Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Cambodia
As Cambodians prepare to take part in the elections scheduled for 29 July, the Secretary-General recalls that an inclusive and pluralistic political process remains essential for safeguarding the progress made by Cambodia in consolidating peace.
The Secretary-General calls on all political actors to reduce tensions and political polarization. He calls upon the government to uphold international human rights standards and in particular to ensure guarantees for civil society actors and political parties to exercise their democratic rights. He reiterates the continued commitment of the United Nations to support a peaceful and democratic Cambodia that fully respects the human rights of all its citizens.
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Message on Inter. Day of UN Peacekeepers
New UN Resident Coordinator pays courtesy call on Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
On 27 March 2018, the newly appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Ms. Pauline Tamesis, presented her credentials to H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Royal Government of Cambodia, officially taking up her assignment in the country.
During the meeting, the UN Resident Coordinator discussed the prospects of the strategic partnership between the United Nations system and the Royal Government in realizing the Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Tamesis also expressed her gratitude for Cambodia’s contribution to UN peacekeeping.
“It was a great honour to meet with His Excellency Senior Minister Prak Sokhonn and to present him with the Letter of Credentials from the UN Secretary-General, appointing me as the UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia,” said Ms. Tamesis. “I also took the opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to support Cambodia’s national development priorities,” she added.
Also read profile article of Ms. Pauline Tamesis
Strategising priorities of development in Cambodia for 2019-2023
As the current development assistance framework of the United Nations, referred to as United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2018), approaches its end, relevant development actors from diverse sectors across Cambodia came together to review national priorities and strategise priority areas of development to be focussed on for the implementation between 2019-2023.
It was a two-day meeting, 15-16 January, organised by the Office of United Nations Resident Coordinator and attended by over 130 development actors from the UN system, government's ministries, civil society & NGO organisations, donor community and private sector. The result of this meeting will be used to contribute to and facilitate processes for formulating UNDAF 2019-2023.
Message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the 2018 New Year
UN Day 2017 celebrates the theme of technology as a key means to implement the SDGs
Op-Ed of the UN Resident Coordinator on Human Rights Day, 10 Dec 2017
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017, the UN in Cambodia published an Op-Ed, signed by the former UN Resident Coordinator on behalf of the UN System in Cambodia. Click to read the article.
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