Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

Asean must aim higher at November summit

‘Like red ants on a log floating downstream each certain it is controlling the direction of the flow.” That was the acute observation of a coarse-skinned farmer staring at the TV screen at a small coffee shop in a 100-year-old market in Suphan Buri province ...

Kobsak Chutikul

34th ASEAN Summit Marks a Milestone in Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship

Nowhere else on earth could shadow puppets, Khon, Chinese opera, contemporary dance with Hanuman riding a Segway with an Ipad in his hand, be so harmoniously combined together in one single performance than a show presented in an ASEAN Member State. That was how “Vivid ...

Strawberries and child support; a Thai partnership

Mother of three, Mhee Saesong, a strawberry farmer from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, has always struggled alongside her husband to provide for her family. She describes how, in the past, when her two older children became sick, she was unable to afford ...

Sights set on Indo-Pacific

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has finally offered its own version of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, which includes the bloc’s own vision for cooperation in the Indian Ocean, as well as Asia and the Pacific region, which it calls the “Asean Outlook on the ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri & Thana Boonlert

34th Asean Summit to boost unity

Thailand is hosting the 34th Asean Summit under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”. As the Asean chair, Thailand wants to see member states forge closer ties on the basis of regional unity.The “advancing” part of the theme signifies dynamic changes to be made ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Asean leaders back Thai push for RCEP deal

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have vowed to try to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) this year, deputy government spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak said on Saturday.Keep reading ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

Seeing Asean straight as Thailand chairs

When Asean organises big meetings, the tendency for the host is to talk up a brouhaha. So it goes with the 34th Asean summit under Thailand’s rotating chairmanship this year. By year’s end, several hundred Asean-related meetings will have taken place, highlighted by the final ...

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Joint efforts for the sustainable development of the Mekong River

180 representatives from various stakeholder groups gathered at the Seventh Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum to learn lessons from current joint efforts and find better ways to address urgent challenges facing the Mekong. Participants included representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam, ...


Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday threw his full support behind China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying it was in line with Asean principles and goals. In his speech at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the Thai premier said China’s ambitious ...

The Nation Reporter

The Mission of Thailand as ASEAN Chairmanship

As Thailand will assume the ASEAN Chairmanship next year, let’s take a look at the country’s mission to host important meetings at various levels.Keep watching ...

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