Delegates: Ms. Sirirut Sonjai (21 years), Mr. Narawit Rujanant (22 years)
70. Ms. Sonjai and Mr. Rujanant (Thailand), speaking as youth delegates and presenting a joint statement, said that all children born in Thailand were entitled to birth registration as a measure to prevent statelessness, and all children in Thailand were entitled to 12 years of free education regardless of nationality or legal status. In 2015, the Thai Government had launched a scheme to support early childhood development by providing a monthly cash allowance to parents of children up to the age of three living in impoverished households, and a national plan to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by training law enforcement in the necessary awareness and tools.
71. Thailand had recently adopted a national master plan for prevention of and response to violence against children for the period 2015 to 2021, which sought to provide a comprehensive national and regional implementation framework for stakeholders. Children and Youth Councils at national, provincial and district levels empowered millions of children in Thailand to participate meaningfully in decisions that affected them.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.14