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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Official Visit of President of Tajikistan to Thailand

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Emomali Rahmon, will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand on 17 – 19 May 2013 as guest of the Royal Thai Government.

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Government’s Medical Hub Plan Focuses on Private Hospitals

The Government, in its medical hub plan, will serve as a facilitator for private hospitals, helping them to improve their medical services to foreign visitors seeking health care in Thailand.

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Explanation on the Policy of Merging Small Schools with Larger Ones

Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana has given an explanation for the policy of merging small schools with larger ones, saying that the policy was intended to improve the quality of education.

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Prime Minister of Vanuatu to Pay an Official Visit to Thailand

The Honourable Moana Carcasses Kalosil, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, will pay an official visit to Thailand from 18 to 23 May 2013 as guest of the Thai government.

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World Day of Vesak Celebration 2013 in Thailand

The Office of National Buddhism represents the Thai government in organizing various activities to mark the “World Day of Vesak,” or Visakha Puja, from 18 to 24 May 2013.

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Seeking Urgent Solutions to the Volatility of the Baht

The Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Thailand have been instructed to come up with urgent measures to reduce the volatility of the baht..



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