Delegate: Mr. Prongthura
1. Mr. Prongthura (Thailand), speaking as a youth delegate, said that developing countries lacked sufficient resources and capacity to respond adequately to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and climate crises. As one of the most climate-vulnerable countries, Thailand stressed the need for adaptation and resilience and called for climate finance commitments to be met in a timely manner, with 50 per cent allocated to adaptation action. His country’s risked-informed approach to a green, inclusive and sustainable recovery would be based on its homegrown sufficiency economy philosophy and bio-circular green economic model. It already had a strong and resilient universal health-care system underpinned by village health volunteer networks – a bottom-up approach that should be expanded to other sectors. Closing the development gaps would require a reinvigorated resident coordinator system and adequate North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation. For its part, Thailand would be joining with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation to host the Global South-South Development Expo in 2022.
UN Doc.: A/C.2/76/SR.3