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Deputy PM Showcases Thailand’s Successful Upgrade to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Person Report The Labour Minister revealed that Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who oversees the prevention and resolution of human trafficking, showcased that the United States has successfully raised Thailand’s human trafficking situation to Tier 2.

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          The Labour Minister, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, revealed that the U.S. Department of State had released its Trafficking In Person (TIP) Report 2022, which compiles data on trafficking in persons from 188 countries and territories annually. This year, Thailand has been upgraded to “Tier 2” from the original “Tier 2 Watch List” or “Tier 2 to Watch Out For” or must be monitored in 2021. The upgrade reflects the efforts of all sectors in solving such issues and is in line with the government’s policies under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan who oversees the Ministry of Labour, that has given importance to resolving human trafficking that the government has set as a national agenda.
          Mr. Suchart continued that the Ministry of Labour operates under the Action Plan for the Prevention and Resolution of Trafficking in Persons in vulnerable groups such as migrant workers, child labour, and fishery workers to ensure protection under the labour law and employment conditions according to international principles. The Ministry of Labour has worked with relevant agencies to drive the policy, including labour inspections at the PIPO center in 22 coastal provinces. There have been qualitative labour inspections in general organizations and workplaces at risk of child labour, forced labour, and labour trafficking, and the implementation of projects in collaboration with foreign countries and international organizations. There is the relaxation of measures for foreign workers of the three nationalities to stay in the Kingdom to work temporarily during the COVID-19 outbreak, encouraging organizations to implement Good Labour Practices (GLP), upgrading the Labour Trafficking Prevention Command Center to be a divisional unit to provide directives to streamline operations and appointment of the Task Force Against Human Trafficking in Labour.


Division of Public Relations
21 July 2022