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Thailand: Reaching out to migrant children

How an NGO helped put a national policy on education into practice.

Type: Fact sheet
Date issued: 29 October 2008
Authors: ILO Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women
Format available: 8 p.

The Government of Thailand made a policy commitment to implement free, universal education for all children in its territory. This was supported by a cabinet resolution in July 2005 that provided for access to the public school system for stateless and migrant children, regardless of registration status. However, only a fraction of all migrant children has engaged this opportunity.

Tags: child labour, decent work, employment, forced labour, trafficking in persons, workers

Regions and countries covered: Thailand

Unit responsible: ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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