UNICEF urges “child-free” protest sites after violence claims three young lives

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urged the Government, pro- and anti-government protest leaders and parents to protect children by keeping them away from all protest sites after the latest round of deadly political violence claimed the lives of three children and severely injured two others. A 5-year-old girl was killed when gunmen attacked […]

Bangkok: Global Forum on Media and Gender

Global Forum on Media and Gender is being held in Bangkok from December 2-4 with participants from 80 countries representing various continents. It hopes to initiate processes that will promote ongoing actions and gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media. The event, being held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, is organized by […]

Thailand 2nd place in ASEAN – World Happiness Report

A very very interesting piece in The Malaysian Insider about World Happiness Report 2013: Malaysians are no longer as happy as before, said a report released by the United Nations on Monday. The country dropped in its ranking from 51st place to 56th in the World Happiness Report 2013 – the second report of its kind. […]

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 […]

Thailand trying to overcome the Abhisit factor

The National News Bureau of Thailand reports: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured the United Nations of the government’s intention to promote and protect human rights and democracy.  During her official visit to Switzerland, PM Yingluck met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay. The Thai Premier told the UN High Commissioner that […]

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 […]

UN Deputy Secretary-General Speech in Bangkok

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, delivered in Bangkok, 29 April 2013: It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you for the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission […]

Timor-Leste PM in Thailand

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, meets with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. More details of his visit on my iReport CNN.

Courtesy Call: UN Special Rep Meets PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Romano Prodi paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Mr. Prodi, who served as Italy’s Prime Minister from 1996-98 and then again from 2006-08. Secretary-General to the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon appointed Romano Prodi as his new Special Envoy for the Sahel region in West Africa in 2012.    

Thailand Rises on UNDP’s Human Development Index

Thailand makes UNDP’s list of “high achievers” in East Asia—a group that includes China, Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Malaysia. The rapid human development progress of Thailand and Asia-Pacific nations are helping drive a historic shift, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according […]

International Women’s Day: 8 March

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013, celebrated annually on 8 March, is: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution […]

Thailand’s Aid for the Rohingya People

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed that the country shelter the Rohingya people for six months, said Surapong Tovichakchaikul. The Foreign Minister is facilitating dialogues with Myanmar and other countries to coordinate the future of refugees who use Thailand as a transit point. The proposal will be tabled to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her […]