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. 

11 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.