(October 11-12, 2014) The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the Consulate, brought Dangerflow with their hip-hop and world beats from Miami, Florida to Chiang Mai under the American Music Abroad (AMA) Program.
(October 10, 2014) The Consulate hosted an interactive, fun-filled workshop for 33 girls from Vien Ping Children’s Home, a government-run orphanage in Chiang Mai in celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child.
(October 7-9, 2014) Consul General Heath and team in Mae Sot, Tak Province -- visited Dr. Cynthia Maung's Mao Tao Health Clinic for displaced persons, surveyed Burmese migrant labor conditions and met with anti-human-trafficking organizations.
On September 26, the Consulate hosted lunch to celebrate International Day of Older Persons (October 1) at Thammapakorn Social Welfare Center for Older Persons.
More from the Consulate
The September 2014 issue of Article ALERT lists 27 articles on current issues, with highlighted articles on the causes and effects of inequality in Thailand; internet freedom and democracy in Southeast Asian countries; and the “third wave” of democratization. Check it out today! Full texts are available free of charge upon request.
Sanctions are a tactic used as part of a broader strategy to change a country’s actions. The U.S. applies sanctions differently to solve different problems. Each case brings its own lessons. Even when sanctions are imposed, humanitarian needs are addressed and cultural understanding grows.
"The Asia-Pacific region has almost limitless potential, if it can avoid the pitfalls ahead. Strong institutions are key – not just to avoid and resolve disputes, but also to lower barriers to trade, and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms." ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future Remarks by Daniel R. Russel
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Michael Heath was appointed U.S. Consul General in September, 2013.