Cambodia sets its eyes on finally being free of landmines
Sep 25, 2017
Cambodia is one of 161 countries that are party to the Mine Ban Treaty. After years of work, parties to the accord decided to redouble their efforts and, in 2014, committed to free the world of mines by the year 2025…
Value chains and commodity prices – getting cassava out of the red and into the black
Sep 14, 2017
Cassava farming was never for rich farmers. But at least last year the average price for fresh root at farm was 3.5 cents a kilo. There was hope it would get back into profit at 4.4 cents. It’s now down to 2.6 cents. So why do famers bother? Part of the answer is the famers are in fact seasonal migrant workers, either inside the country or to the neighboring countries such as Thailand. They leave the cassava in the ground for around 10 months to fetch what price it gets when they come home. Unlike rice, it doesn’t take much care during its growing period and cultivation.
Youth, we have the capacity and potential to achieve peace
Aug 24, 2017
My name is Athika, a 22-year-old university student and a journalist. My dream is to see people living in peace, happiness and hope. Even though I come from a poor family, as a youth I persist in seeking peace for my society. By participating in different fields of social work, I try to show other young people that we have the capacity and potential to achieve peace...
A sustainable kitchen, for people and planet
Aug 22, 2017
We have a pretty good idea of what’s good for us to eat – even if we can’t always resist temptation. But what’s good for the planet? How do our food choices affect the world around us?
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...
Nick Beresford, Country Director, opening remarks 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...