Thailand supports the use of digital innovation. for development

The Prime Minister delivered a statement at the opening of ESCAP's annual meeting, emphasizing the achievement of the SDGs and driving the use of digital innovation. for development Find risk management measures to make digital use safe, secure, and equitable. Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Delivered a statement at the opening ceremony of the 80th Annual Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), saying that it is an honor to be The President opened the 80th Annual Meeting of ESCAP, which was held under the theme: 'Leveraging digital innovation for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific' Thailand takes great pride in being the regional center for our personnel and representatives. More than 5,000 UN members reflect Thailand's role and commitment in promoting international cooperation. 'The topic of this meeting is appropriate and consistent with the current SDG Summit and the United Nations General Assembly in New Yor k last year. I am impressed by the cooperation between the United Nations and its member states. in taking proactive measures To achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030 and believe that If all countries have the intention and act together seriously, the goal will be achieved. For a prosperous future for everyone,' the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said that the Asia and Pacific region It is a vibrant and dynamic region. However, current actions will not achieve the SDGs until 2062. New approaches to sustainable development are urgently needed. The Prime Minister said that the use of digital innovation It will be a tool that helps create things quickly. It has better quality at a lower price and proposes two guidelines for implementing digital innovation as follows: 1. Promoting the potential of people and communities. through digital transformation By taking people as the center Through the implementation of the vision, Ignite Thailand aims to promote digital innovation. Along with devel opment in 8 areas, the government also attaches great importance to promoting digital literacy. which covers vulnerable groups Its aim is to increase the potential of people and communities. Ready to drive sustainable growth for many agricultural countries in the Asia-Pacific region Including Thailand 'Digital transformation is an important aspect that affects food security. Therefore, it is necessary to take advantage of digital technology to promote agricultural innovation. This will develop into a sustainable food system. Smart agricultural farming that responds to climate change Including environmental sustainability,' the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said 2. Managing risks from digital innovation Although the use of digital innovations is very beneficial But there are also risks. The Prime Minister asked to jointly find measures to deal with cyber threats. Reduce the digital divide Including cooperation to ensure the use of digital innovations that are safe, secure and equitable. 'ESCAP's r ole in engaging with stakeholders in integrating digital technology to promote sustainable development, and sees that the potential and opportunities for cooperation will continue to grow a lot. which Thailand is ready to support and promote joint ESCAP action, which will have enormous benefits for the region. Including offering to member countries to exchange knowledge and guidelines To solve the problem of digital inequality and lead to faster sustainable development,' the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said that this meeting is a good opportunity to promote regional cooperation through digital innovation. To achieve the SDGs and hope to bring ideas from this meeting Change to policy guidelines for joint action at the national and regional levels. Ready to believe that Results of the meeting It will be able to be further developed at the High-Level Political Forum, Summit of the Future and Global Digital Compact this year, where Thailand is ready to strengthen a future driven by digital. and suppo rt cooperation with ESCAP to further achieve common goals.-314.- Source: Thai News Agency