Representatives from Mae Fah Luang Foundation have continuously joined the Thai government delegation at the CND to advocate for the Thai Sustainable Alternative Development model at international level. During the 62nd Session of the CND conference in Vienna, Austria, from 14-22 March 2019, Mae Fah Luang representatives played the following roles:
- Supporting the Thai government in advocating the resolution on Alternative Development in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the governments of Thailand, Germany, Peru, and Mae Fah Luang Foundation following the resolution of the 61st CND.
- Supporting the governments of Thailand, Germany, Austria, Colombia, Peru, EU and UNODC to host “The Future of Alternative Development” side session. Guest speakers included ACM Prachin Chantong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice. The session was attended by over 150 participants.
- Supporting the London School of Economics and Politicial Science (LSE) and the German development agency GIZ to host a side session and joined the speakers’ panel on the topic “Understanding the Development Implications of Illicit Economies” which was attended by over 60 participants.