Ban Advocates news

Garden of bombs
I have completed my actual travel to Laos but my journey continues.  The goal of the trip is to make people here in the US aware of the fact that wars we believe to be long over are still...
Thoummy at his QLA office
Monday Thoummy Silamphan arrived to guide me through what I had come to see in Xieng Khouang,  the Quality of Life (QLA) offices which Thoummy directs and the Plain of Jars. My QLA visit fell on...
UXO made flowers pots
I used Saturday as a travel day and a rest day.  I arrived in Phansavon at about 1pm and went immediately to my hotel.  My first thought was to catch up on email but it occurred to me that...
Ban Advocates and top Laos government officials at Hi event.
Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity.  It started with attending the Laos celebration of August 1 the anniversary of the Cluster Munition Convention.  The event opened with a...
HI exhibition
As in former years, the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Sector (UXO-NRA) organized a celebration of the 4th anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in...
Gita and her husband
Anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions On the occasion of the anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions- the 1st August- the...
Painting of Lao PDR
It is my 1st morning in Laos.  I am back after four years to do advocacy work with my fellow Lao Ban Advocates and to document what has been achieved in these last four years.  I am hoping...
Phongsavath discussing with Ms Julie Bishop at COPE
Ms. Julie Bishop, the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and her delegation arrived in Laos on July 4 for a two day official visit in response to an invitation from the Lao Minister of Foreign...
Mine Action Canada made a video involving Youth project representative to call on delegates present in Maputo to finish the Job! The Third review conference therefore appeared as the best opportunity...
Umarbek giving the speech
Survivors share hopes and recommendations at Maputo Conference The Maputo Action Plan and discussions during the Maputo Conference have emphasized the importance of survivor participation in all...
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