Tag: Norwegian People’s Aid

Tracing explosives in the Vietnamese soil

Many international aid organisations have left the old war-torn country infested with explosive remnants in favour of urgent cases. But one of the organisations still standing strong in Vietnam, is Norwegian People’s Aid with two Scandinavians in charge. By Jonas Boje Andersen and Lærke Weensgaard In a vast coastal area in the central and most…

Norwegian President of Mine Ban Treaty visited Thailand, Cambodia

From 10-14 December, the Norwegian President of the Mine Ban Treaty, H.E. Ambassador Hans Brattskar made an official visit to Thailand and Cambodia. During the visit, Mr Brattskar met with Thai and Cambodian mine action authorities and organisations, visited demining operations and met with landmine survivors. Land mines and other explosive remnants of war still…

Norway takes over presidency of Mine Ban Treaty

On 30 November, Norway took over the presidency of the multilateral Mine Ban Treaty. Currently, Norway is funding mine action in 18 countries including Vietnam and Laos. The Norwegian presidency will take as its point of departure the humanitarian aspect of the treaty, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “This treaty is an…

Norwegian People’s Aid meets Prime Minister of Thailand

On 17 May 2017, the Norwegian Constitution Day, the Prime Minister of Thailand received a delegation from Norwegian People’s Aid, NPA. NPA is assisting Thailand and other countries in the region to get rid of the problem of landmines and other unexploded weapons that still causes accidents among the civilian population in these countries. The…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting

From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…