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.
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Chiang Rai

On March 30, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, Mrs. Davies, and Consul General Jennifer Harhigh took the #GreatandGoodFriends show on the road to Chiang Rai! They were impressed by the great questions of Mae Fah Luang University students about 200 years of U.S.-Thai relations! They visited 115-year-old Overbrook Hospital, funded by the people of Overbrook Church ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Kamphaengphet and Phitsanulok

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies recently visited Kamphaengphet and Phitsanulok to visit U.S. company Monsanto, observe cutting-edge bilateral infectious disease research, discuss with local officials, talk to Naresuan University students about 200 years of U.S.-Thai relations, and visit Kamphaengphet Historical Park with a local Peace Corps Volunteer.
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Chief of Mission Residence: A Brief History

To appreciate the United States Ambassador’s home in Bangkok, with its graceful architecture and lush grounds, one needs to understand the people and events that transformed a rice field distant from the old city to the welcoming home of today. —Written by Paul C. Jorgensen, J.D. The Undeveloped East of Bangkok By the late 1800s, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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).
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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National Women’s History Month

Members of the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai gather on March 15 to commemorate National Women’s History Month. The U.S. Mission is proud of our talented female professionals and celebrates their significant contributions to our Mission. Throughout our history, women have made enormous contributions in the service of our country, and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador’s Statement on Ascension

I warmly congratulate His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on the occasion of the King’s ascension to the throne. I extend my best wishes to His Majesty for an auspicious and prosperous reign. The United States deeply values our longstanding alliance with the Kingdom of Thailand. We look ...
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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. ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the United States of America and all Americans in Thailand, I offer heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Majesty the King to Her Majesty the Queen, all members of the Royal Family, and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand.     His Majesty lived a long and glorious life. Americans ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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’ ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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