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International Day of Democracy

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC We pause today to reflect on and celebrate democracy and the free and open debate it entails. We celebrate democracy not because it is easy or perfect, for it is obviously neither of those things. We celebrate democracy because it is rooted in the will of the people, ... Read More»

The United States Commends Thailand for Ivory Destruction

The United States applauds the important action by the Royal Thai Government, working with local non-governmental organizations and international partners, in the destruction of confiscated stockpiles of 2.1 tons of ivory on August 26, 2015. The Thai government has joined the United States and other nations in destroying ivory and trafficked wildlife items to send ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:Explosion at the Sathorn Pier beneath the Taksin Bridge

This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Thailand that local law enforcement and media sources are reporting a suspicious explosion at the Sathorn Pier beneath the Taksin bridge along the Chao Phraya River this afternoon, Aug 18. There are no reports of damage or injuries. Please stay clear of the affected area, including the ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion at Erawan Shrine in Central Bangkok

This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Thailand that according to local law enforcement, an explosion took place at approximately 7:00 pm August 17, at the Rachaprasong intersection in the central commercial district of Bangkok (near the Erawan Shrine, Central World mall, and overhead bisection of the two Skytrain lines). Media outlets are reporting ... Read More»