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Princess appointed as ambassador on Southeast Asia rule of law

Feb 14. 2017
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By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

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Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol, who was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for Southeast Asia, has pledged to move forward with the principle of rule of law in the region in line with the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) told the press Tuesday that the Princess had been chosen as goodwill ambassador due to her enduring passion for the justice system and also because she has been a professional practitioner in the field for a long time. 

In her opening remarks delivered via video conferencing, the Princess said the appointment offered her the opportunity to champion the UN’s position on the rule of law and fairness in the criminal justice system. She added that it would help to achieve the bold vision of the United Nation’s 2030 agenda.

“I am looking forward to working with the UNODC Southeast Asia team to reduce crime and violence, protect vulnerable groups and challenge corruption, while contributing to the global effort to strengthen the rule of law,” she said.

“Working together, we can achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda within a generation. I am proud to be a part of this effort.”

As goodwill ambassador, the Princess will raise awareness of the UNODC Regional Programme for Southeast Asia and its connection with the rule of law, peace, stability and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 


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