World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Thailand: UN agencies hand over a UN joint programme

Successful UN joint effort in highland livelihood concluded in Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son, Thailand – 31 January 2014 – Today a team of eight UN agencies (FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIDO and WHO), coordinated by FAO, handed over a UN joint programme to the Mae Hong Son provincial government for full government ownership for continuation.

The UN Joint programme is aimed at promoting livelihoods of poor villagers in Mae Hong Son province, including members of hill tribes and Myanmar migrant workers, through skills training and capacity development, natural resource management and social protection.

The Joint Programme on Integrated Highland Livelihood Development in Mae Hong Son (UNJP) was launched in 2010 in order to help the authorities deliver improvements to the livelihoods of people in this highland province of Thailand.

In four years, working together as an integrated team that included inputs of local and national authorities and the people of the province, the UNJP has seen new value-added skills and products developed at village level, women becoming more capable of processing raw agricultural materials, better preserved produce and improved access to education and health care services – even in some of the most remote areas.

“This was possible thanks to the great efforts of the Thai government especially the hard-working colleagues and farmers of Mae Hong Son and the contribution of colleagues from all eight UN agencies,” said Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative. “It is a great achievement as this has become a model for other countries worldwide.”

“The positive effects also include a greater sense of confidence and self-reliance for development among the target communities as well as the interest and commitment shown by the provincial and local officials to skills development, natural resource management and improved social protection and services.” Konuma added.

The Mae Hong Son Government has, in the past few years, allocated necessary funds to support the UNJP in a number of areas. The Vice Governor, Sutha Saivanich, has indicated he will continue to support

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Westminster: NZ PM Condemns London Attack

“London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more have friends and family based, so this attack feels very close to home,” Mr English says. More>>

ALSO:

Amnesty: Campaign Mass Hangings And Extermination At Syrian Prison

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More>>

Russian Hack Job?: White House - Actions In Response To Russian Malicious Cyber Activity & Harassment

President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016. More>>

Israel/Palestine: Michael Field - Background To How Israel Nearly Went To War With New Zealand

New Zealand and Senegal managed to get the United Nations Security Council to pass resolution 2334 which said Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territory violate international law and undermine a two-state solution in Israel's conflict with Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

US Indigenous Affairs: How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land

I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a Navajo, my story -- and our stories -- are part of our collective American history. Today, I want to share one of those stories with you. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news