BANGKOK, 26 October 2018 – UNICEF Thailand launches the Art for the Future campaign, as part of its 70th Anniversary Campaign to urge influencers, youth networks, media and the Thai public to join in a movement and advocate for children.
Watch Art for the Future video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H4xVCcq5tU
As part of the campaign, UNICEF has collaborated with 16 young talented artists to create art pieces that would tell stories and highlight the critical issues faced by children in the country today: teenage pregnancy, Early Childhood Development, Education and Violence Against Children.
“Although Thailand has made a remarkable progress for children during the past decades, too many children are still faced with challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential,” said Thomas Davin, UNICEF Representative for Thailand. “UNICEF has been working with our partners to ensure that no child is left behind, and our work is far from finish. We hope that through this campaign, we can mobilize people from all walks of life, to share their passion and make a difference for children.”
Each of the work also have a plaque that explains the key issues involved and invite viewers to sign up to each of these causes via a QR code on their mobile phone. The campaign also aims to trigger supporters’ engagement, allowing them to lend their voices and support to the cause throughout this campaign and beyond. In addition, the names of those who sign up, will be incorporated, by the artists, into the art itself. Sign up for the campaign here: www.unicef.or.th/70years
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore also travelled to see Art for the Future exhibition on Charoenkrung Road during her five-day visit to Thailand in mid-October. She also interacted with the artist and the young U-Reporters from Thailand and urged them to advocate for children through their networks of supporters and peer groups.
As part of the 70th anniversary in Thailand, UNICEF also produces four special animated films to raise awareness on key issues facing children in Thailand including teenage pregnancy, violence against children, lack of education, and lack of access to early childhood development among vulnerable children. Watch animated films: www.unicef.or.th/70years
Note to the editors: Each of the art pieces are located in 16 locations in Bangkok, such as in Charoenkrung area, Rattanakosin, the Yelo House, Woofpack Building, and Airport Rail Link Makkasan. The 16 artists include Siam Neamnam, Supachok Chumsai Na Ayudhya, Chanaradee Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Pichayana Osotcharoenphol, Darisa Riety Karnpoj, Namnoi-Priyasri Phromjinda, Nuea-Chakkrit Anantakul, Channarong Krugioed, Supisara Premkamonmas, Totsaporn Muansuwan, Jayoto Autis Phokam, Pakorn Thananon, Prachayaporn Vorananta, Peeravet Krasaesom, Piroj Pichetmetakul and Pichet Rujivararat.
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