On 21 November 2016, H.E. Mrs. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Industry of the Kingdom of Thailand, congratulated the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) on its 50th anniversary ceremony at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna.
As a High-level keynote speaker, she thanked UNIDO’s efforts in poverty eradication through industrialization.Thailand has been a member of UNIDO since 1968and the seat of UNIDO’s Regional Officefor the Asia and Pacific. UNIDO has played a key role in Thailand’s economic development with over 100 joint projects.
The Minister highlighted the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy advocated by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that has been adopted as the guiding principle for Thailand’s development. She reiterated that the importance of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, which is also reflected in Thailand’s 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2017-2021), as well as the Sustainable Development Goal Number 9 (SDG 9) which is reflected in Thailand’s Industrial Development Strategy. These strategies will boost the Thai economy through development of industries and contribute to a knowledge-based economy.