UN75: Looking back at contributions of UN to Thailand

To celebrate the 75th anniversary, we invite you to look back at our contribution to Thailand in key elements: People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnership

Happy 75th Birthday to the UN! 🎂


The UN was founded on 24th October 1945 to promote international cooperation. The UN works across the world to ensure a better world for all. At present day, countries around the world are building a better future through a set of universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the #GlobalGoals to be achieved by 2030.

The SDGs are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all individuals can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. These 17 SDGs can be grouped by their key results into 5 key areas: People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace & Partnership. 

With only 10 years left to achieve the SDGs, 2021-2030 are announced as the Decade of Action. It is the call for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges — ranging from poverty and hunger to climate change, inequality and closing the finance gap.

To celebrate the UN’s 75th anniversary or #UN75, we invite you to look back at the contribution of the UN in Thailand in the key elements of #People #Prosperity #Planet #Peace #Prosperity and share us your thoughts about the global priorities through https://un75.online/ the 1-minute online survey.  



People includes the following Goals: No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Good Health and Well Being (SDG 3), Quality Education (SDG 4) and Gender Equality (SDG 5).

We work to end poverty and hunger and strive to ensure that everyone can fulfil their greatest potential in a healthy environment. We also work to eliminate all forms of inequality and discrimination to ensure that everyone's human rights are respected.

The UN in Thailand has particular focus on ending poverty and enhancing social protection, quality education and gender equality as well as addressing health challenges.

In 2019, key agencies whose activities directly contributed to the People area include UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, UNESCO, UN Women, UNFPA, UNAIDS, ITU, UNV and UNOPS.



Prosperity covers the following Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Industry Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9), Reduced Inequality (SDG 10), and Sustainable Cities and Communities goals (SDG 11)

UN Thailand supports the country to achieve the goal of equitable, inclusive and high-income economy. We work toward ensuring that all its residents can live fulfilling lives and that economic, social, and technological progress is achieved sustainably.

The UN in Thailand has particular focus on agriculture, clean energy, sustainable cities, industry, and infrastructure, as well as labour and migrant protection.

In 2019, key agencies whose activities directly contributing to the Prosperity results include UNDP, ILO, IOM, FAO, UNEP, UNHCR, UNIDO, and UNESCO.



Planet covers the following Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life below Water (SDG 14) and Life on Land (SDG 15).

UN Thailand supports the country to protect the planet by encouraging sustainable consumption and production while also working to stop climate change and global warming. We assist the country to tackle drought and flooding and reduce our global carbon footprint so that future generations may continue to enjoy the use of the planet's resources sustainably. 

In 2019, key agencies whose activities directly contributing to the Planet results include UNDP, FAO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNDRR, UNIDO and UN-Habitat.


Peace and Partnership

Peace and Partnership cover the following goals: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17). Partnership for the Goals is the cross-cutting result across all result groups.

UN Thailand works to foster peaceful and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence. We also work to build and strengthen partnerships among people from all around the world. We use this global solidarity and the participation of all countries to support the country to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.

Some key supports of UN Thailand to the country include the peaceful development of the Southern Border provinces, transparency and governance, human rights, and South-South cooperation.

In 2019, key agencies whose activities directly contributing to the Peace and Partnership results include UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, OHCHR, WHO, UNODC, and UN Women.

Written by
Onwara Poonsombat
Data Management and Coordination Analyst
UN entities involved in this initiative
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office