International Relations

Thailand has been playing a proactive role in both bi-lateral and multi-lateral framework of cooperation. Having bi-lateral relations with 195 countries, there are currently 90 embassies, consulate-generals, consular offices, and trade and economic offices representing Thailand all over the world.

As a member of the Untied Nations(UN) since 1946, the Permanent Missions of Thailand to the United Nations Offices in New York and Geneva have been representing the country in all relevant UN matters. Thailand also plays host to many regional offices of numerous UN’s specialized agencies. Since 1949 Bangkok has been the headquarters of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the most comprehensive of the United Nations Regional Commission and the largest United Nations body serving the Asia-Pacific region.

As a founding member of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Thailand, together with other members, has been working continuously to promote cooperative peace and shared prosperity in the region of Southeast Asia.

Source: Thailand Executive Diary 2008