Posted: Aug 12, 2011
By: BRYAN THAO WORRA, AAP Staff Writer August 12, 2011 – This month on August 1st, we mark the one-year anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Those who ratified the treaty agreed to halt the use of these inhumane weapons. This treaty also includes provisions calling for support for […]
Posted: Aug 11, 2011
Legacies of War Consultant Opportunity Grant Writer Legacies of War (Legacies) was founded in 2004 to educate and advocate for the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos, to provide space for healing the wounds of war and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, and dialogue […]
Posted: Aug 8, 2011
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is now accepting applications for the Youth Apprenticeship Program at the 2MSP in Beirut, Lebanon from September 12 to 16 and at the 11MSP in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 26 to December 2 2011. Successful applicants have the opportunity of travelling to either Lebanon or Cambodia depending on which apprenticeship […]
Posted: Aug 2, 2011
Laos needs much funding for UXO clearance 29/7/2011 (KPL) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs said last week that the government attached much attention to UXO clearance in the country and needed vast funding for clearing the unexploded ordnance (UXOs) Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith told a press conference held to mark the 1st […]
Posted: Jul 28, 2011
Join Legacies of War in celebrating the first anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which became international law one year ago today on August 1, 2010. Some History The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a groundbreaking agreement between 109 states to prohibit the use, production and stockpiling of cluster bombs. It was adopted on […]
Posted: Jul 28, 2011
U.S. cluster munitions haunt Southeast Asia By Elise Labott, CNN This weekend in Bali, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a series of programs for Southeast Asia’s poorest countries as part the U.S. Lower Mekong Initiative. The initiative aims to help countries along the Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – by improving […]
Posted: Jul 27, 2011
Although not as prevalent as cluster munitions in Laos, deadly landmines are of great harm to our neighbors in Cambodia and in Burma – where these internationally banned and stigmatized weapons are still being used!
Posted: Jul 18, 2011
Secretary Clinton has been asked to commit to substantially increasing U.S. funding, UXO causalities in May and June, Lao Cuisine Fundraiser, and the Mines Advisory Group.