Announcements

CCHR: Cambodia needs to respect women’s rights to self-determination, expression and bodily integrity

On 19 February 2020, Cambodian advocates of women’s human rights issued an open letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen after hearing the criticism of women wearing sexy outfit.During the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) annual meeting on 17 February 2020, PM Hun Sen spoke ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press release of the Ministry of Health updating on current health status of the passengers on board Holland America's MS Westerdam in Phnom Penh and Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia

On 19 February 2020 the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia announces a press release on its official Facebook page to update the current health status of the passenger on board Hollan America’s MS Westerdam. According to the press, the Ministry has been ...

Ministry of Health

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Record number of baby Siamese crocodiles – once thought to be extinct – spotted in the wild

On 19 February 2020, the Fauna & Flora International announced that the hatching of ten baby Siamese crocodiles were spotted by conservationists in late January at the sanctuary, a protected part of the Stung Knong river, in Veal Veng district, Pursat province. The statement said ...

Fauna​ &​ Flora​ International International

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Press release on the result of the 2019 annual meeting and the 2020 direction of the Ministry of Mines and Energy

On 11-12 February 2020, the Ministry of Mines and Energy convened the 2019 annual meeting and the 2020 direction at the ministry. Presided over by the Minister of Mines and Energy, around 500 people of the ministry officials, representative of the Municipal/Provincial Governor Council, and ...

Ministry of Mines and Energy

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Announcement on the results of the Council of Ministers plenary meeting on 07 February 2020

On 08 February 2020, the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy released a announcement on the results of the Council of Ministers plenary meeting on 07 February 2020 at the Council of Ministers, presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen. At the meeting, the Royal ...

Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the decision of the European Commission on tariffs preferences under the EBA regime

On 12 February 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia issues a statement to respond to the decision of the European Commission on tariffs preferences under the EBA regime.The statement said, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) regrets the unjust decision ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Trade/Human Rights: Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market

On 12 February 2020, The European Commission in Brussels has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles enshrined in ...

European Union (EU)

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Statement in response to allegations by associations and NGOs

On Wednesday evening, 12 February 2020, the Ministry of Interior issued a statement in response to allegations by several associations and non-governmental organizations accusing the Royal Government of not being willing to amend the Law on Association and Non-government Organization (LANGO). ...

Ministry of Interior

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Joint statement: With no will to amend, LANGO must be repealed

On 10 February 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)​ together with the 99 undersigned communities and civil society groups released a joint statement saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental Organisations (LANGO) amended and also to urge ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press Statement: Luang Prabang Dam increases concerns over the change of Lower Mekong River

On 06 February 2020, a group of CSOs working on water governance in Cambodia released a joint statement to express their concerns over the change of Lower Mekong River and to call for the Lao government and other stakeholders to provide appropriate solutions to address ...

The NGO Forum in Cambodia

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Announcement on a positive case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Preah Sihanouk province and measures to prevent from the Novel Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health issued an announcement to the public that the ministry found a positive case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at 3pm on 27 January 2020. The infection was detected by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia on 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, ...

Ministry of Health

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Press release: Japan provides US$179,308 for rehabilitating irrigation and strengthening agricultural cooperatives

The Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$179,308 in total for two recipient organisations under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant). The Grant Contracts were signed today between H.E. Mr. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan ...

Embassy of Japan in Cambodia

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Youth Essay Competition for Open Data Day 2020

Building on the successful experiences of previous years, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is delighted to host the “Open Data Day 2020” in the first week of March. This year, we will focus on the global open data day theme: Open Data for Equal Development. As part ...

Open Development Cambodia

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Press release: Japan provides US$363,224 for, road improvement, construction of health facility and water treatment Kiosks

On 8 January 2020, the Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$363,224 in total for three recipient organisations under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant) for road improvement in Pailin province, constructing inpatients ward in Kandal province, and ...

Embassy of Japan in Cambodia

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Press Release: Results of the 2019 annual report conference and the direction for 2020 of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction

On 25 December 2019, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction published a press release on the results of the 2019 annual report conference and activity plan for 2020. The conference has approved on 21 major points, which includes:Continuing the Royal Government reforming ...

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for all baseless charges against journalists to be dropped

On 22 December 2019, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) alongside CamboJA and 35 other organizations has released a joint statement to urge the Royal Government of Cambodia to take concrete action to ensure that the right to freedom of expression is respected and ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Press release: MoI will conduct the second round of consultation on the amendments to the LANGO

On 28 November 2019, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) posted a press release on the organizing the second round of consultation meeting on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organization (LANGO), which will be happened on 03rd December 2019 at the “Building ...

Ministry of Interior

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Press release: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will host the annual Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia (MOEYS) will host the annual Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) organized by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and the UN World Food Programme Centre of Excellence against Hunger (WFP CoE), which will be held from ...

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

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Press release: Japan provides US$439,261 for Supporting farmers through contract farming of organic cashew nuts through Agriculture Cooperative

On 29 November, the Government of Japan agreed to provide IVY with US$439,261 for “Support to the smallholder farmers through contract farming of organic cashew nuts through Agriculture Cooperatives (Year 2)”. The Grant Contract was signed between H. E. Mr. Mikami Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and ...

Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia

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CSOs joint statement on resolutions of 11 priority problems to end gender-based violence in the world of work and to protect workers’ fundamental freedoms & rights

On the occasion of the “Sixteen Days Campaign of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” this year, the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released an join statement on 01 December 2019. Twenty one of trade unions, associations, and civil society organizations, working for the promotion of ...

Cambodia Center for Human Rights

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