The beautiful Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park, Chiang Rai, was recently the venue for a traditional Lanna dinner hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Thailand Institute of Justice.
The dinner was graced by H.R.H. Princess Bajrakitiyabha, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Rule of Law for Southeast Asia.

On hand to welcome guests were Jeremy Douglas, UNODC Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, M.L. Panadda Diskul, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, representing the Ministry of Justice, and M.R. Disnadda Diskul, Chairman of the Board of the MFLF.

The Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park by night.

HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha chats to Jeremy Douglas of UNODC and Prof.Kittipong Kittayarak of TIJ.

HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha chats to delegates of the UNODC “Empowering Vulnerable Communities and Women for Sustainable Development” study visit and regional colloquium who included high-level policy makers from the Department of Corrections from Southeast Asia, members of the diplomatic corps, UNODC regional programme partners and donors, and fellows from the TIJ Executive Programme on the Rule of Law and Development.They had earlier been led on a study tour of the vocational training centre of the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution by the Princess to observe the implementation of the UN Bangkok Rules and gender mainstreaming in the treatment of offenders.

ML Panadda Diskul.

In his welcome speech, M.R. Disnadda Diskul emphasized that human development is the key to sustainable development. It is necessary to provide opportunities for people to allow them to achieve a life of dignity and aspirations. The culture of lawfulness needs to come from a bottom-up approach, created mutually by the people.


Group photo with the princess.

The hosts.

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