Category Archives: News and Updates

Report from Thailand, Part 3: It Takes a Village

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release on 6 October 2016, On a hot afternoon near the seaside resort town of Pattaya—known as one of the world’s leading sex tourism destinations—preteen and teenage boys and girls lounge on the tile floor

Report from Thailand, Part 2: A New Emphasis on Helping Child Victims

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release on 20 September 2016, Generals from the Royal Thai Police—among the highest-ranking officers in the 230,000-member national force—gathered recently in Bangkok for FBI training regarding child victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. The message

Thailand welcomes visiting U.S. delegation to further strengthen partnership against IUU fishing and forced labor in the fishery sector

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Thailand last week received in Samut Sakhon Province the U.S. delegation led by Mr. Michael O’Donovan, Director for Labor Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and representatives from the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of Labor,

Report from Thailand, Part 1: Confronting the Child Sex Trade in Southeast Asia

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release on 16 September 2016, Thailand has long been a popular tourist destination for Westerners charmed by the country’s culture and cuisine, its storied beaches, and its ever-present markets. Unfortunately, a certain type of visitor

Department of Fisheries sails towards sustainable success on addressing labour situation

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The Bangkok Post on 7 September 2016, An exclusive interview with Dr. Adisorn Promthep, Director General of the Department of Fisheries, on the role and achievements of the Department in salvaging the labour situation in Thailand’s fishery industry. Dr. Adisorn

Highlights of Thailand’s Progress Against Human Trafficking (April – August 2016)

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Thailand Outlines Urgent Roadmap to Counter Human Trafficking

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Source: Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand The Nation, 27 August 2016

Thailand shared experiences in combating crimes against children at a conference in Dallas

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On 8-11 August 2016, Thailand participated in the 28th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, Texas. Pol. Lt. Gen. Tamasak Wicharaya, Assistant Commissioner General, Royal Thai Police, led the delegation comprising officials from the Royal Thai Police, the Department of

EU funds project for registering migrant children in three provinces

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The Nation on 19 August 2016, by Thanapat Thongpaiwan WORLD VISION Foundation of Thailand has launched a Bt38-million project for registering the birth of migrant children in the provinces of Chumphon, Ranong and Tak in a move to protect their

FAO recognises Thailand’s commitment to prevent IUU

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The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held an event to celebrate the world’s first international treaty specifically aimed at tackling Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing on 11 July 2016 in Rome. At this event Thailand