Thailand hailed for leading role in regional health development
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hailed Thailand’s leading role in South-South cooperation and said it stands ready to collaborate as the kingdom transforms into an aging society.
UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Diene Keita recently paid a courtesy call on Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Permanent Secretary of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for an exchange of views on future cooperation between the fund and Thailand. She also commended the kingdom for being at the forefront of development cooperation through South-South and triangular cooperation, especially the joint UNFPA-Thailand projects on system development. in Bhutan and the training of midwives in the Lao PDR.
UNFPA has expressed interest in sharing knowledge and experiences on South-South cooperation at the Global South-South Development Expo, which Thailand will co-host in September.
On this occasion, the Deputy Permanent Secretary reiterated Thailand’s willingness to work closely with UNFPA in the implementation of the UNFPA Country Program Document for Thailand 2022-2026. The goal is to promote access to family planning, eliminate gender-based violence, strengthen population development policy and prepare Thailand to become an aging society in 2023.
Thailand will also host the International Conference on Family Planning this year in Pattaya in November.(NNT)