InfoQuest (November 25, 2019) -- The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand revealed that Ms. Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol, secretary general of the SEC, met with the representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Thailand and the team of UNDP securities and exchange commission in Thailand. Ms. Ruenvadee expressed her willingness to work with UNDP to advance the sustainable development goals and make contributions in promoting human rights protection in the business sector.
Ms. Ruenvadee told Mr. Renaud Meyer, the representative from UNDP Thailand, who assumed office on 26 March 2019, that the SEC is ready to team up with UNDP to promote the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and carry out relevant work in accordance with the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Phase I (2019-2022), so as to effectively promote the SEC to play the role of supporting and facilitating the business sector to protect human rights in operating business and help Thailand's achievements in realizing sustainable development goals be recognized by the international community.
In addition, Ms. Ruenvadee also mentioned the launch ceremony of Thailand Responsible Business Network (TRBN) launch ceremony activities December 2, 2019. This alliance was co-established by the SEC of Thailand, domestic associations of listed companies and seven other institutions. It is a coalition formed under the royal project to strengthen capital market governance to celebrate the coronation of the King. It will be a great honor to invite the prime minister to preside over the event.
UNDP established an office in Thailand in 1966. UNDP Thailand devotes itself in promoting the development of Thailand and enhance the capacity of Thai departments to achieve the sustainable development goals through programs such as poverty reduction, sustainable tourism development, biodiversity conservation, transparency of government procurement processes, and innovation in government services. UNDP plans to develop a joint initiative for advancing the sustainable development goals and the United Nations guidelines for business and human rights as a follow-up framework for cooperation with the SEC of Thailand.
Source: InfoQuest, by Sasithorn Simaporn, translated by Xinhua Silk Road
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