Social development

MoEYS discusses ways to bolster youth skills at ECOSOC forum

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) on Tuesday led a high-level delegation to participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024 held in New York city – aimed at strengthening the skills and capacity of Cambodian young people ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474732/moeys-discusses-ways-to-bolster-youth-skills-at-ecosoc-forum/

Women clients of MFIs save 9% more than men, says study

Women clients of micro-finance institutions (MFIs) tend to have 9 percent more savings than men on average, as per a recent study. ... ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471592/women-clients-of-mfis-save-9-more-than-men-says-study/

PM encourages people to have more children to increase the young population

On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Planning’s annual meeting on the morning of April 9, 2024, Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, encouraged people to have more children to increase the number of young people in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470066/pm-encourages-people-to-have-more-children-to-increase-the-young-population/

Stringent rules for meat importers soon, says GDCE

The General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of Cambodia said that after a meeting with meat importers, it will be setting more stringent guidelines and conditions for those operating in this sector. ... ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470201/stringent-rules-for-meat-importers-soon-says-gdce/

Migrant workers in Thailand face obstacles returning home for Khmer New Year

Cambodians working in Thailand said they face challenges returning home for Khmer New Year, despite the Thai government waiving re-entry fees from April 1 to May 15. ... ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/migrant-workers-in-thailand-face-obstacles-returning-home-for-khmer-new-year

Ministry mulls digital record for 1.2 million IDPoor cardholders

The Ministry of Planning said that about 1.2 million poor people are receiving monthly social allowances from the government since 2006, and it is planning to have a digital record of the IDPoor cardholders. ... ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470327/ministry-mulls-digital-record-for-1-2-million-idpoor-cardholders/

Resounding call to release human rights defender Koet Saray charged for incitement in Preah Vihear

About 50 civil society groups and unions called for the release of human rights activist Koet Saray, president of Khmer Student Intelligent League Association (KSILA), who has been placed in pre-trial detention. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/resounding-call-to-release-human-rights-defender-koet-saray-charged-for-incitement-in-preah-vihear/

Ministry launches Neary Rattanak plan for next five years

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has officially launched the sixth edition of the “Neary Rattanak Strategic Plan (2024-2028)” yesterday to promote gender equality and empower women in line with the government’s Pentagonal Strategy. ... ...

Nop Sreymao
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469701/ministry-launches-neary-rattanak-plan-for-next-five-years/

Ministry issues guidelines to avoid heat exhaustion

The Ministry of Health issued guidelines for the public to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses and heat exhaustion as extreme hot weather conditions are set to prevail. ... ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469699/ministry-issues-guidelines-to-avoid-heat-exhaustion/

US offers 12 million more in aid for demining mission

The United States, as part of its ongoing commitment to help Cambodia achieve its objective of becoming a country free of landmines by 2025, has increased its financial assistance for the Kingdom’s mine clearance activities. ... ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469690/us-offers-12-million-more-in-aid-for-demining-mission/

Health equity fund rolled out to vulnerable citizens

The government is encouraging eligible residents to register for financing under the social protection programme, which offers Health Equity Fund cards to the elderly, people with disabilities, and vulnerable families from April 1 to 20, 2024. ... ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/health-equity-fund-rolled-out-to-vulnerable-citizens

PM outlines plans to increase education to a full day in 50 primary schools

Authorities have revealed plans to increase primary education from half a day to a full day in 50 schools to increase the level of learning, with calls being made for teachers’ pay to be increased in accordance with the additional time spent teaching. ... ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-outlines-plans-to-increase-education-to-a-full-day-in-50-primary-schools

83 percent of Cambodians go for private healthcare

As high as 83 percent of Cambodians opt for private healthcare. A decision, which might lead to them getting financially stressed.​ ... ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501466077/83-percent-of-cambodians-go-for-private-healthcare/

Cambodia to further enhance education for good human capital

Prime Minister Hun Manet has reaffirmed the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)’s commitment to further enhance the education sector for good human capital for the national benefits. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501466943/cambodia-to-further-enhance-education-for-good-human-capital/

Ministry initiates primary school reading competition

The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport has instructed all provincial and municipal education departments, school development committees and primary school management committees to organise reading competitions at the primary school level. ... ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501466730/ministry-initiates-primary-school-reading-competition/

Need for open data to support people with disabilities

Relevant stakeholders gathered at the National Open Data Conference to discuss how open data about people with disabilities (PWD) can be utilised to help support the needs of the vulnerable group. ... ...

Rov Hongseng
https://kiripost.com/stories/need-for-open-data-to-support-people-with-disabilities

IT Academy and ministry support lifelong learning with digital focus

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, in collaboration with the IT Academy STEP Cambodia and DVV International Cambodia, is set to host the first national lifelong learning forum titled “Digital Technology Represents Lifelong Learning Opportunities” on March 28. ... ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/it-academy-and-ministry-support-lifelong-learning-with-digital-focus

Commentators have their say on end of The Post’s print publication

Following the announcement that The Phnom Penh Post, and Post Khmer, its Khmer language sister paper, will cease publication in print form on March 29, several social observers, government officials, intellectuals and readers were prompted to share their thoughts at the end of more than ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commentators-have-their-say-on-end-of-the-post-s-print-publication

“There’s A Lot of Data, but Limited Access”- NGOs Call For Improved Access And Quality Data Sharing

Non-state actors have raised concerns about the limited sharing of public data by the government due to a lack of trust, as well as zero quality or standard of data. ​... ...

Khuon Narim and Ly Rosslan
https://cambojanews.com/theres-a-lot-of-data-but-limited-access-ngos-call-for-improved-access-and-quality-data-sharing/

Cambodia marks remarkable achievement in TB control

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Prime Minister Hun Manet delivered a message celebrating Cambodia’s remarkable strides in combatting the disease, as the country marks a 45% reduction in both deaths and new infections. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501461734/cambodia-marks-remarkable-achievement-in-tb-control/

Govt, UNICEF launch digital drive to combat online sexual predators

UNICEF Cambodia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation, unveiled yesterday an innovative digital campaign in a bid to safeguard Cambodian adolescents from the threat of online sexual predators. ... ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501460362/govt-unicef-launch-digital-drive-to-combat-online-sexual-predators/

Empowering PWDs: PM pushes for more effort to enhance lives of disabled people

In a bid to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Prime Minister Hun Manet has outlined a number of recommendations to enhance support and care for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Cambodia. ... ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501460366/empowering-pwds-pm-pushes-for-more-effort-to-enhance-lives-of-disabled-people/

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