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PRESS RELEASE: Legacies of War Calls on Secretary Hillary Clinton to Keep the Promise She Made in Laos to Address Past Legacies

Posted: Jul 12, 2012

PRESS RELEASE  Legacies of War Calls on Secretary Hillary Clinton to Keep the Promise She Made in Laos to Address Past Legacies July 11, 2012 (Washington, DC) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touched down in Vientiane, Laos, on Wednesday, marking the first time that a U.S. Secretary of State has visited the country since […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Secretary Hillary Clinton to Make Historic Visit to Laos

Posted: Jul 6, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Channapha Khamvongsa Executive Director Legacies of War 703-868-0030 channapha@legaciesofwar.org PRESS RELEASE Secretary Clinton’s Visit to Laos Provides Historic Opportunity for U.S. to Renew its Commitment to Ending the UXO Crisis in Laos On Wednesday, July 11, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will arrive in Vientiane, Lao PDR, marking the first time […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Members of Congress, Diplomatic Corps Join Legacies of War to Celebrate New Hope for Laos

Posted: Jun 18, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Channapha Khamvongsa Executive Director Legacies of War 703-868-0030 channapha@legaciesofwar.org LEGACIES OF WAR CELEBRATES NEW HOPE FOR A BOMB-FREE LAOS Members of Congress, the diplomatic corps, and the community join in support of bomb clearance, victim assistance WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2012 – Legacies of War is celebrating its recent education and […]

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Media Advisory: Legacies of War Celebrates New Hope for a Bomb-Free Laos

Posted: Jun 12, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY Legacies of War Celebrates New Hope for a Bomb-Free Laos WHAT: Legacies of War will hold a reception on June 18th to celebrate its recent successes, above all the recent U.S. Senate appropriations report language allocating a record $10 million for unexploded ordnance (UXO) programs in Laos in 2013. “I am extremely gratified […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Congress Appropriates $9 Million for UXO Activities in Laos for FY12

Posted: Feb 16, 2012

  Congress Appropriates $9 Million for UXO Activities in Laos for FY12 Successful advocacy efforts result in increased funds to address the legacy of unexploded bombs in Laos Legacies of War applauds Congress for appropriating $9 million for the clearance of UXO in Laos during FY12. According to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Former Ambassadors to Laos Call on Secretary Clinton to visit country and Increase Funding for Unexploded Bomb Removal in Laos

Posted: Jul 8, 2011

Former Ambassadors to Laos Call on Secretary Clinton to visit country and Increase Funding for Unexploded Bomb Removal in Laos Decades after war, hundreds continue to be killed or injured by unexploded bombs every year WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2011 – Six former United States ambassadors or chiefs of mission to Laos have written to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Decline in Casualities from Unexploded Ordnance in Laos

Posted: Jul 7, 2011

Decline in Casualities from Unexploded Ordnance in Laos Highlights the Success of Reconstruction Efforts Legacies of War applauds the progress and calls for increased investment to finally address the problem of UXO in Laos WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2011 – Newly released statistics from the government of the Lao PDR reveal that the number of casualties […]

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Legacies Joins International Community to Celebrate Entry Into Force

Posted: Aug 3, 2010

Legacies of War joins the thousands of cluster bomb survivors in Laos and around the world to celebrate the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The Convention on Cluster Munitions is the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty in more than a decade; 108 countries have signed the treaty and 38 countries have ratified it. Lao PDR, the most heavily bombed country, per capita, in history, and one of the first countries to sign the treaty, will host the convention’s First Meeting of State Parties in Vientiane, Lao PDR, in November 2010.

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