On 10 March 2021, Dr. Weerakit Harnpariphan, Deputy Director General of the Department of Corrections of Thailand had an honour to give a presentation entitled “Leaving no one behind by promoting correctional management on health care in Thailand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic situation”, at the Ancillary Meeting of the 14th United Nations Crime Congress, under the theme “healthcare management in correctional system during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The event was organized via an online platform along with the Congress which concurrently took place in Kyoto, Japan.

Given the opportunity to present at the international arena, Dr. Weerakit discussed the success of the Department of Corrections in mitigating the seriousness of COVID-19 spread in Thai correctional facilities with its focuses on preparedness, safety and security, partnership, human rights, and communications.

Apart from the presentation at the Ancillary Meeting, the Department of Corrections also supported the videos to be presented at the online exhibition under the theme “Health Care Management in Detention Facilities: Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, hosted by the Thai Ministry of Justice, which were available for visit during 6-19 March 2021.