20 July 2014

Children of a lost generation

Children and grandparents at a village in Khon Kaen Province. In Thailand, more than 3 million children do not live with their parents due to internal migration. © UNICEF-Thailand/2014/Aphiluck Paungkaew

Story by Nattha Keenapan/ Photos by Aphiluck Puangkaew 

 (The story is published in the Nation newspaper on July 19, 2014)

KHON KAEN, Thailand,  July 2014 – Every  night, Seng Codechum, 53, gets up several times in order to prepare infant formula for her seven-month old grandson. In the bedroom she shares with her 63-year-old husband and four-year-old grandson, the baby’s crying awakens the two elders, who take turns feeding him. It has been quite some time since their sons and daughters in law left home in Khon Kaen’s Baan Nong-Or village to find work in the big cities, leaving the young children in their care. 

11 July 2014

"Healthy Communities" for children with intellectual disabilties




Video by Jingjai N.

A video on Healthy Communities Project which provides health screening for children with intellectual disabilities in Thailand. The project, organized by Special Olympics Thailand, with support from UNICEF is aimed at collecting information and document data that will influence the development of long-term public healthcare services for people with intellectual disabilities in Thailand.

10 July 2014

Flying High for Kids: Balloon for children with intellectual disabilties

© UNICEF Thailand/2014/Sukhum Preechapanich
© UNICEF Thailand/2014/Sukhum Preechapanich

Photos by Sukhum Preechapanich

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, July 10, 2014 - Andrew Parker, a balloon pilot shows hot balloon for children with disabilities in Chiang Mai today. Parker, the founder of Flying High for Kids, will go to 100 countries in next 4 years to help UNICEF promote children’s rights. He shares postcards collected from children around the world so the children can learn and accept different cultures.

25 June 2014

Are children your business?



A video that takes you through a visual journey of what children's rights in business means; from the Convention on the Right of the Child to the Children's Rights and Business Principles. It makes the case for children's rights in business including through the voice of business leaders.

27 May 2014

MICS4: Survey on the situation of children and women in Thailand



A video about the survey on the situation of children and women in Thailand or the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2012, conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO) with support from UNICEF.

The NSO collected the data from 27,000 households nationwide from September to November 2012. For the first time, tablet PCS were by the NSO in the data collection process, allowing the NSO to more quickly collect data and better monitor its quality during both collection and processing.

Read press release and download findings of the survey: http://www.unicef.org/thailand/media_22567.html

26 May 2014

What is Child Support Grant?



A video about the concept of Child Support Grant as a social protection for children from low-income families.

Child support grants are regular cash payments made to the parents or caregivers of children living in poor households to help meet essential living costs; in some countries they are called child allowances or child benefits.

11 May 2014

UNICEF Regional Director visits projects in Chiang Mai



Dan Toole, Regional Director, UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Region Office, visits UNICEF-supported projects on education for migrant children, child protection system and online birth registration in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai on 29-30 May, 2014.

23 April 2014

Right to be registered at birth



Video courtesy of the Bangkok Post by Jetjaras Na Ranong

This year, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the world's most-ratified human rights treaty, which outlines the basic rights that countries must guarantee for all their children. This video highlights the right of every child to be registered immediate after birth. 

10 April 2014

Challenges of the private sector in giving back to society unconditionally


Sretta Thavisin, President of Sansiri Plc., visits a classroom near Faida informal tented settlement in Lebanon.
© UNICEF Thailand/2014/Napat Phisanbut

 Observation from the field by Srettha Thavisin, President of Sansiri Plc.

(Srettha Thavisin and his team visited UNICEF-supported projects in Lebanon in February 2014 to learn about UNICEF assistance to refugee children affected by Syrian conflict. Sansiri Plc, is one of UNICEF's major corporate partners. This article, translated from the original version in Thai language, was written by Srettha and published in Post Today newspaper on Tuesday April 1, 2014).

About two years ago I wrote about my view on the practice of corporate sector responsibility (CSR), which I think all of us, the private sector in particular, should change.  In the article, I noted the reason why: there are still so many social and economic problems facing mankind today because we are still attached to a ‘stereotyped” view of CSR.

12 March 2014

Children remain victims of violence in the deep south


Children stand in the doorway of a burned out classrooms at their school in Yala Province in 2008. © UNICEFThailand/2008/Athit Perawongmetha
PATTANI, Thailand, 11 March 2014 – As violence in Thailand’s southernmost provinces continues to escalate, child experts are voicing concern on the well being of children living there, saying many children who have experienced violence lack appropriate physical and psychosocial care.