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04 Jun
Our Executive Director, Ms. Rothna Buth, represented ARMAC at the prestigious 3rd International Conference on Mine Action themed “Mitigating Environmental Impact of Landmines: Resource Mobilization for Safe and Green Future in Baku, Azerbaijan
We are deeply honored that our Executive Director, Ms. Rothna Buth, represented ARMAC at the prestigious 3rd International Conference on Mine Action themed “Mitigating Environmental Impact of Landmines: Resource Mobilization for Safe and Green Future in Baku, Azerbaijan. This pivotal event united international leaders and experts to confront the critical environmental impacts of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).
Ms. Buth’s participation as a panelist on the Global Imperatives for Environmental Mitigation underscored our unwavering commitment to empowering communities through collaborative and innovative approaches. Her passionate remarks highlighted the urgent need for green humanitarian mine action, leveraging advanced technologies, and adopting sustainable practices to heal our land and safeguard our future.
We extend our profound gratitude to ANAMA and UNDP for their exceptional hospitality and for orchestrating such an impactful and successful conference. The connections forged and the knowledge exchanged at this event are vital strides toward our shared vision of a safer, greener world.
Together, we are not just clearing mines; we are restoring hope, rebuilding communities, and nurturing the environment for generations to come.
01 Jun
ARMAC had the honor of hosting a pivotal meeting with esteemed representatives from Mission of the People’s Republic of China, led by Her Excellency Mme. Hou Yanqi
Today, we had the honor of meeting with the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), led by Lt. Gen. Nattawut Sabyeroop, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, represented by Karin Kunjara Na Ayudhya, First Secretary, at the TMAC Headquarters. The meeting was also attended by representatives from the Thailand Civilian Deminer Association (TDA), Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), and the Golden West Foundation.
This meeting was an excellent opportunity to discuss the impressive progress made by TMAC in demining operations and ensuring the safety of communities across Thailand. We deeply appreciate TMAC’s dedication and achievements, which serve as an inspiration for the entire region.
At ARMAC, we are committed to supporting TMAC’s ongoing efforts through enhanced collaboration. By providing targeted assistance in capacity building, technical support, and facilitating the exchange of best practices among ASEAN member states and beyond, we aim to strengthen our collective impact and work towards a safer, mine-free future.
We are grateful for their warm hospitality and the support they have extended to ARMAC.
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16 May
Our Executive Director and Project Manager joined over ninety participants from around forty entities linked to ASEAN, gathering to discuss key regional issues and collaborative opportunities
We were honored to participate in the 8th Forum of Entities associated with ASEAN at the ASEAN Headquarters today. Our Executive Director and Project Manager joined over ninety participants from around forty entities linked to ASEAN, gathering to discuss key regional issues and collaborative opportunities.
Secretary-General Dr. Kao Kim Hourn opened the Forum, emphasizing the growing importance of ASEAN Entities in transforming challenges into opportunities. His optimism about the Forum as a platform for fruitful discussions and cooperation resonates deeply with us at ARMAC.
Special thanks to the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN, who shared insightful priorities under Lao PDR’s Chairmanship. The interactive discussions with Deputy Secretaries-General Dato’ Astanah Abdul Aziz and Nararya Soeprapto further highlighted the depth of engagement and commitment among ASEAN communities.
As we continue our mission, the insights gained from this day engagements are invaluable. We look forward to fostering stronger ties and more robust cooperation across all sectors to enhance peace and development in the region.
14 May
Our Executive Director Rothna Buth and Chanthana Sengthong, Project Manager, were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Mr. Park Yoonjoo, Minister of the Republic of Korea Mission to ASEAN
At Jakarta, Indonesia, our Executive Director Rothna Buth and Chanthana Sengthong, Project Manager, were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Mr. Park Yoonjoo, Minister of the Republic of Korea Mission to ASEAN, and Mr. Lee Sangmin, Team Leader of ASEAN-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF), along with Mr. Anggiet Ariefianto AKPMT Focal point and Mr. Myeongseon Ha, for a truly enlightening discussion. Their presence exemplified the profound commitment of the ROK Mission to our shared goals.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the ROK Mission for their steadfast support and unwavering dedication to enhancing victim assistance in the ASEAN Member States (AMS). Through their generous funding, countless lives have been touched and transformed, embodying the spirit of compassion and solidarity.
The “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States,” made possible by the ROK Mission’s visionary contributions, stands as a testament to their belief in the power of collective action. Each initiative funded by the ROK Mission is a beacon of hope, illuminating pathways to healing and resilience for those affected by conflict and disaster.
As we forge ahead, let us reaffirm our shared commitment to building a more inclusive and compassionate ASEAN. Together with the ROK Mission, we can continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities, fostering a brighter future for all.
Thank you, ROK Mission, for your unwavering partnership and friendship. Your support is not just funding projects; it’s transforming lives and shaping a more hopeful tomorrow for ASEAN.
14 May
We are greatful to meet with the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) team, represented by Mr. Kitayama Seigo, Second Secretary of the Mission of Japan-ASEAN
Today, we are greatful to meet with the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) team, represented by Mr. Kitayama Seigo, Second Secretary of the Mission of Japan-ASEAN, and Ms. Satouchi Mai, Special Staff. Alongside them were Mr. Naoki MINAMIGUCHI, Director of the JAIF Management Team (JMT), and Mr. Naoki Minamiguchi, JMT’s Director. It was truly inspiring to reflect on the profound impact of our collaboration!
We want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to JAIF for their unwavering support and dedication to the ASEAN community. Through their generosity and vision, countless lives in ASEAN Member States (AMS) have been touched and transformed.
From enhancing awareness programs on the dangers of mines and explosive remnants of war to promoting sustainable development and resilience, JAIF’s contributions have left an indelible mark on our region. Each initiative funded by JAIF is a beacon of hope, empowering communities, and fostering a brighter future for generations to come.
As we continue our journey together, let us reaffirm our commitment to collaboration, innovation, and positive change. Together, we can overcome any challenge and build a safer, more prosperous ASEAN for all. Thank you, JAIF, for your enduring partnership and friendship.
10 May
Our Executive Director had the privilege of attending the 16th Coordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (16th ASCCO)
Today, our Executive Director had the privilege of attending the 16th Coordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (16th ASCCO) at the ASEAN Headquarters.
The conference brought together representatives from ASEAN Member States, APSC Sectoral Bodies, and entities associated with APSC to review the progress of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025.
We were proud to contribute to discussions on preparations for the End-of-Term Review and shared valuable insights for the ongoing APSC Strategic Plan that will guide the ASEAN Community Vision 2045. We remain committed to supporting this collaborative vision for a secure and prosperous ASEAN region.
Photos Credit to ASEAN
10 May
Ms. Buth Rothna, Executive Director of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Mr. Heng Sarith, Ambassador / Permanent Representative of Cambodia to ASEAN,
On the afternoon of May 8, 2024, Ms. Buth Rothna, Executive Director of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Mr. Heng Sarith, Ambassador / Permanent Representative of Cambodia to ASEAN, at the Permanent Mission of Cambodia to ASEAN.
During their meeting, Ms. Buth Rothna and H.E. Mr. Heng Sarith discussed ARMAC’s ongoing initiatives and explored new strategies to further elevate ARMAC’s profile across the region. The constructive dialogue reinforced the shared commitment to fostering mine action collaboration and enhancing regional safety and development. Ms. Buth Rothna expressed her gratitude to H.E. Mr. Heng Sarith for his unwavering support of ARMAC’s mission.
09 May
The Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, graciously hosting our Executive Director in Jakarta
We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, for graciously hosting our Executive Director in Jakarta and for his unwavering support of ARMAC’s mission. His valuable advice on strategic planning and other areas will guide us in our efforts to make a lasting impact. We look forward to our continued collaboration with ASEAN in creating a safer, more secure region.
10 Apr
ARMAC had the honor of hosting a pivotal meeting with esteemed representatives from Mission of the People’s Republic of China, led by Her Excellency Mme. Hou Yanqi
This week, ARMAC had the honor of hosting a pivotal meeting with esteemed representatives from Mission of the People’s Republic of China, led by Her Excellency Mme. Hou Yanqi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN, alongside Mr. Ma Xiaohui, Counsellor, and Mr. Chen Peng, Third Secretary. Our discussions were rich and productive, focusing on enhancing our partnership and advancing our shared objectives of peace and prosperity across the region.
We delved into various topics that underscored the importance of cooperation, innovation, and collective efforts towards improving safety and sustainable development. The potential for impactful collaborative projects is immense, and we are enthusiastic about the positive changes we can bring to communities affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to our distinguished partners for their unwavering and generous support. Your ongoing commitment to our shared goals is truly commendable and invaluable. It is with this spirit of collaboration that we can continue to work towards our goal of a safer future for all.
09 Apr
ARMAC had the privilege of hosting an enriching meeting with our esteemed counterparts from the European Union
ARMAC had the privilege of hosting an enriching meeting with our esteemed counterparts from the European Union. The dialogue, graced by the presence of Ambassador Sujiro Seam of the EU to ASEAN, Ambassador Igor Driesmans to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Mr. Tihamér CZIKA, Deputy Head of the EU Mission, centered around strengthening the EU-ASEAN cooperation relationship as outlined in the Plan of Action 2023-2027. Our conversation spanned the critical peace-building initiatives and the collective efforts in addressing landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the ASEAN region. Looking ahead, we are excited about the prospect of a minefield visit, which underscores our commitment to practical understanding and action.
Moreover, our discussions highlighted the multifaceted cooperation and support from 27 EU countries in mine action efforts, illustrating the power of collaboration in making a tangible difference. We extend our deepest gratitude to our EU partners for their valuable insights and look forward to the positive impact our joint efforts will undoubtedly bring to the ASEAN community.
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