UN Environment Programme


The United Nations Environment Programme is set up to catalyse, co-ordinate and stimulate action within the UN system. Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of generations. With its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP maintains close co-operation with all countries through its 6 regional offices.

IN 2000, UNEP collaborated in a wide range of regional conferences, workshops and initiatives on environmental issues and continued its support of a diverse spectrum of Thailand specific activities.




Support of Regional and Sub-regional Co-operation through consultations with ASEAN and EANET (East Asian Acid Deposition Network).


World Environment Day launched in Thailand.

500 participants involved in environmental lectures, seminars and workshops.

Inputs into global and regional forums including the Environmental Congress for Asia.

Preliminary draft of the Regional Action Programme was prepared.

Thailand specific activities included:

  • NGO consultation meeting in Bangkok to promote collaboration with MCED. 
  • Training for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on urban environment issues.
  • Mission to Thailand and Cambodia on Mekong region.  
  • Establishment of Thailand’s National Cleaner Production Centre.
  • Capacity building for Thai journalists on environmental issues.
  • National launch of cultural and spiritual values of bio-diversity with 60 stakeholders including FAO, UNIFEM, ICAO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNDP.  

Promoted environmental issues amongst civil society and members of the working community. Also generated new goals for environmental standards which Thailand committed herself to during the course of 2000.



















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