Social development

Civil society

Kingdom cuts inequality, says Oxfam

Cambodia performs better at global commitment to reduce inequality, despite COVID-19, according to a report on Oxfam in Cambodia Policy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774670/kingdom-cuts-inequality-says-oxfam/

Call for better health education

National and international civil society groups are pushing for better health education, particularly in regards to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/call-better-health-education

CSOs urge ministry to release the full EIA

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have requested that the Ministry of Environment to publicly release the full details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to ensure accountability and transparency of environmental governance in Cambodia. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769046/csos-urge-ministry-to-release-the-full-eia/

Ministry: No unlawful protests

The Ministry of Interior is warning citizens not to take part in social justice protests.​ It issued a press release on Monday saying members of the groups Khmer Thavrak and Mother Nature Movement had been carrying out activities not registered at the ministry, which is required ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-no-unlawful-protests

CSOs call on government to scrap public order draft law

Thirty-six civil society organisations have signed a joint statement calling for the government to scrap the public order draft law (PODL). ...

Sok Srey Lux
http://khmertimeskh.com/50758754/csos-call-on-government-to-scrap-public-order-draft-law/

Public has little say in gov’t spending, says NGO

Cambodia’s legal and policy framework provides little opportunity for citizens and civil society organisations to have a say in public financial management at the national level, said a study by NGO Forum which was released on Tuesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-has-little-say-govt-spending-says-ngo

Labour rights groups start campaign over seniority pay

Representatives of unions, federations, associations and civil society organisations working on the promotion of labour rights in Cambodia have joined together in a campaign to demand seniority pay. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755304/labour-rights-groups-start-campaign-over-seniority-pay/

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

CSOs urge further action on non-communicable diseases

Civil society organisations asked the government to issue urgent measures in the health sector, as well as increase its budget in order to address non-communicable diseases, as nearly 60,000 Cambodians each year die from illnesses. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740291/csos-urge-further-action-on-non-communicable-diseases/

Forest watchdog warned against satellite imagery

Ministry of Environment officials have warned it will take legal action against Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) and several other organisations if they continue to collect deforestation data in the area. The ministry’s warning comes after PLCN suggested a new programme that would use satellite imagery ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-watchdog-warned-against-satellite-imagery

Sar Kheng: Gov’t won’t revoke LANGO

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday dismissed a request made by some civil society groups and claimed the government will not repeal the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692865/sar-kheng-govt-wont-revoke-lango

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

Gov’t urged to halt building collapses, protect workers

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government to take preventative measures and tougher action following a series of tragic building collapses that have claimed nearly 70 lives since last year. The call was made during a conference jointly organised by the Centre for Alliance ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-urged-halt-building-collapses-protect-workers

CCC passes amendments on 10 articles of Trade Union Law

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) on Thursday reviewed and approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions amid criticism from local and international civil society organisations. The amended articles, which were approved by the National Assembly in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ccc-passes-amendments-10-articles-trade-union-law

‘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

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