29 May 2015
“Helping out”: A supporter of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights
Since 2010 when Thailand became a member of the Human Rights Council, we have continued to introduce an annual resolution on enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights, which has been adopted by consensus and enjoyed cross-regional co-sponsorship.
To date, Thailand has organized, in collaboration with Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), four annual thematic panel discussions on technical assistance and capacity-building during the Human Rights Council sessions, to pave the way for the second cycle of the universal periodic review (HRC19), to promote human rights in the administration of justice (HRC22), to advance the rights of persons with disabilities (HRC26) and to support inclusive and participatory development and poverty eradication at the national level (HRC28).
The Thai Government supports the promotion and sharing of experiences, lessons learned, and good practices on the implementation of international human rights instruments, including through regional conferences and workshops we have hosted in cooperation with UN regional offices.
Thailand has made voluntary contributions to the OHCHR to help support the implementation of its human rights programmes in various countries and to the UN Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights to promote technical cooperation and capacity building on human rights among ASEAN Member States.
The Thai Government promotes human rights education both at home and abroad.