Sustainable Democracy

A public lecture by Anand Panyarachun, the Former Prime Minister of Thailand at Brussels on June 24, 2008.

Anand Panyarachun is a leading senior statesman in Asia. He served as Prime Minister of Thailand in 1991 and 1992. Anand was educated in Thailand and Dulwich College, London and entered Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where he graduated with honours with a degree in Economics and Law. In 1997, Anand was elected as a member of the Constitution Drafting Assembly and was appointed Chairman of the Drafting Committee. In August 1997, he received the 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service. In his long and distinguished career, Anand also served as Thailand’s ambassador to the United Nations, Canada and the United States. He has also served on various international committees: the Advisory Group of Anti-Corruption Issues for the East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank, Group of International Advisors of International Committee of the Red Cross and of the Advisory Council of Transparency International (TI). He has also served as UNICEF Ambassador for Thailand since 1996. In 2005 Anand served as chairman of the National Reconciliation Commission with responsibility for recommending policies to restore peace to Thailand’s southern provinces. His report was submitted to the government in 2006.

Sustainable Democracy

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