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Disaster prevention, risk reduction, critical to sustainable future: UN deputy chief

The world will experience 1.5 medium to large-scale disasters every day through the end of the decade, unless countries ramp up action on prevention and risk reduction, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501082711/disaster-prevention-risk-reduction-critical-to-sustainable-future-un-deputy-chief/

UN appreciates Cambodia’s mine clearance achievements

The United Nations have spoken highly of the achievements of Cambodia in mine clearance, providing safe land for the people and contributing to supporting peace and development in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501049454/un-appreciates-cambodias-mine-clearance-achievements/

Ceasefire in Ukraine now: ASEAN

ASEAN foreign ministers have issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, as Cambodia joined 140 countries and seven bloc members to vote in favour of the UN resolution censuring Russia on its military offensive in the embattled nation. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/ceasefire-ukraine-now-asean

Hun Sen meets with UN envoy Heyzer on Myanmar

The UN and ASEAN special envoys to Myanmar, and the Southeast Asian bloc’s chair have all pledged to work together on the emergency de-escalation of violence in the crisis-stricken nation and for the provision of humanitarian aid to its people.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-meets-un-envoy-heyzer-myanmar

Mental Health an issue among migrant workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations have stepped in to help migrant workers who suffer mental trauma due to the Covid-19 spread have access to mental health and psychosocial support. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50922254/mental-health-an-issue-among-migrant-workers/

Gov’t rebuts UN rights experts’ claims of targeting ‘defenders’ as baseless

The government has refuted the concern made by five United Nations human rights experts who reported that Cambodian authorities are “targeting, threatening and criminalising” human rights defenders, saying the concern is “baseless”. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50912504/govt-rebuts-un-rights-experts-claims-of-targeting-defenders-as-baseless/

Government reviews report ahead of UN meeting

A United Nations delegation yesterday met with the government to review a report on sustainable development and raise three points regarding social protection initiatives in the Kingdom. According to the UN, a government delegation is expected to attend a series of meetings with the Economic ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50601323/government-reviews-report-ahead-of-un-meeting-2/

United Nations removes Kingdom from list of nations that apply torture

Cambodia has been removed from the United Nation’s list of states not complying with Article 17 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/united-nations-removes-kingdom-list-nations-apply-torture

Hun Sen claims glowing review by UN

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday claimed that Cambodia received an exceedingly positive review during a yearly assessment with United Nations representatives, even as the UN published a statement slamming recent legal amendments. ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-claims-glowing-review-un

UN urges rethink of constitution changes

UN rights experts yesterday urged the government to reconsider constitutional amendments, including a law that forbids insulting the monarchy, saying the changes were too vague and failed to meet international standards. Parliament last week adopted a law that forbids insulting the monarchy, along with other amendments ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109667/un-urges-rethink-constitution-changes/

UN unemployment project expanded

The Ministry of Labour and United Nations yesterday pledged to continue working on a project that is aiding young women and men in their search for decent and productive employment opportunities. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109497/un-unemployment-project-expanded/

UN pledges $8 million to ECCC

The United Nations will provide a $8 million subvention to support the 2018 operations of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, which is tasked with the prosecution of the country’s former Khmer Rouge commanders.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098129/un-pledges-8-million-eccc/

United Nations envoy to probe children’s rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia will pay her fourth visit to the country from August 8 to 18 to examine children’s rights, among other issues. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5076543/united-nations-envoy-probe-childrens-rights/

400 troops head off on peace mission to South Sudan

Cambodia is sending 429 peacekeepers to participate in the United Nations’ joint activities in Mali and South Sudan today as 309 officers in the region are due to return on Friday. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37730/400-troops-head-off-on-peace-mission-to-south-sudan/

UN vows Khmer Rouge trial aid

Cambodia and the United Nations have vowed to find more funds to support the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, according to the Council of Ministers.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36896/un-vows-khmer-rouge-trial-aid/

Despite the lofty goals of the Paris Peace Agreement, 25 years on, Prime Minister Hun Sen has achieved his own

Amid the winding-down of the Cold War in early December 1987, Prime Minister Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Sihanouk met in the quiet northern French village of Fère-en-Tardenois for their first talks on ending Cambodia’s intractable civil war. It was an overture that opened the ...

Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/well-always-have-paris-peace-accords-25-years-later

MoU with UN stalled by government

A memorandum of understanding between Cambodia and the United Nations has been stalled for almost 10 months thanks to the government’s insistence that an updated version include pointed references to the concept of “non-interference” lifted from the UN charter, the Post has learned. ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-un-stalled-government

Gold Green for Knai Bang Chatt

Kep province’s Knai Bang Chatt hotel is the first in Cambodia to receive the gold certification in the international Green Growth 2050 initiative after it was accredited by industry experts. In August, an Australian team of experts conducted an independent audit and found that the hotel ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29916/gold-green-for-knai-bang-chatt/

Government, UN at loggerheads

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations pulled no punches in his response to a joint statement from almost 40 countries condemning the government’s recent actions and threats against peaceful protests, implying in his own letter that the opposition party was participating in “unlawful and anarchic ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29841/government--un-at-loggerheads/

UN wants independent Ley investigation

A group of United Nations human rights experts have condemned the murder of Cambodian political analyst and social activist Kem Ley and called for an impartial investigation by an independent body with no ties to the government. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27281/un-wants-independent-ley-investigation/

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