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Experts discuss conservation, development of Cambodia’s UNESCO-listed Preah Vihear

The International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear) held its eighth plenary and technical session in northwest Cambodia on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501405425/experts-discuss-conservation-development-of-cambodias-unesco-listed-preah-vihear/

Battambang’s Culinary Traditions Gain UNESCO Recognition

Despite not having any Michelin-starred restaurants or fine-dining spaces, Battambang is known for its culinary traditions and reputation for producing the country’s most delicious food. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501398815/battambangs-culinary-traditions-gain-unesco-recognition/

UNESCO and Cambodia foster regional dialogue on Emergency Preparedness and Underwater Cultural Heritage protection

UNESCO and the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts organized a Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Underwater Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia from 25-28 October 2023 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the support of the UNESCO Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) and the UNESCO Secretariat ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501391869/unesco-and-cambodia-foster-regional-dialogue-on-emergency-preparedness-and-underwater-cultural-heritage-protection/

Cambodia seeks UNESCO listings for Khmer Krama, S-21

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will also request that the Khmer Krama and Tuol Sleng Prison (S-21) also be listed with UNESCO following the successful entry of Koh Ker temple on Sunday. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501364412/cambodia-seeks-unesco-listings-for-khmer-krama-s-21/

Joy as Koh Ker Temple registered by UNESCO

Cambodia’s Koh Ker Temple archaeological site has been officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 17. ...

Sok Raksa and Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/joy-koh-ker-temple-registered-unesco

International Literacy Day celebrations promote lifelong learning

To celebrate International Literacy Day, UNESCO helped the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS) held a celebration in Preah Vihear under the national theme, ‘Literacy is the Foundation of Entrepreneurship and Economics’. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/international-literacy-day-celebrations-promote-lifelong-learning

Amnesty international calls on world heritage committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat

The human rights group Amnesty International has called on Unesco’s World Heritage Committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat as its 45th annual meeting begins Sunday in Saudi Arabia. ...

Khuon Narim and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/amnesty-international-calls-on-world-heritage-committee-to-address-forced-evictions-at-angkor-wat/

UNESCO enhancing digital literacy for ethnic minorities

UNESCO and Conserve Indigenous Peoples Languages (CIPL), an NGO, are collaborating to enhance access to media, information, and digital literacy among ethnic minority youth in Preah Vihear, Mondulkiri, and Ratanakkiri provinces. ...

Chea Sokny
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-enhancing-digital-literacy-ethnic-minorities

US’ Murphy encourages Americans to discover Cambodia’s rich heritage

The captivating land of Cambodia, rich in temples and cultural treasures, has caught the eye of US ambassador W Patrick Murphy. In particular, he sees Angkor as a vibrant hub, full of potential for organising sports and other events to boost the economy and tourism ...

Chhorn Norn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-murphy-encourages-americans-discover-cambodias-rich-heritage

Data Science Certificate Programme of UNESCO launched in Cambodia

Ministry of Post and Telecommunication and the South Korean Embassy in Cambodia on Friday launched UNESCO UNITWIN Cambodia Data Science Joint Certification Programme that aims to develop information and communication technology (ICT) in Cambodia. ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501337630/data-science-certificate-programme-of-unesco-launched-in-cambodia/

Center to increase women journalists’ safety and access to legal aid to launch

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) will start this month after receiving funding from the British government via UNESCO for one year to improve and promote safety for female journalists in the country. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-center-to-increase-women-journalists-safety-access-to-legal-aid

Increasing safety for female journalists

A project to improve the safety of women journalists is slated to start this month after a study revealed an increasing number of women in the media experience violence ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-increasing-safety-for-female-journalists

Cambodia suggests neighbours to jointly register martial arts on UNESCO’s intangible heritage

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has recommended the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to work with its neingbouring counterparts for a joint registration of their martial arts on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501248879/cambodia-suggests-neighbours-to-jointly-register-martial-arts-on-unescos-intangible-heritage/

MGC Museum’s staff trained in silk weaving at IKTT Centre in Angkor

A key partnership was established between UNESCO and the APSARA National Authority in August 2022 for the implementation of the project “Promoting sustainable tourism and private sector engagement for inclusive community development in response to the COVID-19 crisis”, with the financial support of the German ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501195314/mgc-museums-staff-trained-in-silk-weaving-at-iktt-centre-in-angkor/

Kun Lbokator inscribed on representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kun Lbokator, Cambodia’s traditional martial art, has just been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193404/kun-lbokator-inscribed-on-representative-list-of-intangible-cultural-heritage-of-humanity/

Village demands return of chief who joined Angkor protest

Siem Reap residents are collecting hundreds of thumbprints for the reinstatement of a village chief who was fired for joining a protest against the resettlement of Angkor evictees. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/village-demands-return-of-chief-who-joined-angkor-protest/

UNESCO to launch BEEP in 14 more provinces

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will launch its Basic Education Equivalency Programme (BEEP) in another 14 provinces. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501170010/unesco-to-launch-beep-in-14-more-provinces/

AI and e-governance key to access information in digital world

UNESCO and Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (CADT) are slated to hold talks on Access to Information 2022 on Friday, when panelists will discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and e-Governance, which they say can play an important role in improving access to information in the digital ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/ai-and-e-governance-key-to-access-information-in-digital-world

Last warning for Angkor park holdouts

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a warning to people who are living in the Angkor Archaeological Park and refuse to relocate their houses. He told them that when measures are taken to clear the area are over, they will not receive any form of compensation, ...

Voun Dara and Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/last-warning-angkor-park-holdouts

APSARA Authority to launch boat tour and cycling circuit of “Jayatataka Baray Tourism Community”

APSARA National Authority is working to launch a boat tour in the Jayatataka Baray (North Baray or Neak Poan Baray) and a cycling circuit of the “Jayatataka Baray Tourism Community” which have been consulted recently with the private sector and stakeholders. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154964/apsara-authority-to-launch-boat-tour-and-cycling-circuit-of-jayatataka-baray-tourism-community/

Cambodia’s famed Angkor receives 83,854 foreign visitors in seven months, up more than 13 times

Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park attracted 83,854 foreign tourists in the first seven months of 2022, up 13.5 times compared to the same period last year, said a press statement on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501126203/cambodias-famed-angkor-receives-83854-foreign-visitors-in-seven-months-up-more-than-13-times/

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