Kingdom’s blue helmets return from Mali mission

Fifty-three Cambodian peacekeepers of Airfield Engineering Unit 729 returned to Cambodia on October 27 after completing their humanitarian UN mission in Mali, according to the Ministry of National Defence. ...

Post Staff

UN expert gives high marks for LGBT rights

A UN expert calls on Cambodia to legally recognise LGBT families to ensure their social integration and prevent violence and discrimination, although the Kingdom is already widely open to LGBT rights. ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia, UN satisfied with bilateral cooperation

Cambodia and the United Nations have shown their satisfaction with their existing good cooperation and exchanged views on its further enhancement, according to Chum Sounry, Spokesperson of the Ministry of of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Civic space open, UN told

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has told visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia Vitit Muntarbhorn that the Kingdom “adheres” to the principle of multi-party democracy, in response to concerns he expressed to the UN Human Rights Council about the ...

Ry Sochan

No peace, no democracy: Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reiterated that peace is Cambodia’s top priority, amid the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as he warned ordinary Cambodians not to be complacent about the harmony which has been achieved in the Kingdom.   ...

Ry Sochan

UN translates human rights’ info for indigenous peoples

The United Nations has translated a key human rights’ document into the Tumpoun indigenous peoples’ language so they can understand their right to participate in the development of their community. ...

Son Minea

ASEAN, UN emphasise importance of Myanmar-led political process to end violence

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations have shared the same idea that any political process toward ending violence in Myanmar must be Myanmar-led and Myanmar-own to be successful. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UN to support Cambodia as ASEAN chair in 2022

The United Nations and Cambodia discussed the UN support for Cambodia as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and further cooperation with the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Education Ministry urges the Kingdom’s youth to volunteer

The value of volunteering work is underestimated by Cambodia’s youth, according to Sean Borat, secretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). More than 33 per cent of Cambodians are aged between 15 and 30 years old. However, only a small ...

Voun Dara

Government hits back at UN human rights officials

Cambodian officials have accused two United Nations (UN) human rights experts of interfering in its internal affairs when they commented on the freedom of opinion and expression in the Kingdom and the media code of conduct for the July 29 national elections. ...

Ben Sokhean

United Nations concerned about rising political tensions in Cambodia

The United Nations on Sunday voiced alarm at the escalating political tensions in Cambodia, including attempted arrests of politicians, amid allegations from the opposition that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party is persecuting it. ...

Straits Times Team

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

Judicial reform pledged by PM

The Cambodian government has privately pledged that it will pass the long-awaited “three fundamental laws” aimed at reforming the judiciary during the first session of parliament in early 2014, UN rights envoy Surya Subedi said. The laws – which focus on codifying the court’s jurisdiction, laying ...

Kevin Ponniah

Rights groups call for release of ‘scapegoats’

Rights groups and the United Nations yesterday urged the Supreme Court to drop the case against two men widely believed to have been wrongfully convicted of the slaying of unionist Chea Vichea when it convenes this morning. Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were re-arrested in ...

Chhay Channyda

Museum for money planned

In January, officials broke ground on the new $4 million headquarters for the Cambodia Securities Exchange. Situated along a northern stretch of Freedom Park, a short skip from Wat Phnom, the French colonial-era building is a suitable home for the two-year-old bourse, which now operates ...

Land Rights Worry UN

A mission to examine political rights in Cambodia has been increasingly overshadowed by the Kingdom’s dire land rights situation, the 2012 report from Cambodia’s UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights, published yesterday, shows. Cambodia’s rapporteur, Surya Subedi, conducted two fact-finding missions to Cambodia ...

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