The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/73/907–S/2019/509) issued on 20 June 2019.

Lanta Island, Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. Photo: UNICEF.

2018 saw a continued decline in the number of violent incidents in the southern border provinces of Thailand. Talks between the Government and the umbrella MARA Patani continued at a slow pace. The Government proposed to pilot, with the collaboration of non-State armed groups, a “safety zone” in one district that would have aimed to reduce attacks on civilians. The concept never truly advanced, in part owing to a reported lack of full commitment by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional, the main non-State armed group operating in the border provinces.

2018 Recorded Figures