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Foreign minister to attend UN

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn will attend the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) next week where he will join Asean foreign ministers, UN officials and heads of delegations from various countries, according to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday. ...

Ros chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29837/foreign-minister-to-attend-un/

Foreign minister responds to Ban Ki-Moon

After initially refusing to comment on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s surprise telephone call to Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn last week, the ministry has released Mr. Sokhonn’s purported replies, all defending the government’s latest crackdown on the opposition. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/foreign-minister-responds-to-ban-ki-moon-114015/

UN statement slammed for ‘stunning’ timidity

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the fractious political situation in Cambodia on Sunday, in a two-sentence statement issued through his press office that rights activists on Monday blasted for its timidity and brevity.   ...

Taylor O'connell
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-statement-slammed-for-stunning-timidity-113249/

United Nations concerned about rising political tensions in Cambodia

The United Nations on Sunday voiced alarm at the escalating political tensions in Cambodia, including attempted arrests of politicians, amid allegations from the opposition that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party is persecuting it. ...

Straits Times Team
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/united-nations-concerned-about-rising-political-tensions-in-cambodia

UN criticizes Cambodia, China rights violations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that an arrest warrant issued against Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy was a worrisome development and called for dialogue. He called for dialogue and encouraged all political players to “refrain from violence, intimidation and harassment.” ...

AFP News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/768920/un-criticises-cambodia-china-rights-violations

Cambodia: Ban calls arrest warrant for opposition leader ‘worrisome development’

For the second time in three weeks the United Nations has expressed concern over increasing tensions between Cambodia’s Government and opposition, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today calling the arrest warrant issued against opposition leader Sam Rainsy “worrisome.” ...

UN News Centre Staff
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52581#.VkvjOb_-SFs

German lawyer appointed to politically sensitive tribunal post

German lawyer Michael Bohlander has been appointed as the new international co-investigating judge at the Khmer Rouge tribunal by King Norodom Sihamoni, the tribunal announced in a statement Monday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/german-lawyer-appointed-to-politically-sensitive-tribunal-post-92384/

UN border maps arrive next week

A series of maps held by the UN showing the Cambodian-Vietnamese borders will arrive here next week to help in the contentious process of settling the international boundaries. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14393/un-border-maps-arrive-next-week/

UN cannot find 1:100,000 scale map, but to agree to loan a found-map instead

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said UN was unable to find the 1:100,000 scale maps produced between 1933 and 1953 by the Indochina Geographical Service, but indentified the maps that may be of interest to Cambodia. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/un-cannot-found-1:100000-scale-map-but-to-agree-to-loan-a-found-map-instead-8802

UN responds to Hun Sen’s map request

The UN has responded to a request from Prime Minister Hun Sen for a pre-Khmer Rouge era map that he hopes will help resolve border disputes with Vietnam. ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/un-responds-to-hun-sen-map-request/2866459.html

Cambodia, Vietnam began closed-door meeting on joint border

Var Kimhong, senior minister in charge of border affairs and his Vietnam’s counterpart, Ho Xuan, began the close-door meeting on the Cambodia-Vietnam joint border committee this morning at the council of the cabinet ministers. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodia-vietnam-began-closed-door-meeting-on-joint-border-8738

Cambodia asks for original maps from UN to verify border line with Vietnam

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested all original maps deposited at the United Nations to verify the authenticity of maps the government is using to demarcate border line with its neighboring countries. ...

Xinhua team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12922/cambodia-asks-for-original-maps-from-un-to-verify-border-line-with-vietnam/

UN Secretary-General encourages bilateral talks over border

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been following developments on the Cambodia-Vietnam border and “welcomes the agreement of both countries to establish a Joint Working Group to examine and clarify recent incidents,” his spokeswoman, Eri Kaneko, told VOA Khmer. ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/un-secretary-general-encourages-bilateral-talks-over-border/2847792.html

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzVkZTcwZWRkNjY

UN Secretary General will visit Cambodia in November

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Cambodia in November to attend the 21st ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit, a senior UN official said here Thursday. Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), ...

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