Civil society

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Ministry of Social Affairs signs agreement with 30 associations and NGOs on 3-Year development project

At least 30 associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation to launch a three-year social assistance project in Cambodia worth more than $18.5 million. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501441308/ministry-of-social-affairs-signs-agreement-with-30-associations-and-ngos-on-3-year-development-project/

Australia finance NGOs, 49 major community projects

Australia has pledged A$7.9 million ($5 million) to support 26 Australian NGOs in collaboration with Cambodian counterparts, aiming to initiate 49 community projects across all provinces. Australian deputy ambassador Andreas Zurbrugg announced the commitment during the “Australia-Cambodia NGO Consultation 2023”, which saw participation from over 70 ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/australia-finance-ngos-49-major-community-projects

NGOs and associations need to submit financial statements to Royal Government

All Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and associations need to summit their financial statements to the Royal Government routinely, if not they will be responsible before the law, said Prime Minister Hun Sen Saturday. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501301655/ngos-and-associations-need-to-submit-financial-statements-to-royal-government/

NGOs launch forum on engagement in public financial management

A group of NGOs launched the National Public Forum on ‘Stakeholders Engagement in Public Financial Management Process’ on May 25. ... ...

Mon Sokeo
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-ngo-forum-on-engagement-public-financial-management

FM to NGOs: Submit financials

Foreign minister Prak Sokhonn urged international NGOs to respect Cambodia’s Law on Accounting and Auditing, noting that less than 50 per cent of them have submitted their required annual financial reports. While presiding over the opening of the third round of consultative meetings with foreign NGOs ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fm-ngos-submit-financials

Fantastic plastic: NGO’s inaugural recycling competition held in Kandal

The Wonders of the Mekong project, an NGO working to ensure a healthy Mekong River, on May 4 organised their first "Plastic Recycling Competition 2023” competition to celebrate Earth Day this year. Groups of high school students from Kandal province took part as contestants in the ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fantastic-plastic-ngos-inaugural-recycling-competition-held-kandal

‘Provocative’ music video taken down by CSOs

A controversial video, which features a “provocative” song and graphic footage of a violent clash between protesting garment workers and authorities nine years back, has been removed from the official websites and social media pages of four civil society organisations (CSOs). ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/provocative-music-video-taken-down-csos

Over 6,100 associations and NGOs recorded in Cambodia as of December 2022

As of December 2022, a total of 6,109 associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have deposited relevant documents and registered at the Ministry of Interior. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501218514/over-6100-associations-and-ngos-recorded-in-cambodia-as-of-december-2022/

Over 6,100 associations and NGOs recorded in Cambodia as of December 2022

As of December 2022, a total of 6,109 associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have deposited relevant documents and registered at the Ministry of Interior. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501218514/over-6100-associations-and-ngos-recorded-in-cambodia-as-of-december-2022/

Hundreds gather for two-day Citizens’ Forum

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and hundreds of people from all walks of life met at a two-day “Cambodian citizens’ forum” in the capital to voice their concerns, hoping their issues will be addressed and included in national and regional policies. ... ...

Long Kimmarita and Eng Reachny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-gather-two-day-citizens-forum

CSOs appeal for more space to air grievances, solutions to disputes

A group of 30 civil society organisations including labour unions, NGOs, community networks, indigenous peoples, youth groups and professional associations have requested that the government be more responsive to the concerns of its citizenry and allow people the freedom, opportunity and space to express their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-appeal-more-space-air-grievances-solutions-disputes

Alliance of 45 CSOs lobbying for ratification of conventions to help women

A group of 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) demanded that the government ratify four international labour conventions as proof of its commitment to ending violence against women and girls. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/alliance-45-csos-lobbying-ratification-conventions-help-women

HAGL denies Ratanakkiri land clearing

Five civil society organisations urged the government to take action against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese agribusiness firm, for alleged land clearing activities on areas allocated to indigenous communities in Ratanakkiri province’s Andong Meas district. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hagl-denies-ratanakkiri-land-clearing

Civil society forced to take Human Rights Day celebrations online

Civil society groups and human rights non-governmental organizations knew in 2019 that it would be the last time International Human Rights Days would be a holiday, after the government did away with five national holidays to increase annual work days. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/civil-society-forced-to-take-human-rights-day-celebrations-online/

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango). The ministry said the current Lango is in line with the Constitution and had gone through many rounds of consultation among relevant ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-request-repeal-law-ngos

Government lacks will to amend LANGO: NGOs

A senior Interior Ministry official has dismissed a statement by the civil society groups saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental organisations amended. ... ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689914/government-lacks-will-to-amend-lango-ngos

Mondulkiri officials ‘cleared forest’

Members of the indigenous Bunong tribe and civil society organisations on Wednesday filed a complaint against local authorities in Mondulkiri for illegally clearing 300ha of protected forest. The cleared land is located in O’Raing district’s Pou Les village. ... ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-cleared-forest

Civil society submits petition for politically-neutral judges

n a request signed by more than 500 organisations, civil society representatives on Monday petitioned the government to amend three laws on the judiciary. During the 4th Government-CSOs Partnership Forum, civil society organisations (CSOs) requested changes to improve the efficacy of the legal system and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/civil-society-submits-petition-politically-neutral-judges

Forest crimes see a drop in Ratanakkiri

Government officials and civil society organisations in Ratanakkiri province report a significant decrease in the number of forest crimes, noting that perpetrators are no longer using large vehicles to transport the timber. Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Agriculture director Soy Sona said that, on the surface, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-see-drop-ratanakkiri

Ministry cements MoU with eleven social work NGOs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 11 organisations involving $12.7 million in funding to improve the social affairs, social welfare, child welfare, anti-trafficking and disability work in Cambodia. Ministry spokesman Touch Channy said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-cements-mou-eleven-social-work-ngos

‘Conflicting interpretations’ at second Lango meeting

The Ministry of Interior hosted its second meeting with civil societies on Tuesday to discuss proposed amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The four-hour session was held at the ministry to address the 15 proposed amendments to the Lango amid ongoing concerns ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conflicting-interpretations-second-lango-meeting

Ministry to consult with civil society on changes to Lango

The Ministry of Interior and civil society representatives will meet on December 3 at the ministry’s headquarters for the second round of consultations, review and discussion on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). ... ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-consult-civil-society-changes-lango

Draft Lango amendments on the table

The Interior Ministry is due to hold a meeting with representatives of local and foreign NGOs next week in a bid to review and give feedback over draft amendments to the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations. ... ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665345/draft-lango-amendments-on-the-table/

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