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28 Jun
The Working Visit of H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN to ARMAC

A Warm Welcome H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn to ARMAC

We were honored to welcome the working visit of H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN, to the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) on 28 June 2023.
During the visit, Mr. Prum Suonpraseth, Executive Director of ARMAC gave a briefing on the work of ARMAC and a tour around the Permanent Secretariat facility. The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation to the ARMAC for their efforts in raising awareness on the dangers of Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) in the region, sharing knowledge and best practices, as well as facilitating medical and rehabilitation assistance to victims of ERW and shared his views on how functions and mandate of ARMAC can best contribute to the ASEAN Community Building.
11 May
Signing Ceremony Between ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center And Jangan University of the agreement to implement the project “Enhance Victim Assistance Program in the ASEAN Member States” or Victim Assistance (VA)

11 May 2023 – ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), represented by ARMAC Executive Director, Mr. Prum Suonpraseth, and Jang An University (JU), represented by the Acting President, Ms. Kim Ji Young, signed an Agreement to implement the Project “Enhance Victim Assistance Program in the ASEAN Member States” or Victim Assistance (VA).

The agreement aims to develop and strengthen the collaboration and cooperation in the area of Humanitarian Mine Action Program between ASEAN region and the Republic of Korea. The two entities would actively facilitate Humanitarian Mine Action-related joint programs, resource mobilization, and in support of Humanitarian Mine Action-related capacity development of relevant national institutions through technical cooperation.
The Ceremony was presided over by Mrs. Lauti Nia Astri, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Cambodia, for and on behalf of the 2023 Chair and the Steering Committee of ARMAC. In addition, there were around 26 participants attended the event online and in-person from ARMAC Steering Committee (SC), dialogue partners, donors, victim assistance focal points, colleagues of JU, ARMAC, and related stakeholders.
11 May
ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), represented by ARMAC Executive Director, Mr. Prum Suonpraseth, and Jang An University (JU), represented by the Acting President, Ms. Kim Ji Young, signed an Agreement to implement the Project “Enhance Victim Assistance Program in the ASEAN Member States” or Victim Assistance (VA).
11 May 2023 – ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), represented by ARMAC Executive Director, Mr. Prum Suonpraseth, and Jang An University (JU), represented by the Acting President, Ms. Kim Ji Young, signed an Agreement to implement the Project “Enhance Victim Assistance Program in the ASEAN Member States” or Victim Assistance (VA).
The agreement aims to develop and strengthen the collaboration and cooperation in the area of Humanitarian Mine Action Program between ASEAN region and the Republic of Korea. The two entities would actively facilitate Humanitarian Mine Action-related joint programs, resource mobilization, and in support of Humanitarian Mine Action-related capacity development of relevant national institutions through technical cooperation.
The Ceremony was presided over by Mrs. Lauti Nia Astri, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Cambodia, for and on behalf of the 2023 Chair and the Steering Committee of ARMAC. In addition, there were around 26 participants attended the event online and in-person from ARMAC Steering Committee (SC), dialogue partners, donors, victim assistance focal points, colleagues of JU, ARMAC, and related stakeholders.
06 Apr
ARMAC wishes to wholeheartedly congratulate the Kingdom of Cambodia

ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center wishes to wholeheartedly congratulate the Kingdom of Cambodia for another milestone and great achievement made in declaring the Province of Kampot (the 12th province) an anti-personnel landmine free province. We, the ASEAN community, stand behind Cambodia in solidarity, ready to collaborate, and assist in ways we can. Human security and shared prosperity is not only an aspiration of every individual ASEAN citizen, but makes ASEAN stronger as a whole.

06 Apr
ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center wishes to wholeheartedly congratulate the Kingdom of Cambodia for another milestone and great achievement made in declaring the Province of Kampot (the 12th province) an anti-personnel landmine free province.

ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center wishes to wholeheartedly congratulate the Kingdom of Cambodia for another milestone and great achievement made in declaring the Province of Kampot (the 12th province) an anti-personnel landmine free province. We, the ASEAN community, stand behind Cambodia in solidarity, ready to collaborate, and assist in ways we can. Human security and shared prosperity is not only an aspiration of every individual ASEAN citizen, but makes ASEAN stronger as a whole.

08 Mar
Happy International Women’s Day

We celebrate our commitment to accelerate gender equality and create an equal world for women and girls. Happy International Women’s Day!

24 Feb
The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center takes pleasure in joining with the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorithy to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of National Mine Awareness Day held on Friday, 24th February 2023 at December 2 Memorial Monument, Kratie Province, Cambodia under the theme “Together for a Community Safe from Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance” presided over by H.E Mr. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of CMAA. ARMAC is committed to support efforts in collectively addressing the effect of mine/ERW through our regional approach.

14 Dec
High-Level Regional Meeting on ” Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Resource Mobilization in ASEAN Mine/ERW Action”

On 12 December 2022, ARMAC hosted the High-Level Meeting on “Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Resource Mobilization in ASEAN Mine/ERW Action” in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The meeting was made possible by the generous support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and follows from two technical working groups on this topic, hosted by ARMAC in 2021 and 2022.
The meeting was attended by high-ranking members of the diplomatic community and representatives from the National Mine Action Authorities of the affected-ASEAN Member States (AMS) and co-chaired by ARMAC Executive Director Mr. Prum Suonpraseth and Director/Counsellor Mr. Liu Zhijie of China PRC. The meeting provided a platform for AMS to propose new and innovative projects to a high-level international audience.

23 Nov
Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority commemorates its 30-year anniversary

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) joined the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) as it commemorates its 30-year anniversary in demining efforts in the country. The 2-day event which is held from 21 November to 22 November at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre featured displays on demining progress and achievements to date, as well as materials, machinery and equipment, demonstrations of manual demining as well as the use of mine detection systems, and detection of mines and explosives by animals such as dogs and rats. Senior Minister and CMAA First Vice President Ly Thuch delivered the opening remarks where he reiterated the significant contribution of development partners, national and international operators and all stakeholders over the past 30 years to the government’s mission to clear the Kingdom of landmines and address the impacts of Cambodia’s wars of decades past. Daniel Craig, UN’s global advocate for the elimination of landmines and unexploded ordnance also issued a statement noting that more than one million Cambodians still live in areas where they are at risk due to landmines.

His Excellency and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to deliver the closing remarks later today.

17 Nov
International Forum on Mine Action under the theme: Challenges and Opportunity

International Forum on Mine Action under the theme: Challenges and Opportunity

 

ARMAC Executive Director  attended International Forum on Mine Action under the theme: Challenges and Opportunity held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 15-17 November 2022. The Forum helped to build linkage between ARMAC and mine action communities in the central Asia region, and forged potential cooperation between ARMAC and Azerbaijan National Mine Action Authority (ANAMA).

 

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