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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/

EU calls for release of officials

The European Union (EU) has called on the government to release the Adhoc, National Election Committee and United Nations officials who have been charged and imprisoned over the sex scandal involving acting opposition party president Kem Sokha. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24681/eu-calls-for-release-of-officials/

Time’s up for MDG targets

As the United Nations meets this week to draw up a new set of sustainable development benchmarks, the era of the body’s landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is coming to a close, with some wondering – in spite of gains – what efficacy such targets ...

Zoe Holman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/times-mdg-targets

Population to grow 22% by 2030: UN

Cambodia’s population is expected to grow by 22 per cent to almost 19 million by 2030, while infant mortality is slated to decrease and life expectancy to increase, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-grow-22-2030-un

Cambodia asks for original maps from UN to verify border line with Vietnam

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested all original maps deposited at the United Nations to verify the authenticity of maps the government is using to demarcate border line with its neighboring countries. ...

Xinhua team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12922/cambodia-asks-for-original-maps-from-un-to-verify-border-line-with-vietnam/

Gov’t boots out family

A family of Montagnard asylum seekers, including two young children and a 9-month-old baby, has been deported to Vietnam, where the father was reportedly beaten by authorities for attempting to escape. But Moeng Sineath, spokesman for Ratanakkiri Provincial Hall, confirmed for the first time yesterday ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-boots-out-family

Remaining 5 Montagnard asylum seekers leave Cambodian jungle to meet UN team

Remaining five hill tribe Montagnards emerged from northeast Cambodia’s jungle on Saturday night after hiding for more than seven weeks since illegally entering Cambodia from Vietnam, a senior human rights activist said Sunday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2014-12/21/c_133869193.htm

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