On the 25th of June 2019, ARMAC launched and sent out the first issue of its inaugural newsletter. The newsletter will allow us to brief you on ARMAC's news items such as our programme achievements, key meetings, future events and other interesting updates.
On 12 June 2019, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) hosted the 10th Meeting of the Steering Committee, at ARMAC’s headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Today, ARMAC had the great pleasure to welcome thirty three cadets from the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA) based in the Kingdom of Thailand to our headquarters in Phnom Penh.
In May 2019, the Japanese Government through the Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) provided the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) with an approximate amount of USD 156,000 funding to enhance Mine Risk Education (MRE) in a number of countries across the ASEAN region.
ARMAC has released videos from the Mine Awareness Day 2019 Seminar, which was held to commemorate the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
In April ARMAC attended the 3rd Forum of Entities Associated with ASEAN in Jakarta, Indonesia, where we shared our positive experiences of working in the ASEAN family.
ARMAC had an opportunity to attend and assisted the National Victim Assistance Workshop: “Strengthening a strategic approach to address the rights and needs of mine/ERW survivors, affected families and persons with disabilities in Cambodia".
ARMAC recently had the opportunity to attend the Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation organised by the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation in Bangkok, Thailand.
ARMAC had the honour of being a part of the Regional Seminar on the Full and Effective Operationalisation of ARMAC on 22-23 April 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - MFA.IC .
On 12 April 2019, Mr. Ly Panharith represented ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) and Mr. Natharoun Ngo represented the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), who signed MoU on Research, Technical and Resource Mobilisation Cooperation.
On April 4 2019, close to 400 attendees gathered to mark the 2019 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action hosted by ARMAC, with funding support from the Government of Norway, the Royal Thai Government, the Government of Ireland, and the Clearing for Results Project.
ARMAC would like to thank the T.C. Punom Pen Büyükelçiliği / Turkish Embassy in Phnom Penh for their generous funding support that enabled ARMAC to purchase essential office equipment and enhance our work!
The 9th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was held on 22 March 2019 at ARMAC’s headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Executive Director, Mr. Ly Panharith, is currently attending the 3rd day of the International Mine Action Roundtable: Challenges and Best Practices, organised by the Islamic Republic of Iran Mine Action Center and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
ARMAC had the pleasure and privilege to attend the 11th Coordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (11th ASCCO).
ARMAC recently met the New Zealand Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Ms. Pam Dunn, to share ARMAC’s programme activities in 2019-2021, as well as to learn about New Zealand’s Plan of Action to ASEAN.
ARMAC is seeking interested ASEAN university students to commemorate the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 3-4 April in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
ARMAC had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 22nd International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers (NDMUN22) last week at the Palais des Nations, UN Geneva.
The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) today released its Annual Report 2018 that highlights its efforts to facilitate greater cooperation in mine action throughout the ASEAN Region.
Today, the ARMAC Permanent Secretariat led by Mr. Ly Panharith, Executive Director, met with the Chair and Vice Chairs of the ARMAC Steering Committee to discuss the Center's priorities for the new year.
Today, ARMAC had the pleasure to host a meeting with a delegation from Norway led by H.E. Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations and the 2019 President of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
The 8th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was held on 6 December 2018 at ARMAC’s headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The 17th Meeting of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is currently underway in Geneva. The meeting gathered more than 600 delegates to take stock of the status of the Convention and its current level of implementation.
Today, ARMAC and the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate greater coordination and cooperation between these two important mine action stakeholders.
Today is the last day of ARMAC’s Regional Workshop, funded by the Mission of Canada to ASEAN. Over the last three days the Workshop has covered the full scope and breadth of mine action and brought together ASEAN and international stakeholders to share their insights and knowledge.
Day two of ARMAC’s Regional Workshop was held today in Siem Reap and began with a field trip to the Cambodian Mine Action Center Deming Unit 4. Participants were welcomed by H.E. Mr. Prum Suonpraseth, Senior Director of CMAC, who briefed the attendees on the history and progress of mine action in Cambodia.
Today is the opening day of ARMAC’s inaugural Regional Workshop, funded by the Mission of Canada to ASEAN. The Workshop’s aim is to “enhance mine action knowledge and promote future platforms of mine action knowledge sharing for ASEAN Member States”.
ARMAC had the opportunity to host a meeting, in collaboration with SingHealth, on the “Assessment on the Needs and Resources for Mine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Victim Assistance in Cambodia”.
The 7th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was held on 26 September 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.