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‘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/

Meeting held to discuss Lango amendments

During a meeting on the revision of the Law on Non-Governmental Organisations yesterday, the Interior Ministry said it will address concerns raised by civil society groups, but it remains unclear how many articles will be revised. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657108/meeting-held-to-discuss-lango-amendments/

NGO reps to meet with Interior Ministry over Lango amendments

The Interior Ministry will meet with NGO officials next week to listen to their requests for the government to amend the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations. In a press statement issued on Monday, the ministry said the meeting will enable representatives of local and international ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655528/ngo-reps-to-meet-with-interior-ministry-over-lango-amendments/

Ministry to carry out NGO census

The Ministry of Interior will carry out a census of local NGOs and associations from October 10 to November 29 to obtain updated figures of how many such organisations are present in the Kingdom. Some 5,386 NGOs and associations had registered with the Ministry of ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-carry-out-ngo-census

NGOs slammed over retraction refusal

The government yesterday slammed rights group Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut for refusing to attend a scheduled meeting and make a public statement retracting a critical report on the negative impacts of microloans. Last week, the two NGOs defended their research during a meeting with the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642142/ngos-slammed-over-retraction-refusal/

Push for mangrove restoration in Kampot

Civil society organisations along with local authorities in Kampot province have kick-started a campaign to plant 100,000 mangrove trees in eight communities in the province throughout September to December. The campaign was jointly organised between ActionAid, Children and Women Development Centre in Cambodia, Samaky Organisation, Kampot ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639637/push-for-mangrove-restoration-in-kampot/

Gov’t urged to protect resources

Some 70 NGO representatives, forest activists and university students signed an open letter urging the government to find ways to prevent and combat forestry crimes more effectively. In their petition released on Saturday, the group said they had been observing the government’s clampdowns over the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-urged-protect-resources

Ministry urged to allow CSOs to work without restriction

Some 500 representatives from civil society organisations (CSO) on Thursday urged the Ministry of Interior to uphold the principle of democracy and allow them to carry out activities without any restrictions from local authorities. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urged-allow-csos-work-without-restriction

NGOs praise solar energy push

Six non-governmental organisations on Tuesday praised the government’s decision to increase electricity generated by solar panels up to 20 percent of national output by 2023. The organisations included the NGO Forum on Cambodia, 3s Rivers Protection Network, My Village, Culture and Environment Preservation Association, Fisheries ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638118/ngos-praise-solar-energy-push/

Kratie chief urges CSO responsibility

As the Ministry of Interior prepares to meet NGOs for the third time next Thursday, Kratie provincial governor Va Thorn has urged an estimated 152 civil society organisations, associations and communities in the province to follow the law, maintain political neutrality and refrain from getting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-chief-urges-cso-responsibility

More effort to combat human trafficking needed in Cambodia say NGOs

A loose coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the Cambodia government to step up efforts against human trafficking and in the provision of rehabilitation services to victims. In a statement issued to coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 30), the group said ...

Stella-maris Ewudolu
https://aecnewstoday.com/2019/more-effort-to-combat-human-trafficking-needed-in-cambodia-say-ngos/

MoU inked with GIZ to improve garment sustainability

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s international development organisation, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The MOU serves to implement the second phase of a multinational project aimed at improving the sustainability of the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-giz-improve-garment-sustainability

MoU inked on better service delivery

NGOs and government officials said Cambodians, especially poor people in rural areas, are now more informed about their right to receive public services, and that public service agents are friendlier and performing better than previously. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-better-service-delivery

More than a dozen institutions set to observe upcoming elections

The National Election Committee yesterday said 19 national institutions will participate in monitoring Sunday’s municipal, provincial and district council elections. NEC spokesman Dim Sovannarom said all-in-all, the 19 institutions consist of 1,010 observers from groups such as the Union of Youth Federations in Cambodia and ...

https://bit.ly/2VUa5Eu
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50606921/more-than-a-dozen-institutions-set-to-observe-upcoming-elections/

Consultation forum held with CSOs and NGOs

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall and civil society organisations on Tuesday held a consultation forum with the theme Development Partnership with non-Governmental organisations (NGOs), the first such meeting this year. Around 700 people from various state institutions and 50 civil society organisations attended the forum, although ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/consultation-forum-held-csos-and-ngos

City Hall to hold forum with NGOs tomorrow

City Hall will hold a consultative forum with non-governmental organisations tomorrow to discuss challenges in resolving issues and also promote cooperation between the government and civil society groups. The forum, to be held on Koh Pich, will be presided over by Phnom Penh Governor Khuong ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50594281/city-hall-to-hold-forum-with-ngos-tomorrow/

Civil groups call for clear policies on women’s rights

Some 400 youth and women from 12 civil society organisations gathered at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday to celebrate women’s rights, weeks after they were prevented by security forces from marching to mark International Women’s Day. At Sunday’s gathering, the group ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/civil-groups-call-clear-policies-womens-rights

Government pushes talks with NGOs

A senior Ministry of Interior official on Tuesday instructed municipal, district and commune authorities to set aside a specific time to hold forums with NGOs twice a year to show the willingness and commitment of sub-national administrations to address their concerns. Secretary of state at ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-pushes-talks-ngos

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