United Nations Organizations in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is often referred to as the "Geneva of Asia" due to the high concentration of United Nations regional offices situated in the city. There are more than twenty eight United Nations regional offices in Bangkok, Thailand, which fall under the guidance of the United Nations Regional Coordinator for Thailand. These United Nations agencies work together and collaborate on projects with the Thai Government, businesses and other Asian countries.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific was established in 1947, with a membership of sixty Governments. Fifty eight of the members are located in the region. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia's main focus areas are:
- Promoting trade and investment
- Collecting statistics
- Developing subregional activities
- Enhancing social development
- Macroeconomic development and policy
- Developing transportation
- Encouraging sustainable development and the environment
- Disaster risk reduction
- Information and communications technology
In addition UNESCAP aims to strengthen sustainable economic growth and social development in the Asian region and build effective partnerships with the private sector and civil society. This is done by achieving international agreed targets and development goals.
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC)
The United Nations Conference Centre is run by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
The United Nations Building