In 2021 and beyond, the UN Country Team in Thailand is providing comprehensive support for the economic and social transformation to achieve a high value- added, resilient, sustainable and low-carbon society. Partnerships are critical to all of the UN’s work in Thailand, including the close working relationship with the Royal Thai Government, deepening collaboration with the private sector, bankers and investors, and expanding ties with civil society.
In response to the pandemic, the UNCT led by repurposing financing and generating evidence to reach the most vulnerable, followed by a policy- orientated approach for the sustainable and resilient recovery. The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2022-2026) was co-created with the Royal Thai Government to improve coordination and integrated policy advice including UNCT members and partners.
Over the course of 2021, UN research, coordination and policy advice moved the needle on legislation and practices on migration, social protection, non-communicable diseases, comprehensive drug reforms, improvements to healthcare and transition to a low-carbon society. Leave No One Behind and build back better have been guiding principles in both the pandemic response and strategic planning, with gender, youth, finance, innovation and digitalization also cross-cutting priorities across the UNCT’s programming.
Following the UN’s anniversary, 2021 marked 75 years since Thailand joined the United Nations, during which time the country has seen remarkable development and emerged as a regional leader in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN stands committed as a steady and innovative partner in the achievement of the national development plan and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.