... protection of human rights nationally, regionally and globally and to improve the effectiveness and transparency of the Council.
HRC is an inter-governmental body within the UN system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights. Established in 2006 by UNGA resolution, HRC is made up of 47 UN Member States from 5 regional groups. Thailand previously served in the HRC for the term 2010-2013. Leaders and ministers from more than 150 countries participated in this year’s high-level segment of the HRC.
... 2025-2027 Human Rights Council Candidature with aim to serve as world’s bridge-builder for common good
On 21 September 2023, H.E. Mr. Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the launching reception of Thailand’s candidature to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2025-2027. The event was attended by Ministers, ambassadors and high-level representatives from more than 100 UN Member States. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed Thailand’s commitment to advance human ...
... and experiences. The summary of the seminar will be reported to the Human Rights Council at its 54th session.
After the event, DG Pintaruchi also met with the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss and exchange views on human rights in Thailand, cooperation between Royal Thai Government and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the review process of the HRC as well as the treaty bodies.
... activities on “Thailand’s implementation of recommendations and voluntary pledges under the first cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2012 – 2014”, of which he highlighted Thailand’s three years progress on the UPR. The UPR serves as the HRC’s reviewing mechanism on overall human rights situation. Thailand is scheduled to present the report of the national UPR at the second cycle of the 25th UPR Working Group in 2016.
Mr. Phuangketkeow, who was former President of the Human Rights Council for 2010 – 2011, took part in the debate on the Human ...
... announcement in the Royal Gazette.
Both sides widely and constructively shared views and experiences which reflected Thailand’s continued commitment and determination to constructively engage with international organizations and mechanisms, including special procedures under the HRC, with a view to further promote and protect human rights both domestically and internationally.
nd Session of the Human Rights Council
, Mrs. Pornpimol Kanchanalak, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the capacity of Special Envoy of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, attended the high-level segment of the
nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
On this occasion, the Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered interventions in two high-level meetings, namely:
The Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming in the theme “A reflection ...
... 2012-2014 (Mid-term update)
Thailand presented its first national report on the human rights situation in the country at the 12th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group. The report was adopted at the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in March 2012. Thailand received a total of 172 recommendations, 134 of which have been accepted in whole or in part. In addition, Thailand also made 8 voluntary pledges on the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Cabinet approved our accepted recommendations ...
... ensure the protection of all persons in Thailand from enforced disappearance.
The signing of the Convention can be seen as part of the implementation of Thailand’s commitments and voluntary pledges declared in its candidature for membership of the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2010-2013. In addition, as part of the Thailand’s review under the HRC’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in October 2011, Thailand announced a number of voluntary pledges, which included signing the Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance....
... latter congratulated Foreign Minister Surapong on Thailand’s achievements in promoting and protecting human rights. During Thailand’s Presidency of the Human Rights Council, it encouraged the Council to work closely with all stakeholders and led the crucial exercise of reviewing ... ... vulnerable groups -- through the support of the first resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity and bringing to the HRC’s attention the situation of women in prisons -- but also initiated a resolution to build common ground on the value of ...