Video: 24th Regular Session of Human Rights Council

Yingluck Shinawatra became the first Prime Minister of Thailand to address the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. She was invited to give a keynote speech about rights and liberty at the 24th Session of the Council in Geneva on September 9, 2013. Watch the video of her speech. Recommended Read: Advocating Equality, Anti-Poverty […]

FC Barcelona supporting Thai children with disabilities

On the first day of FC Barcelona’s trip to Thailand, internationally acclaimed players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto spent the morning sharing football skills with children who have intellectual disabilities. The players and participants represented a unified group of young people with and without disabilities participating in sport and promoting team-work and partnership. FC […]

Disability and Support Services from Thai Gov’t

The Ministry of Public Health is urgently implementing measures to help the disabled and prevent disabilities after finding that the number of disabled people in Thailand has a tendency to rise. According to Public Health Minister MD Prasert Sinthawanarong, 1.3 million out of the 1.9 million disabled people nationwide, half of them with physical disabilities, […]

Dream Tourism for Domestic Tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is aiming to increase the number of foreign visitors to Thailand to 28 million persons next year, while also increasing the number of domestic tourists by implementing the “Dream Tourism” initiative. The TAT’s Dream Tourism model aims to appeal to Thais’ dreams of traveling the ways they want to. The […]

Disability Campaign will Improve Accessibility in Thailand

Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, launched a nationwide campaign in respect to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities. The Thai Government campaign an opportunity to address the needs of people with disabilities, by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society. Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s […]

Yingluck Fostering Equality via OSCC

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has inaugurated the hotline 1300 of the OSCC or One-Stop Crisis Center, for assisting vulnerable members of the public. Around 20,000 OSCC centers are due to be opened nationwide to provide comprehensive “one-stop” assistance to children, women, the elderly and people living with disabilities. The aim of the centers is to […]