Social development

Thailand promotes “soft power” through Songkran festival

The Thai government is actively promoting its “soft power” by organising the Maha Songkran World Water Festival 2024 with a series of events taking place over five consecutive days from April 11 to 15.This activity celebrates the Songkran traditional New Year festival being recognised as ...

ThaiHealth issues warnings on fine dust pollution, food security in latest report

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation identified seven critical trends demanding immediate attention for the country’s well-being in its ThaiHealth Watch 2024 report.The concerns identified in the report include multi-generational family conflicts, the impact of unhealthy snacks, online gambling, hazardous homemade alcohol, ease of drug accessibility, ...

The Nation Reporter

Equal marriage bill expected to come into effect next year

The equal marriage bill is expected to come into effect next year, the president of the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand, Kittinun Daramadhaj, said.His remarks came after drafts of a series of four bills that address issues of gender and propose marriage equality passed the ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand must do more to protect, invest in children: UN

The government should see children’s rights protection as an investment and listen to children’s voices, said Najat Maalla M’jid, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children. In an interview with the Bangkok Post, she said although the Thai government had a strong ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand launches initiative to set up 1,500 digital classrooms nationwide

Thailand has embarked on an ambitious goal of setting up 1,500 digital classrooms for schools of all sizes across the nation to nurture at least 100,000 talents annually.The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry has said that these classrooms will be equipped with essential tools, ...

6 provinces in Thailand suffer persistent poverty, as gaps get smaller in some, NESDC report reveals

A recent report from the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) revealed that efforts to address poverty and inequality in Thailand have not been entirely successful.Despite an overall reduction in inequality, some provinces are still grappling with persistent poverty issues, it found.NESDC, in collaboration ...

The Nation Reporter

Education Ministry urged to reconsider budget for small schools

The network of small schools nationwide has proposed to the Ministry of Education to revise the budget allocation formula to improve quality and reduce disparities within one fiscal year.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has collected information on issues and solutions in collaboration with ActionAid, emphasising ...

The Nation Reporter

Disabled people an untapped source of Thai economic growth, says PM Srettha

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin vowed to build a society that leaves no group behind on Sunday, as Thailand marked the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.In his speech to mark the occasion, Srettha noted that only 6% of working-age disabled people were employed in ...

The Nation Reporter

Poor English is holding Thais back

The month of December is usually one of reflection and planning, and this is exactly what is on the menu after the annual EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) released its rankings late last month. In case you’re wondering, EF EPI ranks countries (where English ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

World Bank report offers Thailand a primer on tackling inequality, poverty

Improvement in worker skills and increasing female participation in the labour force are some of the key recommendation for Thailand in the latest World Bank report released on Wednesday.The report, titled “Bridging the Gap: Inequality and Jobs in Thailand”, aims to provide a movement landscape ...

The Nation Reporter

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