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   COPE Participated in the Celebration of the 1st August

 

                                              

Celebration for the 5th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 1st August 2015.

COPE joined the celebrations for the 5th year anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 1st August 2015. The Lao government organized a major meeting and sporting activities in line with the worldwide theme to promote universal ratification and accession to the Convention on Cluster Munitions as part of the anniversary of the Entry into Force. The meeting was held at Lao Plaza Hotel, on Friday, 31st of July 2015. There were people from UXO operators, both humanitarian and commercial companies, and other involved in Victim Assistance who participated the meeting with UXO exhibition to showcase the organizations achievements.

                                                              

                               

 

On the 1st August, there was a full day sport activities called Football & Petanque Friendship Tournament. It was held at Saphavisa Stadium, Polytechnic College. Teams representing a range of different organization and government departments joined this event. It was open for everyone to join since the purpose of the event was to raise awareness with a wide audience. There were more than 200 people involved in this event.  

+ Photo credit: NRA