BANGKOK (ILO News) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will join with other members of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand in signing the 2012-2016 United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) Action Plan with the Royal Thai Government and other development partners on Wednesday 6 June 2012.
The UNPAF is a five-year cooperation agreement between different UN agencies and the Royal Thai Government consists of six Joint Partnerships, including the Joint Partnership on Social Protection. This partnership brings together the United Nations Social Protection Floor Joint Team (SPFJT) which is led by the ILO, and a number of Royal Thai Government agencies - led by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security - and Thai civil society organizations.
The social protection partnership will focus on improving Thailand’s capacity to provide universal basic social protection and higher levels of benefits, through contributory schemes. The overall objective will be to ensure the system's financial and institutional sustainability.
“The objective of the SPFJT is to develop a holistic and coherent vision on social protection in Thailand, and move progressively towards the provision of universal and basic social protection for all,” said Mr Jiyuan Wang, Director of ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. “This is an important step forward in cooperation between the SPFJT and the Royal Thai government".
The Thai Cabinet's approval of the UNPAF Action Plan 2012-2016 was announced on 2 April 2012. The UNPAF will be signed in a ceremony starting at 11.00 hours on 6 June, in the Bua Kaew Room, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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