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Bangkok Rules: Understanding Female Inmates

Bangkok Rules: Understanding Female Inmates

Thailand sets international standards, upgrading gender equality among vulnerable groups For female prisoners, life behind bars has gradually improved since the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders,...

Thailand and the UN, 75 years and counting

Thailand and the UN, 75 years and counting

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific in Bangkok. Photo by UNESCAP How did Thailand join the United Nations and what have we achieved in the past 75 years with the UN? At the end of 1945, a group of nations assembled to revive...

How Thailand turned the tide on COVID-19

How Thailand turned the tide on COVID-19

From top to bottom, a whole-of-society effort has been the key to prevention.   The fear was palpable. The predictions were dire. In early January, Thailand detected the first case outside China of a new, highly transmissible and deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) with no...

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother and Khon

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother and Khon

Thailand is famous worldwide for its natural beauty and eye-catching attractions. Many visitors have also fallen in love with its rich culture and exotic traditions, including Khon or the masked dance, which is regarded as the highest form of Thai performing art. Khon...