His Excellency, Vitavas Srivihok, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN from Thailand discusses the Rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the cave where they have been trapped.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

RNLI along with the Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention held the opening of a photo exhibition in the Great Hall of the United Nations to highlight one of the major loss of life causes. Drowning takes 370,000 lives each year and in parts of Asia and Africa it is one of the highest mortality statistic but is not being given the attention of both government or the press.

RNLI is trying to change the status quo, and the cure after recognition doesn’t take lots of money.


(l-r) AFRAS Chairman Dana Goward, James Vaughan, International Director for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Wayne Spivak, AFRAS Vice-President and CIO