UN Agencies

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UN and Affiliated Agencies with Programmes in Thailand
(UN Country Team)
UN and Affiliated Agencies with Regional Focus Only


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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is a specialized agency within the Charter of the United Nations and was established in 1948 “for the purpose of co-operation among themselves and with others to promote the health for all people”.

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World Bank Group

The World Bank contributes to the National Development Agenda through policy advice and financing on priority medium-term structural issues.

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United Nations Population Fund Thailand Country Office (UNFPA CO)

UNFPA is the largest international source of support in population and development, reproductive health and gender empowerment. Collaboration in Thailand includes HIV prevention, improved maternal health and support for older persons.

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United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

UN-HABITAT’s mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustianable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships for caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of generations.

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United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Created by the UN General Assembly in July 2010, UN Women became operational on 1st January 2011, and supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on six priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting; and increasing coordination and accountability across the UN system for gender equality.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Office

UNICEF is devoted to guaranteeing the rights of all children to survival, development, protection and participation.

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UNAIDS Thailand

The main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS leads, strengthen and supports and expanded response to the epidemic.

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UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO’s mission is to improve the living conditions of people and promote global prosperity through tailor-made solutions for the sustainable industrial development of developing countries and countries as well as economies in transition benefiting the economy, employment and environment.

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR’s mandate to provide international protection and seek durable solutions for refugees comes from a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly.

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UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.

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The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

UNISDR was appointed by the United Nations General Assembly as the successor to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) to serve as the UN mechanism for the coordination of disaster reduction activities worldwide.

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR)

UNOHCHR encourages the International Community and its member states to uphold universally agreed human rights standards.

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP seeks to eradicate global hunger and poverty. It meets emergency needs, supports economic & social development and works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda.

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

The ESCAP is the regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat for the Asian and Pacific region serving as the regional hub promoting cooperation among member States to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic and social development.

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International Organization for Migration (IOM), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration can benefit everyone.

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International Labour Organization Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR (ILO)

The ILO brings together the governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations of its 178 Member States in common action to improve social protection and conditions of life and work throughout the world.

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