Articles and OpEds
  • Mine action in Cambodia: beyond clearing landminesJan 12, 2016Over the last 20 years, Cambodia has made significant strides in cleaning up landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Led by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), about 1,125 km2 of land has been “released” between 2003 and 2015. Land is released when reasonable efforts were done to identify, define and where all presence and suspicion of mines and ERWs were removed...

  • Towards a more inclusive growth and sustainability in CambodiaOct 19, 2015Cambodia has made great progress in economic growth, poverty reduction and human development. However, a significant proportion of the population remains vulnerable to slipping back to poverty. As we observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, it is fitting to look into the challenges and how Cambodia can promote more inclusive growth and sustainability, particularly in light of Cambodia’s goal to become a Upper Middle-Income Country (MIC) by 2030, and the global launch of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in New York last month.

  • UNDP meets stakeholders on the National Human Development Report 2016Sep 24, 2015UNDP meets stakeholders on the National Human Development Report 2016

  • Cambodia: Investing in human capital critical for sustaining growthMar 20, 2015When Ms. Vin Rattana completed high school a decade ago, her parents did not have enough money to send her straight to study for a university degree. But that was not the end of the road for her. She enrolled in a technical training school to learn how to fix cars.

  • Cambodia’s climate change response gets new support from EU, Sweden and UNDPMar 12, 2015Cambodia’s efforts to tackle threats of climate change received a new boost with additional financial support from the European Union, Sweden and United Nations Development Programme on Thursday.

  • Joint Sweden-UNDP initiative to address youth employment issues in CambodiaMar 11, 2015Sweden and UNDP launched on Wednesday, 11 March, a joint programme to help address issues of youth employment in Cambodia. The new Multimedia Initiative for Youth, “Khlahan9”, came out at the right time as Cambodia is poised to embrace the ASEAN economic integration by the end of this year.

  • Cambodia: Investing in human capital critical for sustaining growthFeb 23, 2015When Ms. Vin Rattana completed high school a decade ago, her parents did not have enough money to send her straight to study for a university degree. But that was not the end of the road for her. She enrolled in a technical training school to learn how to fix cars.

  • More mine-free land released to Cambodian farmersFeb 9, 2015Mine clearance operations supported by UNDP have just released 26.5 square kilometres of land for productive use by Cambodian farmers after it was cleared of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in 2014. The land is expected to benefit some 35,000 villagers – 54 percent of whom are women – in three northwestern provinces of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin.

  • UN Special Rapporteur urges more attention for people psychiatric disabilitiesDec 19, 2014The UN Special Rapporteur for disability issues, Mr. Shuaib Chalklen, called for more attention to be paid to people with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities who receive little care compared to other disability groups.

  • Cambodia pushes ahead with women’s economic empowerment in new gender strategyDec 17, 2014Cambodia launched a new national gender equality strategy on Wednesday, making promotion of women’s economic empowerment its number-one priority. The aim is to help women be able to unleash their full potential and become more self-reliant about their well-being and future.