The 4th Steering Committee Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was held on 29 November 2017 at the Permanent Secretariat of ARMAC, to discuss the establishment and operationalisation of ARMAC. The Chair of the 4th SC Meeting was H.E. Christopher B. Montero, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Kingdom of Cambodia and Chair of the SC of ARMAC in 2017. Attendees were the Steering Committee Members from all ASEAN Member States, a delegate from the ASEAN Secretariat and the Executive Director (ED) of ARMAC, who assumed his position on 20 October 2017.
Apart from the discussion of the Budget and Work Plan, ED’s report on ARMAC’s implementation progress was a focus of the meeting. The progress report included: (i) developing ARMAC’s systems for finance, admin, HR, procurement and asset management; (ii) the project management manual, (iii) ARMAC’s website, logo and stamp; (iv) recruitment of ARMAC Staff.
At the end of meeting, H.E. Christopher B. Montero handed the Chairmanship over to H.E. Michael Tan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Kingdom of Cambodia, who will Chair ARMAC’s Steering Committee in 2018.
(ARMAC, 29 November 2017)