Thailand welcomes ASEAN to help bilateral talks with Cambodia

Thailand welcomes any assistance to be given by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in facilitating a border dispute settlement with Cambodia bilaterally, said Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday.

Thailand wants Preah Vihear’s World Heritage listing reviewed

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday said his government will dispatch representatives to Paris next week to urge the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to review its listing of the ancient Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage Site as the listing has caused a conflict between Thailand and Cambodia.

Ban Ki-moon concerned over Thai-Cambodia clashes

The UN released the following statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by reports of repeated armed clashes between 4 and 6 February 2011 between Cambodia and Thailand around their common border area, which has reportedly claimed a number of lives and led to the displacement of civilians and destruction of property . The Secretary-General appeals to both sides to put in place an effective arrangement for cessation of hostilities and to exercise maximum restraint .

Asia-Pacific exports to grow at 10.5 % in 2011 (Unescap Report)

According to a new United Nations Report exports are driving a V shaped recovery in Asia and the Pacific with developing economies in the region posting double-digit growth for both exports and imports in 2010.

Thailand urged to ratify UN Convention Against Corruption,

Thailand became a signatory to the pact in 2003. Thailand must show its sincerity in fighting graft by rushing ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, both private and public sectors urged over the weekend. All UNCAC signatories – 135 countries at present – are obliged to coordinate with each another on mutual legal assistance and asset recovery for crimes, even to the extent of extradition.

Asia-Pacific Political Leaders Meet on Regional Economic Recovery

Government leaders of the Asia-Pacific region at a UN meeting in Korea today proposed common economic and financial measures aimed at ensuring Asia’s early rebound from the global economic crisis will foster broader economic growth across the Asia Pacific region.

Thailand Determined to Achieve Millenium Development Goals by 2015

The recent comment made by Administrator of the United Nations Development Program…

East and South Asia leading recovery of world economy from recession

Governments in East and South Asia undertook aggressive monetary and fiscal measures…