Forum: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee
The Question of: Measures to Protect and Promote the Rights of Children Living and Working on the Streets
Thailand believes that it is crucial that measures are taken to protect and promote the rights of children living and working on the streets. Thailand has recognized that 0.0002% of the street children on a global basis are from Thailand. Thailand also believes that there is an increasing amount of street children due to poverty, natural calamities and the economic crises that has had a large impact on Thailand. Thailand will now emphasize on these major issues.
First-off Homelessness, more than 60,000 children ...view middle of the document...
In the strive to reduce the amount of street children Thailand has faced many challenges and have had to take many risks such as identifying the street gangs that exploit street children in Thailand by making them work like beggars and sell miscellaneous items etc. Secondly, when things need to happen effort can’t just be put in by small initiatives but there must be effort from the children as well but in this case they aren’t obliged to have their freedom of speech therefore they suffer the most severe kinds of bad cases on the streets such as sexual abuse, drug abuse and much more.
Thankfully both the UN and us are cooperating very well. Thailand believes that it has taken large steps by initiating two major projects. Firstly, the Support for...