U.S. and Thailand: 180 Years — Two Nations, One Friendship

In a video blog, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney offers thoughts on 180 years of friendship between the United States and Thailand.

CITES Begins in Bangkok To Protect At-Risk Plants and Wildlife

About the Author: Kristie A. Kenney serves as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand.

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is now meeting in Bangkok, and we are thrilled to be part of the 177 member governments for these important discussions. CITES is one of the largest international conservation agreements, and helps ensure that the international trade of wild plants and animals does not threaten their survival. 

This trade — both legal and illegal — is worth billions of dollars each year. Because the trade crosses borders, regulation requires international cooperation. CITES facilitates this cooperation… more »

Photo of the Week: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney and Thai-American celebrity chef Tommy Tang serve a Thanksgiving feast to the children at the Duang Pratheep Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand on November 21, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Hannah Johnson serves as an Assistant Editor for DipNote.

This week’s “Photo of the Week” comes to us from the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, and shows U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney serving a Thanksgiving feast to children at the Duang Pratheep Foundation in Bangkok.

This type of outreach exemplifies the spirit that President Barack Obama described during his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, in which he said, “As we reflect on our proud heritage, let us also give thanks to those who honor it by giving back. This Thanksgiving, thousands of our men and women in uniform will sit down for a meal far from their loved ones and the comforts of home. We honor their service and sacrifice. We also show our appreciation to Americans who are serving in their communities, ensuring their neighbors have… more »