News release | UN expert: Civil society is crucial for sustainable development in Cambodia

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8 November 2018 – A UN human rights expert urged the Cambodian Government to work more closely with civil society groups, and said the best way for the country to achieve a durable peace and sustainable development was to put human rights at the forefront of policymaking.

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Speech by UN Resident Coordinator

5 November 2018

Today, Pauline Tamesis, UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia, spoke at the "Workshop on supporting Cambodia in meeting the challenge of resource mobilization for achieving the 2030 agenda". You can find her speech in full 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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ASEAN MY World 2030

The ASEAN MY World 2030 initiative will be presented in New York during the celebrations of the Global Day for Action on the SDGs in front of numerous world and UN leaders. In support of this initiative, the UN and its partners are launching a social media campaign to drive traffic to the website and get more people in ASEAN to vote. This will contribute to raise public awareness and capture priorities and perceptions about the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the 2030 Agenda. The survey is available in all 10 ASEAN languages.


The 4th Industrial Revolution: Exploring ways forward for Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 03 September 2018 – Productive technology is changing the world in which we live – the way we make and consume things: it’s the 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. 

Today, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a high-level seminar to discuss and identify main policy gaps and develop key recommendations that should facilitate Industry 4.0 in Cambodia.

Read more here.

Cambodia LGBTIQ article

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 Real China Model: What other developing countries should learn from China

Phnom Penh, 23 August 2018 – The United Nations in Cambodia organized a public lecture during which Professor Yuen Yuen Ang, author of the book How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, spoke on “The Real China Model: What other developing countries should learn from China”. Professor Ang spoke to a room of senior officials from the Royal Government of Cambodiadiplomats, UN officials, and development professionals.

Read the full press release 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.