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Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand Mrs. Sirathip Phasrisombat Expert on Youth, Department of Children and Youth Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand at the Clustered ID with the SRSG on Violence against Children and the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday 7 March 2017

Statement by the Delegation of Thailand

Mrs. Sirathip Phasrisombat  Expert on Youth,

Department of Children and Youth Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand

at the Clustered ID with the SRSG on Violence against Children

and the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

during the 34th  session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday 7 March 2017

 

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Mr. President,  

Thailand values the report of the Special Representative. We appreciate her active engagement with ASEAN and recognition of Thailand and ASEAN’s efforts in ending violence against children.  

Allow me to share Thailand’s experience that is consistent with several recommendations in her report. 

First, awareness raising is vital to our efforts. In 2015, Thailand together with UNICEF launched the “End Violence against Children” campaign to increase awareness of the negative impacts of violence. Ongoing efforts spawning from the year-long campaign led to the development of the Child Protection Policy on Violence against Children in child-rearing, homes, schools, childcare centers and institutions. 

Second, we place great importance on creating a safe online environment for children. The National Strategy to Promote and Protect Children and Youth in the Use of Online Media has been approved to harness inter-agency collaboration in keeping children safe from abuse and violence on the internet.  

Third, Thailand has in place a multi-agency child protection system at community level to monitor children’s risks and prevent them from all forms of violence. We plan to expand the system to cover local administration nationwide. Baseline assessment tools will be developed to provide an evidence base and strengthen the implementation and expansion of the child protection system.   Finally, Thailand looks at protecting children from violence as a distinct and crosscutting priority across all Sustainable Development Goals. We are committed to working with States, regional and international organizations and other stakeholders to achieve Goal 16 to make violence against children a thing of the past.  

Thank you, Mr. President.