UN in Thailand

The UN in Thailand

The Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand

The United NationsĀ works together with the Royal Thai Government and people of Thailand for over fifty years to support inclusive and sustainable development, based on national priorities and plans. The United Nations Country Team consists of 21Ā UN agencies who have specific programmes and activities being carried out in Thailand. Our work is supported by the invaluable partnerships we have with the Royal Thai Government, national stakeholders, civil society, academia, the private sector, donors and the media. We also work closely with theĀ UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP).

The UN in Thailand employs international and Thai nationals, whose skills, knowledge and experience - as well as dedication to the UNā€™s mission - are key to ensuring the resources of the UN are applied as effectively as possible to help Thailandā€™s aspiration to achieve theĀ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals is captured in a single phrase: ā€˜to leave no one behind.ā€™ This is the principle that guides everything that we in the UN family do in this country.

In this sense, the United Nations Country TeamĀ in Thailand signed the UN Partnership Framework orĀ UNPAF 2017-2021Ā with the Royal Thai Government in July 2017. It is the document that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities. The UNPAF 2017-2021 articulates outcomes (results to be achieved) for the next five years and UN agenciesā€™ responsibilities that are agreed by the Government. The outcomes in the UNPAF are linked to the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan for 2017-2021.


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 Thailandā€™s experience and best practices through South-South exchanges.