Social development

Human Rights Day celebration to focus on the role of youths

The United Nation Human Rights in Cambodia will mark this year’s Human Rights Day by focusing on the leadership roles of youths, which some civil society claim remains restricted. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667615/human-rights-day-celebration-to-focus-on-the-role-of-youths/

Human rights committee’s legal hotline receives praise

Civil societies on Tuesday applauded the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s (CHRC) new legal hotline meant to promote access to justice and empower financially vulnerable people.​​ CHRC spokesman Chin Malin told The Post on Thursday that a 35-strong legal team is to be placed on standby ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/human-rights-committees-legal-hotline-receives-praise

‘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

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

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

UNAIDS: Infections of HIV down 95% from 1997 peak

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said new HIV infections have been reduced by 95 per cent in Cambodia since their peak in 1997. A report by UNAIDS pointed out that 880 people were newly infected with AIDS last year, compared to 16,500 in 1997. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unaids-infections-hiv-down-95-1997-peak

Disabled women speak of discrimination

A group of disabled women yesterday raised concerns over discrimination faced by girls in getting an education, despite progress being made in the Kingdom to improve their rights. They raised their concerns during a forum jointly organised by Pact Cambodia, Agile, USAID and the government ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/665912/disabled-women-speak-of-discrimination/

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme

An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666011/thousands-of-students-benefit-from-school-meals-programme/

Further heritage aiming to join Lakhon Khol

As the Kingdom marks the first anniversary of the inscription of traditional Cambodian dance drama Lakhon Khol on Unesco’s cultural heritage list, the government is preparing to have 10 other forms of tangible and intangible heritage registered with the UN body. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/further-heritage-aiming-join-lakhon-khol

Photo of pupils learning outside prompts action

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered National Committee for Disaster Management first vice-president Kun Kim to visit O’Chunh Primary School in Teuk Kraham commune’s Sen Rung Roeung I village in Choam Ksan district, Preah Vihear province, after images of students studying in tents went ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/photo-pupils-learning-outside-prompts-action

Ministry says economic growth has benefitted people equitably

The strong economic growth Cambodia has experienced in the last few decades has benefitted everyone and created opportunities for all, a high-ranking government official said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665228/ministry-says-economic-growth-has-benefitted-people-equitably/

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/

UNAIDS proposes fast track initiative to prevent spread of HIV

UNAIDS and the National AIDS Authority will cooperate on an initiative to fast track measures to prevent or stop the spread of HIV in the capital and key provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664742/unaids-proposes-fast-track-initiative-to-prevent-spread-of-hiv/

Prison department dismisses rights violations report

The General Department of Prisons has dismissed a report made by rights group Licadho which claimed there are violations of basic human rights in the Kingdom’s prisons. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664743/prison-department-dismisses-rights-violations-report/

Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area

The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-malaria-eradication-eyed-prey-lang-area

Labor unionists decry lack of consultation on union law amendments

Worker unions criticized the National Assembly’s passing of 10 amendments to the contentious Trade Union Law on Tuesday, saying they were not aware of the exact nature of the amendments passed by parliament. ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/labor-unionists-decry-lack-of-consultation-on-union-law-amendments/5183177.html

Tuol Kork special needs teachers resign

Two Tuol Kork Primary School teachers who taught students with special needs tendered their resignation, citing low salaries and not being recognised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport as the reasons. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tuol-kork-special-needs-teachers-resign

Inter-ministry committee clears draft access to information bill

The inter-ministry committee finalised its review of the draft bill on access to information on Friday and plans to submit it to the Council of Ministers in January before it is sent to the National Assembly. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/inter-ministry-committee-clears-draft-access-information-bill

Domestic violence campaign starts

Local and international NGOs, universities and government institutions on Monday began the annual international “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign demanding the elimination of all forms of violence against women. National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said there was no recorded figure in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/domestic-violence-campaign-starts

PM: Gov’t to inject millions to modernise Calmette Hospital

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the government will provide $30 million for the state-run Calmette Hospital to continue the construction of a new 12-storey building. Estimated to cost $39.7 million, the building is currently only 17 per cent complete. In a Facebook ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-govt-inject-millions-modernise-calmette-hospital

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