UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity:
• to survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
These fundamental rights are enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Thailand ratified in 1992. To ensure that they are met, UNICEF works with partners in government, the private sector, NGOs, youth groups and local communities, as well as with vulnerable children themselves. We fund programmes to protect children from harm and advocate with political leaders for policies and practices that respect the rights of children.
Assistance is targeted at the most vulnerable children and young people in 26 priority provinces across the country. In these provinces, UNICEF works to give children, young people and their families the skills and opportunities they need to support themselves in the future. This work includes the promotion of a legal and social environment in which children are fully protected from harm and have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
UNICEF’s programmes in Thailand are: