UN praises HM the King’s sufficiency philosophy concept

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BANGKOK – The United Nations has praised His Majesty the King’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as a way to promote sustainability on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne today.

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Division Chief Stefanos Fotiou spoke at an academic conference on challenges to sustainable development in Asia held at Chulalongkorn University. He claimed that effective resource management is an important foundation for other areas of regional development in the Asia-Pacific.

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Mr. Fotiou said that natural resources are rapidly being exhausted, while inequitable access to these resources has created social inequality in many countries. The UN resolved last year to promote global sustainable development in 17 key areas of social, economic and environmental values.

Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office M.L. Panadda Diskul, in his capacity as Secretary-General of Pid Thong Lang Phra Foundation Under Royal Initiative, said that Thailand will continue to promote sustainability by focusing on growing sufficiently and sustainably as a nation.

The minister said that national sustainability must first begin with the people. It is important for them become self-reliant instead of always seeking government aid. The conference also honored the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne.