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UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS— With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old. Read our full statement at http://bit.ly/2s9aP9e

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Keynote Address by Mr. Luc Stevens, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative for TIJ Public Forum on the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Thailand, Mr. Luc Stevens, spoke this morning at a Thailand Institute of Justice public forum on “The Rule of Law and Sustainable Development” which also served as an opportunity to congratulate Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand as the new UNODC Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law and Criminal Justice for…

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Op-Ed for Human Rights Day by UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand

Op-Ed for Human Rights Day by UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand

Luc Stevens, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand On International Human Rights Day 10 December 2016 Title: Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today Almost seven decades ago today, the international community agreed on a ground-breaking document which recognises inherent dignity and equal rights for all people, everywhere, under all circumstances. December 10 each year is observed across the globe as…

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The United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) visited Mahasarakham University (MSU)

The United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) visited Mahasarakham University (MSU)

The UNRCO was invited to give a talk on the topic of “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” at the MSU’s Global Citizenship Camp on 5 November 2016. The Camp was attended by 80 university students from 14 countries. The objectives of the Camp are to prepare students to be engaging and productive citizens of the world, expand their world views and…

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‘Inclusive dialogue’ the key to fixing Thailand’s ills

‘Inclusive dialogue’ the key to fixing Thailand’s ills

Inclusive Dialogue Needed in Thailand An op-ed by Mr. Luc Stevens   Thailand is a valued member-state of the United Nations. Its leadership in numerous UN bodies and participation in nearly all international human rights mechanisms has in no small measure galvanised decades of the kingdom’s economic, social and political development. Today’s deep-rooted conflict within Thai society – aggravated by…

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Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand 2016 – Unofficial English Translation

“The United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Thailand has collaborated with the International Commission of Jurists and International IDEA to produce an unofficial English translation of the 2016 Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand produced by the Constitution Drafting Commission. This unofficial English translation is provided as a public service for reference only and has no legal…

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SDGs Exhibition in Khon Kaen

SDGs Exhibition in Khon Kaen

ขอเชิญผู้สนใจเข้าร่วมพิธีเปิดนิทรรศการฯ ได้วันที่ 13 มิ.ย. นี้ตั้งแต่เวลา 10.00 น. เป็นต้นไปโดยมีการบรรยายพิเศษเรื่องเป้าหมายการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืนจากเจ้าหน้าที่สหประชาชาติ นิทรรศการเป้าหมายการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืนจะเดินทางไปยังมหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น ท่านที่สนใจสามารถเข้าชมนิทรรศการฯ ได้ตั้งแต่วันที่ 13-24 มิถุนายน 2559 ณ สำนักหอสมุด มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น SDGs Exhibition will traveling to Khon Kaen University! With Khon Kaen University’s cooperation, we are bringing the Exhibition to Khon Kaen. It will be open for public from 13 – 24 June 2016. Location: 1st Fl. Khon Kaen University Library The opening event will be held on…

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Exhibition at Walailak University

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Exhibition at Walailak University

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Exhibition at Walailak University, Nakorn Sri Thammarat on 4-20 May 2016. Dr. Daniel Kertesz, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Thailand delivered an opening remarks. Students were actively involved in the exhibition. Special thanks to Walailak University! งานนิทรรศการเป้าหมายการพัฒนาอย่างยั่งยื่นได้ถูกจัดขึ้นที่มหาวิทยาลัยวลัยลักษณ์ในวันที่ 4-20 พฤษภาคม 2559 มีการกล่าวเปิดงานโดย นาย Daniel Kertesz ตัวแทนองค์การอนามัยโลกประจำประเทศไทย ภายในงานมีนักศึกษาร่วมเข้าชมอย่างคับคั่ง ขอขอบคุณมหาวิทยาลัยวลัยลักษณ์มา ณ โอกาสนี้

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UN Human Rights Chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai Government

GENEVA (22 April 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday expressed growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s civilian administration, as well as tight curbs on dissent, as the Kingdom prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution. High Commissioner Zeid said that several critics of the draft Constitution have already…

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Key Messages, IWD 2016

Key Messages, IWD 2016

On International Women’s Day, Step It Up for Planet 50-50: Gender Equality by 2030. International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment in history, with gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls having been recognized as a precondition to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality aims to end discrimination…

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