Registration of Koh Ker Temple as UN heritage site expected by July

The Ministry of Culture is waiting for UNESCO to visit Koh Ker Temple to complete the registration to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...

Son Minea

UNESCO and Cambodia boost collaborative conservation efforts

As Cambodia moves towards a goal of massive conservation projects both, cultural and natural resources, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is committed to join the nation in its commitment to boost collaborative efforts between the two entities. ...

Khmer Times Staff

S-21 marks UNESCO listing

July 31 marked the 12th anniversary of the listing of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archive in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme. This year, it was observed virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Nov Sivutha

UNESCO Shares knowledge and experience in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage

In order to build the capacities of staff of the Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), UNESCO was invited to a monthly meeting. The objective of this meeting is to share knowledge and experience with the CLA team by inviting experts and professionals operating in the cultural ...

Khmer Times Staff

Digital education will continue to be a priority

The Ministry of Education is cooperating with the International Centre for Higher Education Innovation of Unesco (Unesco-ICHEI) to diversify higher education with more digital-focussed programmes ...

Kuch Nithatevy

School dropouts gain hope through Beep programmes

The ministries of Education; Labour and Vocational Training, and Unesco continue to collaborate on the four-year Basic Education Equivalency Programme (Beep) 2020-23 which has so far benefitted more than 2,000 school dropouts across the 15 provinces, of which nearly 30 per cent are female. ...

Voun Dara

Alternative education programme to expand to 15 provinces

The Basic Education Equivalency Programme has plans to expand centres to 15 provinces so online education can be provided to drop out students who want to finish Grade 9. According to a Unesco report, BEEP was initially launched in Phnom Penh in February last year. ...

Sen David

Three more BEEP centres open in Phnom Penh

The Labour and Education ministries, in collaboration with Unesco, yesterday jointly launched three more Basic Education Equivalency Programme centres in Phnom Penh for school dropouts to continue their education online. The new centres are at the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, JVC Technical College ...

Sen David

Dropouts to get online education scheme

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is working in conjunction with Unesco and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) to launch an internet-based education programme for Cambodian youths in grades seven to nine who have dropped out of school. ...

Voun Dara

Failing students urged to take up skills training

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron yesterday advised Grade 12 students who fail the national exam to study vocational skills instead of ending their education. Speaking at the launching of a pilot project “Basic Education Equivalency Program” in Phnom Penh, he said that students who ...

Or Sreypich

UN-backed education policy ready for government approval

In a bid to improve the quality of vocational education in the country, the Ministry of Education and Unesco will submit a National Policy on Lifelong Learning to the Council of Ministers following multiple discussions on the matter. ...

Sen David

Museum at Preah Vihear Temple to open soon

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will officially inaugurate a museum at the Preah Vihear World Heritage Site on March 20. Nov Sokuna, the director of the provincial culture and fine arts department, said the museum has been named ...

Sen David

Draft of long-awaited access-to-information law unveiled

A proposed access-to-information law more than a decade in the making was unveiled to the public yesterday, with just one item left to finalise – punishments for officials who refuse to disclose public information. ...

Daphne Chen

Kampong Thom's Sambor Prei Kuk gets Unesco listing

The Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site, a cluster of ancient brick temples scat-tered in the forest in Kampong Thom province, was listed as a World Heritage Site of Unesco on Saturday. ...

Jovina Chua and Kong Meta

Illegal building at Angkor site must go, says Unesco

The Unesco representative in Cambodia has expressed support for the Apsara Authority’s actions to prevent the spread of illegal constructions in the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Pech Sotheary

Heritage cities to boost tourism

Cambodia wants Unesco recognition for Kampot, Kratie and Battambang cities and hopes they would be considered by the UN organisation to be recognized as World Heritage sites when the kingdom files its application next June.​ ...

Chea Vannak

Hope grows for three cities to be inducted into UNESCO list

Via the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Ministry of Tourism, the government is progressing with a set of relevant documents as a proposal to UNESCO to induct Battambang city, Kampot city and Kratie city on to the United Nations arm’s World Heritage ...

Siv Meng

Government’s ‘late’ UNESCO bid draws social media outcry

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts yesterday announced that they have submitted the Khmer martial art Bokator, as well as Lakhon Khol – the traditional masked dance theatre – to be considered for recognition on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. ...

Rinith Taing

World Heritage status, tourists threaten Angkor preservation

The global recognition given to the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap—and other sites around the world that receive U.N. world heritage status—does as much to damage as it does to preserve the historical gem, according to a new research paper that was published in the ...

Matt Surrusco

Teachers’ salaries to be reviewed

The Education Ministry will look into further increasing the minimum wage for teachers in Cambodia after educators said the recent hike of $37, to take effect next April, was still insufficient.​ During the 2016 Teachers’ Day celebration at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia yesterday, Education ...

Pech Sotheary

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