The 2nd workshop on Policy Framework for the Promotion of Responsible Business and
Corporate Social Responsibility in Thailand

"A policy dialogue in the context of COVID-19 and the upcoming trade and investment opportunities for Thailand"

25 August 2021
09:00 - 14:30 (GMT+7)
Zoom (a link to be provided after registration)

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need of Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Business and Human Rights (BHR) in supporting businesses and society in managing unforeseen shocks. 


Against this backdrop, this workshop is developed to further feed into the on-going policy discussions on RBC/CSR/BHR, in this occasion from the perspective of labour and linked to the international policy frameworks and in line with the actions included in the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, all contextualized to the circumstances under the COVID-19 pandemic while preparing for the resilient economic recovery.

 The discussion will be conducted in Thai and some presentations will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation.



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This workshop is the second in the series "Policy Framework for the Promotion of Responsible Business and Corporate Social Responsibility in Thailand", first hosted in 2019.


The event is jointly organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Project, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through Business and Human Rights project, the Ministry of Labour of Thailand, the Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) of Ministry of Justice of Thailand and the ASEAN CSR Network.


08.40 – 09.00     Participants log in, welcome and housekeeping rules

09.00 – 09.20     Opening Remarks by Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Justice

09.20 – 09.30     Keynote speech:

                                      Ms. Gita Sabharwal, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand

                                      Mr. Giuseppe Busini, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand

09.30 – 09.40     A brief summary of outputs from a discussion in the 1st workshop in 2019

09.40 – 10.05     CSR/RBC and socially responsible labour practices: A Look at Thailand from an ASEAN perspective

                           by the ASEAN CSR Network

10.05 – 11.05     A panel discussion: Thailand’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

                           Realising the Labour Priority Amid the Pandemic


                                       Mr. Nutchayawach Sanguanchaiyakrit,

                                            Director of International Labour Standards Group, Ministry of Labour

                                       Ms. Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom,

                                            Director of International Human Rights Division, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice

                                       Mr. Ukrish Kanchanaketu,

                                            Advisor, Employers' Confederation of Thailand

                                       Mr. Tawee Techatirawat,

                                            President, Thai Trade Union Congress

                                       Ms. Roisai Wongsuban,

                                            Officer, Migrant Working Group

11.05 – 11.15     Break

11.15 – 12.15     Interactive Session: CSR Policy and Practices for Trade Promotion in Post COVID-19 recovery

12.15 – 13.15     Lunch Break

13.15 – 13.45     Interactive Session: Continue from the morning discussion

13.45 – 14.00     Report back session by each group

14.00 – 14.10     Conclusion and next steps

14.10 – 14.30     Closing Remarks by

                                      Mr. Graeme Buckley, Director, ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR
                                      Mr. Renaud Meyer, Resident Representative, UNDP Thailand

Concept Note