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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.
New commitment for advancing HIV-sensitive social protection - a sound investment in human capital and equity issueOct 3, 2014Phnom Penh – Despite significant progress in lifting Cambodians out of poverty and in access to HIV treatment allowing People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to increasingly lead a healthy and productive life, PLHIV and other key affected population still face disproportionate social and economic hardships and can easily fall below the poverty line.
Cambodia’s human development index value continues to rise in 2014Sep 2, 2014In July, UNDP launched the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) globally from Tokyo, focusing on reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience. Cambodia’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2013 is 0.584 – which is in the medium human development category – ranking it at 136 out of 187 countries and territories.
Social protection key to reducing vulnerability of Cambodia’s poorSep 2, 2014Poverty has been substantially reduced in Cambodia but the country must continue working to strengthen social protection scheme to prevent the trend from being reversed, government officials and development partners said during a recent event to disseminate the Human Development Report 2014.
Cambodia steps up mainstreaming climate change into local development planningAug 21, 2014Cambodia has begun making an important step towards integrating climate change into its sub-national planning and budgeting process – a key development wherein climate change had not been previously incorporated in government’s sub-national planning policy. This move comes at a decisive time when half of Cambodia’s communes are categorized between being vulnerable to extremely vulnerable to climate viability, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).