Advocating for Our Mission

Telling Our Story to Make Vietnam Safe

Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh, Provincial Program Manager of RENEW/NPA in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam provided a briefing to the United Nations Security Council on April 8, 2021 on RENEW’s work in cleaning up the legacies of war. She leads the 180-member workforce, including an all-female bomb and mine removal team, in locating, removal and controlled detonation of explosive devices in Quang Tri. She is recognized as an international leader of this work.

Please find the full speech of Linh here

See Linh’s story here.

RENEW Is a trusted source of information for policy makers

RENEW’s Hien Ngo briefs Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson during her visit to Quang Tri in August 2018.

RENEW co-hosts delegation from U.S. Senate 

RENEW participated in a bipartisan official U.S. Senate delegation of nine Senators who visited Vietnam for meetings with government and military leaders in April of 2019.

The delegation was headed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), now the Chairman of The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. RENEW has had a strong relationship with Senator Leahy, who has long championed our mission.

Other Senators in the delegation were Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.); Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.).

View the press release here.

2020 to 2025 Project RENEW Strategic Plan

Project RENEW has simplified and refined its mission: the goal now is to make Quang Tri Province safe from the danger of unexploded bombs and mines. We are not encumbered by the unachievable goal of cleaning up “every bomb and mine” – which we realize, now, can never be done.

View the strategic plan here.