Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 29, 2020) Location: Thailand Event:  Royal Thai Government Approves Entry for Non-Thai Nationals with Work Permits; Information on Provincial Travel Restrictions; Frequently Asked Questions Royal Thai Government Approves Entry for Non-Thai Nationals with Work Permits On May 28, the Royal Thai Government (RTG) announced that non-Thai nationals who either ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 27, 2020) Location: Thailand Event: Royal Thai Government Extends National State of Emergency; Beware Malware Associated with Fake Thai Chana System; Frequently Asked Questions Royal Thai Government Extends Emergency Decree Until June 30, 2020 On May 26, the Royal Thai Government (RTG) decided to extend the national state of emergency ... Read More»

Frequently Asked Questions

Last update: 27 May 2020  Q. When will the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit re-open for non-emergency passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial services? A. The ACS units in Bangkok and Chiang Mai have suspended routine services until further notice. We are available to assist with emergency requests. The Embassy and Consulate General ... Read More»

Safe, Reliable, Secure and Cost-Effective Supply Chains Belong in Thailand

Safe, Reliable, Secure and Cost-Effective Supply Chains Belong in Thailand By U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out,” the famous investor Warren Buffett once said.  Unfortunately, the tide went out for global companies in early 2020 as they were slammed by the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 18, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 18, 2020) Location: Thailand Event: Civil Aviation Authority Extends Bans on Incoming Flights; Phuket Airport Remains Closed; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updates – Curfew Hours Changed CAAT Extends Ban on Incoming International Flights Until June 30 On May 15, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the  extension  until June ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 15, 2020) Location: Thailand Event: Phuket International Airport Resumes Operations May 16; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Phuket International Airport Resumes Operations The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the Phuket International Airport will resume operations at 00:01 on May 16, 2020. The ban on incoming international flights into Thailand ... Read More»

Indo-Pacific Cooperation on COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 12, 2020 As President Trump has said, the United States is working with our friends and partners around the world to coordinate our efforts on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States values our cooperation with allies and partners in combatting the pandemic and in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 8, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: Reminder of Travel Restrictions and Visa Situation There has been no new significant information regarding the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Thailand since our April 30, 2020 Health Alert.  We provide the following reminders regarding the current travel and visa situation:  Phuket Airport to Remain Closed The ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 30, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: Phuket Airport to Remain Closed Until May 15  Phuket Airport to Remain Closed The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the Phuket International Airport will remain closed until May 15. If you are a U.S. citizen currently in Phuket, please fill out this voluntary survey .  This will help ... Read More»

U.S. Provides Additional Covid-19 Support to Increase Thailand’s Case Identification, Rapid Response

U.S. Provides Additional Covid-19 Support to Increase Thailand’s Case Identification, Rapid Response FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BANGKOK, THAILAND, April 28, 2020 – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $1.5 million to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kingdom of Thailand. In coordination with ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 29, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: Domestic Flights to Resume Under Strict Guidelines; State of Emergency; Automatic Visa Extensions; Incoming International Flight Ban Domestic Flights to Resume Under Strict Guidelines The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has announced new guidelines for the operation of domestic flights within Thailand that affect passengers.  The key ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 28, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 28, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: National State of Emergency Officially Extended; Additional Flights from Surat Thani Airport Beginning May 1; Samui Airport Set to Resume Bangkok Route May 15 National State of Emergency/Nation-wide Curfew Officially Extended to May 31 Today, the government spokesperson announced that the Cabinet has decided to extend to May ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 27, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: Automatic Visa Extensions; Ban on Incoming International Flights Extended Further; National State of Emergency Likely to be Extended to May 31; Availability of Critical Medicines in Thailand  Automatic Visa Extensions In Effect April 24 On April 24, automatic, additional visa extensions for all types of non-immigrant (i.e. temporary ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN Are Partnering To Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

The United States and ASEAN Are Partnering To Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for economic recovery. We commit ... Read More»

U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures

U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 22, 2020 Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 22, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: Thai Government Extends Temporary Visas Until July 31, 2020 Thai Government Extends Temporary Visas Until July 31 On April 21, the Royal Thai Government approved automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals whose visas expire between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020.  Visas will be extended automatically until ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 21, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 21, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: KLM Ceases Operations Until April 30 and JAL Reduces Flights KLM Ceases Operations Until April 30 and JAL Reduces Flights to Twice Per Week KLM announced today the airline will cease operations from Bangkok until after April 30.  JAL plans to reduce daily flights from Bangkok to twice ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 20, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  VietJet to Stop Service from Krabi Airport to BKK VietJet Ceasing Service to Krabi Airport VietJet Air announced it is halting flights between Krabi Airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) until May 1, 2020.  There are no flights out of Krabi Airport until after April 30. The following major airports ... Read More»

FAQs on Economic Impact Payments

UPDATE 4/17/2020: The Internal Revenue Service urges U.S. taxpayers to beware of telephone calls and email phishing attempts regarding COVID-19.  These can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.  Taxpayers should also look out for suspicious websites, text messages, and social media messages that request money or personal information. For more information, please see the Internal ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 16, 2020)

Health Alert  – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 16, 2020) Location: Thailand Event: Departing from Southern Thailand Departing from Southern Thailand The following major airports are closed: Phuket International Airport (April 10-30), Koh Samui Airport (April 7-30). There are available routes from southern Thailand to Bangkok.  For those in Phuket, the airport is closed until April 30, and the land ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 15, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Ban on Incoming International Flights Extended Until April 30; Transportation Out of Thailand CAAT Extends Ban on Incoming International Flights Until April 30 Today, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the extension until 30 April 2020 of the ban on incoming international flights.  The extension will likely ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 14, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 14, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Updates to Thai Northern Province Travel Restrictions Thai Domestic Travel Restrictions Options for forms of domestic travel (including airplanes, buses, public vans, and trains) are also decreasing throughout Thailand.  This week there is an average of two flights per day from Chiang Mai International Airport to Bangkok.  In ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 13, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 13, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Reminder: National State of Emergency; Transportation Out of Thailand REMINDER: National State of Emergency On March 25th, the Royal Thai Government declared a national state of emergency, effective March 26th, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand.  Most restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues are closed ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 10, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 10, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Details on Automatic Extension of Tourist Visas; Phuket Travel Restrictions Automatic Extension of Tourist Visas On April 8, the Royal Thai Government approved and implemented automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) whose visas expire between March 26 and April 30, 2020. Visas will be extended automatically until ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 9, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 9, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Further Details on Automatic Extension of Tourist Visas; Phuket Travel Restrictions Growing Automatic Extension of Tourist Visas On April 8, the Royal Thai Government approved and implemented automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) whose visas expire between March 26 and April 20. Visas will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 8, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Automatic Extension of Tourist Visas; Transportation Out of Thailand; Flight Options from Phuket; Suspension of All Passport Services, Except Emergency Passports Tourist Visas Expiring on/after March 26 Extended The Ministry of Interior announced today that tourists (including U.S. citizens) who hold visas expiring on or after March 26 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 7, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 7, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Flight Options From Phuket; Incoming International Flight Ban Until April 18; Suspension of All Passport Service, Except Emergency Passports Phuket International Airport Closure The Provincial Government of Phuket confirmed the  closure of the Phuket International Airport  from 12:01 a.m. on April 10 to 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.  There are two domestic flights ... Read More»

Tackling COVID-19: The Latest Challenge for U.S.-Thai Health Cooperation

Tackling COVID-19: The Latest Challenge for U.S.-Thai Health Cooperation By U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre   This year, World Health Day (April 7) falls during a particularly solemn time, as humankind grapples with the worst disease pandemic of the past 100 years. Each day brings a sobering update of the rising death toll ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 6, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Incoming International Commercial Flights Banned Until April 18, 2020 CAAT Extends Bans On All Arriving International Commercial Aircraft Until April 18, 2020 The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended its prohibition on all international commercial passenger flights until 11:59 p.m. on April 18, 2020.  Still permitted ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 4, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 4, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Incoming Commercial Flights Banned from 4-6 April 2020; Nation-wide Curfew In Effect; Phuket Hotels Closed Starting April 4 CAAT Bans All Arriving Commercial Aircraft from 4-6 April 2020 The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a notification prohibiting all regularly scheduled commercial aircraft from flying to ... Read More»

Health Alert – Information on Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert – Information on Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 3, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Thailand. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 3, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Nation-wide Curfew In Effect; Phuket Hotels Closed Starting April 4 Nation-wide Curfew Beginning April 3, a nation-wide curfew is in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m..  Except for emergency medical care and travel to and from the airport, U.S. citizens should remain in their residences and hotel rooms during those ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 2, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 2, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Nation-wide Curfew Announced; Bangkok Parks; Increasing Provincial Border Closures; Phuket Airport to Close Operations Next Week (Book Departure Flights Now); Hotel Closures Nation-wide Curfew Today the Prime Minister’s office announced a nation-wide curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., beginning on April 3.  Except for emergency medical care, U.S. ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Briefing With Journalists from East Asian and Pacific Media Outlets

SPECIAL BRIEFING MARCH 30, 2020 MS WALSH:  So our first question will to go Straits Times, Nirmal Ghosh. QUESTION:  Good morning, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning. QUESTION:  Can you hear me? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Yes, I can hear you just fine, sir. QUESTION:  Right.  Nirmal Ghosh, Straits Times.  Thank you very much.  How do you see U.S.-China relations ... Read More»

U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2020 As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, the U.S. government has provided approximately $18.3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 1, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 1, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  No Transit Through Thailand; Possible Automatic Extension of Thai Visas; Phuket Airport Closure; Mae Hong Son Border Closure; Hotel Closures; Foreign Nationals Must Pay for COVID-19 Treatment Transit Airline Passengers Now Barred From Entering Thailand Effective April 1, the Royal Thai Government (RTG) expanded the ban on foreign nationals entering Thailand to include transiting ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 30, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Border Closures Throughout Southern Thailand; Transit Temporary Health Certificate Exemption Ending on March 31; Flights Out of Thailand Further Reduced Border Closures in Southern Thailand Several provincial governments in southern Thailand announced the closure of their borders –prohibiting entry by land and sea ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 29, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  Phuket Closures and Curfew, CDC Issues Global Level 3 Travel Warning, Flights Out of Thailand Phuket Closures The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced that Phuket Province is requesting all residents and tourists remain in their residence from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am and has announced closures of beaches, zoo and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand – March 27,2020 Location:  Bangkok, Thailand Event: U.S. Embassy Messages, Bus Ticket Sales, The Emergency Decree Legislation, Checkpoints, Flights Out of Thailand  Why Am I Receiving This Message? As part of the effort to get as much information as possible to U.S. citizens, the State Department is extending departure ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 26, 2020) Location:  Bangkok, Thailand Event:  Information on the State of Emergency, a Message from U.S. Ambassador Michael DeSombre, Thai Travel Ban, Available Flights Out of Thailand, and U.S. Embassy Consular Operations State of Emergency: On March 25, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared a state of emergency, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 21, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 21, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event: The Royal Thai Government (RTG) has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to ... Read More»

Op-Ed by Ambassador Michael George DeSombre

In an Op-Ed published in Thai press on March 21, 2020, Ambassador Michael George DeSombre calls on the People’s Republic of China to save lives, not save face. The celebrated American author Mark Twain once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on.” That statement is ... Read More»

U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to Thailand to Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, March 20, 2020 — The United States Government announced nearly $2 million in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand U.S. support for Thailand in response to the global spread of COVID-19.  This support builds upon ongoing USAID and other U.S. Government investments in health development, particularly those aimed ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (March 15, 2020) Location:  Thailand Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 145,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of the Kingdom of Thailand has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread ... Read More»

The United States Reaffirms Commitment to Preserving Cultural Heritage at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya — U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre joined Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Thai Ministry of Culture Dr. Yupha Taweewattanakitborvon, Governor of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Panu Yaemsri, and the Ministry of Culture’s Department of Fine Arts Deputy Director-General Aroonsak Kingmanee, for the inauguration of a new phase of the restoration of ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Building Air Quality Monitoring Capacity in Southeast Asia

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020 The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for activities under the “Building Air Quality Monitoring Capacity in Southeast Asia” project that intends to strengthen local capacity to monitor air quality and expand awareness of air quality issues among decision ... Read More»

U.S. Provides Personal Protective Equipment to the Royal Thai Government to assist COVID-19 Response

BANGKOK, THAILAND, March 9, 2020 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia Mission Director Peter A. Malnak handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Public Health in Nonthaburi today as part of the United States’ assistance to Thailand to respond to novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, first ... Read More»

CALFEX and Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2020

U.S. Ambassador Michael George DeSombre and Gen. Pornpipat Benyasri, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, presided over the Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise and Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2020, the largest multilateral exercise in the Indo-Pacific region. Lt. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy, commander of III Marine Expeditionary Force, also joined the events. Cobra Gold 2020 ... Read More»

Humanitarian Civic Action Site 4 Dedication Ceremony

Ambassador Michael George DeSombre participated as the U.S. co-chair at the Humanitarian Civic Action Site 4 Dedication Ceremony on March 5 at Ban Krang (Phra Khao Chaiyasit) School in Phitsanulok. He joined Thai co-chair Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Chalermphon Srisawasdi, Singaporean co-chair Ambassador Kevin Cheok, and III Marine Expeditionary Force Commander ... Read More»

Cobra Gold 20: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Exercise underway

THAILAND 02.25.2020 Story by Theanne Herrmann Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance PHITSANULOK PROVINCE, Kingdom of Thailand — The third annual Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Tabletop Exercise, as part of the 39th annual Thai, U.S. co-sponsored Cobra Gold Exercise, commenced with an opening ceremony in Phitsanulok Province, Thailand, Feb. 24. The ... Read More»

Cobra Gold 20: US, Thai military strengthen relationships through coordinated amphibious beach landing

HAT YAO, THAILAND 02.28.2020 Courtesy Story U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office HAT YAO BEACH, Kingdom of Thailand — Roaring overhead, a pair of Royal Thai Air force F-16 Fighting Falcons flew over the designated beach as U.S. and Thai forces moved from ship to shore in an integrated beach landing. The Kingdom of Thailand ... Read More»

Cobra Gold 20: Opening Ceremony

PHITSANULOK, THAILAND 02.25.2020 Story by 1st Lt. Timothy Hayes U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office PHITSANULOK PROVINCE, Kingdom of Thailand — Royal Thai Gen. Pornpipat Benyasri, Royal Thai Armed Forces defence forces chief, Michael Heath, U.S. Embassy in Thailand chargé d’affaires, and Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson, U.S. Army Pacific deputy commander, led the opening ceremony ... Read More»

Cobra Gold 20: Royal Thai, US strengthen partnership through humanitarian civic action

THAILAND 02.24.2020 Story by 2nd Lt. Daniel Kuhn U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office PHITSANULOK, Kingdom of Thailand – Engineers with the Royal Thai and U.S. Armed Forces, along with service members from several other nations, continued construction on multipurpose facilities for seven local schools across the Kingdom of Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold ... Read More»

Cobra Gold 20 Opening Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath and General Pornpipat Benyasri, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, presided over the February 25 opening ceremony for Cobra Gold 2020, an annual, multilateral exercise co-hosted by Thailand and the United States. Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson, U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Commander, joined CDA Heath at the ceremony. 2020 marks the 39th iteration ... Read More»

Statement on the Dissolution of the Future Forward Party in Thailand

We note the Thai Constitutional Court’s decision on February 21 ordering the dissolution of the Future Forward Party. The United States strongly supports democratic governance around the world, and appreciates Thailand’s recent seating of a democratically elected government.  While the United States does not favor or support any particular political party in Thailand, more than ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance To Combat the Novel Coronavirus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 7, 2020 This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials.  These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people. Today, the ... Read More»

Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar: Our coronavirus response is protecting Americans

Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar: Our coronavirus response is protecting Americans How we mobilize resources around the world to help other nations fight the disease is American altruism at its finest. Michael R. Pompeo and Alex M. Azar II Opinion contributor February 11, 2020 The first duty of the federal government is to keep our ... Read More»

Hawaiian Ukulele Musician Daniel Ho and Hula Teacher Keali’i Ceballos in Thailand

Hawaiian ukulele musician Daniel Ho and hula teacher Keali’i Ceballos were in Thailand last week and conducted workshops and concerts with students and Thai guest musicians in Phuket, Phang-nga, Khon Kaen and Bangkok from February 1-8, 2020. In Phuket, “Aloha Phuket: Hawaiian Festival” was held at Baan Ar-Jor on February 1 to celebrate 200 years of U.S.–Thai Friendship. The event was attended ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath delivered remarks on the U.S. Indo Pacific Strategy at Thailand National Defence College

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath delivered remarks on the U.S. Indo Pacific Strategy to the current cohort of students at Thailand National Defence College. His remarks touched on the central pillars – Security, Governance, Economic Development – of America’s commitment to Thailand and the Indo-Pacific region. The group was comprised of senior Thai government officials including ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel alerts. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Julia Taft Fund

Each year, the Julia Taft Fund awards grants of up to $25,000 USD (per country) with the intent of meeting gaps in refugee assistance by issuing grants to local nonprofit organizations for quick-impact projects that aim to address one-time needs or interventions, and/or respond to needs that are not addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). ... Read More»

Join our business trip to Laos and Cambodia to Explore Business Opportunities in Agriculture and Agribusiness

U.S. Embassy invites your company to join our upcoming business delegation to Cambodia and Laos, on February 4-7. Our target participants to join the delegation include: U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural and agribusiness products Local distributors/representatives of U.S. products Scope of products and services: seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, agro-processing equipment, animal and aquaculture feed, ... Read More»

Toys for Tots 2019

On December 18th U.S. Marines; Sgt Michael Dou, Sgt Nicholas Jackson, Cpl Kyle Peterson, LCpl Emmanuel Moreno and LCpl Delious Bullock visited the Duang Prateep Foundation in Bangkok. As part of the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program, the Marines personally handed out over 200 toys to 150 Thai children. All the toys were donated ... Read More»

Indo-Pacific Reporting Tour

Nine Thai journalists participated in a U.S. Embassy Bangkok-supported Indo-Pacific Reporting Tour hosted by the East-West Center from December 7-14, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The participants had an opportunity to discuss military and security issues with experts at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; as well as disaster preparedness and management ... Read More»

American English E-Teacher Spring Term 2020 (Starts April 7 – June 2, 2020)

The American English E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. What courses are available? Teaching Grammar Communicatively by World Learning- SIT Grad Institute Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting by World Learning- SIT Grad Institute ... Read More»

Statement by Michael R. Pompeo 
Secretary of State: 
Thailand National Day

On behalf of the government of the United States of America, I offer my warm wishes to the people of Thailand as you celebrate your National Day on December 5. For more than 200 years, the United States and Thailand have strengthened the friendship and spirit of partnership between our nations.  The U.S.-Thai alliance supports ... Read More»

Participatory Community Mural Project: Unity and Harmony in Satun

The U.S. Embassy Bangkok, in partnership with TK Park Satun เทศบาลเมืองสตูล and the Satun Municipality Office, proudly present the “Participatory Community Mural Project: Unity and Harmony in Satun”. Under the guidance of American-born mural artist Xaivier Ringer, local students expressed pride and happiness in living in their communities, with splashes of refreshing creativity. The U.S. Embassy Bangkok is delighted ... Read More»

Senior Security Studies Course

(THAILAND, 18 Nov 2019) On Monday, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute began their inaugural Senior Security Studies Course in Bangsaen, Chonburi.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasizes the impact of change in the region as well as capacities to manage change ... Read More»

Remarks at Joint Vision 2020 Signing Ceremony by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper

Remarks at Joint Vision 2020 Signing Ceremony by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper November 17, 2019 Ministry of Defense, Bangkok Minister Prayut – Thank you for welcoming me here to the Kingdom of Thailand on my first visit to your country as Secretary of Defense.  I greatly appreciate Thailand’s role in hosting this year’s ... Read More»

Joint Vision Statement 2020 for the U.S. – Thai Defense Alliance

Joint Vision Statement 2020 for the U.S. – Thai Defense Alliance The 21st century U.S. Department of Defense – Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Thailand defense treaty alliance enables stability, prosperity and sustainability in the Indo-Pacific region in support of an inclusive and rules-based international order Joint Vision Statement 2020 advances the 2018 ... Read More»

Counselor Training Workshop in Maha Sarakham

On November 14-16, the EducationUSA Thailand team travelled to Khon Kaen and Maha Sarakham provinces. In Khon Kaen, the team conducted a presentation for high school students at Kanlayanawat School on the U.S. scholarship application process. The team also organized a workshop for more than 20 high school counselors in the Northeastern region at the ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Stilwell Visits Thailand

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2020 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program Thailand

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United States Hosts 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in Phuket: Advancing Partnership for Sustainability

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World Car Free Day 2019

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Clean Up the World 2019

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019

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The Community Solutions Program (CSP)

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Commemoration of Seri Thai Movement 2019

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath gave a keynote address at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) September 5, during a ceremony to commemorate the heroics of those involved in the Seri Thai Movement during World War II. Key activities for the event include a nationwide student quiz competition, essay competition, and picture contest depicting the ... Read More»

Second U.S.-Thai Civil Space Bilateral Dialogue

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FACT SHEET: USTDA & Blue Solar Grant Signing Ceremony on August 14, 2019

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Message from U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond In Honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother’s 87th Birthday

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The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I’m pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 52nd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  Throughout its history, ASEAN ... Read More»

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With a population of 650 million, average GDP growth of five percent nearing $3 trillion, and a young, tech-savvy demographic, the ten ASEAN countries make up one of the world’s most dynamic ‎regions.  Over the past 42 years, the United States and ASEAN have worked together to promote peace, stability, and prosperity.  The U.S.-ASEAN relationship ... Read More»

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the U.S. in Asia: Economic Engagement for Good

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Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

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Message from U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond on The Occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s 67th Birthday

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The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN

Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN On the 10th anniversary of the accession of the United States to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the United States celebrates our flourishing strategic partnership with ASEAN. The close relationship ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the New Government of the Kingdom of Thailand

Statement by Secretary Pompeo The New Government of the Kingdom of Thailand The United States looks forward to working with the newly formed Royal Thai government to deepen the alliance and partnership between our two nations, building upon over two centuries of friendship between our people. We support transparency and good governance around the world ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Peter M. Haymond attended the Cyclotron Rigging Ceremony at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

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U.S. Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond

U.S. Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond Good evening. In keeping with this year’s Hawaiian luau theme, I’d also like to say to all of our guests, aloha. Distinguished guests, ambassadors, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen – Mahalo nui loa. Thank you all very much for joining Dusadee and I and all of ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: YSEALI Economic Empowerment Regional Workshop

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ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2019

We are pleased to announce the launching of the ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2019 exploring the theme of “the importance of responsive and transparent government in their day-to-day lives, promoting the ideals of fairness, equity, and transparency in their communities and at the ASEAN regional level”. This contest is supported by the U.S. Government ... Read More»

Statement on the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana

On behalf of the American and Thai community of the United States Mission to the Kingdom of Thailand, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok extends our warmest congratulations on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana’s birthday. We wish Her Majesty great health and happiness. The United States of America and Kingdom of Thailand ... Read More»

Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson: The Passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda, Statesman and President of the Privy Council

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Statement on the Passing of Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Thailand, I offer heartfelt condolences at the news of the passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda, statesman and President of the Privy Council. We recall his years of distinguished service to the people of Thailand in many capacities, including as former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. ... Read More»

Final-Round Interview: Fall 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy Bangkok would like to congratulate and invite the shortlisted applicants to a final interview to identify the best fit for the Fall 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship. Our staff will individually contact the following candidates via email to schedule the interview. Thank you. Theme: Civic Engagement Ms.        Thanaporn          Onpratum                           Ubon Rajabhat ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bangkok Statement on the Occasion of His Majesty’s Coronation

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Japan

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Call for Applications Fall 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to open the call for applications for the Fall 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship to candidates from Thailand interested in the themes of Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. There will be two Institutes on each theme with each Institute composed of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Direct Deposit of Federal Benefit Payments

The United States Department of the Treasury now offers direct deposit of federal benefit payments, including Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to banks in Thailand.  The payments are automatically converted to Thai Baht (THB) at the international exchange rate before they are deposited in the ... Read More»

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond visited Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

Charge D’Affaires Peter Haymond and Mrs. Haymond met with University students, local officials, and U.S. exchange program alumni in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai along with Consul General Jennifer Harhigh March 27-29. At Chiangmai University and Mae Fah Luang University, Charge D’Affaires Haymond highlighted the Free & Open #IndoPacificStrategy in which all nations are sovereign, ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State: Statement on Thai Election

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON March 26, 2019 Thailand March 24 Elections We congratulate the tens of millions of Thai citizens who participated in the long-awaited March 24 election for demonstrating their strong support for a return to elected government.  The vote, robust media coverage of the process and open debate ... Read More»

Advance Creative Writing Workshop

We were thrilled to partner with Nielson Hayes Library to host an Advanced Creative Writing Workshop for budding Thai writers yesterday. Many thanks to our award-winning workshop presenters Khun Veeraporn Nitiprapha, Khun Uthis Haemamool, and Khun Wipas Srithong! Participants learned about the writing process and Khun Wipas shared his International Writing Program residency experience as ... Read More»

Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Congratulations to Peace Corps Volunteers Group 131: Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Post and the Royal Thai Government Officials traveled to Suphanburi Province on March 18th to participate in the Swearing-In Ceremony. During the event, Acting DCM Post administered the Peace Corps Pledge to 57 new Volunteers who will be working in education and ... Read More»

The Passing of His Excellency Virachai Plasai Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States of America

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON March 16, 2019 The Passing of His Excellency Virachai Plasai Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States of America On behalf of the United States of America, I offer heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Excellency Ambassador Virachai Plasai to his family, ... Read More»

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond on the passing of Ambassador Virachai Plasai

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of His Excellency Virachai Plasai.  On behalf of the American people, I offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, his friends, and the people of Thailand. Ambassador Virachai made many contributions to the stability and prosperity of U.S.-Thai relations throughout his distinguished career.  He assumed the position of Ambassador ... Read More»

Spring 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation

On March 14, a group of alumni came to U.S. Embassy Bangkok to talk to 15 incoming Spring 2019 YSEALI Academic Fellows. These Fellows will travel to the U.S. starting at the end of March. The Thai YSEALI alumni informed the participants about what to prepare prior to departure and things to expect when they ... Read More»

YSEALI Debate Camp at Khon Kaen University

On March 2-3, 36 Thai undergraduate students met at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University to attend the final event in a series of six YSEALI debate camps. This program aims at raising civic awareness among youth and providing a space for young people to discuss social issues, economic matters, education ... Read More»

American Education Fair 2019

EducationUSA Thailand  and the AUA Language Schools organized the “American Education Fair 2019” on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Arnoma Grand Hotel, Bangkok. More than 500 students, high school counselors, and parents attended to speak to representatives from 55 U.S. Universities. At seminar sessions, attendees learned about choosing the right school, the student visa, application process ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a 1:1 Conversation

Office of the Press Secretary February 27, 2019 Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a 1:1 Conversation Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 6:33 P.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM: (As interpreted.) So it’s exactly 261 days since we met last ... Read More»

Dr. Joanne Hyppolite at U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Black History Month Celebration

On February 28, the Embassy hosted a potluck in celebration of the Black History Month at Ambassador’s Residence. In attendance was Dr. Joanne Hyppolite of Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, who is currently in Thailand to conduct programs on African American culture and museum technology. Read More»

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond and Dr. Joanne Hyppolite visited Sibuathong SUPPORT Foundation Center in Angthong

Continuing the celebration of the 200 years of friendship between the U.S. and Thailand, on February 27, Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond, Mrs. Haymond and Dr. Joanne Hyppolite of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture visited Sibuathong SUPPORT Foundation Center and Model Farm Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Majesty Queen ... Read More»

Curator Talks with Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Curator of Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture

U.S. Embassy Bangkok in partnership with Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles #QSMT present a series of African American culture programs by our American Cultural Ambassador Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Curator of Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture #NMAAHC during the week of February 25-March 1 in Bangkok.  Dr. Joanne Hyppolite will share her experience ... Read More»

YSEALI Debate Camp at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus

On February 16-17, 36 Thai undergraduate students met at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus to attend the fifth in a series of six YSEALI debate camps. This program aims at raising civic awareness among youth and providing a space for young people to discuss social issues, economic matters, education challenges, and environmental problems through ... Read More»

Three American Researchers Conferred Prince Mahidol Awards

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the laureates, highlighting health cooperation as a central pillar of the strong U.S.-Thai Friendship The 2018 Prince Mahidol Award Laureates, who received awards from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Chakri Throne hall on January 31, will be received at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence this evening for a ... Read More»

No Limits, Inclusive Sports for All project in Khon Kaen Thailand

U.S. Embassy Bangkok officially launches No Limits, Inclusive Sports for All project with the ASA Group in Khon Kaen, N.E. Thailand! In collaboration with long-term strategic project partner U.S. Embassy, ASA recently launched the No Limits, Inclusive Sports for All project at Kaennakornwittayalai School in Khon Kaen, N.E. Thailand. With the US Embassy CDA, Peter ... Read More»

Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 to Kick Off on February 12, 2019

The 38th iteration of the annual theater security cooperation event Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 is taking place February 12 to February 23, 2019 at various locations throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold is one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Tropical Storm Pabuk

Tropical Storm Pabuk continues to move through the southern region of Thailand and is forecasted to last until January 5, 2019.  Heavy rains, flooding, and strong winds will affect both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea and the following areas: Chumphon, Phetchaburi, Prachuap, Khiri Khan, Surat Thani (inc. Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Pabuk

Tropical Storm Pabuk is forecasted to affect southern Thailand from January 3-5, 2019.  Heavy rains and strong winds will affect both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea and the following areas: Chumphon, Phetchaburi, Prachuap, Khiri Khan, Surat Thani (inc. Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, and Koh Tao), Nakhon Si Thammarart, Phatthalung, Ranong, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, ... Read More»

A group of Thai scholars, environmentalist, and marine biologist participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program on Environmental Issues

Khun Chalatip Junchompoo, Marine Biologist of the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center; Dr. Narongpan Chunram, Lecturer of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University; Khun Padinya Aree, Trash Hero; and Ajarn Sarawut Siriwong, Lecturer in Marine Science, Burapha University, Chantaburi Campus, participated in IVLP “Environmental Issues” from November 5-23, ... Read More»

Staff members of Thai museums participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program on Museum Management

Eight members of the  Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles  (QSMT), and two from  King Prajadhipok Museum  participated in the IVLP on Demand ‘Museum Management’ which took place from November 3-13, 2018. They had the opportunity to visit U.S. art, history, and ethnic museums to meet with arts administrators, exhibit designers, architects, educators, patrons, and students; to study U.S. best practice in museum management, ... Read More»

EducationUSA Thailand Alumni Fair 2018

The U.S. Embassy hosted the 3rd “EducationUSA Thailand Alumni Fair 2018” on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at InterContinental Bangkok. The fair brought together recently graduated Thai alumni from U.S. institutions, Regional Educational Advising Coordinators, Fulbright Thailand, and Consular Section to provide insightful information about scholarships, application process, student life on campus, and student visa. Read More»

Remarks by Under Secretary David Hale at a Reception for Thailand National Day

Tuesday, December 5, 2018  Ambassador Virachai, distinguished guests, it is an honor to join you tonight to celebrate the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand. In 1862, President Lincoln wrote to his “great and good friend,” King Mongkut. His letter was exhibited in Bangkok earlier this year with other gifts and correspondence exchanged between ... Read More»

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond visited Phuket

Charge d’Affaires (CDA) Peter Haymond recently visited Phuket province. During the visit, he met with Phuket Provence Vice Governor Mr. Prakob Wongmaneerung to discuss opportunities for U.S. businesses, Phuket’s progress on the Smart City initiative, environmental programs and tourism safety. CDA Haymond also met volunteer American Citizen Services Consular Liaisons living in the region, U.S. ... Read More»

Statement by Michael R. Pompeo 
Secretary of State: 
Thailand National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincerest and warmest wishes to the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day. This year marked the 200-year anniversary of the historic U.S.-Thai friendship that has united our two nations through war and peace, hardship and prosperity. Under the leadership of ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018 Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya. Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018 Time: 10:00AM to NOON Venue: Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel Address: 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Hotel phone: +66 (0) 3842 5611 Website: https://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/pattaya/location Email: dtpa@dusit.com No appointment necessary, services are provided on a first come ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Schriver visits Thailand

Randall Schriver, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, visited Thailand November 29-30, 2018 to co-chair the 5th bilateral Defense Strategic Talks with Thai counterparts at the Ministry of Defense. During his visit, Assistant Secretary Schriver met with senior Thai officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, Chief ... Read More»

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond visited Mae Hong Son

Charge D’Affaires Peter Haymond and Mrs. Haymond were delighted to meet Mr. Sirirath Chum-aupakarn, Governor of Mae Hong Son on November 30. Mr. Haymond also spoke with students, academics, businesspeople, and visited a temporary shelter to demonstrate the United States’ support for education, economic growth, and displaced persons. Read More»

Considerations for Older Travelers

“More and more numbers of U.S. citizens are traveling or living abroad after they retire.  Some are experienced adventure travelers, and for some it’s a first ever international trip.  As an older traveler, you may face challenges related to health, federal benefits, or emergency services while abroad. For helpful information and resources about this topic ... Read More»

Announcement for 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars

The U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, would like to invite interested scholars to apply for seven Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals.  The program will be held in the following six themes in U.S. Studies:  American Culture and Values American Politics and Political ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Phuket

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Phuket. Date: November 29, 2018 Time:  12:00pm–3:00pm Venue: Novotel Phuket Vintage Park, Novotel Phuket Resort Address: 89 Rat-Uthid 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, 83150 PHUKET THAILAND Hotel phone: +66 (0) 76 380 555 Email: h8909-re2@accor.com    novotel.com    accorhotels.com No appointment necessary, services are provided on ... Read More»

Mike Pence: The United States seeks collaboration, not control, in the Indo-Pacific

By Mike Pence November 9 at 6:19 PM Mike Pence is vice president of the United States. Last year in Vietnam, President Trump laid out the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. This week, on the president’s behalf, I will lead a delegation to that region to discuss our progress on making this ... Read More»

American Inspired Chef Project

Chef (Tam) Chudaree Debhakam, Thailand’s first “Top Chef” winner, whipped up a 5-course dinner incorporating U.S. and Thai ingredients to celebrate the launch of USDA’s American Inspired Chef Project, at the U.S. Ambassador Residence. Last night’s event was hosted by Chargé d’affaires Peter Haymond. The American Inspired Chef Project will travel around Thailand to train ... Read More»

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019

Announcement The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2019 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Since its inception in 2001, AFCP has helped preserve cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional ... Read More»

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies’ statement to the press following his farewell call with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies’ statement to the press following his farewell call with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha September 26, 2018 Government House, Bangkok, Thailand Ambassador Davies began his remarks by briefly summarizing his conversation with the Prime Minister: We talked about all the wonderful events that I have witnessed during my time here. The year ... Read More»

JUSMAGTHAI Celebrates 65 Anniversary; Commemorates POW/MIA Day

The Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group Thailand (JUSMAGTHAI) held its 65th Anniversary celebration today, along with a commemoration honoring the U.S. National Prisoner of War / Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Day. U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and General Ponpipaat Benyasri, Chief of Joint Staff, Royal Thai Armed Forces, presided over the ceremonies conducted at the ... Read More»

Phuket Hotels Association and U.S. Embassy Partner to Reduce Single-Use Plastics in Phuket

PHUKET AND BANGKOK, THAILAND: The Phuket Hotels Association and the U.S. Embassy, through a Science Fellowship Program, partnered to tackle waste management challenges in Phuket. The goal is to significantly reduce single-use plastics at Phuket’s hotels. As a result of this collaboration, the Phuket Hotel Association’s 65 member properties (representing nearly 11,000 rooms on the ... Read More»

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies’ statement to the press following his farewell call with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prawit

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies’ statement to the press following his farewell call with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prawit September 13, 2018 Ministry of Defense, Bangkok, Thailand I had a very good meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister. This was my farewell call on him. We reviewed a number of issues that are ... Read More»

The Passing of National Artist Manrat Srikaranonda – U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies’ Condolence Message

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of National Artist Manrat Srikaranonda. Ajarn Manrat was a truly great Thai musician and a long-time friend of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. For decades, the Srikaranonda family has been an integral part of the Embassy’s musical outreach programs and Ajarn Manrat had been ... Read More»

YSEALI Alumni Annual Meeting 2018

On August 11-13, U.S. Embassy Bangkok organized YSEALI Alumni Annual Meeting 2018 at the Tide Resort in Bang Saen. This event provided the opportunity for Thai alumni from YSEALI, SEAYLP, Global UGRAD, and SUSI to network, share information about alumni activities, propose future program ideas, and establish Thailand YSEALI Network (TYN). The new alumni network ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo on Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday

Your Majesty, On behalf of the American people, I extend my warmest wishes on the special occasion of your eighty-sixth birthday. Your dedication to the people of Thailand has inspired many in the United States and around the world. May your humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors continue to benefit the people of the Kingdom of Thailand ... Read More»

Admiral John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited Thailand

Admiral John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited Thailand August 9 and met with U.S. Embassy Chargé d’affaires Peter Haymond, Admiral Sayan Prasongsamret, Deputy Chief of Defense, Royal Thai Armed Forces and several other senior Thai officials. He discussed a broad range of issues underscoring the strong U.S. – Thai relationship and our longstanding security ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM: Administration officials reaffirmed a whole-of-government commitment to enhancing economic and commercial engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.   Today, Trump Administration cabinet members and other senior officials joined American business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, D.C. The heads of the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of ... Read More»

Student Visa Day 2018

U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Consular Section hosted its first-ever “Student Visa Day” on July 24 to support the 200th year anniversary of U.S.-Thai friendship! Approved students tagged their destinations on a map and posed for photos. Cultural Attaché Neal Murata held a fun pop-quiz about studying in America. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ... Read More»

National Intern Day 2018

On July 19, U.S. Embassy Rangel Fellows hosted National Intern Day, which brought together dozens of interns working at the United Nations and in various embassies across Bangkok. It was a great opportunity to discuss diversity initiatives in the U.S. State Department and network with young people interested in foreign affairs. Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies on the Successful Rescue Operation in Chiang Rai

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Thai authorities and their international partners on the inspirational rescue of the 12 brave young men and their coach trapped since June 23rd by rapidly rising water deep in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai Province.  Thais everywhere, their hearts filled with hope and joined by multitudes around the world, willed this singular success.  The U.S. ... Read More»

The Passing of Former Thai Navy SEAL in Tham Luang Rescue Mission – U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies’ Message of Condolences

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Petty Officer 1st Class Saman “Sam” Kunan, a former Royal Thai Navy SEAL who volunteered to help rescue the 13 youth soccer players and their coach trapped in the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province. On behalf of the American people, I ... Read More»

Statement on 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

The U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report to the U.S. Congress was released in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2018. The 2018 TIP Report assesses official anti-trafficking efforts of 187 countries from April 2017 through March 2018. In this year’s report, Thailand was upgraded from Tier 2 Watch List to Tier 2 ... Read More»

U.S. Independence Day Reception 2018

On June 28, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and Embassy colleagues welcomed Thai and international friends to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. This year’s theme, “Great and Good Friends,” celebrated the bicentennial of the U.S. – Thai friendship. The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band and the กองดุริยางค์ทหารอากาศ Royal Thai Air Force Music Division provided entertainment for the evening in a ... Read More»

Launch of “Great and Good Friends” on Google Arts and Culture

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies joined Ben King, Country Director of Google Thailand, to unveil the virtual Great and Good Friends exhibition on the Google Arts and Culture platform. “I am very pleased that Google has taken Great and Good Friends exhibit to the digital world. It is impressive to see how technology can provide a ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Khon Kaen

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen. Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM Venue: Pullman Hotel Address: 9-9 Prachasumran Road, Nai Muang, Muang 40000 KHON KAEN Hotel phone: Telephone: (+66)43/913333 Fax: (+66)43/913334 Email:  pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-1877-pullman-khon-kaen-raja-orchid/index.shtml No appointment necessary, services are provided on a first come – first serve basis. ... Read More»

Joint Statement of President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 50,000 Rabies Vaccines Supporting Thailand to Reach Its Goal of Eliminating Rabies by 2020

U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies offered a donation of 50,000 rabies vaccines to Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development to support Thailand to reach its goal of eliminating rabies by 2020. The donation, made on behalf of the U.S. Government through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Time: 10:00AM to NOON Venue: Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel Address: 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Hotel phone: +66 (0) 3842 5611 Website:  https://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/pattaya/location No appointment necessary, services are provided on a ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer best wishes to Muslims around the world for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. For those observing this month, it is a time of reverence, generosity, and spiritual introspection.  Ramadan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends.  It ... Read More»

YSEALI TechCamp Reconnect Workshop

A Generation of Advocates. That is the goal of Southeast Asia’s first ever YSEALI TechCamp Reconnect workshop. Taking place in Bangkok May 14-15, YSEALI TechCamp Reconnect brings together 36 YSEALI Network members from all ten ASEAN countries, most of whom have participated in previous TechCamps. Participants are working with technology experts and trainers to improve ... Read More»

Call for Applications: Fall 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to open the call for applications for the Fall 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship to candidates from Thailand interested in the themes of Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management, and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Six Institutes will take place between late August and early November 2018. ... Read More»

AFS Youth Exchange Study Pre-Departure Language & Culture Course 2018

“While in the United States, you will not only be students in America’s high schools, but ambassadors of Thai culture and values. When you return home to Thailand, you will be leaders, alumni of the U.S. Embassy, and a great and good friends of the U.S. forevermore.” Ambassador Glyn T. Davies shared these inspiring words ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Release of Three Americans

The White House Office of the Press Secretary  At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other representatives of the United States government traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9 to prepare for the President’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. During Secretary Pompeo’s visit, the ... Read More»

25th Anniversary of Thai-US Partnership on HIV Vaccine Development

To mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18, US and Thai HIV vaccine researchers are presenting information around ongoing work that resulted from Thailand’s landmark RV144 vaccine study — the only HIV vaccine clinical trial to show efficacy to date. Researchers at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science (AFRIMS) in Bangkok, along ... Read More»

USA Superfoods – Secrets of Vitality

On Wednesday, May 2,  Mr. Russ Nicely, Agricultural Counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Thailand introduced a program titled, “USA Superfoods – Secrets of Vitality”, featuring Mr. Bob Moore, the founder of Bob’s Red Mill USA, a leading brand for organic and gluten free wholegrains. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Dry ... Read More»

World Intellectual Property Day 2018

On Thursday, April 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter M. Haymond spoke at the Thailand Ministry of Commerce and U.S. Patent and Trade Office co-organized public awareness program for celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day. The program promotes the positive aspects and contributions of Intellectual Property Rights to society, culture, and economy, in association with this year’s ... Read More»

East Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Alumni Workshop

On Thursday, April 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 63 alumni from the East Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Alumni Workshop. Participants included teachers from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over the course of two days, the participants shared their successes since participating in the program and attended sessions on developing ... Read More»

Statement by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan on Thailand New Year – Songkran Festival

Statement by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Thailand New Year – Songkran Festival On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend best wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand as they celebrate Songkran and welcome a new year on April 13, 2018. This year marks 200 years of ... Read More»

EducationUSA Counselor Conference 2018

What features a Deputy Chief of Mission, a Regional Education Advising Coordinator, four amazing school representatives, and dozens of talented school counselors? EducationUSA Thailand’s first Counselor Workshop of 2018! The workshop, held Wednesday, April 4th, included opening remarks by Cultural Affairs Attaché Neal Murata, an overview of U.S. admissions trends by Regional Educational Advising Coordinator ... Read More»

2018 International Women of Courage Award

The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the State Department has honored over 120 women ... Read More»

Great and Good Friends Exhibition

The objects have arrived! Items on loan from U.S. institutions will be displayed at the Great and Good Friends exhibition at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles from March 21 until June 30. A team of experts from the Smithsonian Institute, Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, and the Queen Sirikit Museum of ... Read More»

Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum Green Bangkok 2018 Conference

Ambassador Glyn Davies recently addressed the Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum Green Bangkok 2018 Conference at the Australian Embassy.  Ten of Bangkok’s largest diplomatic missions, representatives from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Environment Department, Bangkok and Mahidol Universities, Bangkok River Partners, and environmentally-focused NGO’s and businesses attended the event.  The Conference featured a series of speakers who showcased ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2018

On February 23, 2018, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of United States Pacific Command, joined General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, to preside over the Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2018, the largest multilateral exercise in the Asia-Pacific region. Cobra Gold 2018 was the 37th exercise in the series and ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond attended two key Cobra Gold 2018 events

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller, and Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Peter Haymond attended two key Cobra Gold 2018 events Saturday. They witnessed the Amphibious Exercise at Hat Yao Royal Thai Naval Base in Chonburi Province, which brought together Navy, Marine, Army and Air Force units from Thailand, the ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Award Ceremony at Wat Chaiwattanaram

Ambassador Glyn Davies awarded a grant of $325,000 from theAmbassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to The World Monuments Fund which will be used to fund Phase Two of the restoration of Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya. “Wat Chai is a magnificent and beautiful site. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage area in Ayutthaya, it is also an ... Read More»

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s visit with Thailand Counterpart Royal Thai Armed Forces General Tarnchaiyan Sris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s visit with Thailand Counterpart Royal Thai Armed Forces General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., traveled to Bangkok, ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies Launches “Great and Good Friends”

On February 8, U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies announced the launch of “Great and Good Friends,” an exhibition at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles displaying the official gifts exchanged between the two nations at significant moments over the past 200 years. “The Great and Good Friends exhibit pays tribute to the deep and enduring ... Read More»

Colonel Larry Redmon, U.S. Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy Bangkok attended funeral services for Colonel Chaicharn Harnavee

On February 7, 2018, Colonel Larry Redmon, U.S. Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy Bangkok attended funeral services for Colonel Chaicharn Harnavee who passed away on February 4 in Lopburi province. Colonel Redmon presented a condolence letter from U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies to Khun Rachaneeyakorn, Colonel Chaicharn’s daughter. Colonel “Chip” Chaicharn, a Thai Army Special Forces soldier, ... Read More»

Statement by U.S Ambassador Glyn T. Davies on the Passing of Colonel Chaicharn Harnavee

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and former comrades of Colonel Chaicharn Harnavee who passed away on February 4 in Lopburi province. Colonel “Chip” Chaicharn, a Thai Army Special Forces soldier, was the longest-held POW in Hanoi’s Hỏa Lò Prison (also known as the “Hanoi ... Read More»

U.S. Researchers Awarded in Thailand

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 1, 2018 We congratulate the two U.S. research teams awarded the prestigious Prince Mahidol Awards on January 31 in Bangkok, Thailand. The awards, presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, recognized the two teams’ remarkable achievements in the fields of medicine and public health. ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Ceremony at King Rama IV Museum, Wat Rajathiwas Rajaworavihara

Ambassador Glyn Davies presides over an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) ceremony at King Rama IV Museum, Wat Rajathiwas Rajaworavihara in Bangkok. Under the grant they receive from AFCP, the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at Silpakorn University will perform conservation for 19th-Century objects in the Royal Collection of the museum. “The special friendship between ... Read More»

2018 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program Thailand

Information for Applicants Application Deadline: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Program Description: Secondary school students from Thailand are invited to apply for participation in the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) which will take place in April 2018. The program will host 50 to 60 participants from countries in Southeast Asia that are members of the ... Read More»

2018 New Year Gift Ideas from Thai and American Embassy and Consulate Staff

U.S. Embassy Bangkok today launches a video to wish Thai people a happy New Year. The video features U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond, along with Thai and American staff exchanging gifts. They answer the question, “What gift would you give to your Thai or American friend that helps explain your ... Read More»

American English E-Teacher Spring 2018

The American English E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. What courses are available? Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting Teaching Grammar Communicatively Professional Development for ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Thailand National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt greetings to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day, December 5th. We remember the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s deep and enduring friendship with the United States and we look forward to further nurturing that friendship under ... Read More»

Passing of Former ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 30, 2017 Passing of Former ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing on November 30 in Bangkok of the great Southeast Asian statesman, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Dr. Surin was a tireless champion of the Thai people, an eloquent advocate ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies Explores Thailand

Since his arrival in September 2015, Ambassador Glyn Davies has been traveling throughout Thailand trying to see as much of the country as he can.  This map tracks where he’s been! นับตั้งแต่ที่เอกอัครราชทูตกลิน เดวีส์ เข้ารับตำแหน่งเมื่อเดือนกันยายน พ.ศ. 2558 ท่านก็ได้เดินทางไปทั่วประเทศ เพื่อทำความรู้จักประเทศไทยให้มากที่สุดเท่าที่จะทำได้  มาดูกันว่าท่านเคยเยือนจังหวัดไหนบ้างในแผนที่นี้! Read More»

2017 American Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition Awards (ACE)

Congratulations to IBM Thailand, Dow Chemical Thailand, Western Digital (Thailand), the winners of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition Awards (ACE) for 2017. “I am proud to present the Amcham Excellence in Partnership award for the first time. This award highlights the exemplary efforts of American companies who work alongside Thais ... Read More»

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018

Announcement The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Since its inception in 2001, AFCP has helped preserve cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Phuket

***To receive updates of specific times and locations of any of our upcoming outreaches, please register with the SmartTraveler Enrollment Program (STEP) ( http://step.state.gov/step ). STEP is a free service of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs that allows U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy or ... Read More»

Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

Ambassador Glyn Davies commemorated Veteran’s Day in a ceremony that paid tribute to those Americans who have served or continue to serve in the U.S. military, and honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. Veterans’ Day is celebrated in the United States each year on November 11. Read More»

USAID and Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre Partner to Reduce HIV Infection

UBON RATCHATHANI, Thailand, November 3, 2017 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), launched a three-year project with the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre to support 13 provinces with HIV prevention, treatment and care for key populations, including men who have ... Read More»

Announcement for 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators (Teachers)

U.S. Embassy Bangkok invites interested secondary school educators (high school teachers) to apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators which will take place early June through July 2018. Applicants can download the application form on the U.S. Embassy Bangkok website via this link (PDF 251KB). Applications must be received at the Media and Cultural Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok no later than Wednesday, ... Read More»

Announcement for 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars

U.S. Embassy Bangkok invites interested scholars to apply for six Summer 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals. The program will be held on the following six themes in U.S. Studies: American Politics and Political Thought Contemporary American Literature Journalism and Media Religious ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Khon Kaen

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM Venue: Pullman Hotel Address: 9-9 Prachasumran Road, Nai Muang, Muang 40000 KHON KAEN Hotel phone: Telephone: (+66)43/913333 Fax: (+66)43/913334 Email:  pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-1877-pullman-khon-kaen-raja-orchid/index.shtml SERVICES OFFERED AND OFFICIAL EXCHANGE RATES ON November 8, 2017 3,850 THB-  Renewal of adult passports 3,675 THB-  Renewal of minor (under age 16) passports ... Read More»

The Closing Ceremony of AMCHAM/FedEx Career Camp

Over the past 30-plus years, the AMCHAM Thailand Foundation (ATF) has provided scholarships to more than 2,400 under-privileged Thai students attending Universities throughout Thailand. On November 1, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies joined ATF and FedEx in closing ceremony of the AMCHAM/FedEx Career Camp and presented certificates to 62 graduating students in recognition of their achievement. ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

This week my thoughts are with the people of Thailand as we witness the cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej – a true humanitarian, visionary, and friend to the United States. Next year we will celebrate the bicentennial of the first official contact between our two great nations. His Late Majesty championed our ... Read More»

Lower Mekong Initiative: Professional Communication Skills for Leaders Core Curriculum

Click here to download Lower Mekong Initiative: Professional Communication Skills for Leaders Core Curriculum (PDF 29.8MB) © 2017 by LMI PCSL Lower Mekong Initiative Professional Communication Skills for Leaders Core Curriculum for the Office of English Language Programs. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License, except where noted. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0  Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Presidential Delegation for the Royal Thai King’s Funeral

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Donald J. Trump will send a Presidential Delegation to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26, 2017. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will lead the delegation as the President’s Special Envoy, ... Read More»

We honor and pay tribute to the memory and legacy of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

We at U.S. Embassy Bangkok and Consulate General Chiang Mai feel part of the Thai community.  We honored the memory of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej – a great friend of the United States – throughout the year following his passing.  We will continue to remember him in our hearts and in our ... Read More»

We, at the United States Embassy in Thailand, will always remember His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in our hearts.

We, at the United States Embassy in Thailand, will always remember His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in our hearts. Photos: United States Information Service. The Eagle and the Elephant: Thai American Relations Since 1833, Bangkok, 1997 Government Public Relations Department Office of Prime Minister. King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Visits the United States of America, A ... Read More»

Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 2, 2017 Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand Stronger Alliance for Common Security and Closer Economic Partnership for Common Prosperity 1.     The President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump welcomed the Prime Minister of the Kingdom ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Regarding Social Security Services Overseas

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Thailand who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand to the White House on October 3, 2017.  President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the relationship between the United States and a key partner and longstanding ally in Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand.  The President ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies at the “From Barriers to Bridges” Conference

On September 20, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies opened a three-day event in Bangkok with over 125 delegates from nearly 20 Asian countries to find ways to improve healthcare access, especially for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services for transgender people. Participants at the  The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)USAID AsiaUnited Nations Development Programme – UNDP  and  UNAIDS  sponsored consultation — the first of its kind in ... Read More»

Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET)

In 1997, the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) was established to strengthen international public health capacity by providing a network for the FETPs located around the world. TEPHINET is celebrating its 20th year of the professional network of 69 field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) working in more than 100 countries ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Staff arranged Marigold plants on the U.S. Embassy lawn as a tribute to HM Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On Tuesday, September 19, Ambassador Glyn Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond, and U.S. Embassy personnel arranged 999 marigold plants on the U.S. Embassy lawn as a tribute to HM Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The marigold plants will bloom into beautiful yellow flowers representing the color of Monday, the birthday of the Late ... Read More»

Fulbright Alumni’s Meet and Grill

On September 16, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond and Fulbright Board member Mrs. Dusadee Haymond hosted a “Meet and Grill” party at the Deputy Chief of Mission Residence to honor Thai Fulbright alumni. DCM Haymond highlighted the alumni’s hard work and recognized their contributions to advancing Thai-U.S. relations. U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies and Mrs. ... Read More»

POW/MIA Recognition Day 2017

Each year since 1986, the President of the United States of America issues a proclamation commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day on the third Friday of September. Today, September 15, Ambassador Davies joined Embassy staff at a ceremony to honor and recognize the sacrifices of those Americans who have been prisoners of war and those who ... Read More»

Warden Conference 2017

U.S. Embassy Bangkok relies on a team of roughly 45 Volunteer Consular Wardens to help meet the routine and urgent needs of Americans in the Kingdom.  Ambassador Glyn Davies joined the U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services team on September 15 to thank the wardens for their outstanding service to Americans both living and visiting Thailand. Read More»

Cotton Day 2017

On Friday, September 8, CottonUSA showcased new cotton technologies through a display of one of America’s most iconic fashion symbols—denim jeans—at Renaissance Rajaprasong Hotel. As part of the 9th consecutive “Cotton Day” celebration, DCM Peter Haymond joined Cotton Council International (CCI) and the Thai textile and garment industry for an exhibition of innovative cotton fabrics ... Read More»

Discover Thailand’s Astronauts Scholarship Program

The U.S. Embassy wants to send you to Space Camp! Ambassador Davies announced yesterday that as part of Discover Thailand’s Astronauts Scholarship Program, we will send one boy, and one girl of Thai nationality, aged between 14-18, to train at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, USA. Are you ready to reach ... Read More»

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Thailand Department of Special Investigation (DSI) signed MOU to combat transnational crime

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Thailand Ministry of Justice’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) August 24, to establish cooperation in combating transnational crime. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan and DSI Director General Paisit Wongmuang signed the MOU in a ceremony held at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Additional participants from ICE and ... Read More»

Tempest Express 2017 Opening Ceremony

On August 22, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond joined General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of Staff, to preside over the Opening Ceremony of military exercise “Tempest Express” at the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ (RTARF) Center for Strategic Studies at Bang Saen in Chonburi Province. Tempest Express, a United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) multilateral ... Read More»

EducationUSA Graduate Fair

Thinking about continuing your education with a graduate degree program in the U.S.? Don’t miss your chance to join us at the U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Graduate Fair to meet with U.S. university representatives on September 12, 2017, from 17:30-20:30 at the American Hub (BTS Ploenchit). Pre-register for free at https://educationusathailand.eventbrite.com/ Get scholarship information for graduate levels from representatives ... Read More»

2017 National Science and Technology Fair

On August 18, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond joined the opening ceremony for the 2017 National Science and Technology Fair, which takes place August 17 to 27 at the IMPACT Exhibition Center.  The Science Fair is an annual event organized by the National Science Museum that draws more than a million visitors, including schoolchildren from almost every province ... Read More»

Agricultural Innovation for Resiliency Conference

On August 17, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond spoke at the Agricultural Innovation for Resiliency conference. Organized by USDA and  USAID Asia  , the conference gathered experts and government officials from around the region to share international best practices and tools for boosting agricultural resiliency. Increased agricultural innovation and resiliency have the potential to strengthen food security ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): YSEALI Critical Thinking in Classrooms Regional Workshop

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 Description: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Bangkok announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a six-day workshop (inclusive of arrival and departure days) in Bangkok on Critical Thinking in Classrooms for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), pending the availability of ... Read More»

Media Fund Share Awards Ceremony

On August 9, the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture recognized the U.S. Embassy’s contributions to promote international cultural relations through the production of a Thai Language Day video clip at the Media Fund Share awards ceremony. Deputy Spokesperson Steve Castonguay—the star of the video clip which was shown at the ... Read More»

Congressional Delegation (CODEL) Visited Bangkok

From August 7-9, 2017, a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations led by Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX) visited Bangkok to consult with Mission staff, meet with the Secretary-General of the Thai National Security Council, learn more about the bilateral relationship, and identify ways to ... Read More»

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visited Thailand

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid an official visit to Thailand on August 8th as guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand. The Secretary will underscore the U.S. commitment to the bilateral relations with Thailand, and to pay respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Secretary Tillerson greeted ... Read More»

55th Anniversary of Peace Corps Thailand

On August 1, U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, President of Friends of Thailand Carolyn Nickels-Cox and  Peace Corps Thailand  Country Director Howard Williams hosted celebrations to commemorate the 55th anniversary of U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand. The Ambassador praised the program as “a testament to the stability of our enduring friendship” and recognized the contributions of over 5,500 ... Read More»

Annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

On July 19, the State Department released the annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2016.  The Reports note that in 2016 terrorist attacks and fatalities from terrorism declined globally for the second year in a row, although terrorist groups continued to exploit ungoverned territory and ongoing conflict to expand their reach, and to direct and inspire attacks ... Read More»

Sixth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Senior delegations representing the United States and Thailand met on July 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C., at the Department of State for the Sixth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue.  Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton led the U.S. delegation and Permanent Secretary ... Read More»

New Orleans Jazz All Stars Concert

In remembrance of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s beloved “Jazz King,” the U.S. Embassy in association with the Kitarat Foundation brought the New Orleans Jazz All Stars to perform concerts in Bangkok on July 15-16, 2017. They were the last jazz band to perform for the late King. This performances were part of a ... Read More»

Regional Consultation Toward a Southeast Asia Framework for Zika Virus Preparedness and Response

Acting U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Henry Jardine launched a regional conference that increased understanding about the threat from the Zika virus. The conference, hosted on July 12 by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, was the first in a series of meetings in countries across Asia to address the Zika virus, which is linked ... Read More»

2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero at U.S. Embassy Bangkok

On July 11, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies welcomed Weerawan “Boom” Mosby who is one of the eight individuals to receive the prestigious Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) Report Award from U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson in Washington, D.C. on June 27. In collaboration with the Royal Thai Police, Khun Boom created Southeast Asia’s first Advocacy Center for Children (ACT ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Udon Thani

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Udon Thani Date: Friday, July 21, 2017 Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM Venue: Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani Address: 277/1 Prajaksillapakhom Road, Amphur Muang, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand Hotel phone:  +66 (0) 4234 3555 E-mail:  cud@chr.co.th Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; ... Read More»

EducationUSA Thailand team at Bunyawatwitthayalai School in Lampang

The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Thailand team travelled to Lampang to talk to over 200 students at Bunyawatwitthayalai School on Wednesday, July 5. Students and teachers learned about scholarship opportunities and applying to universities in the U.S. The team also had the chance to meet the two winners from the Intel ISEF 2017 Grand Award Competition ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 Time: 10:00AM to NOON Venue: Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel Address: 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Hotel phone: +66 (0) 3842 5611 https://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/pattaya/location/ Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. ... Read More»

U.S. Independence Day Reception 2017

On June 29, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Embassy colleagues welcomed Thai and international friends to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. This year’s theme, “Music in the Park,” celebrated the sense of community and friendship that are created when people gather in a public spaces to enjoy free ... Read More»

Blue Diamond Launches “Almond Breeze”, Dairy-Free Milk Made from California Almonds

On June 28, 2017, Mr. Paul Welcher, Agricultural Attaché of U.S. Department of Agriculture joined Blue Diamond Growers, a U.S. almond-growing agricultural cooperative based in Sacramento, California, at their launch event for Blue Diamond Almond Breeze in Thailand. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, is a healthy dairy-free alternative to milk which is now available in 7-11s ... Read More»

College Application Boot Camp 2017

The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA program hosted our “College Application Boot Camp” at the AUA Language Center, Chamchuri Square on Sunday, June 25 and at the Embassy’s American Hub on Monday, June 26. High school students attended the workshop to learn about application process, essay writing, and admission requirements for undergraduate programs in the U.S. Don’t forget ... Read More»

FDA Launches Online Applications for Third-Party Accreditation Body Recognition

The Food and Drug Administration has launched a website where organizations can apply to be recognized as a third-party accreditation body. Foreign governments and agencies or private third parties may apply to be recognized. Accreditation bodies recognized by the FDA will have the ability to accredit third-party certification bodies, also known as third-party auditors. Certification ... Read More»

U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) Reception

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies hosted a reception June 22 in honor of the 2017 U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) delegation to Thailand. The reception follows a day of meetings between USABC representatives, the Prime Minister, and various ministers and representatives from nearly a dozen Thai ministries. Industries represented include chemicals, automotive and heavy equipment, pharmaceuticals, ... Read More»

U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) Meets with Prime Minister

Ambassador Glyn Davies led a delegation of nearly three dozen corporate members of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) to a meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Also present were Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs Somkid Jatusripitak; Minister Suvit Maesinsee; the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Transportation, Digital Economy and Society, Energy, Commerce, Public ... Read More»

LGBTI Pride Reception 2017

On June 20, Ambassador Glyn Davies hosted U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s annual #LGBTI Pride reception at his residence. The event brought together LGBTI activists, foreign dignitaries, representatives from the Thai government and civil society, and members of Bangkok’s LGBTI community, and included remarks from Ambassador Davies and Dr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the United Nations’ first Independent Expert ... Read More»

In Remembrance of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The New Orleans Jazz All Stars Concerts Press Conference

On June 20, the U.S. Embassy in association with the Kitarat Foundation announced a jazz concert by The New Orleans Jazz All Stars to be held July 15-16 at the K-Bank/Ganesha Theatre. Dr. Pathorn Srikaranonda and his band performed at the announcement event. Tickets available at Thai Ticket Major: https://goo.gl/uIb52w Read More»

EducationUSA College App Camps (Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, 2017)

For Juniors preparing U.S. university applications this summer and fall, we’re pleased to offer the latest U.S. Embassy EducationUSA College App Camps Sunday, June 25 at AUA Library, 21st floor, Chamchuri Square Monday, June 26 at The American Hub, 9th floor, GPF Witthayu Tower A, 93/1 Wireless Road Our App Camps have been designed to ... Read More»

Connecting Asia: A Regional Consultation on ICT, HIV, MSM and Getting to the 90-90-90 Targets

On June 14, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies opened a three-day event in Bangkok with over 150 delegates from 22 Asian countries to find ways to improve the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. Participants at ... Read More»

The Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Community of Practice Conference 2017

On June 14, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 60 university teachers of English from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Community of Practice Conference. Over the course of three days, the participants will attend workshops about instructional strategies and professional skills, deliver presentations, and network ... Read More»

2017 Annual Free Thai Movement Luncheon

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies attended the Annual Free Thai Movement Luncheon June 10 to honor and show appreciation to those who served in the Free Thai Movement, and to continue the strong relationship between Thailand and the U.S. The Free Thai Movement was established during WWII, during which time Thai students in the United States ... Read More»

Congratulatory Reception for 2017 Thai Fulbright Awardees

Ambassador Glyn Davies and Panyarak Poolthup, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulated Thai Fulbright grantees for the 2017-2018 academic year at a reception on Friday, June 9, 2017. The grantees will study, do research and teach in universities across the United States, including Cornell, Stanford, Columbia, Washington State University and the ... Read More»

The Inauguration of the New Office of AFS (formerly American Field Service)

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn presented an award to the U.S. Embassy on June 6, 2017 on the occasion of the inauguration of the new office of AFS (formerly American Field Service) in Nonthaburi. Deputy Chief of Mission gratefully accepted the Plaque of Recognition award on behalf of the Embassy for the great partnership between ... Read More»

IVLP on Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation and Combatting Trafficking

The U.S. Embassy Bangkok is proud to showcase Khun Ruthairat Songchan’s trip to the U.S. under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Khun Ruthairat, Forestry Technical Officer from Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, attended the IVLP on “Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation and Combatting Trafficking” from April 22-May 12, 2017 where she had ... Read More»

Show Your Love the USA Salmon

Crab and Claw Executive Chef Colin Stevens created a delicious U.S. wild-caught salmon dinner for Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond and his wife Dusadee, as well as select guests. Through the meal, attendees learned how to prepare and distinguish the special flavor characteristics of Keta, King, and Sockeye Salmon – three salmon varieties found in the ... Read More»

The International Law Enforcement Academy Bangkok (ILEA) Hosted The Annual Joint Committee Meeting (JCM)

The International Law Enforcement Academy Bangkok (ILEA) hosted the annual Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on May 31. Officials from both the U.S. and Thai government discussed current and future operations of the academy. The JCM was chaired by U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Peter Haymond and Royal Thai Police (RTP) General Suchart Theerasawat. ILEA, which ... Read More»

CARAT 2017

The 23rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) military exercise recently kicked-off at the Royal Thai Navy base in Sattahip. “Our engagement through CARAT provides the U.S. and Thailand an opportunity to strengthen our alliance and maritime partnership in very meaningful ways,” said Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander, Task Force 73. “The complexity of ... Read More»

YSEALI Alumni Annual Meeting 2017

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond gave an opening remarks for the YSEALI Alumni Annual Meeting 2017 on Friday, May 26 at the American Hub, U.S. Embassy Bangkok. Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumni held their annual meeting on May 26-28 in Kanchanaburi. Prior to departing for the three-day excursion, approximately 40 participants came to the ... Read More»

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond and Tatiana Marushevskaya, Marketing and Operation Lead, Microsoft Thailand introduced the American film “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” on Friday, May 26 at Microsoft headquarters in Bangkok. Robin Hauser Reynolds, filmmaker of CODE was on hand for a Q & A session following the film. CODE examines why more girls are ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies at TechCamp Thailand

On May 17, Ambassador Davies thanked 60 participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines for participating in “TechCamp Thailand.” The TechCamp participants spent the last two days learning from 15 global and regional expert trainers how to use developing technologies to promote peace and dialogue in their local communities. The U.S. Embassy will provide ... Read More»

Military students from Army Training Command Language Center visited American Hub

A group of military students from the Army Training Command Language Center visited the American Hub on Wednesday, May 17 to learn about American culture and Thai-U.S. relations. The students are part of an American English curriculum.They also learned about opportunities through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and EducationUSA. Read More»

The Opening Ceremony of TechCamp Thailand

On May 16, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 60 participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to “TechCamp Thailand.” The theme for the U.S. Embassy sponsored camp is “Promoting Peace and Dialogue through Technology.” It features trainers from around the globe providing showcases and expertise on technologies such as online ... Read More»

EducationUSA Thailand team at Kamnoetwit Science Academy (KVIS)

The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Thailand team attended an Education Fair at Kamnoetwit Science Academy (KVIS) in Rayong province on Sunday, May 14. An EducationUSA advisor as well as an Officer from the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section spoke with over 200 parents and high school students about the application process for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ... Read More»

Congressman Bill Johnson visited Bangkok

Congressman Bill Johnson from Ohio visited Bangkok May 12-13. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce and Budget Committees. During his visit, Congressman Johnson signed the condolence book at the Grand Palace and met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Minister of Energy Anantaporn Kanjanarat and several business leaders. Throughout his visit, the ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Program for Northeast and Southeast Asia

Application Deadline: June 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for environmental awards (up to $24,999) to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries in Southeast Asia.  Since Fiscal Year 2007, EAP and the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Duang Prateep Foundation and Mercy Centre

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies traveled to nearby Khlong Toey to visit two charitable foundations that have been serving the city’s poorest children, elderly, handicapped, and other vulnerable communities for decades. During their visit to the Duang Prateep Foundation, they met with the children as well as with a highly trained volunteer team of firefighters and ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond visited Songkhla

In a visit to Songkhla province on April 28, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond and Mrs. Haymond interacted with Prince Songkhla University students and met with alumni of the Fulbright program. In order to achieve greater understanding of human trafficking and labor exploitation situation and Thai government’s efforts to address these issues, DCM Haymond ... Read More»

American Taste on The Beach

On April 28, U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Foreign Agricultural Service launched the American Taste on The Beach Burger Festival at Central Festival Pattaya. The event kicked off with The “Great American Burger Competition”, where ten chefs from Pattaya’s top burger restaurants battled each other with their own special menu created with U.S. beef, U.S. potatoes, California ... Read More»

American Arts Incubator on River Health

Using data sculpture to explore social and environmental issues in Bangkok June 2, 2017 Artist Talk, Friends of BACC Room, 6th floor, BACC June 3 – 22, 2017 Workshops at BACC June 22 – 30, 2017 Exhibition, Hall, 5th floor, BACC Join us for a workshop with new media artist, Scott Kildall, who will lead ... Read More»

Thai-U.S. Educational Cooperation Reception

On April 26, Ambassador Glyn Davies hosted alumni from Columbia University’s Teachers College at a reception to celebrate Thai-U.S. educational cooperation. Ambassador Davies spoke about the importance of the Thai-U.S. educational relationship and the U.S. Embassy’s support for ongoing educational development in Thailand, especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Read More»

Women in Science Roundtable

On April 26, Ambassador Davies hosted a group of female scientists, ranging from senior figures to Ph.D. students, from academia, government, and the private sector, to celebrate women in science and promote gender equality in science. Professor Geraldine Richmond, one of America’s most distinguished scientists, joined the roundtable and shared her experiences pursuing a career ... Read More»

Lower Mekong Initiative Young Scientist Networking Workshop

Ambassador Davies joined Somporn Vongvuthipornchai, the President and CEO of PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP), and colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 26 to kick off the inaugural networking event for young scientists from Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) partner countries. LMI is a partnership among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, the United ... Read More»

World Intellectual Property Day Panel Discussions – Innovation: Improving Lives

The U.S. Embassy celebrated “World Intellectual Property Day” on April 26 with an engaging panel discussion  in Bangkok featuring Thai inventors, and representatives from the government, private sector, and the United Nations centered around this year’s theme – “Innovation: Improving Lives.” In his opening remarks, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond emphasized the importance of ... Read More»

DCM Peter Haymond at Welcome Dinner for the Lower Mekong Initiative Frontiers of Science Education Workshop

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined H.E. Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, the Minister of Education, and colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a welcome dinner for the Lower Mekong Initiative Frontiers of Science Education Workshop, being co-hosted by Thailand and the United States April 24-25 in Bangkok. The workshop brings together young science, ... Read More»

Applying to U.S. LL.M. Programs: Setting Yourself Apart

On Monday, April 24, EducationUSA Thailand hosted an info session: “Applying to U.S. LL.M. Programs: Setting Yourself Apart,” presented by Gabrielle L Goodwin, Director of Graduate Legal Studies and Lecturer in Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Students learned how to prepare their application, resume, and personal statement according to U.S. university ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Mukdahan

On April 19, 2017, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies visited Mukdahan province. During the visit, he met with the Mukdahan Governor Sorasit Ritsorakrai to discuss the scope for development of the province, including plans for the special economic zone that covers three districts that border the Mekong River. Ambassador Davies also met volunteer American Citizen Services ... Read More»

EducationUSA’s Road Trip to Nakhon Pathom and Kanchanaburi

From April 18-20, a U.S. Embassy EducationUSA adviser, together with AUA and OCSC staff, traveled to Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University and Mahidol University, Kanchanaburi Campus, where we offered the AUA English Language Test and provided information about U.S. higher education, scholarship opportunities, and student life experiences in the U.S. for teachers and undergraduate students. The ... Read More»

The Distinctive Flavours of America with American Food

Ambassador Davies joined food and beverage professionals across Bangkok April 7 to hear from Chef Chom, Executive Chef of the Pomodoro Group and Culinary Institute of America graduate, describe the best methods for pairing American foods and beverages based on his extensive experience at several Michelin Star restaurants. He was joined by Steve Bashore, a ... Read More»

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2017

On April 4, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined LTG Prasopchai Kongburan, Director of the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), to commemorate International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Buachet District, Surin Province. The U.S. Embassy Bangkok and JUSMAGTHAI, through Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), have a close working relationship with ... Read More»

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) Barbara Weisel in Bangkok

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) Barbara Weisel led a delegation of USTR and U.S. Department of Commerce officials to Bangkok March 29-April 3 for a series of meetings focused on expanding U.S. trade in Thailand and the ASEAN region. During the U.S.-ASEAN meeting on March 30, AUSTR Weisel outlined the Trump Administration’s trade agenda and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Staff and Family Members Paid Respects to His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Ambassador Davies led two hundred U.S. Embassy staff and family members April 1 to pay respects to His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Dusit Throne Hall of the Grand Palace. The ceremony was to join the Thai nation in mourning the passing of King Rama IX on October 13, 2016. Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond Congratulated Graduates of Wat Arun’s Community Learning Center

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond congratulated graduates of Wat Arun’s Community Learning Center at a ceremony on March 31. The young women graduates have been trained as nursing assistants. The school is funded by American philanthropists and supported by the Thai Ministry of Education. Read More»

Ambassador Davies Celebrated the Expansion of Google Thailand Office

Ambassador Davies joined Digital Economy Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj, business leaders, and YouTube creators March 30 to celebrate the expansion of the Thailand office of Google, one of America’s most innovative and admired technology companies. Science and technology play an important role in the Thai-U.S. partnership, enabling us to solve global challenges, create jobs, and power ... Read More»

Generation Democracy Summit

On March 30, Ambassador Glyn Davies gave remarks to a group of 40 youth leaders from 13 Asian countries at the Generation Democracy summit in Bangkok. Ambassador Davies spoke on the importance of youth engagement in the political process, and fostering an environment in which youth leaders take a constructive role in the development of ... Read More»

United States and Thailand Signed an Information-Sharing Agreement to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

On 27 March, representatives of the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Royal Thai Police’s Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) Task Force signed an information-sharing agreement to combat child sexual exploitation. The agreement will permit Thai officials’ direct access NCMEC’s reports on cases of child sexual exploitation. While TICAC ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies attended an Alumni Reception of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)

Ambassador Davies attended an alumni reception of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS). Ambassador Davies, who attended APCSS in 2006, reconnected with fellow alums and spoke about the APCSS goals of “Educating, Connecting and Empowering.” APCSS, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives ... Read More»

Enabling Private Sector Clean Energy Investment in Southeast and South Asia

On March 27, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies addressed a regional meeting in Bangkok on enabling private sector clean energy investment in Southeast and South Asia. This networking event brought together corporations, investors, project developers and governments interested in this emerging market. Participants included top executives from more than 30 companies that are committed to scaling ... Read More»

“Crossing the Dateline” Exhibition

A new exhibit, “Crossing the Dateline” opened at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) on Thursday, March 23. The exhibit features nine contemporary artists who met while studying at the University of California Davis. The lead American artist is Carol Hopper, a sculptor whose work has been featured in the Guggenheim Museum and the ... Read More»

UNODC Regional Conference on Improving Cross-Border Criminal Justice Cooperation

Ambassador Glyn Davies emphasized the importance of strengthening legal cooperation among ASEAN countries at the UNODC Regional Conference on Improving Cross-Border Criminal Justice Cooperation on March 22. Ambassador Davies praised the work of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol and her efforts to advance the cause of enhanced regional cooperation in the criminal justice sector ... Read More»

Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Thailand

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and the U.S. Embassy team traveled to Singburi Province on March 20 to participate in the Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Thailand. During the event, the Ambassador administered the oath of service to 65 new volunteers who will be working in education and with youth, and along with several volunteers, gave ... Read More»

The Chick Corea Elektric Band LIVE IN BANGKOK

In collaboration with Bangkok Christian College, the U.S. Embassy presented “The Chick Corea Elektric Band LIVE IN BANGKOK” at K-Bank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre on Saturday, March 11. Ambassador and Mrs. Davies also attended the sold-out concert highlighting Chick’s ongoing 75th Birthday celebration. This program is one of the major cultural programs by the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Allison Miller Quartet Concert at Rangsit University

In partnership with Rangsit University’s Conservatory of Music and Jazz Education Abroad, the U.S. Embassy supported Allison Miller Quartet and a number of American jazz musicians at the 2017 Thailand Jazz Workshop held at Rangsit University during March 5-11, 2017. Allison Miller Quartet performed a free concert at the auditorium of Conservatory of Music, Rangsit ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Promoting Peace and Dialogue with Technology: TechCamp Thailand 2017

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 Description The U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section in Bangkok is soliciting proposals for a grant from eligible organizations to develop and host the “Promoting Peace and Dialogue with Technology” Technology Camp (TechCamp) in May 2017. Specific goals, objectives, and technical requirements for application packages are detailed below. IIP anticipates awarding up ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017

On February 24 Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Peter Haymond and General Surapong Suwana-adth, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, presided over the Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017, the largest multilateral exercise in the Asian region. DCM Haymond was joined by Lieutenant General David Berger, Commander of United States Marine Forces Pacific, and Heads of ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Khon Kaen

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM Venue: Pullman Hotel Address: 9-9 Prachasumran Road, Nai Muang, Muang 40000 KHON KAEN Hotel phone: Telephone: (+66)43/322155 Fax: (+66)43/322150 Email: pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com Website:  http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-1877-pullman-khon-kaen-raja-orchid/index.shtml Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served ... Read More»

The Cobra Gold 2017 Humanitarian Civic Action Dedication Ceremony

On February 23, Ambassador Glyn Davies joined Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of the Joint Staff General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan in presiding over the Cobra Gold 2017 Humanitarian Civic Action (HCA) Site One dedication ceremony at Ban Non Lueam School in Nakhon Ratchasima. Cobra Gold 2017 includes a total of six HCA projects to construct multi-purpose ... Read More»

The Third Session of “Young Women Lead!”

U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies welcomed young women leaders to the third session of Young Women Lead! (YWL!) on February 22. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok in partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) is hosting the series of six programs focusing on Young Women’s Leadership. In an interactive session on “Women and Leadership: Success Stories ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies delivered remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce-hosted special fundraiser celebrating Black History Month

Ambassador Davies delivered remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce-hosted special fundraiser celebrating Black History Month on Tuesday, February 21, proceeds from which will benefit AMCHAM Thailand’s Adopt-A-School Program. Each year, throughout the month of February, the United States celebrates the achievements of African Americans and recognizes their significant contributions to our nation’s history and ... Read More»

(Updated) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues in the Seas of Southeast Asia

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017 Project Description U.S. Embassy Bangkok announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting proposals to organize a conference that examines current marine environmental issues in the seas of Southeast Asia that are of interest to the United States, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and its partners. Proposals should ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – NOON at the: Venue: Amari Garden Pattaya Address: 240 Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, 20150 Hotel phone: Tel. +66 (0) 3841 8418 Fax. +66 (0) 3842 8165 http://www.amari.com/garden-pattaya/ Services will be provided on ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies Visited Nakhon Si Thammarat

On February 16, Ambassador Glyn Davies visited Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern Thailand where he helped distribute hygiene kits to families affected by the recent flooding. This U.S. government assistance in solidarity with the Thai people, through the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, is part of a grant to Save the Children ... Read More»

United States Extends Disaster Risk Reduction Support to Thailand

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand,  February 16, 2017 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies announced an additional $500,000 to continue disaster risk reduction activities to help schools and communities in Thailand be better prepared for flooding and other disasters. This assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable implementing partner ... Read More»

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command visited Thailand

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Arrived on Monday 13 February to attend the opening ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017. His first stop was to the Grand Palace to pay his condolences to the Royal family and people of Thailand on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. On 14 February, he ... Read More»

Cobra Gold 2017 Opening Ceremony

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies; Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.; and Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces General Surapong Suwana-adth presided over the February 14 opening ceremony for Cobra Gold 2017, the largest multilateral exercise in Asia co-hosted by Thailand and the United States. This, the 36th version of Cobra Gold, brings ... Read More»

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke at the fifth annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok on February 14. The IPCEN is an important initiative for the U.S. Department of Justice and other US Government agencies and brings key law enforcement and industry officials from ASEAN and north Asian ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond on Channel 3 Family’s Jaew

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined well-known Thai Chef Ian Kittichai on Channel 3 Family’s Jaew program to introduce creative dishes made from U.S. potatoes. Chef Ian recently won the “Spud Nation Throw down” cooking contest at Potato Expo 2017 held in San Francisco. The Chef featured his wining dish – U.S. beef massaman ... Read More»

The Empowering Ideas Forum

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke to more than one hundred participants at The Empowering Ideas Forum in Bangkok on February 8, 2017. The U.S. State Department-funded program brought think-tank managers and researchers from nineteen countries to Thailand to discuss the region’s talent as an engine for peace and development and to discuss important ... Read More»

The 2nd Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime

Ambassador Glyn Davies gave opening remarks on February 7, 2017 at the 2nd Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime. The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Thai Courts of Justice, organized and sponsored the cybercrime workshop. Judges from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fairs 2017

On February 4, Ambassador Davies welcomed representatives from U.S. colleges and universities to Bangkok for our annual EducationUSA fair at the Renaissance Hotel. Over 30 U.S. colleges and universities provided information on admissions and scholarships to more than 600 students and family members. The U.S. Embassy also provided information on its EducationUSA services, tips for ... Read More»

Bangkok Farmers’ Market

Ambassador Glyn Davies welcomed members of the U.S. Embassy community and vendors at Bangkok Farmers’ Market event on February 2, 2017. The Ambassador noted that this market has become one of the Embassy’s most popular activities. “I wish the organizers of the Bangkok Farmer’s Market continued success in reaching out to more and more communities ... Read More»

Black History Month

Ambassador Glyn Davies spoke at a Black History Month event at U.S. Embassy Bangkok on February 2, 2017. The event was organized by the Embassy’s Black History Month committee and kicks off a series of events during the month of February that will celebrate the achievements of African Americans and the central role they have ... Read More»

Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 to Begin February 14, 2017

Thailand and the United States will co-host the annual, multilateral Exercise Cobra Gold in various areas throughout the Kingdom of Thailand February 14-24, 2017. Exercise Cobra Gold, the largest multilateral exercise in Asia, has taken place annually for more than 30 years. Cobra Gold 2017, the 36th version of the military exercise, will bring together ... Read More»

Launch of Greyhound Café’s New American Menu

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined Greyhound Café Managing Director Pornsiri Rojmeta and a group of media and food bloggers for a special luncheon to celebrate the launch of Greyhound Café’s new American menu. Under the theme, “A Taste from the Heart,” Greyhound Café’s Executive Chef Harit Vejakul created 12 new unique ... Read More»

A Celebration of U.S. Education in the American Hub

On January 19, Ambassador Glyn Davies attended a celebration of U.S. education in the Embassy’s brand-new American Hub on the 9th Floor of the GPF Wireless Building in Bangkok. He recognized the winners of the “Discovering Thailand’s Astronaut” Scholarship Competition (Khun Teeramet Kunpittaya and Khun Chayanis Opassereepadung), the 2016 National Spelling Bee winners (Khun Chaichan ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies at Assumption University, Suvarnabhumi Campus

On Tuesday, January 17, Ambassador Glyn Davies traveled to Assumption University, Suvarnabhumi Campus, to speak with students and faculty about the legacy of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the past, present, and future of U.S.-Thai relations. Ambassador Davies remarked that the U.S.-Thai relationship continues to deepen through various economic, health, education, and security-related initiatives. Read More»

Ambassador Davies Visited Phuket

On January 13, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited Phuket Province, the largest island in Thailand located on the Andaman Sea coast. The Ambassador and Mrs. Davies began with a tour of Phuket Airport’s new international terminal, where they learned about the tourism industry in Phuket and security measures the airport is taking to protect more ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies on 3.5 Million Baht Donation to Assist Flood Victims in Thailand

On behalf of the American people, I offer my sincere condolences and sympathy to the people of Thailand for the loss of life and damage caused by the flooding in southern Thailand.  Unseasonably heavy rains over the past weeks have led to severe flooding in more than 12 provinces in the southern areas of Thailand.  ... Read More»

Announcement for 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators (Teachers)

The U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, would like to invite interested secondary school educators (teachers) to apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators which will take place in early June through July, 2017. Your application (Download form) must be submitted by January 16th, 2017 to the following address: Media and Cultural Section (Application for SUSI for ... Read More»

Announcement for 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars

The U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, would like to invite interested scholars to apply for six Summer 2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals.  The program will be held in the following six themes in U.S. Studies: American Politics and Political Thought  Contemporary American Literature ... Read More»

2017 Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists

The East-West Center is delighted to announce the 2017 Jefferson Fellowships for journalists The 2017 program will provide journalists an opportunity to explore the policies and approach of the new US Presidential Administration from the perspective of three key countries in Asia Pacific. www.EastWestCenter.org/jefferson Program Theme: Trade, Security and Strategic Relationships in Asia Pacific and the ... Read More»

Ground Breaking Ceremony U.S.-Assisted Construction of Thai Police Training Center

Ambassador Glyn Davies participated in a ground breaking ceremony on December 21, 2016 to mark the commencement of construction of a new Indoor Tactical Training Facility at the Royal Thai Police Tactical Training Center in Nong Sarai, Thailand. The U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force West is underwriting the full cost of this 2-phase, ... Read More»

Mekong River Project 2016

On December 18th-22nd, 42 youth leaders from Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand get together in Chiang Rai, Thailand to participate in the Mekong River Project 2016. This program aims at empowering the youth from vulnerable communities around the Golden Triangle as “Mekong River Ambassadors” through creation of an eco-tourist circuit in the region; at the same ... Read More»

The First Session of “Young Women Lead!”

December 14th, at The Mezzanine-Dean & Deluca, The International Republican Institute (IRI), in partnership with U.S. Embassy Bangkok launched the first of six sessions of “Young Women Lead!” (YWL!). YWL! is a program created to bring together promising Thai young women to participate in interactive workshops that explore the themes of women’s civic engagement and ... Read More»

Women’s Leadership Forum

The Regional English Language Office in Bangkok hosts a successful Forum on Women’s Leadership in Hanoi. The event is a professional development for Professional Communications for Leaders (PCSL) project alumni and regional leaders; the participants include regional leaders from sectors including education, entrepreneurship, STEM, and health and human services from the five LMI countries (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and ... Read More»

Friend of the Museum Award

The Embassy is honored to have received the “Friend of the Museum Award” from the National Science Museum on the occasion of International Science Center and Science Museum Day on November 10. Science museums serve to increase public understanding of and engagement on science and technology and inspire the next generation of creative and innovative ... Read More»

Tour of Wat Chai with YSEALI and World Monuments Fund

Ambassador Glyn Davies and Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond were treated to an evening stroll around Wat Chai Wattanaram, along with members of our Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), on Wednesday, December 7. Under the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the World Monuments Fund and the Royal Thai Government are conserving Wat ... Read More»

Peace Corps in Thailand

Every year we celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5, a day that marks a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote the work they do in communities throughout the world. For 54 years, Peace Corps volunteers have been working in communities throughout Thailand, strengthening ... Read More»

Mourning Ceremony Marking the 50th Day of the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond, along with approximately 130 members of the U.S. Embassy community participated in a mourning ceremony marking the 50th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara Rajavaravihara, a Royal Monastery and a major Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district. ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Phuket

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Phuket on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM – NOON at the: The Millennium Resort Patong Phuket 199, Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Road Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83150 Phone: +66 7 660 1999 E-mail:   enquiry@millenniumpatong.com Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. BANK ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Udon Thani

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Udon Thani on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM – NOON at the: Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani Address: 277/1 Prajaksillapakhom Road, Amphur Muang, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand Phone: +66 (0) 4234 3555 Fax: +66 (0) 4234 3550 E-mail: cud@chr.co.th Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the: Amari Garden Pattaya 240 Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, 20150 Tel. +66 (0) 3841 8418 Fax. +66 (0) 3842 8165 http://www.amari.com/garden-pattaya/ Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served ... Read More»

U.S. Presidential History: October

October 5 1947 President Harry Truman made the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House. October 9 1888 The Washington Monument, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the U.S. capital, officially opened to the public. October 11 1975 William Jefferson Clinton, known as Bill Clinton married Hillary Rodham in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bill ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Krabi

On October 3, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited the beautiful coastal province of Krabi, located in the south of Thailand. Krabi is known for its more than 150 islands and as one of Thailand’s largest producer of palm oil. It is also well known as a province where nearly half the population is Muslim, and ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies at Warden Conference 2016

Ambassador Glyn Davies joined the U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services team and nearly 40 of our volunteer consular wardens for the Warden Conference in Bangkok on September 30, 2016. The Volunteer Consular Wardens of U.S. Embassy Thailand are on the front lines every day helping meet the routine and urgent needs of Americans in the ... Read More»

U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences College Fair 2016

On September 29, EducationUSA Thailand hosted our first U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences College Fair at AUA Language Center for prospective undergraduate students. U.S. college representatives provided information about scholarships and unique academic options to attendees. We also organized information sessions about U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences colleges and STEM education to group of high ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies joined Run for Dek Thai

Ambassador Glyn Davies and several members of the U.S. Embassy community joined nearly 2000 people at the inaugural Run for Dek Thai hosted by the American Women’s Club at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The event raised money for the AWC Scholarship program, a 21-year old program that has supported over 7000 ... Read More»

10th Anniversary of YES Program

The U.S. Embassy celebrated 10 years of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program on Thursday, Sept. 22 with a reception hosted by Ambassador Glyn Davies. This popular exchange program sends over 900 high-school students from around the world annually to spend a year in the U.S., studying in American high schools. YES alumni ... Read More»

World Car-Free Day 2016

On September 22, 2016 Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond celebrated “World Car-Free Day” by walking to work with Embassy Bangkok personnel from the Management Office and Public Affairs Office. The Car-Free Day initiative encouraged all Embassy personnel to help reduce our impact on the environment by walking, bicycling, ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies and DCM Haymond at ILEA

Ambassador Glyn Davies gave opening remarks at the International Law Enforcement Academy’s (ILEA) 2nd Annual Alumni event September 21. More than 150 Thai officials representing Thai law enforcement agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were joined by U.S. Embassy officials at the event. “This joint effort between Thailand and the United States is a ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Trat

On September 19, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies and an Embassy team visited Trat Province, an eastern province located on the border with Cambodia and known for its unique history and natural beauty. The Ambassador and Mrs. Davies began with a tour of a marine conservation project in Trat Bay, during which he met with researchers ... Read More»

DCM Haymond joined BMA Car Free Day

On September 18, 2016 Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond, Mrs. Dusadee Haymond, and Management Officer Eric Hansen joined the Bangkok Car-Free Day bicycle ride around Rattanakosin Island. The group from U.S. Embassy joined several other members of the Bangkok Eco Capitals Forum including the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of Germany, the Delegation ... Read More»

Embassy Volunteers joined Coastal Cleanup in Rayong

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, 28 volunteers from U.S. Embassy Bangkok joined a group of 500 participants to help clean up the 3.5 Kilometer-long Namrin Beach in Rayong Province, Thailand. Major groups and sponsors of the International Coastal Cleanup Day included Dow Chemical Thailand Limited, the Rayong Province Municipal Office, and several schools and local ... Read More»

U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences College Fair

EducationUSA Thailand, part of U.S. Embassy Bangkok, will host its first “U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences College Fair” for prospective undergraduate students interested in studying in the U.S. on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 17:00–19:30 hrs. at the AUA Language Center, Chamchuri Sqaure (MRT Sam Yan Station). Here you’ll be able to learn more about scholarship and internship ... Read More»

Announcement for 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking

The U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, would like to invite interested scholars to apply for the 2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on U.S. National Security Policymaking. Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place from January 5-February 17, 2017 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. Your application  (PDF 83KB) must be submitted ... Read More»

Excellence in Training Award

A Historic Event: U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond accepts the “Excellence in Training Award” from Deputy Prime Minister Vishanu Krau-Ngam on behalf of the International Law Enforcement Academy – Bangkok (ILEA) on Friday, Sept 16. The Office of Public Sector Development Commission (OPSDC) grants awards annually to outstanding government organizations from more ... Read More»

POW/MIA Recognition Day 2016

Ambassador Davies spoke at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day event at the U.S. Embassy September 16. “We pause today to reflect on the heroism of the thousands of Americans and their allies who endured the hardship of enemy confinement,” said Ambassador Davies. “We also reflect on the tens of thousands whose fate remains unknown and ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Samutprakarn

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies recently visited two U.S. manufacturing facilities in Samutprakarn, Vega Balls Manufacturer, a key supplier to Spalding and other well-known U.S. brands of inflatable balls, and Mattel Bangkok Limited, a manufacturer and exporter of popular die casts for many toys sold in the U.S. Ambassador and Mrs. Davies also participated in Spalding/Vega ... Read More»

My Musical America | Broadway Hopping in New York City

This month we’re talking with Bangkok University graduate student and Broadway musical superfan Phongsiya Pradityont. In July 2014, she and a friend spent a week in New York City seeing seven Broadway shows in a row. She chronicled her American theater experience on Instagram under the hashtag #7DaysonBway. So what made you decide to go ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond at 3Family

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond appeared on a live broadcast of Jaew, 3Family (Ch. 13) and to discuss the extraordinary success of the American Burger Festival. He introduced the Burger Competition winners and highlighted several U.S. food and agricultural products imported to Thailand. Did you know that the United States and Thailand have a ... Read More»

U.S. Presidential History: September

September 3 1919 President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a tour across the United States to promote American membership in the League of Nations. September 4 1951 President Harry S. Truman made first transcontinental television broadcast. The speech focused on Truman’s acceptance of a treaty that officially ended America’s post-World War II occupation of Japan. September 5 1975 ... Read More»

Commemoration of Seri Thai Movement

Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond spoke September 1 at a commemoration event hosted by the National Institute of Development Administration honoring the remarkable history of the Seri Thai movement. “The Seri Thai story is one of incredible heroism, and it is a powerful reminder of the strong bonds of friendship, as well as the deep-seated interest ... Read More»

Access Microscholarship Students from Ubon visited U.S. Embassy

Seventy Access Microscholarship students from Ubon Ratchathani visited the U.S. Embassy August 29 and put their new English communication skills to good use. They participated in language activities with our English Language Fellows and were inspired by alumni from YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative) who spoke about their exchange experiences in the U.S. The ... Read More»

American Food, Fun and Family Fair: Episode 2

On August 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond launched the American Burger Festival Episode 2 at the American Food, Fun, and Family Fair at Central World. The event kicked off with The “Great American Burger Competition 2016” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture attracted thousands of hungry people at CentralWorld eager to sample burgers, snacks, ... Read More»

2016 National Science and Technology Fair

On August 19, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond joined the opening ceremony for the 2016 National Science and Technology Fair, which takes place from August 18 to 28 at the IMPACT Exhibition Center. The Science Fair is an annual event organized by the National Science Museum that draws more than a million visitors, including schoolchildren from ... Read More»

Opening of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s First Liaison Office in Thailand

The U.S. Embassy celebrated the opening of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s first liaison office in Thailand at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang on Friday, August 19. The Center will accept applications from Thai students to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, and two students will receive full scholarships from the U.S. Embassy. ... Read More»

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Department of Environment representatives provided U.S. Embassy with color-coded recycling bins

On August 19, 2016 Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Pathumwan District and Department of Environment representatives provided the U.S. Embassy with color-coded recycling bins as part of the Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum’s “Environment Performance and Sustainability Pledge.” The Pledge, signed earlier in June, promotes cooperation between the BMA and 17 embassies and international organization in Bangkok. The ... Read More»

Launch of Discovery of Thailand’s Astronaut Program

On August 18, Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) Peter Haymond traveled to CentralWorld to speak at the opening of the “Discovery of Thailand’s Astronaut” Program, announcing the U.S. Embassy’s sponsorship of two scholarships for Thai students (ages 14-18) to attend U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama for 10 days. CDA Haymond was joined by the U.S. Space ... Read More»

FAS Administrator Karsting in Thailand

On August 10, 2016, U.S. Embassy Bangkok welcomed Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator Phil Karsting to Thailand. FAS Administrator Karsting met with Thammachart Seafood team who is the leading importer of U.S. seafood such as U.S. king salmon, Alaska king crab, cod fish, lobster, oysters, and more. A highlight of FAS Administrator Karsting’s visit was ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Phang Nga

On August 8, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited Phang Nga province. The Ambassador used the opportunity to highlight Secretary Kerry’s #OurOcean movement, visiting Ao Phang Nga marine park. The Ambassador toured the park with an expert from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. During a courtesy call with the governor, the Ambassador reiterated ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond visited the International law Enforcement Academy

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Peter Haymond visited the International law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok on August 8 to express his appreciation to the Royal Thai Police for their support and hard work. DCM Haymond also congratulated ILEA Staff for receiving a Royal Thai Government Public Service Award for Excellence in Training. General Panuwit ... Read More»

Farewell Reception for EducationUSA Advisees

On August 4, 2016, Ambassador Davies hosted a farewell reception at his residence for EducationUSA advisees who have been accepted to study at U.S. universities. The reception also brought together Thai alumni of U.S. universities, Fulbright scholars, scholars from the Office of the Civil Service Commission, university professors, and school counselors. The famous all-male a cappella ... Read More»

My Digital America | Exploring World’s Tech Capital

Welcome to the first installment of our “My … America” web special. For our inaugural post, we’re talking with Khun Worawisut Pinyoyang of Shift Ventures who, last year, spent approximately 5 months in the U.S. touring the country’s tech capital Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California, which is home to world’s tech giants such as Apple, Google, ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Khon Kaen

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM – NOON at the: PULLMAN KHON KAEN RAJA ORCHID  9/9 PRACHASUMRAN ROAD, NAI MUANG, MUANG, KHON KAEN 40000 THAILAND Phone: 04-332-2155 Email: Pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com Website: www.pullmanhotels.comwww.accorhotels.com Services will be provided on ... Read More»

Chef Richard Blais in Bangkok

U.S. Embassy Bangkok welcomed our latest culinary envoy  Richard Blais to Thailand. Chef Blais is known worldwide as the winner of Top Chef All Stars and a celebrity judge on many cooking reality shows. He kicked off his trip to Bangkok with a special luncheon service for Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn during her visit to ... Read More»

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn visited U.S. Embassy Bangkok

U.S. Embassy Bangkok welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn and a group of military cadets from the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA) to a special presentation on the U.S. Presidential election process by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Robert Sterken. Following the lecture, Her Royal Highness and the CRMA group joined Ambassador Davies at his residence for ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the: Amari Garden Pattaya 240 Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, 20150 Tel. +66 (0) 3841 8418 Fax. +66 (0) 3842 8165 http://www.amari.com/garden-pattaya/ Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served ... Read More»

Closing Event of Jr. NBA Youth Basketball Development Program

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond attended the closing event of this year’s Jr. NBA youth basketball development program on July 17 at Future Park Rangsit Mall. The ten boys and five girls selected to be Thailand’s Jr. NBA All-Stars will get a unique training experience with other All-Stars from across Southeast Asia later this ... Read More»

Uncle Sam Community Development Camp Heads South

During their school break from July 13-15, 40 Muslim students from the American Corner Pattani and Yala joined together in Satun Province at the “Uncle Sam Community Development Camp” to build their awareness of volunteerism, boost their knowledge about the United States, and practice their English with native speakers. Led by four Peace Corps volunteers, ... Read More»

NBA Cares Basketball Clinic at Wat Chaimongkol School

Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets and Jr. NBA Head Coach Chris Summer conducted an NBA Cares Basketball Clinic for Wat Chaimongkol School students on July 13, 2016 to promote an active lifestyle among children; and teach them leadership, cooperation, and communication skills that help young people to succeed in all areas of their lives. ... Read More»

YSEALI Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar Reception

On July 12, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies hosted a reception at his residence in honor of 40 youth leaders who are now attending the YSEALI Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES). During the seminar, the participants explored issues of shared values and discovered ways to inspire positive community action, volunteerism, and grassroots mobilization in local ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Welcomed Montana High School Students and Teachers

On July 8, the U.S. Embassy welcomed a group of 22 Montana high school students and teachers visiting here on a U.S Department of State program, the American Youth Leadership Program, to better understand Thailand. They were introduced to the U.S. Embassy, the U.S.-Thailand bilateral relationship, and our English Access Microscholarship Program (Access Program). The ... Read More»

Welcome to our new Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Mr. Peter Haymond to the U.S. Mission Thailand

Welcome to our new Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Mr. Peter Haymond to the U.S. Mission Thailand. DCM Haymond has extensive experience in Asia, having previously served in China, Laos, South Korea, and also Thailand from 1994-1996. He also speaks Thai fluently, so please join us to say yin-dee-ton-rup to DCM Haymond. Read more about ... Read More»

U.S. Presidential History: July

July 2 1964 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson carried out John F. Kennedy’s campaign for civil rights reform and signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. July 4 1776 U.S. declared independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims ... Read More»

U.S. Independence Day Reception 2016

On June 30, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Embassy colleagues welcomed Thai and international friends to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. Celebrating the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service through “America from Sea to Shining Sea,” the Ambassador highlighted the significance of the U.S. national parks system ... Read More»

Statement on 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

Human trafficking is a heinous crime that knows no borders, and creates tens of millions of victims worldwide, including men, women, and children. “Human trafficking,” “trafficking in persons,” and “modern slavery” have been used interchangeably to describe the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or commercial sex through the use of force, ... Read More»

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies visited the National Defense College (NDC)

On June 30, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies visited the National Defense College (NDC), Thailand’s highest educational institution in the field of strategy and security studies. Ambassador Davies was welcomed by NDC Superintendent Lieutenant General Chaianan Jantakananuruk and addressed 200 students and faculty on United States policy in Asia. Stressing that the U.S. rebalance towards Asia ... Read More»

LGBTI Pride Reception 2016

On June 21, Ambassador Glyn Davies hosted U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s annual #LGBTI Pride reception at his residence. With almost 700 guests, the event brought together LGBTI activists, foreign dignitaries, representatives from the Thai government and civil society, celebrities, and Bangkok’s LGBTI community, all of whom came to show support for equality, diversity, and acceptance of ... Read More»

“Kids Making Sense” Workshop in Bangkok

On June 21-22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency partnered with Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration and Thailand’s National Science Museum to organize an air-pollution-monitoring workshop for Thai students. The “Kids Making Sense” workshop was led by both American and Taiwanese high-schoolers who instructed the Thai students how to use handheld sensors, interpret and share data via ... Read More»

Grant and Research Opportunities: Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Nexus Futures Program

Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Nexus Futures Program Application Deadline: 5 P.M. EDT on August 1, 2016. The goal of the LMI Nexus Futures Program is to advance sustainable economic development, strengthen regional integration, and build resiliency to the impacts of climate change in the Lower Mekong countries by strengthening regional discussions (preferably within country-recognized/supported processes) ... Read More»

Grant and Research Opportunities: Young Women Lead!

Throughout the year, the U.S. Embassy offers various open grant opportunities that aim to provide local organizations with funds in support of projects that help advance key strategic objectives in Thailand and the region.  Below please find information and applications for current Embassy-offered grant opportunities, as well as information on other grant and research initiatives ... Read More»

Iftar Dinner 2016

On June 16, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies hosted an Iftar dinner to honor the Thai Muslim community and friends of all faiths. Iftars are an important part of religious observances during the holy month of Ramadan. The guests included religious leaders, academics, civil society members, students, and foreign diplomats. Read More»

The Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Community of Practice Conference 2016

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Larry M. Dinger welcomed 30 English professors from Burma, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam to Bangkok June 15 for a regional Community of Practice event, underscoring the U.S. government commitment to improving education and strengthening cooperation among countries in the Lower Mekong region. These teachers were selected for ... Read More»

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies Expresses Appreciation for Messages of Condolences

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Bangkok, U.S. citizens resident in Thailand, and of the American Government and people, I extend heartfelt gratitude to Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit for their kind message of condolence and support regarding the recent senseless attack in Orlando, Florida. I also wish to sincerely ... Read More»

Anti-Human Trafficking Workshop 2016

Thailand YSEALI-Combating Against Human Trafficking Group, Project Liber8 youth group from Malaysia, and World Vision Foundation of Thailand co-organize Anti-Human Trafficking Workshop 2016 for 34 youth leaders from Thailand and Malaysia at Al Meroz Hotel in Bangkok on June 7-10, 2016. The project aims to equip participants with the knowledge to disseminate information about human ... Read More»

Eco-Capitals Forum Signing Ceremony

On June 6, Ambassador Davies joined Bangkok Governor M. R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, and representatives from 13 foreign embassies, the European Union, and the United Nations Environment Programme for a signing ceremony of the “Environment Performance and Sustainability Pledge” in Lumpini Park. This ceremony establishes the Bangkok Chapter of the Eco-Capitals Forum, a partnership between the ... Read More»

Jr. NBA 2016 Kicked Off on June 4

Jr. NBA, an international youth development program that promotes basketball participation and an active lifestyle among children, is returning to Thailand for the third consecutive year. Presented by Foremost, this year’s free event launched its opening ceremonies on June 4th and will run through July. Participants, both boys and girls between the ages of 5 ... Read More»

U.S. Presidential History: June

June 2 1865 Today marks the end of the American Civil War. Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith signed the surrender terms, ending the four years of war. June 3 1800 Second President of the United States John Adams becomes the first president to live in Washington, DC. The city was created to replace Philadelphia as ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Suphanburi

On June 1, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies and an Embassy team visited Suphanburi, a beautiful province located in the central plain region of Thailand known for its rich history and culture. The Ambassador met with Governor Supeepat Jongpanich to discuss a wide range of topics from education, tourism, and agriculture. He also visited Wat Pa ... Read More»

Conventions: Thousands of delegates. Even more balloons.

From ShareAmerica U.S. political conventions are colorful spectacles. Start with several thousand delegates. Add 15,000 or more print, Internet, radio and television journalists. Don’t forget the speeches. A little-known Illinois legislator named Barack Obama first drew national attention through his 2004 Democratic National Convention address. And balloons. Lots of balloons. Republicans dropped 120,000 of them from ... Read More»

U.S. Presidential History: May

May 1 1931 President Herbert Hoover officially opens the Empire State Building in New York City. At the time of its dedication, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building at 102 stories. May 3 1940 President Franklin D Roosevelt speaks to over 4,000 Democratic women in Washington, DC. President FDR was known for ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Kerry on Vesak Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Vesak Day. We wish you a joyous commemoration of the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. In honor of Vesak Day, we recognize the contributions to thought, culture, and belief that Buddhism, ... Read More»

Statement by the President on the Celebration of Vesak

Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Buddhists in the United States and around the world in their celebration of Vesak, a day honoring the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha. During this season, we reflect on Buddha’s universal teachings of peace, service, and recognition of common humanity — shared values that also bind ... Read More»

What is Super Tuesday?

(From ShareAmerica ) Many American sports fans look forward to Super Bowl Sunday. But Americans who follow politics wait for “Super Tuesday.” What is Super Tuesday, and why is it important? The major U.S. political parties — Democratic and Republican — select their presidential and vice presidential candidates at a party convention to which each state ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies welcomed Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Alumni

U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies welcomed and engaged with 40 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumni at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok on May 19. This is yet the biggest reunion of Thai YSEALI alumni in Thailand and it kicks-off a two-day Thailand YSEALI Alumni Summit. The overall goal of the Summit is to discuss and plan ways to ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visits Phrae

Ambassador Davies and Mission Thailand staff traveled to Phrae province on May 18 to learn about vocational opportunities in Phrae, visit the Seri Thai Museum to learn about U.S.-Thai relations during World War II, and to celebrate the role of U.S. Missionaries in northern Thailand at a 120 year old American missionary house. The Ambassador ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Udon Thani

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Udon Thani on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:00 AM – NOON at the: Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani Address: 277/1 Prajaksillapakhom Road, Amphur Muang, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand Phone: +66 (0) 4234 3555 Fax: +66 (0) 4234 3550 E-mail: cud@chr.co.th Services will be provided on ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visited Seagate Technology

On May 11, Ambassador Davies and an embassy team visited Seagate Technology, located in Samutprakran, to support the U.S.-Thai business relationship. As a leader of hard-disk drives and storage solutions, Seagate Technology – Thailand employs over 16,000 Thais. During his tour of the facility, the Ambassador had a chance to learn more about Seagate’s operations ... Read More»

Ambassador Davies visits U.S. Law Firm Tilleke & Gibbins

On May 9, Ambassador Glyn Davies visited U.S. law firm Tilleke & Gibbins where they toured the firm’s Museum of Counterfeit Goods. Located in Bangkok, the museum houses a collection pirated goods, including clothing, cosmetics, food products, drugs, copyrighted works, electrical devices, and miscellaneous products. The tour concluded with a viewing of Tilleke & Gibbins’ ... Read More»

The Graduation Ceremony for the Trilateral (U.S.-Thailand-Laos) Humanitarian Mine Action Training.

On May 06, Ambassador Glyn Davies attended the graduation ceremony for the trilateral (U.S.-Thailand-Laos) Humanitarian Mine Action training in Sattahip, Thailand. This training focused on building capacity for instructors to train Thai and Laos demining personnel to safely dispose of dangerous mines in affected areas. The multilateral event was also attended by observers from the ... Read More»

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the: Amari Garden Pattaya 240 Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, 20150 Tel. +66 (0) 3841 8418 Fax. +66 (0) 3842 8165 http://www.amari.com/garden-pattaya/ Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served ... Read More»

Imagine Cup Thailand 2016

Congratulations to this year’s winners of Thailand’s Imagine Cup with Microsoft and U.S. Embassy Bangkok. Team RISCM from Mahidol University took first place in the Category of World Citizenship with the theme of English for All. The team designed an application to help English language learners improve their communication skills through debate. The application matches ... Read More»

Southeast Asia Judicial Cybercrime Workshop

Ambassador Davies gave closing remarks at the first-ever Southeast Asia Cybercrime Judicial Workshop April 29. Speaking to an enthusiastic and engaged audience of 100 judges from 8 ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) as well as Bhutan, he spoke about the costs that cybercrime imposes on governments, businesses, and individuals, ... Read More»

2016 Annual Free Thai Movement Luncheon

Ambassador Davies hosted the Annual Free Thai Movement Luncheon on April 23 to honor and show appreciation to those who served in the Free Thai Movement, and to continue the strong relationship between Thailand and the U.S. The Free Thai Movement was established during WWII, during which time Thai students in the United States were ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bangkok Celebrates Earth Day

On April 22, Ambassador Davies, along with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 701 and the Embassy’s “Green Team”, planted two native Rosewood, two Cassia, and two Jasmine trees on the Embassy’s main chancery compound in celebration of its “16 trees for 2016” planting project. To complete the task, the Embassy will plant an additional ... Read More»

Summary of the U.S. Presidential Election Process

The Candidates About a year before the elections candidates from the two main political parties the Democrats and the Republicans begin their campaign trails. They set up their team and start “going on tour” around the country to rally for support and to fundraise for their campaigns. The Debates At the start of the campaigns ... Read More»

Visit to Thailand of U.S. Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall visited the Kingdom of Thailand March 25-28 to engage senior government officials and representatives of civil society on issues of importance to the 183 year-old U.S.-Thailand partnership and the region. She reiterated the U.S. commitment to partnering with the Royal Thai Government and the ... Read More»

U.S. and Thailand Hold First High-Level Scientific Dialogue

Bangkok, Thailand – On March 7-8, 2016, the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) hosted the first Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) under the Agreement Related to Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, signed in 2013. The JCM, co-chaired by ...