Special MDG for Cambodia Cambodia MDG9
The Royal Government of Cambodia, as one member state of the United Nations General Assembly, is firmly committed to bridging the gap between global commitments and national progress, and between aggregate national and local development outcomes. In 2003, the Government adapted the 8 universally agreed Millennium Development Goals to better suit the realities of the country. Recognizing that one major constraint to development is the continued contamination of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), the Government added de-mining, ERW and victim assistance as the ninth major development goal.
Where we are
Overview on Cambodia MDG9
The total area cleared of mines and ERWs in given in Figure 4. These areas are now used for resettlement, agriculture, infrastructure and other purposes. In the 2011, there were 211 mine/ERW casualties, a decrease of 26% mine/ERW casualties compared to 2010.
Cambodia has requested for an extension of time up to 2019, for clearing mine affected areas, estimated at around 648.8 sq. Km. The current targets set for clearing mines have not been achieved owing to paucity of resources. Sustained financial support and technical inputs will be required to achieve the objectives stated in the NSDP update, 2009-2013. Cambodia has to clear mines on 648.8 sq. Km of mined land and in addition, it has to examine 1,097.8 sq. Km of mine-suspected land through non-technical and technical surveys. To achieve this, Cambodia needs $455 million.
A statement on CMDG 9:
The target is huge and a great deal of extra effort is essential for achieving it.
UNDP's work in Cambodia
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development