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ปรัชญา ‘เศรษฐกิจพอเพียง’ ของไทย บรรลุผลที่ลาว

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เวียงจันทน์, ลาว วันที่ 28 มิถุนายน 2566 (IDN) — ในช่วงวิกฤตเศรษฐกิจของไทยในปี พ.ศ. 2540 ปรัชญา “เศรษฐกิจพอเพียง” ได้เข้ามามีบทบาทในประเทศไทย เมื่อพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช บรมนาถบพิตร ตรัสกับพสกนิกรว่าแทนที่จะสร้างโรงงานเพื่อเป็นเสือแห่งเอเชีย สิ่งสำคัญสำหรับคนไทยคือให้ดำเนินชีวิตตามปรัชญาเศรษฐกิจพอเพียง

 “เศรษฐกิจพอเพียงหมายถึงการมีให้พอเลี้ยงตัวเองได้” พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดชตรัส [1] และตั้งแต่นั้นเป็นต้นมา หมู่บ้านในประเทศไทยกว่า23,000 แห่งได้ในนำทฤษฎีการพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจนี้มาปรับใช้ และทฤษฎีนี้กำลังเป็นที่รู้จักในประเทศลาว-เพื่อนบ้านของไทย

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The Caribbean: Climate Change Triggers Water Crisis, Financing Exacerbates

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, 29 June 2023 (IDN) — With an estimated 4 billion people facing water scarcity around the world, a regional water conference held earlier this month addressed the unique issues small island nations of the Caribbean face in confronting this challenge. These include climate change, which is having a profound impact on the hydrological cycle in the Caribbean. (P09) JAPANESE | SPANISH

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After Historic Apology, Fiji Moves to Build a New Nation

By Kalinga Seneviratne

SUVA, Fiji, 15 May 2023 (IDN) — In an emotionally charged “Reconciliation and Thanksgiving” service organized by Fiji’s Methodist Church—the country’s largest Christian denomination—the President of the church Reverend Ili Vunisuwai and Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka apologized to the Indo-Fijian community for the suffering and insults they have endured in Fiji’s post- independence-era, paving the way to what  the political leaders here call “building a new era” of peace and prosperity.

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Bhutan’s Unique Buddhist Culture Has Tourism Potential

Byy Kalinga Seneviratne

This Lotus News Feature, produced in association with the Buddhist Channel, is the 53rd in a series of joint productions with IDN-InDepthNews, the flagship agency of the Non-profit International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous reports.

SINGAPORE | THIMPHU, 11 May 2023 (IDN/LCN) — A recent visit by a group of Vietnamese Buddhists to learn and experience the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism has alerted the Bhutan authorities to the potential of Buddhist cultural tourism to one of the world’s most scenic countries landlocked between India and China in the Himalayan mountains.

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Indian State Elections: Ruling BJP Vows to Eradicate Manual Scavenging

Special IDN SDG News Feature*

BENGALURU, India, 3 May 2023 (IDN) — India’s southern state of Karnataka is due to go to the polls on May 10, and sustainable development goals (SDG) issues such as sanitation, food security and free nutrition for the poor, free housing sites for the homeless and free cooking gas cylinders for the poor are top billing in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election manifesto released on May 1.

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UNESCO Needs to Rethink Freedom of Expression

Viewpoint by Kalinga Seneviratne

SYDNEY, 3 May 2023 (IDN) — At a time when the West has weaponised human rights, the United Nations body that promotes freedom of expression need to rethink what it means.

Every year UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on May 3 with a particular theme and this year is its 30th edition.

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Pacific Island Nations Embark on Addressing Human Trafficking

By Kalinga Seneviratne

SUVA, Fiji, 22 April 2023 (IDN) — Since opening borders after the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia and New Zealand have been aggressively sourcing for Pacific Islander workers to help fill a severe labour shortage in their countries. In the meantime, with investments from Asia, especially China and Korea, increasing in the region, Asian workers have been slowly filtering into the island nations, especially Fiji.

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