Chiang Mai Declaration Seeks to Include Disaster Risk Reduction in the UN Development Agenda beyond 2015

The second Asia-Pacific Water Summit has ended, with the issuance of the Chiang Mai Declaration, calling for the inclusion of disaster risk reduction in the United Nations' development agenda beyond 2015.

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Thailand’s Economic Growth for the First Quarter of 2013

The Thai economy in the first quarter of 2013 expanded by 5.3 percent, a drop from 19.1 percent registered in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Thailand and the United Kingdom Agree to Further Promote Investment-Friendly Conditions

Thailand and the United Kingdom have agreed to further promote investment-friendly conditions, as well as to eliminate trade impediments and ease necessary regulations.

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Educational and Employment Development Emphasized in Handling the Southern Situation

Educational and employment development in the deep South have been emphasized by the Government in handling the southern situation.

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Government’s Future Water Management Plan

Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has stressed that Thailand will be able to change the flood crisis in 2011 into an opportunity for improving water management.

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Media Representatives from ASEAN to Have First-Hand Information about Southern Situation

A group of 15 Muslim media representatives from ASEAN is on a visit to Thailand from 19 to 25 May, as part of the “Media Familiarization Trip to Thailand” program for 2013. They will visit the deep South, as well, to get first-hand information about the southern situation.

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Thailand Recognized for Its Role in Promoting the Rights of the Disabled

Thailand has been recognized for its commitment to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities. The Thai government hosted a regional consultation of Asia-Pacific countries on 15-16 May 2013, when Thailand presented its report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in the Thai Braille version.

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Thailand Set to Become the World's Buddhist Center

Thailand has set itself the goal of becoming the world’s center of Buddhist activities and studies. The Cabinet has resolved to support the establishment of Thailand as the recognized center for Buddhism.

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Chiang Mai Declaration to Be Presented at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

Chiang Mai province in the North is the venue for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, hosted by the Thai government in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Water Forum, from 14-20 May 2013. At the end of the summit, the Chiang Mai Declaration will be issued jointly by participating Asia-Pacific leaders.

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Public and Private Sectors Joining Hands to Stabilize the Baht

The public and private sectors share similar views on the appreciation of the baht and they are working together to curb the stronger baht.



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