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;
• development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
• protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
• participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them.
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.