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Tual Sawn Khai is Ph.D. research fellow in Sociology and Socia Poicy at the School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His Ph.D. research project focuses on the barriers to labor legalization and access to healthcare faced by Burmese irregular migrants in Thailand. He is a policy analyst with over five years of work experience in social development and human rights in the public and NGO sectors. His research interests are conflict, climate change, and migration. In particular, access to healthcare and social determinants of health and well-being of all people, particularly internally displaced people (IDPs), refugees, migrants, and informal workers groups. Moreover, a pathway to regularization of irregular migrant workers (GCM-5 and 6), externalization of asylum seekers and refugees resettlement.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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