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China plays vital role in restoring Cambodian UNESCO site

China has been playing a crucial role in safeguarding and developing the UNESCO-listed Preah Vihear Temple in northern Cambodia, Cambodian officials said recently. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073290/china-plays-vital-role-in-restoring-cambodian-unesco-site/

Boys more at risk of dropping out of school at secondary levels

Rochom Sokha, 19, decided to drop out of school last year when he was in grade eight. Now, he is farming with his family in his hometown to help support them, as his four younger siblings are still in school. ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/boys-more-at-risk-of-dropping-out-of-school-at-secondary-levels/

Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archaeological Park gets key support from China

China has been one of the key contributors to safeguarding, preserving and developing the famed Angkor Archaeological Park in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, officials said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501065260/cambodias-famed-angkor-archaeological-park-gets-key-support-from-china/

38 roads in Cambodia’s most popular tourist hub open to traffic

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday inaugurated 38 roads with a total length of 108 km in the cultural town of Siem Reap, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501052824/38-roads-in-cambodias-most-popular-tourist-hub-open-to-traffic/

Ministry plots path to ‘Digital Cambodia’

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications – with technical support from UNESCO – is promoting media and digital literacy in Cambodia through the project “Development of National Media, Information and Digital Literacy (MIDL)”. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plots-path-digital-cambodia

Three more cultural heritages nominated for UN listing

Cambodia will nominate Koh Ker temple, Nom Banhchok rice noodles and Khmer martial art “Bokator” for inscription into the UNESCO world heritage list and the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501022249/three-more-cultural-heritages-nominated-for-un-listing/

King Sihamoni to address UNESCO’s General Assembly

King Norodom Sihamoni will attend the 41st General Assembly of UNESCO on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, which is scheduled for November 10-14 in the French capital Paris.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-sihamoni-address-unescos-general-assembly

Ancient temple in line for UNESCO world heritage status

The international coordinating committee for Preah Vihear (ICC-PV) met yesterday via video conference and face-to-face meeting to discuss the nomination of the 10th century Koh Ker temple for world heritage status next year. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50944332/ancient-temple-in-line-for-unesco-world-heritage-status/

Building back better with access to information

UNESCO and the Ministry of Information, and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, and civil society organisations, are commemorating the 2021 International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) in Cambodia, on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942865/building-back-better-with-access-to-information/

ANA keeps Angkor Park green with tree planting

In the 17-year period from 2004 to 2021, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) – a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeology Park – planted more than two million trees in the Angkor area in order to enhance environmental beauty and attract more domestic and ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-keeps-angkor-park-green-tree-planting

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50925428/registration-of-koh-ker-temple-as-un-heritage-site-expected-by-july/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50921413/unesco-and-cambodia-boost-collaborative-conservation-efforts/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/s-21-marks-unesco-listing

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50896486/unesco-shares-knowledge-and-experience-in-the-safeguarding-of-intangible-cultural-heritage/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763513/digital-education-will-continue-to-be-a-priority/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-dropouts-gain-hope-through-beep-programmes

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680053/alternative-education-programme-to-expand-to-15-provinces

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600369/three-more-beep-centres-open-in-phnom-penh/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dropouts-get-online-education-scheme

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520587/failing-students-urged-to-take-up-skills-training/

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