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

With 21 United Nations entities represented in Thailand, our work encompasses all of the SDGs. The United Nations Country Team supports activities with particular focus on the following goals: SDG1.3 on expanding the reach of social protection; SDG 3.4 tackling non-communicable diseases; SDG 4.1 education for all, with a focus on migrant children; SDG 5.5 advocacy for greater participation of women in political decision making; SDG 8.3 support to small to medium-sized enterprises and youth innovation; 10.2 inclusion of marginalized groups, particularly the LGBTI community; SDG 10.7 migration governance; SDG 13.2 climate change strategies at national and local level; SDG 16.1 supporting social cohesion to end violence in southern Thailand; SDG 16.9 advocacy and support to end statelessness; SDG 17.7 partnerships with private sector for sustainable development; and, SDG 17.9 the sharing of Thailand’s experience and best practices through South-South exchanges.