In landmark move, all 76 governors in Thailand sign SDGs pact - with focus on climate action
14 June 2022
The following remarks were made, near verbatim, to reporters by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, at the daily Noon Briefing on Monday, 6 June, 2022:
Our UN team in Thailand, led by Resident Coordinator Gita Sabharwal, tell us that in a landmark session held in June, all 76 governors in Thailand signed the Statement of Commitment for a Sustainable Thailand, focusing on climate action.
This places governors in the front and centre to drive the Sustainable Development Goals, partnering with the UN team, local authorities and communities, particularly on solutions to reduce CO2 emissions through technology transfer, biodiversity and ecological tourism.
We will also work on nature-based solutions for biomass burning and reducing pollution, smart farming, and strengthening community resilience through adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
To learn more about the UN's work in Thailand, please visit: Thailand.UN.org.
To learn more about the results of our work in this area and beyond, please read the latest UNSDG Chair Report on DCO.