Young people, take the ASEAN MyWorld 2030 Survey!

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Calling on anyone in or from the #ASEAN region to take the #MyWorld2030 survey and tell governments, #UN, @ASEAN and other leaders which #SDG you are most concerned about and whether you think there has been progress! Take the survey here:  

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Prime Minister, UN representatives in Cambodia discuss progress and opportunities for sustainable development

06 May 2019 – This morning, Ms. Pauline Tamesis, UN Resident Coordinator, led a delegation from the United Nations Country Team in Cambodia to meet with Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia for the Annual Dialogue.

Read the full press release in English here and in Khmer here


Transforming Leadership for Sustainable Development in Cambodia


In Cambodia, the UN Country Team is re-designing the way they lead through the SDG Leadership Lab. The UN Secretary-General paved the way for this initiative through his vision to make the UN Development System fit for purpose in the 21st century.

Find out more here.


5 Ways to Transform Development Support

Climate change, growing inequalities, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, mass migration. The challenges we face today are unparalleled in human history.

Read about the 5 ways to transform development to fit 21st century here.




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While violence in armed conflict has seen a significant decline over the last century, young people today face new challenges accessing peace. Read the full story about finiding peace in Cambodia and International Day of Peace here.


UN representatives present credentials to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Ms. Pauline Tamesis, UN Resident Coordinator, led three UN Country Team members who were recently appointed as Representatives of UN agencies in Cambodia to present their credentials to H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The three representatives, Mr. Nick Beresford, Resident Representative of UNDP, Mr. Sardar Umar Alam, Representative of UNESCO, and Ms. Cristian Munduate, Representative of UNICEF, used this opportunity to symbolically demonstrate the United Nations Country Teams’ commitment towards working together.

Read the full press release here.

Crossing the River

Crossing the river: The journey to safe delivery in rural Cambodia

Today, “river crossing” or deliveries are safer than ever before. In just one generation, the maternal mortality rate in Cambodia has dropped by nearly 70 percent. Giving the Kingdom a unique distinction as one of only a handful of countries to reach its’ Millennium Development Goal 5 target. Read a story of midwife Seng Ratana, who saves lives of women and children every day here.

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Cambodia’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA (25 January 2019) – Cambodia’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, in a meeting that will be webcast live.

See the media advisory in English and Khmer.

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Voices of Youth Cambodia

Voices of Youth (VOY), founded by UNICEF Headquarters in New York, is a vibrant community of youth bloggers offering inspiring content, original insight and opinion from across the globe. Bloggers on VOY share their creative talents with the world through writing about issues that matter most to them. UNICEF Cambodia started this programme in-county in 2016 and since then Cambodian adolescents and young people were successfully trained in blogging as well as in other critical skills like communication, online-safety, self-expression and team work.

Read the inspiring stories here.

BRI Lecture

UN hosts dialogue on Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda in Cambodia


Tuesday, December 11th

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – United Nations in Cambodia has embarked on a research initiative to establish why, and how, both the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are critical for realizing the Royal Government of Cambodia’s vision to become an Upper Middle-Income Country by 2030. The UN has been working with a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of experts from Cambodia, China, and Singapore.

Disclaimer: This event is designed to provide different perspectives from policy-makers, economists and development professionals. This event is not meant to be an endorsement of any specific development strategy, but merely as learning opportunity for the community.

Read the whole press release here.


International Volunteer Day 2018

8th National Forum on Volunteerism and International Volunteer Day 2018


Phnom Penh, December 5, 2018

The 8th National Forum on Volunteerism and the International Volunteer Day 2018 celebration event will be jointly organized by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in close partnership with civil society (represented by VolCam) and the private sector. These events will take place on December 5, 2018, at Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh and 20 more schools across the capital city. This will become the 9th time where International Volunteer Day was celebrated in Cambodia jointly with the National Forum on Volunteerism.

For more information click here.


Secretary-General says violence against women and girls is a global pandemic

25 November 2018 – Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic.  It is a moral affront to all women and girls, a mark of shame on all our societies and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. Read the full message by the UN Secretary-General here.


NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in Case 002/02

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted former senior Khmer Rouge leaders NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan of genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The crimes were committed at various locations throughout Cambodia during the Democratic Kampuchea period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.

You can find statements, press releases and more here.

UN Women Ideathon

Young women innovate to tackle gender inequality

Friday 9 November 2018 

PHNOM PENH – On Saturday, UN Women in Cambodia will bring together more than 70 young women from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos PDR, and Viet Nam for the Innovation for Impact (i4i) Ideathon.

Read a full press release here.


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Op-Ed | How Can Cambodia Unleash the Potential of Youth?

The time is now to create smart and transformative policies that give young people the skills they need to meet and prepare for future challenges. To fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for a more peaceful, sustainable, and prosperous world, we need young people to lead. Join us in our effort to unleash the potential of youth!

Read the full op-ed here.


Youth Strategy UNGA 2018

Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”. Noting that it was “a rare treat” to see so many young faces at the UN, to launch the new “Youth2030” strategy, UN chief António Guterres highlighted a list of challenges “the largest young generation in history” faces today.

Read more here.

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Cambodia's LGBTIQ Community Adrift in the Divide

For nearly 40 years, Ouk has been living a profoundly complicated life as a woman, an identity that has brought countless challenges to her.

Read the full story here.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

These sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals and targets that UN Member States will use to frame their national agendas and development policies from 2016 to 2030. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and complete what they did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental, with the aspiration for peaceful and inclusive societies. For more info, visit our SDG page here.