Multilateral development assistance

United Nations (technical assistance)

UN pledges $8 million to ECCC

The United Nations will provide a $8 million subvention to support the 2018 operations of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, which is tasked with the prosecution of the country’s former Khmer Rouge commanders.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098129/un-pledges-8-million-eccc/

Panel calls for strong measures against Cambodian government

Politicians and civil society members in New York called on the United Nations to take harsh measures to restore democracy in Cambodia during a panel on Tuesday, even recommending leaving Cambodia’s seat at the UN empty and putting senior ruling party officials on a blacklist. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/panel-calls-strong-measures-against-cambodian-government

US cuts funding to UN women’s health fund

The US government has pulled any future funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a group focused on reproductive rights for women and girls, over claims it has practiced coercive abortions and involuntary sterilizations in China.   ...

Mark Tilly
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37230/us-cuts-funding-to-un-women---s-health-fund/

UN vows Khmer Rouge trial aid

Cambodia and the United Nations have vowed to find more funds to support the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, according to the Council of Ministers.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36896/un-vows-khmer-rouge-trial-aid/

Gov’t agro production project nets $36.3M

The Ministry of Economy and Finance secured a $36.3 million concessionary loan from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) program aimed at accelerating the production of small-scale agricultural products including rice, vegetables, potatoes, silk and livestock, according to a ministry release yesterday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-agro-production-project-nets-363m

Universities in agricultural innovation

As rice farmers struggle to cope with the aftereffects of one of the worst droughts in Cambodia’s recent history and moribund infrastructure makes it difficult to transport and sell their products across the country, universities here and in the United States are joining forces to ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30110/universities-in-agricultural-innovation/

IMF staff completes 2016 article IV mission to Cambodia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission from Washington, D.C., headed by Sonali Jain-Chandra, visited Cambodia from July 6 to July 20, 2016 to conduct the annual Article IV staff discussions.   ...

IMF Communications Department
http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2016/07/18/13/34/PR16343-Cambodia-IMF-Staff-Completes-2016-Article-IV-Mission

UNICEF program aims to improve birth registration

One in every four children in Cambodia under the age of 5 has not had their birth registered, but a new program aims to tackle the problem at the commune level using mobile phone technology, according to UNICEF. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-program-aims-improve-birth-registration

Kingdom's judiciary perceived as most corrupt: UNDP

The judiciary is perceived as the most corrupt government institution in the Kingdom, according to a United Nations Development Programme global survey of corruption in the judiciary released on Friday.   ...

Chhin Malin
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-judiciary-perceived-most-corrupt-undp

UN to assist NEC ahead of elections

The United Nations is ready to cooperate with and support the National Election Committee (NEC) with additional aid, providing it submits a written letter of intent to the UN’s office in the country. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23769/un-to-assist-nec-ahead-of-elections/

Cambodia faltering on road to democracy, EU cautions

The government’s suppression of human rights poses a serious threat to Cambodia’s democratic progress, visiting members of the European Parliament’s human rights subcommittee warned on Friday.   ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/110765-110765/

UN envoy sees rights deteriorate in absence

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia said the political climate had clearly deteriorated in the six months since her first fact-finding mission and that the country remained at a “dangerous tipping point” ahead of commune and national elections. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-sees-rights-deteriorate-in-absence-110703/

Union law violates human rights, finds OHCHR

The United Nations Human Rights Commission in Cambodia (OHCHR) yesterday released an analysis of the contentious draft trade union law finding key clauses to be in violation of existing Cambodian law, human rights norms and the ILO’s conventions.   ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-law-violates-human-rights-finds-ohchr

UN envoy meets interior minister Sar Kheng

After police in Preah Vihear province blocked the U.N.’s human rights envoy from meeting with indigenous villagers earlier this week, Rhona Smith sat down with Interior Minister Sar Kheng in Phnom Penh on Wednesday and called for better communication between national and local government officials. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-meets-interior-minister-sar-kheng-110656/

UN human rights rapporteur discusses judicial sector reform

The independence of the country’s judiciary was among the issues that UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Rhona Smith raised yesterday during a meeting with the minister of justice as part of her 10-day visit. ...

Mech Dara and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-human-rights-rapporteur-discusses-judicial-sector-reform

Cambodia and UNICEF reinvest in country’s future

In an effort to identify and address “key barriers that impede the realization of children’s rights in Cambodia,” the Cambodian government and UNICEF Cambodia officially signed a new Country Program Action Plan yesterday, entering a three-year partnership that will cost an estimated $65 million, according ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21234/cambodia-and-unicef-reinvest-in-country---s-future/

UN envoy slams NGO law in report

The advent of Cambodia’s much-criticized NGO law was among the top “troubling” developments to take place across the globe last year, the U.N. special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association said in a report released Friday.   ...

Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-slams-ngo-law-in-report-105631/

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