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CMAA asks for UN financing, demining tech


 

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(Phnom Penh PostCambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) has made a request for financial and technical support from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) for demining in Cambodia, in a meeting between top officials from the two organisations.

The request was made at a virtual meeting on May 9 between Ly Thuch, CMAA first vice-president and president of the National Committee for Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (NC ESCAP), and Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, UN deputy secretary-general and UNESCAP executive secretary.

“[Ly Thuch] requested cooperation and financial and technical support in mine [action], especially in the formulation of the National Policy on Mines in Cambodia,” UNESCAP in Cambodia said in a press release after the meeting.

While making the request, Thuch noted that the mining sector is part of the Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with the complete removal of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) and the promotion of victim assistance being a core part of the Cambodian SDG framework 2016-2030. 

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Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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