Our targets 2021

When we have achieved our goals, this is the Thailand we envision by 2021

A child with intellectual disabilities is sitting on his mother's lap and is pointing toward the camera.

By 2021

These are what we want to achieve in Thailand

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of families with children aged 0-18 years have been provided with information on the risks and consequences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children

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of provincial police offices in 39 focus provinces have appointed at least one trained child-friendly police investigator

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of local education authorities have reported on the implementation of the Child Protection in Schools policy in the previous academic year by 2021

Learn more about our targets in 2021

Goal 1

Build better brains and healthy bodies for all children from birth to 6 years

Goal 2

Quality education for every child to give them the skills and the knowledge they need for the future

Goal 3

Nuture the health, skills and ability of adolescents to be able to develop to their fullest potential

Goal 4

Protect every child from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

Goal 1

Build better brains and healthy bodies for all children from birth to 6 years

  • Each year, 400,000 poor children aged up to 3 years receive the Child Support Grant to help them access improved nutrition and health care.
  • At least 80 per cent of parents understand breastfeeding and nutrition practices and how they impact the development of their children’s brains and affect their intellectual and emotional performance later in life.
  • At least 600 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres are providing quality and holistic services to young children, and more than 2,300 ECD staff have enhanced capacity to implement the Early Learning Development Standards, up from 214 staff in 2016.
  • At least 90 percent of children aged 3-5 years from the poorest families are accessing ECD services, up from 85 per cent in 2016.

Goal 2

Quality education for every child to give them the skills and the knowledge they need for the future

  • At least 180,000 migrant children are enrolled in basic education, up from 123,000 in 2016.
  • At least 30 per cent of public schools include life skills education in their school plans.
  • Children have access to education in their mother tongue, especially in early grades.
  • The improved equity focus of the education budget better supports disadvantaged children’s access to learning opportunities.
A group of young children are happily raising their hands.
UNICEF Thailand/2016/Gratzer

Goal 3

Nurture the health, skills and ability of adolescents to be able to develop to their fullest potential

  • At least 30 per cent of 800 health facilities, and 50 per cent of juvenile training centres and welfare institutions offer adolescent-friendly services according to defined standards.
  • U-Report, a ground-breaking innovation, that engages the opinions of young people and empowers them in decision-making that affects their lives, reaches 50,000 youth.
  • A network of 5,000 adolescents and youth participate in discussions and decision-making through youth networks and forums on a regular basis.

Goal 4

Protect every child from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

  • Child protection laws and policies are effectively implemented in 39 provinces. This will be done through strengthening the child protection system, developing child protection models, as well as capacity building for front-line workers, police officers, juvenile justice officers, community health workers, teachers and policy makers.
  • At least 75 per cent of families with children aged up to 18 yearsreceive information on the risks and consequences of violence,  abuse, neglect and exploitation of children.
  • Diversion measures (different options to keep children away from juvenile courts) are used in at least half of the qualified juvenile cases in 39 provinces.
  • At least half of schools, welfare institutions, and juvenile justice facilities have strengthened child protection practices to replace violent ways of disciplining children with more positive forms.
  • Half of all children with disabilities receive the disability grant, compared with 35 per cent in 2012.