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UN ‘apologizes’ to end row with Cambodia over poverty level measurement

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cambodia has reportedly “apologized” to the Cambodian government for publishing poverty statistics almost three times as high as the official estimate. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/un-apologizes-to-end-row-with-cambodia-over-poverty-level-measurement/4607615.html

Cassava in focus of Green Leader, UN deal

Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holding Group and the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) signed a cost-sharing agreement on Thursday to implement an $800,000 project on accelerating the cassava market. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-focus-green-leader-un-deal

Fishermen and farmers want environmental issues addressed

With the government pushing the sustainable development goals (SDG) agenda forward, fishermen and farmers urged authorities to address the various ecological and environmental challenges they face during an event this week in Siem Reap. ...

Kazi Mahmood
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526423/fishermen-and-farmers-want-environmental-issues-addressed/

China eyes poverty reduction

China, which lifted a large number of its almost 1.5 billion citizens from economic hardship over the decades, has pledged to assist Cambodia to alleviate poverty among its people. The assurance was conveyed by Huang Xilian, the Chinese Ambassador to Asean during the two Asean-China-UNDP ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-eyes-poverty-reduction

Development goals in focus at Siem Reap meet

A two-day symposium kicked off in Siem Reap on Monday, jointly hosted by members of Asean, China and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The meeting sought to focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss ways of alleviating poverty. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/development-goals-focus-siem-reap-meet

UN accepts demining on SDG agenda

The United Nations has recognised landmines and unexploded ordnance clearance as the nineteenth Sustainable Development Goals following a request from Cambodia, officials said yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50494986/un-accepts-demining-on-sdg-agenda/

Private sector urged to invest in cassava

Government officials yesterday called for more private investment in cassava production, arguing it will help boost and diversify Cambodian exports. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089297/private-sector-urged-invest-cassava/

Cambodia improves human development Index

Cambodia’s improvements on human development are the biggest in the region, but standards of living still lag behind neighboring nations, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) figures have shown.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36740/cambodia-improves-human-development-index/

UN urges sustainable growth

The international community has been urged to stand by its commitment to support the development of the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries while in Cambodia – despite its rapid economic growth – the United Nations warns of environmental risks that could undermine sustainable development.   ...

Sorn Sarath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/un-urges-sustainable-growth

Stop harassing forest activists, gov’t told

A network of community activists protecting Prey Lang forest has appealed to the government to prevent all forms of intimidation against its members by courts, police and soldiers as well as local officials involved in the timber business. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18714/stop-harassing-forest-activists--gov---t-told/

Changing climate has major impacts for under-prepared Cambodia

Cambodia is ranked one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Many of its people rely on agriculture, and the changes to the country’s climate, whether more droughts or more floods, makes them particularly vulnerable. ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/changing-climate-has-major-impacts-for-under-prepared-cambodia/3073169.html

Multimedia project gives help to young Cambodians braving the job market

The project Klahan9—from the Khmer word Klahan, meaning “brave”—is a multimedia initiative that aims to help youths make better decisions about their careers. The show is broadcast live on Sundays between 1pm and 2pm on FM103. ...

Oum Sonita
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/multimedia-project-gives-help-to-young-cambodians-braving-the-job-market/2959768.html

Cambodia says focusing on maintaining growth, poverty alleviation

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that his government has mainly focused on retaining a sustainable economic growth and setting out strategies to ensure the gradual alleviation of poverty, according to a spokesman. Poverty rate in Cambodia has declined to 19.8 percent in 2011, ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141204/cambodia-says-focusing-maintaining-growth-poverty-alleviatio

March proceeds peacefully

Taking a markedly different approach from Monday’s violent breakup of a peaceful demonstration at Freedom Park, authorities yesterday stood back as about 100 activists marched around central Phnom Penh, delivering a petition to embassies and the United Nations. District security guards and riot police initially seemed ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/march-proceeds-peacefully

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