Sustainable Development Goals

On Gender, Thailand is still Unequal

It’s difficult not to sound like a broken record when discussing gender inequality in Thailand, but unless the situation improves, it’s a conversation we must keep having. Celebrating International Women’s Day, like we did this Monday, would be meaningless without addressing the reality that many ...

All Thai factories ordered to go ‘green’ by 2025

All Thai factories should have Green Industry certification by 2025, according to a deadline set by Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit on Tuesday.Suriya ordered the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) to push all 71,130 industrial plants across the country to achieve Green Industry standards developed by ...

The Nation Reporter

Help for transgender inmates

The Department of Corrections (DoC) has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to improve medical treatment for 4,000 transgender inmates in Thailand.DoC director-general Ayut Sinthoppan said it sought the UNDP’s advice in order to raise the standard of medical services it provides ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Germany assists Thailand to 'go green'

Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit has pledged to cooperate with the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) to promote clean industry, as a means of reducing pollution problems including PM2.5 and making Thai industry more sustainable.“The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce offers to help Thailand make its industrial ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand seeks gender equality in government agencies

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has held a workshop on the establishment of a gender equality coordination center, to serve as a model organization promoting equality between men and women.The MSDHS Permanent Secretary Porametee Vimolsiri, presiding over a workshop on the ...

Lampang, Kanchanaburi considered for sustainable city plan

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has employed Chulalongkorn University to study and come up with a plan for a Sustainable Future City (SFC), the council’s deputy secretary-general Anek Memongkol said.The study, for which Bt9.5 million has been earmarked, will take 12 months ...

The Nation Reporter

Banking on the sea

Fishing is big business in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The industry supports a millions of people in the region and accounts for some 10 per cent of total global fisheries production every year.But the region’s success as a seafood exporter has ...

Striving for a greener future

While Germany transitions to a low-carbon, nuclear-free future, it is working to encourage other countries, including Thailand, to jump on the environmental bandwagon.The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is training energy officers nationwide under a partial coronavirus lockdown to fight climate change. It ...

Thana Boonlert

19 Thai unis list on 'THE Impact' ranks

Approximately 19 Thai universities are listed on the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (THE Impact), global performance scales assessing universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which consider their research, outreach and stewardship.Chulalongkorn University is ranked first in Thailand and 45th in the ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

Govt gets low scores for gender parity

The government has been criticised by female activists for restricting their access to justice and silencing rights advocates, ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day which falls on Sunday.The activists said the government has continued to engage in such actions, despite having endorsed the legally-binding ...

Thana Boonlert

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