On Monday, 17 July 2017, Mr Don Pramudwinai, the Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered the Country Statement at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), in New York City. The statement describes Thailand’s success in reducing poverty, addressing hunger, and enhancing health care system. It also highlights Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) as Thailand’s approach towards the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mr Don Pramudwinai shares three key factors to eradicating poverty and fostering prosperity. They are:
- localizing and communitizing SDGs by commencing at the community level;
- engaging all stakeholders through public-private-people partnership;
- promoting partnership for SDGs based on SEP (SEP for SDGs Partnership)
Following the conclusion of the G-77 chairmanship, Thailand continues to play a role in encouraging implementation of the SDGs at the regional and sub-regional levels.
Information from Mr Chol Bunnag, SDG Move researcher, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.