Our Stories

  • Supporting local councils and promoting local democracy

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 12 presidents of Provincial Associations of Municipal, District, Commune and Sangkats Councils was signed.

  • VPD – a radio by and for persons with disabilities

    PHNOM PENH – “Welcome to our Global Knowledge programme on the Voice of Persons with Disabilities broadcasting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap province (FM92.25 MHz) and Preah Sihanouk province (FM88.75 MHz).”

  • Small business key to lifting women out of poverty

    To date 39 countries have adopted MAF. Cambodia has chosen to use it to address economic empowerment of Cambodian women in a bid to make greater progress in the CMDG 3 on gender equality.

  • Cambodian indigenous people gear up for election

    Mondul Kiri – When the local election was held in Cambodia in June this year, Bunthoeun Tola went to a designated polling station hoping to vote in choosing leaders for his commune. But he was there only to be turned away by polling officers. His name on the voter list did not match the one on his identification card.

  • Campaign helps prepare disadvantaged Cambodians for election

    Phnom Penh – A voter education campaign is underway in Cambodia to help people with disability and indigenous people to be eligible to vote in the new general election slated for July next year.

  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Returning from a recent official visit to Indonesia, Mr. Dy Sophan, director of Department of Political Affairs, Ministry of Interior, only hoped that one day Cambodia will have a local administration structure that is strong in its role to deliver services and be more accountable to its constituents. In Indonesia, he said, the local authorities are able to perform their duties effectively because of the establishment of Local Government Associations (LGA).

  • UNDP brings indigenous people radio experiences from Laos to Cambodia

    Ratanak Kiri – Since 2007, the Jarai indigenous people have been enjoying a radio programme in their own language, which helps to inform them about news concerning their community and beyond. But the problem is it is too short. Its daily broadcast hours should be extended.

  • Young Cambodians engage in civic life

    Swedish Ambassador Anne Höglund recently had a close-up look at the production of Loy9 programme’s TV magazine by visiting the filming crew on site on the outskirt of Phnom Penh capital. The crew was made up mostly of young men and women who are trying to send a message that they too can help make a difference in the community life.

  • Helping disadvantaged Cambodians get ready to vote

    When Cambodia held local election in June 2012, Bunthoeun Tola, a member of P’nong indigenous group in Mondul Kiri province, was turned away from the polling station. The reason was that his name on the voter list did not match the one on his ID card. He should have checked it beforehand but he did not and, as a result, he was barred from voting.

  • Engaging young Cambodians in the civic life

    Swedish Ambassador Anne Höglund recently had a close-up look at the production of Loy9 programme’s TV magazine by visiting the filming crew on site on the outskirt of Phnom Penh capital. The crew was made up mostly of young men and women who are trying to send a message that they too can help make a difference in the community life.