As the Secretary-General said in his remarks, “the achievements of the mine action community show that, in working together, we can reach milestones once seen as impossible.”As the representatives in Việt Nam of the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA Việt Nam) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Việt Nam), we are responding to these calls for action in close partnership with the Government of Việt Nam. Meanwhile, a database was created with 75,000 persons with disabilities, of which 9,100 were caused by unexploded ordnance or landmines. We stand ready to support the Government of Việt Nam to achieve a shared ambition of eliminating the impact of unexploded ordnance and landmines on the population of Việt Nam by 2030, as well as putting a complete stop to civilian casualties from the remnants of war. Just as there will be a day, and no later than in 2030, when we look back at the issue of contamination of unexploded ordnance and landmines in Việt Nam, as a problem we acted upon and overcame together. * Han-Deog Cho is KOICA Country Director in Việt Nam and Caitlin Wiesen is UNDP Resident Representative in Việt Nam.
Source: Viet Nam News April 04, 2020 02:03 UTC