UNESCO registers Wat Pho as a “Memory of the World”

Wat Phra Chetuphon, popularly referred to as Wat Pho, is attracting more visitors with an event to celebrate its inscriptions, which have been registered as a “Memory of the World” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO.

Top UNHCR official optimistic after visit to Myanmar (UNHCR Press Release)

Erika Feller, the UN refugee agency’s most senior protection official, recently paid a significant visit to Myanmar, where UNHCR has operations in Rakhine state in the west, and in the south-east of the country, where displacement along the Mynamar-Thai border is an issue.

Ban and Hillary Offer Flood Assistance to Thailand

United Nations Secretary-General and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have offered assistance to Thailand to deal with the flooding, which was described as the worst in the nation’s history.

UNICEF fears outbreak of water-borne diseases in Thailand

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is distributing more than 300,000 hygiene and sanitation items to flood-affected families in Thailand in an effort to prevent the spread of communicable diseases in the country.

Ban offers help to flooded Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that she had received a telephone call from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who expressed the United Nations’ readiness to offer a helping hand

Asia-Pacific Region needs dramatic improvements in Resource Efficiency

A new ‘green’ industrial revolution is needed in the Asia-Pacific region that catalyzes dramatic improvements in resource efficiency if the countries and communities there are to prosper in the 21st century.

Amphetamines top drug threat in South‐East Asia countries

Amphetamine‐type stimulants (ATS) have emerged as the primary illicit drug threat in several East and South‐East Asian countries, displacing plant‐based drugs such as heroin, opium and cannabis, says a report issued today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) welcomes foreign observers

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) said on Thursday it has invited international representatives and organisations to observe the July 3 general election.