Official Name
Kingdom of Thailand
ISO2 Code
TH
ISO3 Code
THA
Longitude
15 00 N
Latitude
100 00 E
Geolocation
POINT (100 15)
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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Co-Chair in RT 2.2 "Managing Migration and Minimizing the Negative Impacts of Irregular Migration"
  • Team Member in RT 3.2 "Policy and Institutional Coherence on Migration and Development within Government"
  • Team Member in RT 3.3 *Regional Consultative Processes, Inter-regional Consultative Fora and Regional Organizations and Economic Integration Processes at the Interface of Migration and Development"
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Co-Chair in RT 3.2 "Regional and Inter-regional Processes and Fora"
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 3.3 *How can RCPs and Inter-regional better include the migration and development nexus?"
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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 2.1 "Enhancing the development impacts of labour migratiion and circular mobility through more systematic labour market and skills matching"
  • Team Member in RT 3.1 "Empowering migrants, their households and communities for improved protection of rights and social development outcomes"
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Operationalizing Mainstreaming of Migration in Development Policy and Integrating Migration in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda" on 22 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.1 "Partnerships to promote inclusion and protect the human rights of all migrants in order to achieve the full benefits of migration"
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Participated in Thematic Meeting on "Migration in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda" on 5 February 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Recognizing the contributions of women migrants to economic and social development in countries of origin and destination and addressing their specific needs, particularly concerning respect for their human rights" on 8 September 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.2 "Connectivity and migration"
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended the Thematic Workshop on "Migration, Connectivity and Business" on 29 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Attended the GFMD Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Harmonious Societies" on 18 May 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Attended the GFMD Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Peace, Stability and Growth" on 19 July 2016 in New York, United States.
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.2 "From Global Agenda to Implementation - National Action Plans for migration-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation

Government Team Member in RT 1.2 "Migrants' engagement with public services: from basic access to co-production"

Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
-Participated in the Thematic Workshop "Migration for Development: a roadmap to achieving the SDGs" 18-19 April 2018, Morocco
-Participated in the Thematic Workshop "Labour Migration and Skills" 3 May 2018, Geneva
-Participated in the Thematic Workshop "Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions" 21-22 June 2018, Morocco

Training on Migration Reporting

Submitted by Costanza Bindi on

On 6 September 2022, the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thailand co-hosted the inaugural Training on Migration Reporting at Pullman Bangkok King Power.  

The event was a capacity building exercise to support media professionals on their coverage of migration issues, and to equip them with background information on the regional and national situation, government policy, and related human rights frameworks, to strengthen their role in combating misinformation and negative stereotypes of migrants.  

Work Permit to undocumented migrants

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

Thailand said it would allow undocumented migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to work in the country legally for about two years to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Migrants have to sign up online and be registered by an employer before mid-September in order to receive a work permit until February 2023, according to a resolution by the cabinet.

ASEAN Declaration on The Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers

The Declaration aims at enhacing the well-being and protection of the migrant fishersabd at strengthening mesasures to enhance the labour conditions of migrant fishers and ensure their labour rights prrotection. 

Ms. Anqi ZHANG

ASEAN Declaration on The Protection of Migrant Workers and Family Members in Crisis Situations

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The Declaration recognises the need to provide humanitarian assistance to all migrants and their family members—regardless of their legal status— during crisis situations. It encourages the ASEAN Member States to include migrant workers and their families in all stages of crisis management and ensure they have access to continuing support.

Declarations on Portability of Social Security Benefits for Migrant Workers in ASEAN

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on Portability of Social Security Benefits for Migrant Workers in ASEAN is the realisation of the ASEAN Leaders’ commitments made in the 2007 Cebu Declaration and the 2017 ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. It also reflects the concerted efforts of the Member States to transform ASEAN into a community that is people-centred, inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and dynamic as stated in the ASEAN 2025 Vision.

Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

The Project is conceived in response to various facets of labour migration, fair and ethical recruitment and sustainable reintegration, gaps and challenges relating to safe, orderly and regular labour migration and improved skills recognition, in the corridors between South and South-East Asia and the Middle East. The project is designed on the first phase of the SDC supported regional project, ìStrengthening Labour Migration Governance through Regional Cooperation in Colombo Process Countriesî.

Anonymous (not verified)

Thailand's National Screening Mechanism

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

Thailand’s National Screening Mechanism (NSM) will be established to screen those who have protection claims in Thailand and grant a 'protected person status' to eligible applicants which in theory would protect them from arbitrary detention. However, many details remain unclear, including what protections persons with ‘protected person status’ will be able to access, and whether they will be protected from detention in practice. Discussions are ongoing for how this will be implemented.

Thailand National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights

This First National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) was initiated by the Royal Thai Government (RTG) from the realization of the duty to respond to human rights violations, including but not limited to the impacts that business enterprises have on the fulfilment of human rights. As such, the Royal Thai Government provides concrete measures through the integration of policies, laws, regulations, measures and interventions, both at the national level and international level.

Mr. Camille Saadé
Thailand Decent Work Country Programme

The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2019 - 2021 was developed through intensive consultations between the ILO and its national constituents. It set out the three Country Priorities, which are

Mr. Camille Saadé

Premium-based health insurance scheme

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

Thailand has championed migrants’ health protection for years by offering a prepaid, premium-based health insurance scheme. Undocumented migrants can buy the insurance under the condition of registering with the government.

Thailand achieved universal health coverage, through three main insurance schemes: 1) the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) for ordinary Thai nationals, 2) the Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS) for Thai civil servants, and 3) the Social Security Scheme (SSS) for workers in the formal private sector.

 

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