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Mine action authority continues push for mine-free Kingdom by 2025

The government and foreign donors have spent about $500 million to clear land mines and war remnants in the Kingdom over the last 20 years, making formerly mine-strewn areas safe for cultivation. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities, ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669777/mine-action-authority-continues-push-for-mine-free-kingdom-by-2025/

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Cassava more fruitful than rice in Kingdom, says UNDP study

The government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have called on farmers to grow cassava as a national policy on cassava production nears finalisation.  A UNDP study on Friday found that investing in cassava can result in higher yields than investing in rice, rice ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-more-fruitful-rice-kingdom-says-undp-study

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-youths-collect-10k-cigarette-butts-sihanoukville-beach

Biofin ‘to make up shortage’

A ministry of Environment official said last week that the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (Biofin) will help make up the shortage of finance for expenses on managing natural resources in Cambodia as the current expenditures exceeded the existing budget. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/biofin-%E2%80%98-make-shortage%E2%80%99

‘Disabled people worst hit by natural disasters’

Speaking at a workshop entitled Disability Inclusion into Climate Change in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Jolly, who is the climate change adaptation consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), requested the government to consider the difficulties facing people with disabilities when drafting government policy ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-people-worst-hit-natural-disasters

Cassava production tumbles nearly 1% throughout 2018

Cambodia produced more that 13 million tonnes of cassava last year, a drop on 2017 despite a six per cent increase in cultivation to 650,510ha nationwide, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The data shows Cambodia produced 13,750,076 tonnes of cassava last ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-production-tumbles-nearly-1-throughout-2018

Government urged to tackle waste

With rapid growth in its economy and population, the Cambodian government was urged on Wednesday to recycle and reduce as it faces a growing volume of municipal and industrial waste. The call came from the country director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nick ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-urged-tackle-waste

Poverty falling at rapid pace, says UNDP

Poverty in Cambodia has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, and continues to fall at a rapid pace, said a high official of the UNDP to Khmer Times yesterday. All the poverty rateslines, either based on income and other dimensions, have seen big reductions at a ...

Kazi Mahmood
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50539134/poverty-falling-at-rapid-pace-says-undp/

UNDP report finds 35% of Cambodians still mired in poverty

Thirty-five per cent of Cambodians are still living in poverty, with the rural population making up the majority, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-report-finds-35-cambodians-still-mired-poverty

UNDP remains committed to Cambodia’s development

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn met with newly appointed United Nations Development Programme representative Pauline Tamesis yesterday. After the meeting, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said Ms Tamesis confirmed UNDP’s commitment to continue cooperating with Cambodia and supporting policies of the government. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50116390/undp-remains-committed-to-cambodias-development/

UN-backed sustainable fellowship announced

Co-working space Impact Hub, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a new Sustainable Development Goal Fellowship intended to assist entrepreneurs in cultivating innovative and sustainable projects. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/un-backed-sustainable-fellowship-announced

Enhancing PPSEZ’s social responsibility

The Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone and the United Nations Development Programme yesterday entered into an agreement to enhance PPSEZ’s corporate social responsibility in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39842/enhancing-ppsez---s-social-responsibility/

Cambodia wins place on UN board of development

Cambodia has been elected as an executive board member of the United Nations Development Programme.A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the country would hold the position for a three-year term, beginning in January 2018. ​ ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38996/cambodia-wins-place-on-un-board-of-development/

Environment focus for UNDP

Monday’s World Environment Day was recognized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) when the organization’s headquarters in Cambodia issued a press release outlining the importance of environmental protection in the Kingdom. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25923/environment-focus-for-undp/

UN helps ministries budget for climate change

As Cambodia continues its battle against raging thunderstorms and stifling droughts, officials from a variety of ministries attended a three-day workshop last week on how to incorporate the wide-ranging effects of climate change into the national and provincial budgeting process.   ...

Jonathan Greig
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25133/un-helps-ministries-budget-for-climate-change/

Kingdom's judiciary perceived as most corrupt: UNDP

The judiciary is perceived as the most corrupt government institution in the Kingdom, according to a United Nations Development Programme global survey of corruption in the judiciary released on Friday.   ...

Chhin Malin
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-judiciary-perceived-most-corrupt-undp

Carbon credits a tough sell

Despite one success story emerging in the trade of Cambodia-generated carbon credits, immediate prospects for the environmental trading scheme in Kingdom remain few. Securing buyers of carbon credits for Cambodian projects is a well-known difficulty. Pact, however, left the project in July 2013 when the ...

Eddie Morton
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/carbon-credits-tough-sell

Cambodia Verifies the World’s First VCS Triple Gold CCB Avoided Deforestation Project

SAN FRANCISCO — The Oddar Meanchey REDD+ (Reduced Emissions for Deforestation and Degradation) project in Cambodia is the first in the world to complete verification of emission reductions under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) with a triple gold Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) accreditation for emission ...

The Herald Staff
http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/09/24/5239878/cambodia-verifies-the-worlds-first.html

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