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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 10:30am

Bangkok – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), continues to build upon its ongoing, robust COVID-19 response in Thailand. Coinciding with World Immunization Week, the two agencies are providing nearly three million syringes and associated vaccine delivery supplies to hospitals and health centres to support Thailand’s nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Additionally, the assistance included providing hygiene and medical supplies as well as promoting     vaccine literacy and access to health services among vulnerable groups including low-income populations, migrants, ethnic minorities, and communities in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Chiang Mai, Tak and in the Southern Border Provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.

USAID Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign in Mongolia
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and DAI formally launch its “My Online Information Is Mine," a cybersecurity awareness raising campaign that aims to raise Mongolian citizens’ awareness of cybersecurity threats through creative music. In collaboration with Mongolian pop artists Hishigdalai and Gangbay, the campaign released a rap song with messages about online privacy and cybersecurity embedded in a story about love and trust. Joining today’s panel were Steven Wintakes, Deputy Development Advisor, USAID Mongolia, B. Dulguun, Hishigdalai’s manager, and Sh. Erkhembayar, Gangbay’s manager.

United States Provides Thailand Additional Diagnostic and  Vaccine Delivery Supplies to Combat COVID-19
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 10:30am

Today, the United States provided additional COVID-19 supplies worth more than $1.5 million (49.5 million baht) to help Thailand fight COVID-19. The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, Michael Heath, handed over COVID-19 diagnostic and vaccine delivery supplies to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, today at the Ministry of Public Health. The supplies provided on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) include reagents for Real-Time RT-PCR diagnostic tests, next generation sequencing for variant detection, vaccine delivery supplies, and personal protective equipment.

New Partners’ Group to Build upon U.S., Thai Success  to Counter Wildlife Trafficking
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

A wide range of partners—including donors, international and regional bodies, and government and conservation organizations—aim to develop a partners’ group to more effectively collaborate and align planned counter wildlife trafficking investments in the region for greater impact. These stakeholders also issued the Partners’ Dialogue Highlights, underscoring the importance of the One Health collaborative approach towards preventing pandemics as well as recovering from the current pandemic.

USAID-TICA Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 7:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) expanded development cooperation between the U.S. Government and the Royal Thai Government during a signing ceremony for a $5 million Strategic Partnership. Through this partnership, TICA and USAID will jointly provide development assistance to other countries in Southeast Asia. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:15pm

Today, the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced $5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Thailand. This assistance will support health workers administering vaccines and strengthen the supply chain of vaccines to ensure that they reach vulnerable populations. The funding will also strengthen the ability of the Royal Thai Government’s health system to prevent, detect, and respond to COVID-19.

USAID Engages 100 Buddhist Leaders to Counter Spiritual Beliefs that Drive Demand for Wildlife Products in Thailand
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 5:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), in collaboration with Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) today engaged 30 monks and nuns from 10 temples to champion a campaign to counter spiritual beliefs driving the demand for illegal wildlife products in Thailand.

Virtual Asia-Pacific Judicial Symposium
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 2:45am

The U.S.-sponsored Asia-Pacific Judicial Symposium on Best Practices in Environmental Courts and Adjudication, held online from June 17 to 18, 2021, brought together dozens of regional and global judicial leaders and experts to advance environmental jurisprudence in the region.

CWT Leadership Virtual Meeting with ASEANAPOL
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 9:45pm

USAID Wildlife Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian National Police (ASEANAPOL) Secretariat co-hosted on June 8, 2021 the virtual Counter Wildlife Trafficking Executive Leadership Consultation meeting with high-level police law enforcement leaders across the region. At the first of its kind police executive-level meeting solely focused on wildlife crimes, ASEAN’s top law enforcement leaders highlighted the importance of tackling wildlife crime as a serious transnational crime that necessitates a multi-agency and multinational approach. This makes counter wildlife trafficking a key focus and elevates the issue of wildlife crime among the region’s police chiefs, along with other transnational crimes such as illicit drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, and cybercrimes.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 5:15am

Yesterday, the United States Government, together with Facebook Thailand and DAI, awarded the Wai Kid Digital Challenge grand prize to a team of five students from Suranaree University of Technology. Through creative 90-second videos, the winning teams raised the importance of news literacy and identifying misinformation during COVID-19 to help the Thai public safely navigate online spaces. The Wai Kid Digital Challenge trained nearly 400 university students nationwide on content creation to promote digital literacy, critical thinking, online identity security, and positive online communications.

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Last updated: June 28, 2022

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