Sustainable Development Goals

UN’s Guterres praises Cambodia's strategy alignment

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres praised the Pentagonal Strategy introduced by the Cambodian government for being consistent with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Manet en route for UNGA 78

Prime Minister Hun Manet is leading a delegation to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City, where he will highlight current affairs issues and local development. ...

Neang Sokunthea

ASEAN countries agree to develop sustainable cities

The governors and mayors of cities from ASEAN member countries have signed a joint declaration to foster the development of sustainable, inclusive and resilient cities in the region. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Plastic control key for Cambodia to create circular economy

Cambodia is about to embark on a major journey to control plastic waste with the avowed purpose of enabling sustainable development and the creation of a circular economy (CE) that can help achieve the country’s 2050 twin targets of becoming carbon neutral as well as ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia rolls out UN-linked five-year green economy plan

The environment ministry on May 12 formally rolled out the five-year Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Cambodia, in an affirmation of the Kingdom’s commitment towards sustainability and inclusivity in economic growth. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia commits to combat climate change to achieve SDGs

During the annual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Cambodia’s representative said the Kingdom is both ready to and committed to accelerate climate action to achieve the sustainable development goals. ...

Taing Rinith

Ministry ties up with UNOPS to modernise justice system

Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have agreed to cooperate on three priority programmes  to improve the justice system in Cambodia. ...

Chhun Sunly

UN, ministry hold forum on Kingdom’s action plan for cooling

The Ministry of Environment, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on March 9 held a forum on Cambodia’s Cooling Action Plan and Passive Cooling Strategies for Sustainable Development in Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan

Dam collapse hits Preah Sihanouk’s clean water supply

Water suppliers and the Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are urging residents to be patient in the face of provincial water shortages. The second dam at Kbal Chhay collapsed on Saturday night, causing more than 3 million cubic metres of water to be lost. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cambodia-Australia forge close partnership in addressing gender-based violence

Australia is strongly committed to promoting women and girls’ safety, growth and well-being, reaffirmed the Australian Embassy in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Samal asks world leaders to take extra climate change measures

Minister of Environment Say Samal called on high-emission countries to show leadership and responsibility by increasing their climate change adaption measures and raising their targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

AI tool to map Cambodia's vulnerabilities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) tool to map vulnerabilities in Cambodia and accelerate poverty reduction and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...

Prak Chan Thul

Cambodia, UNDP jointly launch SDG Investor Map to accelerate sustainable development

The Cambodian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday jointly launched the Cambodia SDG Investor Map, a market intelligence tool that identifies viable investment opportunity areas aligned with the Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Svay Rieng province to be declared mine-free in 2023

The south-eastern province of Svay Rieng is expected to achieve mine-free status next year through Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Project for Mine Action (STP-MA) themed “Providing Safe Ground, Creating smiles”.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff

100% access to clean water nationwide ‘by 2025’

The Ministry of Rural Development has set the target of providing 100 per cent clean water supply and sanitation services throughout the Kingdom by 2025, while currently more than 80 per cent has already been achieved. ...

Voun Dara

Healthy public food procurement and service policies

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 report reveals the heavy global burden of hunger and malnutrition in all its forms. The lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic — along with disruption to the food supply caused by intensified conflict and ...

Khmer Times Staff

USAID commits $24M to climate-smart project in Cambodia

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on June 16 announced the launch of the USAID Morodok Baitang – a new five-year, $24 million project at four conservation areas of Keo Seima, Lumphat, Siem Pang and the Cardamom Mountains to fight against climate change. ...

Nov Sivutha

Oz, ministry launch quality infrastructure initiative P4I

The Australian embassy in Phnom Penh – in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport – launched the “Partnership for Infrastructure (P4I)” initiative to accelerate the development of quality infrastructure to drive inclusive and resilient development in Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan

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