The United Nations Country Team in Thailand leveraged the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework to accelerate the country’s green transition into a low-carbon, resilient, inclusive, and prosperous nation. Towards that end, our 21 UN agencies provided cutting-edge policy advice and introduced best available technologies, including digitization, to lower greenhouse emissions, strengthen human capital development, and boost social inclusion. The momentum gained in these areas will carry on well into 2023 and beyond.
The UN also deployed its convening power with members of the Global Compact Network in Thailand, a key segment of the private sector, to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and support the protection of 30 per cent of land and marine areas nationwide. These successes will provide the blueprint for comprehensive actions across the sector in coming years towards further reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and “no net loss” in the biological diversity of genetics, species, and ecosystems. The financial markets, including banks, investors, and asset managers, committed to principles of sustainability, which will translate into increased investments for the green transformation.
A landmark agreement reached with all the 77 Governors of Thailand is enabling the UN to localize SDGs. UN agencies in Thailand have also been working with their partners in the public and private sector nationwide to scale up digitization and social protection measures to improve people’s access to health services, quality education, digital literacy, lifelong learning, upskilling and other life-changing benefits with the aim of leaving no one behind.
Capitalizing on these achievements, we are redoubling our efforts in Thailand to accelerate progress on all the SDGs and national development priorities.