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CSIS: Engaging Laos: Strategic Part of the ASEAN Puzzle

Posted: Sep 30, 2011

ENGAGING LAOS: STRATEGIC PART OF THE ASEAN PUZZLE By Murray Hiebert, Senior Fellow & Deputy Director, and Greg Poling, Researcher, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS In July 2010, Lao deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs Thongloun Sisoulith paid an official visit to Washington. He was and remains the highest-ranking Lao official to visit Washington […]

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iWatch: Decades after war, millions of unexploded U.S. bombs haunt Laos

Posted: Sep 23, 2011

Global treaty pushes U.S. and others to ban cluster bombs By Bobby Caina Calvan PHONSAVAN, Laos—Liangkham Laphommavong has one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Her 9-year-old son knows this and protested when, at the start of a recent morning, Laphommavong set off to join a crew of 17 other women who routinely put their […]

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CMC: Global Conference on Cluster Bomb Ban Ends With Even More States Pledging to Join the Treaty

Posted: Sep 20, 2011

GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CLUSTER BOMB BAN ENDS WITH EVEN MORE STATES PLEDGING TO JOIN THE TREATY (Beirut, 16 September 2011): The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions ended in Beirut today with a strong international declaration to rid the world of cluster munitions. The 90 States Parties and signatories to […]

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CMC: 2MSP Summary

Posted: Sep 14, 2011

Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday 13 September 2011 Summary Opening The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions opened on Tuesday 13 September with a statement made on behalf of the UN Secretary‐General, as well as statements from the Lebanese Handicapped Welfare Association representing […]

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August 2011 Newsletter – OpEd: Much Work Ahead After First Year In Cluster Munitions Treaty

Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Monday, August 1 was a special day here at Legacies as we joined with friends around the world to celebrate the first anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. However, there is still much work ahead after the first year in the Cluster Munitions Treaty.

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The Independent: Chris Atkins: The day I decided to confront RBS about the blood on its hands

Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Chris Atkins: The day I decided to confront RBS about the blood on its hands I called all the banks to see if they would discuss their ethical values on camera. Unsurprisingly they all told me where to go Tuesday, 16 August 2011 – Stephen Hester, chief executive of RBS (which is 83 per cent owned […]

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AAP: Much work ahead after first year in cluster munitions treaty

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 […]

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LOW: Consultant Opportunity – Grant Writer

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 […]

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