Thailand: UNICEF welcomes the introduction of the Child Support Grant
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) welcomed on the 1st of April the decision by the Government of Thailand to introduce a Child Support Grant scheme later this year. Under the scheme, poor and near-poor families with children will receive a monthly allowance of 400 baht per child from 0 to 1 year of age.
“The introduction of the Child Support Grant marks an important milestone towards the realization of the rights of every child in Thailand to live out of poverty and develop to their full potential. UNICEF will work closely with the Government and our partners to help ensure the effective implementation of the scheme,” said Bijaya Rajbhandari, UNICEF Thailand Representative.