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Pheu Thai’s prime ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin, set to be nominated for premier in a Parliamentary vote on Tuesday (August 22), arrives before a party members’ meeting at the party headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 21, 2023. — Picture by REUTERS

Thailand to work with global community on peace, human rights, environment

BANGKOK, Sept 23 — Thailand is committed to playing a proactive and constructive role with the international community to advance sustainable peace, human rights, and environmental conservation.

Delivering Thailand’s Statement at the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the United Nations headquarters yesterday, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said Thailand will reach out to friends and partners all around the world to forge closer ties of partnership through commerce, investment, and trade agreements.

“Today, we meet at a time of multiple global challenges, including fragile global peace, declining human development and the sustainability of our planet. These challenges require multilateralism and the spirit of international cooperation, and Thailand intends to work closely with all nations to meet these challenges head-on,” he said.

On sustainable peace, Srettha said Thailand supports the Secretary-General’s New Agenda for Peace, which it believes will revive multilateralism and strengthen the UN’s role in achieving global peace.

“Thailand will pursue peaceful and collaborative relations with all members of the international community. We believe long-lasting peace can be achieved if we can strengthen our multilateral relations which are based on mutual trust, understanding, and respect,” he said.

As Thailand is the Asean candidate for the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2025 – 2027, Srettha said it would reaffirm the country’s sincere commitment to advancing human rights at home and abroad.

Meanwhile, Thailand welcomes the Climate Ambition Summit to accelerate climate action that will mitigate the destructive impacts of the ongoing climate crisis. Together we must devise the means to adapt and enhance climate resilience.

“As a leading exporter of food and agricultural products, Thailand is suffering from the effect of global climate change and the effect of El Nino.

“To ensure food security for the world, we are working hard to improve our water management systems and farming techniques. We are doing our part to ensure that food security can become a reality,” he said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations represents the common aspiration of the global community.

“As such, Thailand has great expectations for the Summit of the Future to foster a better future for all, based on the spirit of multilateralism, with the UN at the helm, in the global push towards sustainable peace and sustainable development.

“Thailand believes now is the time to pursue our common agenda for peace, prosperity and sustainability for all. We invite every nation to be more ambitious in our goals, accelerate our actions, and work harder together to address these challenges. Only together can we build our better future,” Srettha said.

— Bernama

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