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UN Condemns the Bombing in Bangkok

Bangkok, 17 August 2015 — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and all of us at the United Nations were shocked to learn of the explosion in Bangkok today close to the Erawan shrine in Rajaprasong. The Secretary-General and the entire United Nations Country Team in Thailand as well as all United Nations personnel join together to express our condolences to the bereaved…

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UNESCO Director and Thai PM commit to combating water crisis

UNESCO Director and Thai PM commit to combating water crisis

2 April 2015 – Fifteen years – that is the amount of time left before global water resources hit a level that is too low to keep in step with the increasing population rate, according to the latest United Nations World Water Development Report. Readmore

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UNICEF welcomes the introduction of the Child Support Grant to help address inequities among children in Thailand

UNICEF welcomes the introduction of the Child Support Grant to help address inequities among children in Thailand

1 April 2015 – UNICEF welcomes the decision by the Government to introduce a Child Support Grant scheme later this year. Under the scheme, poor and near-poor families with children will receive a monthly allowance of 400 baht per child from 0 to 1 year of age. Read more

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ADB Sees Strong Growth for Developing Asia in 2015 and 2016

ADB Sees Strong Growth for Developing Asia in 2015 and 2016

24 March 2015 – Developing Asia will maintain its strong economic growth in 2015 and 2016 supported by soft commodity prices and recovery in the major industrial economies, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. ADB’s flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook 2015 (ADO), released today, forecasts developing Asia will achieve gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.3%…

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Urbanization in Thailand is dominated by the Bangkok urban area

Urbanization in Thailand is dominated by the Bangkok urban area

New World Bank data compiled through satellite imagery and geospatial mapping provides new understanding of East Asia’s accelerating urbanization. The new analysis provides vital data at a time when much of the region’s infrastructure is getting built as part of a physical and social transformation in East Asia. According to the World Bank report East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape: Measuring…

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