Noon briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General—Thailand & other topics (20 April 2022)
20 April 2022
Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
Thailand [scroll to 11:20]
Our United Nations team in Thailand, led by Resident Coordinator Gita Sabharwal, said they are continuing to support Thailand’s efforts to tackle the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. UNICEF is supporting the national vaccination campaign by providing cold chain equipment benefitting more than 12 million people along with approximately 3 million syringes to hospitals and health centres nationwide. For its part, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has boosted digital skills for 280,000 Thais, including youth and adults in non-formal education, while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) provided vocational training to nearly 20,000 women and persons with disabilities impacted by the pandemic. In addition, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is improving supply chain resilience through 10 smart farming pilot sites. The agency is also helping medium and small enterprises in 66 provinces to reduce food waste in livestock, fisheries, rice, snack food and dairy products.
For the near-verbatim transcript of this noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, read more here.