Published: April 28, 2021
UNESCO has highlighted the importance of World Press Freedom Day, observed annually on May 3, noting that the current crisis is forcing the closure of many independent media outlets and forcing job-cuts and an overall reduction in the number of working journalists while increasing the trend towards political capture of media outlets by governments, their proxies and other business interests.
Published: April 18, 2020
Amnesty International has urged authorities to ensure that the family of Karen human rights activist "Billy" learn the truth of what happened to him after he was last seen in the custody of Kaeng Krachan National Park officials on April 17, 2014, saying his suspected killing should not go unpunished.
Published: January 15, 2020
Designation of the Kaeng Krachan rainforest straddling Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces as a Unesco World Heritage Site was discussed on Wednesday (January 15) by a national committee on world heritage protection.
Published: November 27, 2019
A United Nations agency has recognised two prominent Thai monks as “important figures” in promoting world peace. They are the late Somdet Phra Mahasamanachao Kromphraya Wachiryanawarorot, the 10th Supreme Patriarch, and Ajarn Mun Bhuridatta, who established the Thai forest monastery tradition, which spread to several other countries.
Published: October 22, 2019
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Expedia Group, the global travel platform, in conjunction with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), are joining forces in an industry-first, world-wide initiative to launch the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.
Published: September 24, 2019
Bangkok Equitable Education Fund (EEF) and Unesco Bangkok signed a Memorandum of Understanding on equitable education for out-of-school children and youth (OOSCY) and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Thailand and the Asia-Pacific. The signing ceremony took place on September 23 in Bangkok.