due to the outreach strategy of UN Thailand through schools and universities. More than half of all respondents were females, which further triangulates the fact that women are more active than men on social media platforms.

In response to the three questions relating to: i) recovery from the pandemic; ii) longer term global trends; and iii) the world you would like to see in 25 years, points towards an enhanced focus on four key issues:

  • Better human capital development through improved health and education.
  • Addressing inequalities, with a focus on the most vulnerable.
  • Climate change and the environment.
  • Human rights feature very prominently and, in many ways, provide the foundation for all.

UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand Gita Sabharwal said the UN Country Team in Thailand is grateful for the participation of the people in Thailand and is very impressed by the enthusiasm of the youth. “I am particularly struck by the 4 priorities: better human capital development; addressing inequalities, with a focus on the most vulnerable; climate change and the environment; and human rights feature prominently providing the foundation for all. The UN in Thailand will take into consideration these recommendations to ensure that our work in Thailand addresses the priorities of the people in Thailand.”

The respondents from Thailand said to recover better from the pandemic universal access to healthcare, addressing inequalities increasing support to the hardest-hit communities should be prioritised.

 

When asked to take a longer view, the respondents from Thailand said they want to see more respect for human rights, followed by more environmental protection and better access to education respectively.

 

UN75 results for Thailand Q3
The respondents said climate change and environmental issues and risks related to health will most affect the future.

Read the results at the global level here

UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labor Organization
INSTRAW
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
IOM
International Organization for Migration
ITU
International Telecommunications Union
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN-Habitat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UN
United Nations
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNDRR
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
UNV
United Nations Volunteers
WHO
World Health Organization