From 1961 to 1972, Tho worked for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam.From 1972 to 1975, she served as Administrative Officer at the Vietnamese Embassy in Manila, Philippines.The FVPPA's stated purpose was to "promote the reunion of political prisoners with their families in the United States and elsewhere in the free world." The group also called for public awareness to the plight of political prisoners.
In April 1992, Khuc Minh Tho was interviewed as part of a project of the Organization of Pan-Asian American Women.
They maintained correspondence and held meetings with several politicians, government agencies and officials, and human rights organizations, including: President Ronald Reagan, President George H. Bush, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau for Refugees Robert L. Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Senator Bob Dole, the Department of Social and Health Services for the State of Washington, and Thailand refugee camp president Ngo Suu.
Funseth, Orderly Departure Program Director Martha Sardinas, the U. Department of State, the Bureau for Refugee Programs, the Embassy of the United States of America in Bangkok, Thailand, Amnesty International, Staff Consultant for the Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Affairs Eric Schwartz, Congressman Stephen J. The FVPPA held two annual events to raise money and public awareness, and to honor those individuals and VIPs who had contributed to the FVPPA's mission and cause: The Annual Freedom Reunion Picnic, and the Annual Awards Dinner and Culture Show, also called the Unity and Reunion Dinner.
Alarmed by the high death toll, in 1979 the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) proposed the Orderly Departure Program (ODP), which received the support and cooperation of the U. State Department and other diplomatic offices around the world.
The next year the United Nations established an ODP office in Bangkok, Thailand to facilitate safe departures from Vietnam.