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  • Welcome Remarks by Napoleon Navarro, Senior Policy Advisor: Launching “Dream Station” a Reality TV Show Nov 13, 2017

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the launching of “Dream Station”, the first youth reality TV Show of Klahan9.

  • Nick Beresford’s opening Remark: Cassava Business and Investment Forum Nov 7, 2017

    It is an honour to speak on behalf of UNDP at the opening of this high-level forum on promoting business and investment in Cambodia’s Cassava industry. It is a pleasure to welcome so many expert speakers and discussants, many of whom are joining us from overseas.

  • Welcome remark by Nick Beresford: Consultative Workshop on People Living with HIV and Key Population Inclusion in ID Poor Process Sep 29, 2017

    I applaud the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia, and our civil societies, development partners and stakeholders, in bringing together and harmonising these two complex areas: people living with HIV and people living in poverty so that all Cambodian citizens can access to social protection and services.

  • Prevention of noncommunicable diseases in Cambodia Aug 7, 2017

    The past century witnessed a global revolution in the control of communicable diseases. This was accomplished by improved access to clean water and sanitation, and by applying new scientific knowledge to population-based public health strategies and services, such as universal vaccine coverage to protect children against diseases such as measles and polio. In the 21st Century, the unprecedented rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), particularly diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease, pose a new and urgent threat that may overwhelm these gains.

  • Impact hub and UNDP announce international finalists of ACCELERATE2030 scaling programme Jul 26, 2017

    Together, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub are excited to announce the international finalists of the Accelerate2030 initiative. Accelerate2030 is a cross-border scaling program for positive social and environmental impact launched by Impact Hub Geneva in 2016 with UNDP as the founding partner. The mission of Accelerate2030 is to scale the impact of ventures that contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to help them develop sustainable corporate culture in line with their values...

  • Accelerate2030: Scaling ventures in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals Jul 25, 2017

    Three startups are launched every second in the world according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. That’s 11000 an hour. Some focus on extracting petroleum, others on creating solar panels. Plenty build new apps or tech and want to find their niche in Silicon Valley. But what can be said about the small ventures in developing countries, trying to make a positive impact in their communities or country? Every second 3 startups are created. How many of them aim only to serve the people of their community, to make a difference in protecting the environment? But most importantly, who is helping these positive ventures grow? The leading factors for failure are often lack of experience and incompetence, so who is helping...

  • Enhancing the economic and social impact of special economic zones Jun 29, 2017

    UNDP and the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It serves as the very first agreement under the new United Nations Social Impact Fund on the establishment of partnerships between UNDP and social impact investors in the country to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030…

  • Does 16 June ring a bell? Jun 16, 2017

    In a country such as Cambodia, it is a day that provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the impact of migrant labour, and how this very 21st century phenomenon is transforming the lives of so many people...

  • Opening remark by Nick Beresford at Workshop for Judges and Lawyers on the Draft Environment and Natural Resources Code Jun 8, 2017

    The United Nations of Development Programme has been a committed partner with the Ministry of Environment and the National Council for Sustainable Development, in supporting their national effort for implementing key environmental governance reforms including the Environment Code. Once fully achieved, the Environment Code will constitute an important milestone in building the legal framework, policies and programs supportive of sustainable development throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia...

  • Connect with nature and free your mind Jun 5, 2017

    If we spend some time connecting with nature and with communities who depend on those natural resources, we can free our minds, and come back with a deeper appreciation of our fragile natural world. Cambodia is full of natural wonders: celebrate this World Environment Day and make that connection...

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