Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand

The spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is captured in the single phrase “to leave no one behind”, which extends to all of the work of the United Nations in Thailand. The UN Country Team in Thailand signed the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026 with the Royal Thai Government in January 2022. The Cooperation Framework articulates the UN development system’s support for Thailand’s strong commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and its ambition to become a high-income, inclusive, sustainable and resilient country. Guided by the UN principles of leave no one behind, human rights, gender equality, sustainability and resilience, the Cooperation Framework is closely aligned with Thailand’s 20-Year National Strategy and the draft 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand is dedicated to advancing all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while emphasizing the importance of SDG localization, which brings the global agenda to the local level for effective impact. Amongst others, some highlights of our efforts encompass promoting integrated social protection for all (SDG 1.3), combatting non-communicable diseases (SDG 3.4), ensuring inclusive education, including migrant children (SDG 4.1), and advocating for women's participation in politics (SDG 5.5). We empower small to medium-sized enterprises and youth innovation, with a focus on business and human rights as well as digital transformation (SDG 8.3). Inclusive growth extends to marginalized groups, including the LGBTI community (SDG 10.2), while migration governance promotes safe, regular, and orderly migration (SDG 10.7). Our endeavors encompass implementing climate change strategies (SDG 13.2), solid waste management (SDG 11.6), and greening industry through promoting low carbon transition and finance among SMEs (SDG 7.2). Additionally, we strongly advocate for ensuring access to rights through inclusive citizenship (SDG 16.9), and share Thailand's experiences and best practices (SDG 17.9) through South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Through these collaborative efforts, we embark on a transformative journey to create a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous Thailand.