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 (SDG) is captured in a single phrase: ‘to leave no one behind.’ This is the principle that guides everything that the United Nations does in Thailand. The United Nations Country Team in Thailand signed the UN Partnership Framework or UNPAF 2017-2021 with the Royal Thai Government in July 2017. It is the document that describes the collective response of the United Nations system to national development priorities. The UNPAF 2017-2021 articulates the results to be achieved by the United Nations over five years.

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.